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Arles November 2017 - the accidental...
I find that one's best moments are often a surprise. At the end of a visit to the Fondation Vincent van Gogh (do go it's lovely), I found a door out on a roof garden, and thought I'd be transported to Fez. I spotted this lovely little roof terrace... ...the...
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Arles November 2017 - au flâneur...
Just so many lovely things to see in Arles... ...as I always say... ...make sure that you... ...look up! It really is... ...always... ...worth it. Although some things are hard to miss... ...including superior graffiti... ...and a fabulous pun. There are be...
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Arles November 2017 - Le Cloitre Saint-Trophime
 Now...I love Romanesque sculpture, and there's plenty in Arles, but the Cloister of St. Trophime is very very special. beg, borrow or steal to visit. My favourite was this panel showing the temptation of Christ. The devil seems to boxing with Christ in the...
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Arles November 2017 - Carmague and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
On another beautiful day, albeit cold, we headed out into the Carmague , on a guided wildlife 'safari'. We saw saw lots of cattle, including these little ones... ...and the famous white horses. These chaps were lovely and friendly. They have rather fine eye...
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Arles November 2017 - Saturday food market
Arles has one of the largest food markets in the area. I think it was designed for me (or should that be moi?)...seafood... ....cheese... ...interesting mushrooms. Three of my main food groups...
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Arles November 2017 (not strictly in Arles but the same trip) - Pont du Gard
The magnificent Roman aqueduct, the  Pont du Gard ... ...is breathtaking, especially on a beautiful day, like the day I visited. It's over 160ft high, and when it fell into disuse as an aqueduct... ...it became a toll-bridge...  ...rather puts Swinford toll...
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Arles November 2017 - The Arena
Upon hearing that I'd spent a few days in Arles , a friend sighed, and said that she'd like to die there. It really is a lovely place, chock full of Roman remains and other treats. This is the arena, where bull fights still take place (don't tell Mother). I...
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Arles November 2017 - Musée de l'Arles et de la Provence antiques
My dear friend, the good Dr. Bones, complains that when we go on holiday together, I force her to '...look at walls and stones..'. It's a shame she's not here as Arles is just perfect in that regard. Walls and stones all over the place. With my trusty ' Gui...
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It's been a while....
To cut a long story short...I fell out of love with photography and blogging. Partly because my then laptop was slower than snail, and partly because...well because. Watch this space...service will be resumed...including camels performing dressage.
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