Statue, possibly Roman, possibly marble, circa 2005 A.D.: "American with lollipop."
We had a great lunch in Nimes at this outdoor cafe, in the shadow of Les Arenes.
The Jardins de la Fontaine were created in Nimes in the 18th century.
The Temple of Diana, one of the Roman ruins in Nimes. The little speck in the middle is me lying on the altar. See the next picture for me details...
We took a day trip to Avignon, about 30 minutes by train from Nimes. It's a smaller but more vibrant town, where Zak got to eat good food and I got to do good shopping at Sephora. We were both happy backpackers.
The Porte Auguste (Augustus' Gate) in Nimes. I'm not sure if this statue is original, but the remains of the gate and a well definitely ARE.
I found a kindred spirit in this Nimes statue of a local bibliophile...
Nimes was our homebase for the trip. It wasn't the most exciting town, kind of a hub, but it does have this Roman arena, Les Arenes, which was built in 50 A.D. And for those who were curious as to what the big draw to Nimes was, it was bullfighting in the arena. No Mary Kay World Convention. Damn. I needed some moisturizer.
This is a shot I like to call, "The Forbidden Fruit." Ah, carbs. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. This is a patisserie in Nimes.