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It’s a sad day–this post marks the end of my travel posts about my summer abroad. My last two days in France were spent in Avignon, which was charming and unique. I really loved it there, and can’t wait to visit Provence again. Enjoy the last of the photos!

My first evening in Avignon, the setting sun colored the Pope's Palace golden while a rising moon appeared in the sky overhead.

Here's another view of the palace. Yes, it's huge!

Avignon wasn’t just a great big medieval palace. Other highlights of the town included a lovely garden on cliffs overlooking the Rhone and the refreshing blow of the Mistral, the Provencal wind that makes even summer days cool.

Lots of late summer flowers were in bloom.

The flowers of Provence

Last, these mysterious painted “windows” on several buildings required more than a passing glance. I would love to know who painted them, and if there are any stories to the scenes depicted inside.

Views into the "windows" of Avignon

Who are these people?

And can they see me?

Here’s one more of the Palace, just for good measure.

Under the bright blue Provence sky.


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