Nîmes notes

a picture diary from a Roman town in the south of France

La Pegoulade of Feria de Pentecôte 2013

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La pegoulade is the parade that opens the Feria of Nîmes. This year the theme was the mysterious miracles of the Mediterranean, which included the giant of Rhodes, hanging gardens of Babylon, lighthouse of Alexandria and the pyramid of Kheops. With the last years magnificent crocodile of Nîmes! And of course much more, from local traditions to contemporary music. It was raining lightly, but it didn’t matter much. Here some pictures taken last night from along the parade:

Traditional costumes, dancing and music...

Traditional costumes, dancing and music…

A disco bus with musicians (inspired by Kubrick's Clockwork orange?)...

A disco bus with musicians (inspired by Kubrick’s Clockwork orange?)…

The lighthouse of Alexandria...

The lighthouse of Alexandria…

Docte college des consuls de Nîmes...

Docte college des consuls de Nîmes…

pegoulade, pyramide de kheops

The pyramide of Kheops was dragged by slaves and celebrated by the ladies of the harem…

And here's the pyramide...

And here’s the pyramide…

pegoulade: hanging gardens of babylone

The hanging gardens of Babylone

And the gardens were also singing!

… which were singing!

And last but not least: the giant of Rhodes

And last but not least: the giant of Rhodes.

It really was giant!

It really was gigantic!

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Picture diaries from Nîmes (and Marseille), South of France

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