France '05

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The cathedral in Uzes, St. Theodorit, with a view of the top of the adjacent romanesque Tour Fenestrelle.
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Tour Fenestrelle, the remains of an older church on the same site. Most churchs and cathedrals are merely the last survivors of a long series of religious sructures built on the same site.
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The underside of the second level of three of the Pont du Gard. Note the the three independent arches built atop each support. The aqueduct runs on the very top of the third level, which cannot be seen in this picture. The walkway is recent.
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The Pont du Gard, from the west. Two of the three levels are visible.
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The Pont du Gard, from the west.
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The Pont du Gard, from the west. See the cover over the aqueduct? A bit of the lowest level is visible.
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The Gard, looking northish from beside the Pont du Gard..
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The aqueduct atop the Pont du Gard.
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The eastern exit of the aqueduct on the Pont du Gard. The aqueduct goes to the left. The tunnel straight ahead is 19th century.
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The Pont du Gard from the east side of the Gard.
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Pont du Gard from the south.
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The Pont du Gard and some of the adjacent hillside.
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The Pont du Gard from the south.
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A town to be blazed through on the way from Pont du Gard back to the hotel in Nimes.
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Monday. Last day on the mainland. First sight of Avignon. The walls aren't as imposing as they might be since the mote has not been preserved.
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A street inside the walls in Avignon.
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A garden in Avignon.
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A look across the Rhone toward Chateau Neuf du Pape where the Pope and cardinals escaped to when Avignon got too stinky.
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View from a hill near the top of Chateau du Pape, and a guide to the sights.
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The roof of the Chateau du Pape.
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View of Avignon from the a hill near the top of the Chateau du Pape.
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A view of Pont de St. Benezet from near the top of Chateau du Pape. A much storied bridge, it was often destroyed by the violent Rhone (well, it was violent before being dammed several times).
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Notre Dame du Dom in Avignon.
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The back part of Notre Dame du Dom in Avignon.
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The apse of Notre Dame du Dom in Avignon.
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Stained glass in Notre Dame du Dom in Avignon. Who's about to be martyred?
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View of the dome above the apse in Notre Dame du Dom in Avignon.
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Chateau du Pape in Avignon.
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Pont de St. Benezet in Avignon.