Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Avignon......


" Place De L'Horlage "

So many thing to do and see in Avignon but not enough time
I always battle with the decision  -whether to dash off and see the sights
or to just sit and soak up the atmosphere??
On this occasion I decided on the latter and was not disappointed
Place De L'Horlage is a hive of activity with street artists - portrait painters  -
the prettiest carousel (featured on my header) and even a speakers corner!



" Le Palais Des Papes "

Oh my! I wasn't prepared for the towering magnitude of this 14th century building
now clasified as a UNESCO world heritage site
It is one of the largest gothic buildings in the world.
Photos can in no way convey the enormity of this amazing place.


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13 comments:

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

Always so wonderful to take in all the sights and enjoy the atmosphere around France.
Your photographs are amazing and thanks for showing us.

Happy Sunday
Hugs
Carolyn

Leon and Sue Sims said...

Nice pics Dianne - we are back there next May. Saw your fave impressionist at Bendigo - yes they have a McCubbin.

Dianne said...

Leon and Sue - Wow! Now I'm jealous - would love to have seen it!

Shell Sherree said...

I can imagine finding that balance between exploring and simply 'being' would be a lovely daily challenge in France, Dianne. Here's to a beautiful week ahead...

Suzi said...

I know your feeling when seeing Avignon and The Palais de Papes. I had the same feeling when I first saw it last year. This year it was our view out our window in our lovely room at La Mirande. Perfectly lovely. x

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

J'adore Avignon. I didn't realize the carousel in your header was from Avignon. We've toured Le Palais Des Papes several times and each time I see things I missed.

Of all things, we've even been to the mall in Avignon. Not exactly on the list of where most tourists go, but I was in desperate need of a small hair styling brush after a haircut. My stylist in Saint-Remy said Avignon was the closest place and gave us directions to the mall. You never know where you'll end up when you're on vacation.
Sam

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Great post. I hate it when you take a photo that cannot really show off the place to its best or size. Diane

La Table De Nana said...

I look forward to visiting one day..As a young child..we sand" Sur Le Pont D'Avignon..on y danse on y danse..sur le pont d'Avignon on y danse tout en rond..etc..etc..:)

Cezar and Léia said...

That's one - more - place that I want to see some day, thanks for the introduction with your beautiful captures. I was thinking about your comments saying that a photograph cannot convey what the place really is. I often get this feeling too with some places that I see... On the other hand there are a few which look better in photography... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I love Avignon and was there one year during the festival in July... As a child I could sing "sur le pont d'Avignon..." before "three blind mice" so it was a must-see for me. I love the park high above Le Palais with its pond and shade.

Bises,
Genie

missing moments said...

Oh, I remember Avignon ... so beautiful. And I'm with you, love to sit and soak up the atmosphere!

Fresh Garden said...

Nice post! Nice pics!
Wonderful!!

Trotter said...

Wonderful Avignon; even without «Les Demoiselles...» ;)

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