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May 30: around Avignon 1

In the morning I had about three hours to speed around Avignon and see as much as I could before hopping back on the train for the last leg of the journey.

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Morning light on velvet stair.

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Lots of layers.

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A corner of the Square Perdiguier with elements of rather different ages.

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Pigeos! And an ominous sculpture shadow.

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Charging bullgoyles on the Temple Saint-Martial.

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Investigative buttress pigeons.

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A view of the Temple from the other side, by Rue Henri Fabre.

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Just up Rue de la République, I investigated the Musée Lapidaire rather than just walking by it. It's a striking museum, being set up in the nave of the 17th century chapel of the Collège des Jésuites. Here, the smooth vault. Interesting that the vault is pointed-arch style despite the baroque provenance of the church.

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A selection of pottery proportions.

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Greek marble chiaroscuro.

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A look toward the entrance.

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Cool daylight on cool geometry.

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And a cool floor mosaic. I don't know what this coat of arms represents though.

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And now for something completely different: a carousel at Place de l'Horloge.