Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Les arènes d'Arles

We didn't go in, but we did park in the lot outside. Free parking. Hard to come by outside a stadium these days. I imagine that chariots parked here at one time. The amphithéâtre, as it's also known, in Arles was built in the first century by the Romans (of course). What's that old saying? Oh yeah: When in Fellebia, do as the Fellebians do.*

The arena in Arles is still used today. Digitized color slide, 1989.

I may sound like I'm repeating myself, probably because I am, but it's expected to get real hot over the next couple of days. Mid 30s C by the end of the week. We're going to roast.

*Five points for anyone who gets that one.


  1. Star Trek! Kiwi

  2. I assume I don’t get the five points if I had to look it up. Are those the original Roman cars?

  3. No points for me either. Great photo.

  4. I don't follow sci-fi, and yes, I join the group of no-extra-points even though I looked it up and I still don't understand it!!!

  5. Just like you, I came to Arles from Nîmes, in 1954, when I was touring Southern France on my Vespa scooter. I saw a representation of l’Arlésienne in the arènes d’Arles. Good memories. St-Trophyme, les Alyscamps,<§/i> beautiful city!=

    1. Interesting that the italics worked even though the closing html was botched. Even more interesting, “beautiful city” wasn’t meant in italics. Les joyeusetés de l’électronique!

  6. kiwi, yes? But you forgot to mention which series... LOL

    mitch, I'll give you an "A" for effort. ;)

    bettyann, :)

    mary, it's a Star Trek take on "When in Rome..." :)

    chm, it's not easy to mess with html code in blogger. One tiny error screws it all up!

  7. Oui, Walt, I certainly know that Rome phrase - and I've used it many times!


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