Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Glanum, France

On our way up to Saint-Remy, we stopped by the Glanum Archeological site south of Saint-Remy.  It was a city built around 1st century BC by the Romans.  This is all that is left of the front gate to the city.  There were ruins all over, but in poor repair.  This was pretty amazing considering it is over 2000 years old.  You can see it from the road.  This was the country side that Van Gough used for many of his paintings.  His most famous painting, Starry Night was painted just out side of Saint-Remy while being house at an asylum there.  The area is populated with cypress trees and olive orchards.  As you drive down into the valley here you can see the mountains in the background and cypress trees all over the place. 
In the top of this tower is a stature of an unknown emperor.  

This was the entrance gate to Glanum

Entrance Arch to the city.

Jared and Jeannine in front of an olive orchard with cypress trees in the background.

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