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... look at it as quite a gruesome and not fun place to be however if you look beyond what took place you can see what an amazing place this really is. The architecture is second to none and to withstand thousands of years of use and weather and changes of government and even countries is truly mind blowing. As I was sitting there listening to the audio I was trying to imagine the arena filled with just over 20,000 spectators calling ...
... 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 ...
... to the Palais des Papes, residence of a few Popes during the time the RC church centre was moved from Rome to Avignon. 13-15th Centuries. Watched a fascinating video of how the Palace was modified by each successive Papal chief. A bit like you do when you buy a new house, except on a grand scale.. a tower here, a new kitchen there. We spent a couple of hours there climbing up as far as we could go (a looong way) hack hack puff puff. Well worth it.
... t take long to look around and we head of in the tiny car to Aix en Provence were we enjoyed another lovely lunch. I managed to trip over in the front door of the cafe and fell flat on my face. I am scarlet with humiliation and the staff all rush to assist me. We are seated next to a couple from Devon England and they are enchanting dinner companions who tell us about some of the wonderful places they have visited and i add their suggestions to my list ...
... Oh thank heavens we have been saved from shipment to a Gulag.
She tells us we were on the right tram but we need to catch the next one due in about 7 minutes and with that she hops onto the bus that has just stopped and waves as the bus pulls away into the mist.
We are alone it is very dark there is a fog and no one in sight or hearing of us we are out in the badlands.
Then... we hear a rattling sound coming from the murky darkness and a ...