Alleyways, Arches … Avignon

“Without stones there is no arch.” – Marco Polo

Avignon was the most important city in Europe in the 14th century. Today, it is the seat of the Catholic church and Palais des Papes is the largest Gothic building in the world. It is also now a UNESCO site.

This is for Lens Artist Photo Challenge featuring the letter A for Arch, for Alleyways and for Avignon

There are a lot of arches on the towers at the Popes’ Palace / Palais des Papes, Avignon, France

Please click image to enlarge.

The interiors are decorated with tapestries, frescoes, paintings, statues and wooden ceilings.

It has cobblestone alleyways that are beautiful, colourful and relatively quiet.

34 Comments Add yours

  1. nesfelicio says:

    A for “awesome.” Great photos of Avignon and response to the challenge. 👍🏻
    Interesting alleyway umbrella cover.

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    1. Teresa says:

      It is so colourful Nes, i love it too!

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  2. eklastic says:

    A for autobiography (I couldn’t find a decent synonym for “memories” with a). Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Teresa says:

      A for applause for your effort to find a synonym haha

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  3. Sherry Felix says:

    Love the arches and alleys. Beautiful images.

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Sherry, Avignon is amazing place.

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  4. Dan Antion says:

    I love all of this, stone buildings, arches, narrow stone passages and especially the interior photos. Thss as njs for sharing these.

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    1. Teresa says:

      It’s a pleasure sharing these lovely memories from 4 years ago. Seems like such a long time already.

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  5. pattimoed says:

    Hi, Teresa. I agree with another follower–A is for awesome. Wonderful images of a place I’d like to visit. Simply beautiful!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Patti…love its history and architecture! Oh yes architecture is another A haha 😂

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  6. Toonsarah says:

    I’ve wanted to go to Avignon for a while having seen other blogs about it, and yours had just made me want to go even more – the architecture looks lovely and I love your street scenes!

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    1. Teresa says:

      It is really Ahhh mazing. You gotta see it in real life one day! Thanks for the visit Sarah.

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  7. Tina Schell says:

    We spent a day in Avignon during our trip to Provence several years ago. It is a truly Amazing place and you’ve captured it beautifully Teresa. It really made me realize the grandeur of some of the Catholic venues although it can’t have been very comfortable behind those stone walls! Love that you focused on the arches too. Excellent choice.

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    1. Teresa says:

      I featured just one photo of its arch the last week so I thought, why not feature all the other arches that I found. Yes, we didn’t stay long there too…another day or two would have helped in knowing the place more. Thanks Tina!

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  8. lolaWi says:

    very charming place, T. love every corner and nook especially the parasol-domed alley! 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      Charming indeed and the palace is so grand!

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  9. Amazing.. I went there so long ago I have forgotten what it looks like.. 😉

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    1. Teresa says:

      Great to have reminded you of its beauty!

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  10. Haven’t been there since my s-i-l and b-i-l moved from Provence. Lovely re-visit!

    janet

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    1. Teresa says:

      Good you enjoyed the re visit, Janet!

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  11. Alison says:

    Fantastic photos

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much Ali!

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  12. Hammad Rais says:

    Wow!
    Such a wonderful place to explore 🙂

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  13. Amy says:

    Beautiful photos of the arches, Teresa! Avignon is lovely via your lens. 🙂

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks Amy, happy to share. ❤️

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  14. JohnRH says:

    Wow. Great ‘A’s’. Beautiful!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Thanks so much John.

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  15. Leya says:

    Ah – Avignon! So beautifully captured, making my memories come back from 1976 when I and my boyfriend drove for 33 days through the whole of France. Pont d’Avignon I remember clearly too. The city center is very beautiful. Thank you for chosing this for A! Love the umbrella lane too!

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    1. Teresa says:

      Oh, that would have been such a wonderful road trip! I would’ve wanted to stay longer, but that is what tours are like. Thanks for the comment Ann-Christine

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      1. Leya says:

        Yes, tours are like that – but you get to see so much anyway!

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        1. Teresa says:

          Yes true! It was fun while it lasted!

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