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 that campaign.

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.

Nîmes’ Roman amphitheater, one of the best-preserved of its kind in the world.

Disgustingly beautiful

Beauty in putrefaction. Disembodied pigeon in the amphitheater.

View from the Maison carrée (literally "square house"), one of the world's best perserved Roman temples.

View from the portico of the Maison carrée (literally “square house”), one of the world’s best-perserved Roman temples.

Gamins playing soccer at the foot of the Maison carrée

Gamins playing foot at the foot of the Maison carrée.

18th-century Jardins de la Fontaine, constructed around the Roman thermae ruins.

18th-century Jardins de la Fontaine, constructed near the Roman thermae ruins.

Roman temple of Diane, currently accessed through the Jardins de la Fontaine.

Ruins of the Temple of Diane, accessed through the Jardins de la Fontaine.

Tattered tricolore

Tattered tricolore

Market macarons, coquelicot (poppy) and pistache.

Market macarons, coquelicot (poppy) and pistache.

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Click here for more photos from Nîmes.

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3 comments

  1. Jamie · · Reply

    Looks fascinating. And I want those macarons right now, with my coffee!

  2. THE PIGEON PICTURE IS SO BAUDELAIRE. I love it.

    1. YES. It had me thinking of “Une Charogne” from the get-go. 😀

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