Hotel Saint Roch
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... was feeding the convicted criminals and prisoners of war to the beasts. Quite a barbaric form of entertainment and not one that was greatly appreciated amongst the spectators hence the reason for leaving the arena. After the lunch break it was time for the Gladiators to make an appearance, however it was not quite as gruesome as legend may have it. It was very rare that gladiators were actually killed in the arena and certainly not ...
... to bring water from Ulez (the source) to Nimes and was used till the 6th century. It took approximately 15 years to complete and 80% of the aqueduct was underground so to speak. We took a side path and ended up on the top level of the aqueduct and were surprised to see how deep and wide the channel was, to imagine the amount of water flowing through this funnel each day is beyond comprehension for the day, there was approximately 2,000,000 (two million) cubic litres ...
... someone else's sleeping pozzie or what we
couldn’t quite figure out. We were on the other side of the square to where it
all happened. Lots and lots of barking/yelping/yelling.
Almost the only place open (and full) by the
time we walked home was the sticky Irish pub. Perhaps everyone else wore vinyl
The sky didn’t go black as night fell, it
just got a darker and darker shade of blue. Quite beautiful. No stars though. Or a moon.
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 ...
... sitting next to us asks if we need any help finding the right train. As luck would have it they were in the same carriage but upstairs from where we are seated and off we go following them for what seemed like a kilometre down the long length of the train dragging our bags like faithful pups behind us. This TGV is amazing the seats are so comfortable and we go gliding along at 300klm per hour the dingy outskirts of Paris give way to the farmland and country side ...