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GORGE to ORANGE (FRANCE) JULY 17, 18 & 19th

And now for some Culture !

It is still very hot here in the south of France so we are going to Orange where we have air-conditioned accommodation and a pool : Bliss !!

The ride through included some very pretty roads with acres of Lavender and Sun Flowers :-

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and some Japanese tourists wandering amongst the Lavender !!
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The Sun Flowers were gorgeous -
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Saturday we walked into Orange for a Cultural Tour of the City -
1st stop was the Roman Theatre built in the 1st Century and used continuously through the ages.
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Most of the steps have been replaced over the years, however these have the wear marks of the Romans
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Across the road at the Museum we were amazed to find artifacts saved from the Theatre - hard to believe this stuff is centuries old and we are able to take photos and touch if we wish (not that we did!)
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"Gladiator"
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Sphinx (some men would like a wife built this way !!)
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And the most amazing thing of all - Land Registry records carved in stone from the 1st Century -
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I like this guy Philibertus - is he Phil or Bert ??
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Paintings from 17th to 20th Century
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Guitar from 1673 !
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Outside we found a small street party going on with the Flying Nun present, not controlling her students very well.
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Gives a whole new meaning to the expression "airing your dirty laundry in public"
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The party continued with Pipers in the street
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Posted by MKaye 04:36 Archived in France

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