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.
Morning light on velvet stair.
Lots of layers.
A corner of the Square Perdiguier with elements of rather different ages.
Pigeos! And an ominous sculpture shadow.
Charging bullgoyles on the Temple Saint-Martial.
Investigative buttress pigeons.
A view of the Temple from the other side, by Rue Henri Fabre.
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.
A selection of pottery proportions.
Greek marble chiaroscuro.
A look toward the entrance.
Cool daylight on cool geometry.
And a cool floor mosaic. I don't know what this coat of arms represents though.
And now for something completely different: a carousel at Place de l'Horloge.