Restoration : Fort l'Ecluse, FR
These two pictures represent the first and last photos I shot at Fort l'Ecluse. The French government is currently doing restoration work on the fort and these two workers just happened to be discussing their work from an open window as I walked up. The second photo features a man smoking a cigarette and a mother and child resting on the grass on the second-to-the-last terrace before you reach the very top of the fort. If that woman walked up more than 800 steps carrying that kid, I'd be gobsmacked! Of course, given that that's about the only sensible way to get to this point, I'd have to guess she did. The alternative--climbing up the rock face--seems unlikely...
Resting : Fort l'Ecluse, FR
Photo copyright: Janet M Kincaid, 9/10