Week2

Our first week in our new home. (MAP)
  • DSCF0819  Our local market; Pezenas. A cool, windy day.
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  • DSCF0821  Grocery shopping at Carrefour (the local Superstore): pretty much the same as Canada (except for the wine and spirits)
  • DSCF0825  our kitchen
  • DSCF0826  ..and the eating area.
  • DSCF0828  Local construction; all masonry.
  • DSCF0830  Local tractors..
  • DSCF0831  are Lambos!
  • DSCF0832  local vinyard; hope to see it in bloom.
  • DSCF0838  Hudson's best buddy; Kiki
  • DSCF0839  Local "chien"
  • DSCF0840  local roads; most town are lined with big trees
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  • DSCF0844  local Frenchman.
  • DSCF0846  NOT!
  • DSCF0848  a close up
  • DSCF0855  Homeschool.
  • DSCF0857  ..learning how to write.
  • DSCF0860  typical streets
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  • DSCF0863  Nearby city; Narbonne. The Romans where here; again.
  • DSCF0864  and the cars; TINY! sheesh.
  • DSCF0866  more doors..
  • DSCF0865  Narbonne, along the Canal du Midi, a huge waterway linking the Atlantic to the South of France.
  • DSCF0867  Literally, THE Roman highway, right in the middle  of Narbonne.
  • DSCF0868  The Roman highway map.
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  • DSCF0871  Narbonne's inner courtyard
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  • DSCF0874  Staggering height for medeval architecture.
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  • DSCF0878  Our first mediterranian beach, Narbonne Plage.
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  • DSCF0883  A local Marti Gras celebration with local schools (a nice Wednesday)
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  • DSCF0889  No school in France on Wednesdays (they go for 8 hours on the other weekk days)
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  • DSCF0893  We looked at some real estate
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  • DSCF0895  but it wasn't for us.
  • DSCF0897  Our realtor wasn't really aware of what we wanted.
  • DSCF0896  ..a new house on a rock out of  town..
  • DSCF0898  or and old townhouse in town.
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  • DSCF0901  neither was a good fit.
  • DSCF0902  back to Pezenas
  • DSCF0903  and our weekly Saturday trip to the market for food.
  • DSCF0904  A nice ,  sunny, warm day;  finally, we can sit outside without a coat.
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  • DSCF0906  custom bikes..
  • DSCF0907  A tribute to one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature (circa 1600's); Pezenas is Moliere's old  haunt.
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  • DSCF0909  more doors
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  • DSCF0911  and now for some knockers!
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  • DSCF0914  an inner courtyard...
  • DSCF0915  and more knockers.
  • DSCF0916  let me know  if you get bored of the doors.
  • DSCF0917  I love texture; another couryard.
  • DSCF0918  and a horse, out on the town, enjoying the sun.