Cordes sur Ciel at Dawn

I set the alarm for an hour before sunrise. When it rang in the darkness well before dawn, I put on the warmest clothing I had with me and made my way into position to wait for the light of dawn to illuminate the ancient hilltop citadel of Cordes sur Ciel, France.

© Harold Davis

Cordes sur Ciel at Dawn © Harold Davis

This entry was posted in Digital Night, France.


  1. Ryan April 18, 2016 at 11:19 am #

    What a magical looking place!

  2. Ron April 18, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

    Just a beautiful image. Must be a great place to visit and photograph.

  3. Jon Davison April 17, 2018 at 2:33 pm #

    Hi there Harold. I just thought I would drop your line. I came across your website and love your work. It may be of interest to you, I am a Kiwi photographer based in Cordes-sur-Ciel in Occitanie, France. My wife Jude and I run photo tours here (Cordes, Najac, Bruniquel, Penne, Albi, Belcastel, St Antonin etc). So if you would like to chat about possibilities of collaborating in any way, it would be great.

    Hope to hear from you soon
    Kind regards
    Jon Davison
    Photography & Publishing
    9 Rue des Mitons
    81170 Cordes sur Ciel
    T: + 33 (0) 680 806 198
    Facebook; jondcameraman

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