Avignon (1)

It’s blistering hot in Avignon, as hot as hot can be, which has the effect of emptying the streets, so that they feel once again medieval. I am staying right in the centre, so am able to explore the old streets, behind the Palais des Papes, which is what brings tourists to the city and which I remember as very boring. But the streets are not:-

The Basilique Saint-Pierre is nearby, with its finely carved panels of 1551:-

Otherwise, I rambled. Down to the Collection Lambert:-

And back up the Rue des Teinturiers:-

And the Rue Bonneterie (don’t ask me why there was such elaborate gilded lace hanging out of the window):-


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