We were camped on a rather large island in the Rhone River and it was a short walk across a (complete) bridge, around the corner and into the city centre.
It was busy, as I suspect Avignon generally is.
The city was in the throes of a Theatre Festival that lasted for most of July.
|I was fascinated by the contrast between the old buildings and |
modern Ferris wheel (is this the Avignon Eye?)
We weren't in the least tempted to attend, since we wouldn't have understood the plays.
Well, I wouldn't anyhow.
But it was clearly a big deal for those who could. More about the Festival in another post.
We identified several museums that looked interesting.
More about those later, too.
We considered a day trip from Avignon to Marseilles but decided against paying 100 Euros each for only a few hours.
I just thought Avignon was an amazing place to look at.
|I've never seen a double-decker carousel before. Have you?|
All I can say is thank goodness for digital photography!
|People threw themselves down under the tree while the dog went swimming.|
It's funny what grabbed our attention.
|A new name for a dog grooming salon!|
These are only a small fraction of the sights.
|The restaurant 'name' in cutlery...ingenious!|
As I've said before, I don't consider myself particularly a Francophile, but I must admit that the French have a real talent for good design.
|I'm quite enamoured with shutters and balconies...|
I suspect that if one grows up around some of these amazing buildings, it educates the eye and enables further development of more good design.
|Bill was also shooting pictures of the wrought iron; it's not just me!|
That's my guess anyhow.
They also, I noticed, have a sense of humour.
|I just loved this cat 'flap'!|