Solar Furnace (Odeillo, France). By Felix Tombre. All the mirrored surfaces can reflect light from the sun, and concentrate it in one spot, the size of a cooking pot. That spot is on the building in front of it, and it reaches crazy temperatures of 3500 degrees Celsius
Collioure is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France There is a record of the castle at "Castrum Caucoliberi" having been mentioned as early as 673, indicating that the settlement here was of strategic and commercial importance during the Visigoth ascendancy. Collioure was taken in 1642 by the French troops of Maréchal de la Meilleraye. A decade later, the town was officially surrendered to France by the 1659 Treaty of Pyrenees. Because of its highly stra...
Maison de maître (XIXe), Place de la République, Céret, Vallespir, Roussillon, Pyrénées Orientales, Languedoc, France. | par byb64
Forteresse de Salses, Pyrénées-Orientales (66), Langudeoc-Roussillon, France. Salses-Le-Château (Salses fortress) was built between 1497 and 1504 by the Spanish. A rare example of the transition between medieval castle and the fortresses of the modern period. Salses has semi-subterranean features, making it hard to see from ground level, and a maze of passageways.