Provence Pictures

Following are some of our favorite pictures from our week in Provence.One of the functioning waterwheels in L’isle-sur-la-Sorgue.The Abbey Norte-Dame Senaque is a prime spot for viewing the lavender blooming.  Unfortunately, it was a little past its prime.We went on a search for lavender fields, and found this overlook with numerous fields of lavender in the valley.This lavender field was near its prime and was well tended.  Some of the fields didn’t have neat rows or had a lot of weeds.

Roussillon is near a large ochre deposit.  Most of the buildings are ochre color.We walked on a trail through the ochre deposit.The Roman amphitheater in Arles.A house in Arles.Les Baux had an exhibit of sculptures reminiscent of the paintings of Arcimboldo.Ruins of the castle built into the cliffs at Les Baux.A square in Avignon.The remains of the Pont de Avignon made famous in nursery rhyme and song.While the wall surrounds the city of Avignon, this is the only portion you can walk on.The Pope’s Palace in Avignon.The harbor in Cassis.  The boat is the one we took to tour the calanques.The calanques are scenic, narrow, steep-walled inlets to the Mediterranean.The courtyard in the Saint-Paul Asylum in Saint-Rémy.  Van Gogh was a self admitted patient here for a year and did many of his most famous paintings while residing here.A street in Saint-Remy.I liked this window in Saint-Remy.

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