Le Chateau des Alpilles
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... hands of the Caesar. I have to say that I saw the arena through a tourist eye and not as a spectator that must have witnessed barbarism at its worst! There is restoration going on as we speak and hats off the France for recognising the quality of history they have in their towns and cities. The arena is still used today as a cultural hub where it hosts concerts, festivals and cultural events through out the summer however, its ...
... 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 ...
... are on complete leave from their jobs until Christmas and they had scored a great price for a 4 bed house with pool and and were loving the area so much they have extended the rental until the end of November! In the last week we had a change in weather for 2 days that brought very strong winds to the area. There was an art installment in a huge underground old quarry housing a light show called Carrières de Lumières. I'd saved it for a rainy day ...
Tuesday September the 16th
Off we go in the tiny car to Arles. It is very early morning and beautifully cool and crisp. The morning is clear and bright but there is not too much to see in Arles, on reflection i think we may have been a bit early as there are some really interesting things to see, and i put it on our list to do on our next visit.
We venture onto Nimes where we visit the Roman arena. I am horrified to find that bullfighting is still ...
... is surrounded by a huge wall. We're talking a town that is a couple miles across, with a wall all around, and you can only enter at certain places in the wall. There is a river also that goes around half of it and acted as a mote.
As engineers, we also had to visit Pont du Gard, which is a huge bridge across a river, built by the Romans as part of a huge aqueduct to carry water to Nimes. It is very impressive to think they built this ...