Nîmes in micro 4/3
Though I’ve been blogging regularly, I’m ridiculously behind in documenting my travels (mostly because I keep indulging in more).
Sophie and I visited Nîmes the first full weekend of April. (In the weeks between then and now, I’ve toured Italy and explored Istanbul; now I’m island hopping in Greece.)
In a cop-out attempt to catch up with the travel section of this blog, I give you Nîmes in photographs.
Nîmes’ seal: A crocodile chained to a palm tree, symbolic of Caesar’s conquest of Egypt. (Roman Nîmes was first colonized by veterans of the Nile campaign.)
Nîmes’ Roman amphitheater, one of the best-preserved of its kind in the world.
Beauty in putrefaction. Disembodied pigeon in the amphitheater.
View from the portico of the Maison carrée (literally “square house”), one of the world’s best-perserved Roman temples.
Gamins playing foot at the foot of the Maison carrée.
18th-century Jardins de la Fontaine, constructed near the Roman thermae ruins.
Ruins of the Temple of Diane, accessed through the Jardins de la Fontaine.
Market macarons, coquelicot (poppy) and pistache.
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