28 January 2009

A Ride on the Big Wheel - Steeples


We're high up on the Big Wheel and looking towards the steeples of the Old Town. Instead of looking up at those palms, they are below us. And notice the arches in the bottom centre - they lead to Place des Herbes.

We see a corner of the beautiful Moorish market building on the left. High up on the left, we see the cemetery - enlarge the photo and we can just see the top of beautiful Russian chapel. And on the right, the autoroute which would put us in Italy in just a few minutes.

14 comments:

  1. la vue est magnifique, cela vaut le détour de prendre la grande roue juste pour la vue

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  2. For me just a superb view and one I wish I could look onto every day.

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  3. Beautiful photo, and one that reveals the multiethnicity of your town.

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  4. This is a marvelous shot, Jilly. What a great point of view. Do the cars rock at all as the wheel goes round?

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  5. What a beautiful city. I think I see that Russian chapel at the top on the left of the photo. The site of the highway on the right makes me want to take that road.

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  6. Hi Jill,
    That's a gorgeous picture!
    Take care
    Sandrine

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  7. I liked the sea views yesterday but this is great too,specially when here everything is white and grey!!
    A breath of warm air from the south of France... Thanks.

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  8. What a sight!
    Thanks, Jilly!

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  9. I love that market building..it's very special..I still think you're very brave to get in that Wheel..

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  10. Thats a beautiful view.

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  11. Brattcat, No, the wheel didn't rock, as such. When it stopped to allow people to get off, it juddered slightly and then was still - then I could take a photo! I wish there had been more people onboard so it stopped more often. We got 4 revolutions for 2.5 euros so that was pretty good. Not scary. It's not as high as it looks actually. Apparently two years ago there was a much taller one.

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  12. What an amazing view. It makes me long for my summer holiday!

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  13. I enlarged the picture to see if I could see my grandparents' grave but no luck. Great view.

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  14. aaah, Le Balico.

    Cue violins, and "Memories!"

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