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This colorful panorama is centred on the small town of Celles. This village was located in the red argilites of the permian basin of Lodčve (see my previous contributions dealing with the area)untill 1968. Between 1968 and 1970, a rentention dam has been built and the Salagou's lake has formed (and the major part of the village has been flooded,after evacuation, of course !). As it is frequent in such cases, one man refused to get thrown away from his house and stayed in it while water was running up the land. By chance, the man's house was one of the fews that were located the higher on the future lake border and water stopped at a few tens of meters from its door. Nowadays the lake level is stabilized and people have bought some of the ruins of the old village to re-build them. But one of these house has never been ruined: the one of the man I talked about before. I think he's dead now, but he probably lived into this house untill he died...
... And this house is one of the few you can see on this picture.

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