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My trip to the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera)

 
 
Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 03:20 pm
I'd been for a couple of days to the Côte d'Azur, staying at the Baie des Anges, in Nice, and visiting by bus, tram, and train some other places in that region.

When I started in the early morning, there were some strong winds ar Francfort airport - so my commuter plane had to wait for an hour (instead of flying holding patterns in Francfort.

We have a very comfortable smoking lounge (still!) at our local airport ...

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... especially compared to the class cage (there are actually two) at Francfort :wink:

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 03:20 pm
The good weather started when crossing the Alps: here Lake Como and Lago Maggiore

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I stayed in a b & b, in the house straight on 2nd floor

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 03:24 pm
The architecture in Nice is often dominated by the "Belle Époque style" - something I noticed the afternoon I'd arrived when just having left my accomodation

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 03:27 pm
They bay with the famous Promende d'Anglais on my first evening (which indicates that I [later] took dozens of photos there Laughing ]

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 03:32 pm
Next to the sea, there's a nice park, with a carroussel, big wheel etc as well as some nice plastics

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 03:37 pm
The main place between the old town and the new city is the Place Masséna

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 03:37 pm
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 03:49 pm
The next morning, I walked through the old town, the Vieux-Nice

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 03:49 pm
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 03:55 pm
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 03:56 pm
When you look at the street signs, you'll notice that they are in two different languages: French and the local Italian dialect, the Nissart

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 04:07 pm
Nice has a couple of really interesting museums - I visited none, besides the Palais Lascaris in Vieux Nice

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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 04:10 pm
Walter Hinteler wrote:
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Love the skinny building!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 04:12 pm
They use a light inside which is kind of red - and since no flash is allowed that really doesn't due any harm to the artifacts but results in not so nice photos

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littlek
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 04:15 pm
It really does look very Italian in some of these photos. Maybe it's just old Mediterranean architecture.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 04:18 pm
An interesting view across the street ...

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... notifying that the Palais isn't so easily to photograph in total from outside

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 04:20 pm
littlek wrote:
It really does look very Italian in some of these photos. Maybe it's just old Mediterranean architecture.


Nice has been Italian (Savoy) from 1388 to 1860 :wink:
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 04:27 pm
Like in any medieval town, there are lots of churches here, too ...

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 04:27 pm
... baroque style inside

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 15 Feb, 2008 04:36 pm
We are going further up the hill, to the castle mountain, looking down now to the harbour (with the seafarer's church) ....

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