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... flowing to Nimes per day. As we walked on the middle level over the aqueduct we noticed etchings in some of the sandstone that had been done by the builders, the tool of use and their names and it is crazy that 2,000 years later their mark is still there for all to see, kind of like putting your kids footprints or handprints in concete, to last forever. We wandered toward the museum and saw some people taking photos of a tree, yeh odd right, so of course we started ...
... time or another. It was definitely laundry day!
After an afternoon snooze (ahhhh!) I decided to check out the points of interest in the park immediately south of the theatre that I'd read about in a tourist map with a plan of doing the tour of the actual theatre afterwards. But it was a bit confusing to just find the park and then I couldn't find anything else...? I snapped a few photos from a lookout at a high point, punted the ...
I climbed the stairs leading to the Palace of the Popes and walked around the building to the northern side. This "palace" is, of course, not a patch on St. Peter's in Rome, nowhere near as big but, nevertheless interesting.
The Jardin du Rochers des Doms is situated on the high point above the town near the Palace. Here are a number of viewing areas looking over the Rhone River, including Pont St. Benezet, and the surrounding countryside. ...
We were up bright and early as our couchsurfing host had to be into work and was going to drop us off in the city. We walked up towards the Pope's Palace and up the hill for a view of the river and the Pont D'Avignon. We walked along the walls and bought our tickets for the bridge. It came with an audioguide which had some interesting info. That took maybe 30-45min, then we decided to go into the Pope's Palace. It wasn't cheap (I'm sure it was 15euro ...
... me. Quite the strange coincidence, considering the size of Avignon. He is a nurse in Toronto, so it was fun talking to him about the differences in the health care system and pay scale. He said that he only pays something like 20% of his income on taxes, which I am a bit surprised to hear. That seems a bit low to me, so I'll have to check that out. If it is true, he gets a lot more bang for his buck than we do.
After dinner, ...