Friday, October 20, 2017

THE BACK STREETS OF ALBI

Today, like in Sarlat, we walked the back streets of Albi, at our leisure.  First we went to a little fashion museum and checked out the old fashions which was much more interesting than we had thought. We took 3 walking tours of the back streets that covered over 6 miles all 6 of which were up hill.  We went to the park and watched the guys play Boule for around 2 and a half hours.  I loved it.  It was another great day in someone else's neighborhood.


1927

1895 1947 1967   WHICH IS WHICH?

1939 OR 1950 WHICH ONE?

1905

BEST LOOKING 92 YEAR OLD SHOES I'VE EVER SEEN

LOOK AT ALL THE MINUTE INDIVIDUAL STITCHES IN THIS FAN

MUSEUM IS IN AN OLD CONVENT.  BEAUTIFUL VAULTED CEILING

1945 1957 1967 WHICH IS WHICH?
 BACK STREET PHOTOS






I WATCHED THESE GUYS PLAY BOULE A COUPLE OF HOURS TODAY.  THERE'S LOTS OF STRATEGY, DEFENSE, OFFENSE, POSITION PLAYERS AND ARGUING. IT WAS A GREAT AFTERNOON.  ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I'VE DONE HERE.

THIS GUY WAS OVER 80 AND HELPED HIS TEAM WIN MANY GAMES.  HE HAD THE TOUCH


Thursday, October 19, 2017

ALBI, FRANCE

Albi was a settlement in the Bronze age 3000 to 600 BC.  The Romans had a small settlement here.  The Pont Vieux bridge (Nonnie and I are in front of in the first picture)  was built over the River Tarn in 1040 and Albi has been on the go since.  The Cathedral was started in around 1280.  The town is quite larger than Sarlat but just as beautiful.  Europeans have lots of old stuff, they are proud of it, and they take care of it.  Enjoy the pictures from today.

THE KIDS IN FRONT OF A 1000 YEAR OLD BRIDGE


THE MARKET

 PICTURES IN ALBI



1000 YEAR OLD ......... BRIDGE






THE CATHEDRAL IS AN IMPOSING BUILDING


THE GARDEN.......THINK WHAT THIS LOOKED LIKE IN MAY



NONNIE UNDER THE GRAPE VINES


INSIDE THE CATHEDRAL





BEEF AND MASHED POTATOES WAS THE PLAT DE JOUR



THE LOCAL OLD GUYS PLAYING BOULES

THURMAN MAY OF ALBI







Wednesday, October 18, 2017

BORDEAUX WINE COUNTRY THEN ON TO ALBI

Today we left Sarlat.  We first drove over to the Bordeaux area to drive through the vineyards.  After driving through Bordeaux we headed southeast, for about 3 hours, to our new base, Albi.  Albi is an old town.  The first settlement here was in the Bronze age (3000-600 BC).  There was a modest Roman settlement here but the city got on the map when the Pont Vieux bridge was built in 1040 AD.  The Cathedral behind Nonette and I in the first picture was started around 1280.  While here we will visit more small towns, ride bicycles along the canal, and probably make it down to the Mediterranean for a day.  Enjoy the pictures of Bordeaux.

















The Cathedral in Albi