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... form of entertainment of modern day is bull fights, yes bull fights, it is the only town in France that hosts bull fights and allows bulls to be killed during the season each year. Quite a spectacle. Next we headed to The Forum, La Maison Carree which is where the inception of Nimes was founded and another building built in the 1st century AD. I am starting to think that everything we see is super old. Super cool. Brendan had a wonderful ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... he painted over 100 paintings at this time as well as completed numerous sketches). Prints of many of these sketches can be seen around the grounds. We also visited his room and a great deal of information is provided for visitors on his life and works. Close by is the ancient roman ruins of Glanum. So we wandered over and had a look at some of these before heading back to ...
... materials. It was without light except for the moving photos that filled all of the walls, ceiling and floors, and as you walked around immersed in the wonderful paintings of the greats, you were transported by varied but appropriate music. The paintings constantly changed and flowed and we were all mesmerised by this fantastic multi media show. After returning home we walked down to the local square for a dinner with the locals at one of the ...