July 8th, 2013

siouxsie

Le Vieux Noyers - abandoned village in Provence

In the mountains close to Sisteron, a village used to stand upon a hill, curled around its medieval castle.
During the 19th century, little by little, people went down to the valley where a smaller village - Noyers-le-Bas - offered more water, and better shelter from the wind and the sun.
Noyers-le-Bas became Noyers-sur-Jabron, and the ancient village, its spring went dry, was completely abandoned after WWI.

...well, maybe not so completely, as we will see.




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