A Carousel and Other Souvenirs

When I was in Arles, France this spring I wanted to take a look around.  Following a sign seemed like a good way to begin.

sign

The buildings were colorful and there were interesting places to shop.

building

shop

Then I discovered a carousel and decided to take some pictures as souvenirs.  Although it wasn’t open at the time I thought that the cars (including the animals) were charming.

Here is the entire carousel and a detail of one of the panels that features the amphitheater.

Carousel

carousel

These pictures are now my souvenir postcards from Arles.

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How to Get Around in Paris

There are many ways to get from one place to another with lots of options to consider.  When I’m in Paris I like to walk as much as possible.  That way I can follow signs like this:

walk

I have noticed people on bicycles too.  Maybe I’ll try that next time…

bicycle

I’ve also found that it is convenient to use the metro system – just look for the sign.

metro

When I am not in a hurry and don’t actually have to be anywhere this is just about perfect.

carousel