Vacances en France 2014 – day 6

We are amused by the view from our bedroom window

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which is actually another trompe l’oeil. Look at the edge just by the shutter and you can see the join. Beyond this we have a typical view over a southern French city’s rooftops.

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As today is Sunday practically everything is closed. We’ve decided that taking breaks in French cities Monday to Friday sounds like a good idea. Anyway we made a lazy progress to the Place de la Comédie for a coffee and to listen to a “gypsy” band playing. It was very quiet so I was able to enjoy looking up at the wonderful buildings without the usual jostle.

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And to walk along and look at Anthoine’s Three Graces (plus one).

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And a pigeon too.

They had an open day at the Opera Comédie with exhibitions and talks on music, make up and costume. We enjoyed the architecture with a beautifully painted ceiling

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and a very imposing staircase.

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There’s Mrs Sixwheeler again.

On the way back to the hotel we saw this street that has rather charmingly individually painted all the most parking bollards.

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Tomorrow I shall hopefully be “sur le pont d’Avignon”, I may burst into song. People of Avignon you have been warned.

11 May 2014

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