Nice, nothing washes down an art museum like a croissant and the beach!
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Today we decided to stay in Nice and explore the city. My room was only 30 euros for the night and breakfast was included. I met some people at the breakfast room, including two ladies from ottawa. I was giving them travel advice for the area as if I was a pro at this :)
I met Marissa at the Marc Chagall museum in the morning. I'm not a huge art lover but after going to this museum, I think I might be converted. It was amazing! l'll put some of the pictures below. It's hard to explain why I thought his paintings were so great. If you look at one of the big canvases, you see a story (somewhat) but they in all the spaces, there's other stories painted but in colours that somewhat blend into the background colour scheme.
After the museum, we walked to the top of a hill called "Castle Hill". There's a hill, park, waterfall, playground but no castle. The playground was fun and we had to join the kids on the climby thing. Even though there was no castle, the views were magnificent (are you seeing a trend here?) :)
After we went to a fruit and flower market and then went to the beach. The market was cool and had soooo many yummy looking things, it was hard not buy everything. I settled on a lit pot of strawberry jam and some trail mix to eat at the beach. Once we got to the beach it started to get cloudy.
I didn't want to walk far in the rain to get supper and I saw a Subway across the street. My roomies laughed at me for being in France and getting Subway. In retrospect it was kind of silly, but it was REALLY raining!! :)
One of my room mate is a former engineer from the U.K. that decided to change careers and become a professional photographer. He was showing me his pictures and he found ways to take pictures of the same things I was but in such a more creative and interesting way (did I mention I'm an accountant?!). He gave me some good ideas and tried to explain what some of those settings on a camera actually are used for (although I'm still going to continue to use the "automatic" feature on my point and shoot camera) :)
Here's a link to his website if you'd like to see his pictures. Some of them are pretty amazing (including some fabulous shots of some luxury yachts!)