Petit Palace Tamarises
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Once again we had a filling breakfast before venturing out into the cooler morning. The day warmed up and was the most humid we have experienced this trip.
Today was also our most energetic. We walked for hours!
First stop was across the river so Tom could take photos of the Guggenheim Museum – however the sun was in the wrong place. We stayed on the other side of the river and walked to the ...
... surf although it does get pretty churned up with the wind blowing the wrong way and the tide in. This afternoon was still and the beach was pretty busy with people mostly sunbathing but a few in the water. We found a spot and settled in for a relaxing couple of hours and a cheeky ice cream but it cooled down fairly fast as soon as a big cloud ruined the party and spread itself out over the sky. We hopped on the famed (according to Betty) 'elevator' up the cliff to town for ...
... beautiful, and sell now for millions of Euros. There is a wide and eclectic range of building styles, mock Tudor, Swiss Chalet, Scottish Baronial, Italianate Castles and everything in between.
Overall it looks like a very prosperous and pleasant city, the part nearer the bridge being more salubrious than that near the old port. Today the port is running a free shuttle to the bridge and the old town, but we decide ...
We shared the road to Carcassonne with camping gear laden family cars, since we chose a banking holiday weekend to travel. If Sarkozy had his way, there would be fewer weekends like this, but it is still happening.
Carcassonne loomed large as we approached, much the same as it must have to its medieval attackers. Our accommodations at the Hotel de la Cite, ...
... change from my normal pintxos lunch. I walked by the city's library and the architecture was really neat (see pictures), especially the window detailing. A few blocks later, there was a glass building and some of the vertices had been extruded giving it a really cool facade. In addition to the architecture of Bilbao, I came across a sign outside of a church; "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints"...hm...I didn't know there were Mormons in Spain. On my walk ...