France '05

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Cynthia pointing out one of the enormous stones used as an arch over the stairwells that give access to the upper floors of the arena in Nimes.
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Hole in the stone in the arena floor in Nimes - used to hold up the awning that protected spectators from the sun. Looks remarkably like a hole for a 2x4, doesn't it?
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Another citiscape of Nimes from the top of the arena.
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A view of the stage, used recently for an opera, in the arena in NImes.
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Another internal passageway in the arena in Nimes.
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A view out a window in the arena in Nimes.
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A view of the entrances to the arena floor in Nimes.
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The arena floor in Nimes.
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The arena in Nimes.
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The arena in Nimes.
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A medieval church in Nimes.
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The Maison Carre', a roman government house in Nimes, now used as a small museum.
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The Maison Carre' in Nimes. It's got really big columns.
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Ceiling and capital detail from the Maison Carre' in Nimes.
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A roman mosaic unearthed somewhere in NImes, on display inside the Maison Carre'.
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Lunch in Nimes.
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A church in Nimes. These things are everywhere.
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Yet another beautiful church in Nimes.
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Provence countryside on the road from Nimes to Uzes.
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Provence countryside on the road from Nimes to Uzes. Very SoCal.
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Provence countryside on the road from Nimes to Uzes.
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Interior of the cathedral in Uzes, a small medieval village near Nimes.
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A side hallway in the cathedral in Uzes.
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The stainglass was not easy to see from the main floor in the cathedral in Uzes.
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A vaulted ceiling and some stained glass in the cathedral in Uzes.
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A crenelated tower of the Duche' in Uzes.
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The other side of the tower; a manor house called the Duche' (Duchy) now used as a museum.
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A street in Uzes.
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A bell tower in Uzes.
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Some old housing in Uzes.