I took almost 200 photos of my day at Arles seeing the Fete des Gardians and thought I might as well post some more of them for those who might be interested.
Three sisters on their way to the parade.
Closeup of the ribbon worn on the head of women in Arles costume.
This was a unique hat.
Two women with their skirts spread prettily as they ride.
One of the men barely made it to the barrier before the bull got there.
Van Gogh did alot of his famous works in Arles. One of the best know is the painting of his room in Arles-he had a total of three rooms there. We saw a sign for Van Gogh’s room so paid two euros to go up stairs to see the recreation. It turned out that the original building where he stayed had been destroyed in WWII so they really did recreate his room. It was sort of a ripoff but I guess someone is making a little money. Here is the recreation: