It is Monday and so I am back in the thick of things at school but wanted to post a bunch of photos from my day yesterday. After spending Sunday morning working on my homework and trying to formulate some ideas for the 15 minutes talk that I will have to give later this week (God help me) I headed out to clear my head and explore the neighbouring town of Nice.
I walked for an hour or so to reach Nice from Villefranche and my first stop was the Sunday morning Farmer’s Market. There was a profusion of flowers and seafood, honey and olive oils, cheese, meats and beautiful vegetables. I am sorry that I’m not staying longer and that I don’t have a bigger kitchen so that I could buy some of the beautiful ingredients that were displayed but was so glad that I at least got to take in the splendour of such an amazing place.
Upon arriving in Nice I had serendipitously run into one of my fellow students from The Institut and so we walked around the market together and then found a place to have lunch together. I had only met Ben once, on the first day of classes, but we had a truly wonderful time sharing stories and talking about our respective worlds in Ohio (near Cleveland) and Vancouver. Ben had been to Nice before and so he was able to not only show me around the city a bit but, more importantly, steer me back to where I was able to catch the bus (only 1euro) back to Villefranche.
I’m hoping to have a day to wander around Nice on my last day in France but am not sure if I will have the time. If not, the memories from this magical Sunday afternoon will certainly suffice… xo J