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I spent my last two nights in Europe in the charming town of Avignon, home of the French Papal Palace, and the famous Pont Saint-Bénezet, the subject of the well-known folk song. The bridge was built in the 1100s and later partially collapsed as a result of river flooding. Now people pay about 10 euros to walk on a “Bridge to Nowhere” (that one is for my Constitutional Law professor!). The Rhône valley is stunningly beautiful, and the partially-collapsed bridge and river are very photogenic.

Sleepy ducks on the river banks.

View of the Rhone from the cliff-top gardens by the Papal Palace.

The beginning of the bridge at the edge of the city walls.

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