#7 – My trip to France: Chateau D’If

cat  Hello again – next stop on our France vacation – Chateau D’If.

Here is the view approaching Chateau D’If, a fortress about a mile off the coast of Marseille (photo from Wikipedia).

Docking at Chateau D’If.

Chateau D’If was constructed in the 1500s to guard against sea attacks; the imposing structure was later transformed into a prison.

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#4 – My trip to France: Aix-en-Provence and more

cat  Cat here again! Continuing on with photos from my France vacation – (see post #2) – here are a few images that caught my eye.

Some of the best were in Aix-en-Provence. Here are my favorites:

I guess the pins in his arms and head are to keep the pigeons off.

Looks pretty painful….

Sculpture at the Ancienne Halle Aux Grains, with images of wheat and fruit to symbolize the bounty of the earth.

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