"Gargoyles & Graffiti"chronicles architectural elements that I find interesting or unique in my travels. Gargoyles are my passion, but today graffiti (which I hate but am learning to love as it is everywhere) is as much a part of architecture as the gargoyles and decorative railings that thrill me.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Memories of Nice #1

Wall at Nice, France
I did a walking tour on my last cruise of Nice, France. Like a lot of places, while I was there, I focused on the dirt and decay. But once I am back and can take some perspective and look at the memories of my trip, Nice took on a whole new light. Our guide, Pascal, was fabulous - warm, funny, charming and oh so French. It was a delight just watching her work. Her accent was beautiful and I was amazed at what she could do with a scarf. Just throwing it over her shoulder, she appeared like a queen.

Walking tour of Nice
Pascal is the one carrying the sign, number 2, but you can't see her in this photo.

Trompe-l'oeil wall at Nice

Woman in window listening to our tour guide 

We wandered through the streets. At one point, Pascal stopped to speak and a woman above in a window listened to our every word.

Pascal, our guide, on the left
This is a photo of Pascal taken on the steps of the Cathedral in Monaco where Princess Grace is buried.

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