Mas de l'Oulivie
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Here we are just outside of Nimes and still at our gorgeous little farm. Today we headed to the bustle of Nimes to check out what's happening. Well......... We found the set for Russell Crowes Gladiator only it is NOT a set, it is the rigidige colosseum, and yes, the arena was used in the movie Gladiator. The most pristine Roman colosseum in Europe. It was built at the end of the 1st century AD. As we went through self guided tour you ...
... 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 ...
... occurrence in the ancient arena. We line up and purchase tour tickets and make our way down underground along the vaulted corridor out into the seating area of the arena. The tour is really a waste of time and we are not impressed as we all sit on the hard benches in the blazing sun and listen to a recording of the history of the arena. So we wander discreetly away and find a cafe for coffee and croissant.
Nimes is quite a pretty city ...
... vibrancy of Klimt's golds, The Kiss literally makes you cry. And as for Adele Bloch Bauer, woo hoo get ready to swoon. Imagine her, 50 metres tall, gazing down with all the beauty in the world. Transplendent in the truest sense, rich, colourful and sumptuous.
The Klimt exhibition also has images of his contemporaries - works from the amazing Egon Schiele, timeless apparitions. You stand in a cathedral - feeling what can only be ...
... lake, Lac de Barreau which according to google maps was under 4km away. Setback number one - the bicycle shop was closed! However we did find a massive supermarket which was a cross between Kmart, Woolworths and a BWS back home. Winning! Needless to say, Lorrae Jimmy and I headed straight to the wine section to pick up some goodies (2.5 aisles to choose from!!) while the adults ha ha shopped for cheese, snacks and ingredients for dinner. Oh and Net picked up ...