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Adam and Eve "in paradis"

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.

So you could look at one for 20 minutes and not really see everything in the painting. In one of them there's a scene and then along the top, there's the outline of an upside down town. Very intriguing indeed!!

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.

We braved the wind for a bit and then being pretty tired we walked to get our train tickets to Cinque Terre, Italy and then to a russian church for a quick view. After a "religieuse" pastry (mmmm such chocolately puddingly goodness) I called it a day and came to the hostel ... just in time for it to start raining.

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!)

www.imagesfromaroundtheworld.com

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Adam and Eve in paradis
Adam and Eve "in paradis"
an upside down chicken!
an upside down chicken!
carving
carving
pastry shop!
pastry shop!
mmmmmmmm chocolate
mmmmmmmm chocolate
between the harbour and the beach
between the harbour and the beach
a WW2 memmorial carved into the ro…
a WW2 memmorial carved into the r…
the beach
the beach
from near the top of Castle Hill
from near the top of Castle Hill
from the top of Castle Hill, overl…
from the top of Castle Hill, over…
yes those are all little kids arou…
yes those are all little kids aro…
the entrance to the harbour
the entrance to the harbour
fruit and flower market
fruit and flower market
every spice you can think of
every spice you can think of
mmmm candy
mmmm candy
more yummy stuff
more yummy stuff
one of the beaches in Nice
one of the beaches in Nice
the town carosel
the town carosel
russian cathedrale
russian cathedrale
eating a religeuse pastry
eating a "religeuse" pastry
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photo by: EmyG