Thu 29 Aug 2013
La Rochelle is one of the prettiest cities I know. We took our car in for the emission test and more and, of course, they found some things wrong that have to be fixed and we will have to return again. Since we were in La Rochelle we decided to take in a movie and had time to walk around before it started. The movie was Jobs, the bio about Steve Jobs. It was pretty good but I think I liked the one about the start of Facebook better which was out a couple of years ago. These geniuses amaze me. I wonder what it’s like to be that smart and also what’s ahead? I never could have predicted personal computers or blogs for one thing. Anyway, here’s a few photos I took.
There was a couple putting on a street show with five dogs and a cat who wasn’t very cooperative but would finally do what they wanted. That had three little mice that the cat had been trained to ignore as you can see here with it turning it’s head away from the offered mouse. However, at one point he did pick up a mouse which I’m sure was instinctive and the man got a big surprise.
We found an old mansion down a side street built in the 15th century and being used as an artist’s residence. It had a lovely garden in the courtyard. The flowers were just about finished for the summer but a few were still putting on a show.