Arles – Part II

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Hey guys! Here I am again…two weeks in a row, how awesome is that?! hahaha It’s Friday night, and I am at home with cramps while Rafael is at a party, but don’t worry, no losses here, when I’m finished with this post I’m going to do some serious Netflix’n’Chill…hahaha I’ve been really hooked up on Jane the Virgin lately, I’ve spent some time neglecting it because the name didn’t appeal to me enough to try and watch it, but then a few weeks back I didn’t know what to watch and decided to give it a try, if only I known what I’ve been missing, it’s so funny (and sometimes sad, if you are watching the third season) and the characters are so great, especially Rogelio! Love that dude, so funny! Legit telenovela! hahaha Anyway, I’m going off topic here, but I could definitely ramble on a lot more about it!

What I really wanted to share today, are the last pictures that Rafael took of the city of Arles. I don’t think I mentioned this on the first post I did about Arles, but we decided to visit Arles, because Vincent van Gogh lived there from 1888 to 1889, and produced over 300 paintings and drawings during his time there. I think I’ve only seen one or two Van Gogh’s “live” paintings until now, but they were not the famous ones, truth be told, I don’t even remember which ones. Visiting the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam is still on my bucket list, actually, we have three prints from there that we asked for my cousin to bring as a souvenir for us when she was visiting in the beginning of the year 🙂 But this trip we made to the south of France, made me look at Van Gogh’s paintings through a different perspective. We were actually in the same places that he was, of course some things changed, but not that much. One the most visited places in Arles, is the Café Van Gogh:

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This Café (Café Terrace at Night), was painted by Van Gogh in 1888 (silly thought that I just had, 100 years before I was born 😮 ), and it’s still there! Rafael took a couple of pictures here trying to get the right angle like the painting, but it was kinda tricky, this was the best the did:

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Couldn’t time travelling just exist already?! hahaha This was really nice to see, we saw a couple of other places where he painted, but it was in another city…that means, another post! 😀

In Arles, we also visited The Gallo-Roman theatre:

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The Thermae of Constantine, the ruins of an ancient Roman bath, although you can notice how big the building was.

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I know that these pictures look like piles of stones, but the concept of these Roman baths are really interesting.

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And of course just some random pictures of the city 🙂

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Love the alleys ❤

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The Amphitheater is in the background of this photo.

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We ended up walking along the Rhône river, and of course we took a selfie with its unique colour!

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I know guys, posing for a picture is definitely not my thing….yet! But I will nail it someday! hahaha

You know what, I am really enjoying posting about this trip, it’s so nice to see the pictures again and reminisce my french days, oh how I miss them, hope to go back there soon!

In the meanwhile, I hope you have an awesome weekend!

xx

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