La Rochelle

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.

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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.

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Here the cat walking on wooden pegs. The dogs did some tricks too-I just didn’t get any photos.

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I’ve put a photo of this tower up before with the dog at the top.

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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.

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When we came out of the movie, the sun was starting to set, giving the air a lavender cast which reflected in the water of the harbor there. A nice ending to our visit.

One thought to “La Rochelle”

  1. I’ve been reading your blog for some tme now. This is the first time commenting. When I was in junior high school I had a pen pal from La Rochelle. We corresponded for several years and then lost touch. I think about her often and kept her letters to me and a few trinkets she sent me. I would love to try and find her but not sure how. Her name was Anne Proust. Seeing this blog entry makes me want to visit France even more than when I was younger. Your photos are wonderful.

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