|Roman amphitheater turned bull ring|
|Roman temple (plus scaffolding)|
Pont du Guard, the ancient Roman aqueduct, proved more interesting but received only a small amount of time. Alan ran all over the place and got a few good photos when the sun peeked out from behind the clouds.
|Pont du Guard|
|Abbaye de St-Hilarie|
We headed on down the road past Menerbes to Oppede-la-Vieux, a small town perched on a mountain spur that had once been nearly abandoned for the more hospitable plain just below. At the very top of the village are a 13th century collegiate church and the ruins of a castle, both with excellent views of the valley below.
|Mom in the Oppede-la-Vieux church|
Both Mom and I need to work some in the afternoon, but around 3 o’clock we planned to try the hike across the valley to Bonnieux a second time. Just as Mom walked back in the door in preparation to leave it started to pour! Around 5:30pm it finally started to clear. We held a quick pow-wow and decided to go on the walk anyway and to hold dinner till later.
|Lacoste with thunderheads above|
|Can you see the rainbow?|