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I've been slacking on my blog lately (lately being over a month…) so I’ll try to post two or three successive blog posts! I’ll focus on my fall break in this post, since traveling is always interesting to read about. I split my fall break into two shorter trips, first visiting Marseille and then Edinburgh. Drastically different, but both entirely worth the trip!
Marseille is in the south of France, right on the coast. It actually ...
... once we got down there we heard
some buskers playing their music. As we got closer, I thought to myself, hmm,
wouldn’t that be funny if it was Baptiste’s band because I was pretty sure they
played music like that, just from seeing pictures on FB. I stopped and told the
others that I wanted to listen a bit and told them why. Then I looked and
noticed they were wearing biking outfits, and started putting the pieces
together. I had picked ...
... your morning café. As one of our Airbnb hosts taught us, the croissant is actually made by a viennoiserie (makers of baked goods from a yeast leavened dough), and originated from Vienna (hence the name viennoiserie). Boulangers specialise in bread, but most also branch out to include viennoiserie and patisserie (specialities in pastries and sweets such as tarte citron), but they are all a specialty and art unto their own. We didn’t share in the daily croissant tradition, but ...
... engrossing, the cool winds of the Mistral added dramatic effect by swirling the actor's costumes and lifting the all-important-to-the-story documents into the air. But the staging!!!! Dramatic lighting effects of gigantic horses in motion and moving masks illuminated the walls of the palace while actors raised to standing on enormous vertical platforms rushed into battle. Actors appeared on the ledges of windows high on the palace walls, and staircases moved into place ...
... Palais des Papes), as well as the streets, plazas, and churches of this town since we've been here.
We weren't very familiar with the nursery rhyme, but the tune sounded a little more familiar and the rhyme itself is quite catchy:
"Sur le pont d'Avignon, on y danse, on y danse, sur le pont d'Avignon, on y danse tour en rond."
On the bridge of Avignon, we will dance, we will dance, on the bridge of Avignon, we will dance all in ...