After moving to France, S.H. Raza started experimenting with 'orchestration' in his artworks. He used the churches, spires, houses and towers of rural France as elements of construction. These landscapes were devoid of any human presence.
Carcassonne, painted by S.H. Raza in 1951, is a rendering of the French citadel of Carcassonne in the southern region of Languedoc-Roussillon. It is one of two known works that Raza painted after visiting the town.