Nîmes notes

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


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Pure blood Arabian horses in Nîmes

arabianhorses001Previous weekend it was the feria, and now a national competition of pure blood Arabian horses

I almost missed it, but luckily checked the local paper’s internet pages on Sunday morning. The two day event would be at Esplanade Charles-de-Gaulle in the city center, and it would be free of charge. Late afternoon I then went to see the horses. The whole thing was already ending, but a glimpse of these beautiful animals I could get. Here are some photos from yesterday:

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Hungry swans

swans

This picture was taken on the snowy day of yesterday; if you look closely, you can spot the little snowflakes looking like dust against the dark surface. But it’s the swans after all that are the main topic this post, not snow. Two white swans and two black swans have become the main attraction of this winter at the Jardins de la Fontaine. And they’re hungry one’s: something’s in the water they were so interested in.