In Arles, France and there was a ‘must see’ on Wooly’s list. In Arles the Roman Amphitheater is still used and considered one of the best preserved in the world. Les Alyscamps is a beautiful resting place for those who have passed on. One can picture themselves watching a production played out in the Greek styled Theatre Antique. Delicious meals in restaurants and narrow cobblestone streets shaded by gigantic sycamore trees appealed to us. Yes, we saw, tasted and experienced those but the list still had one place to check off.
Wooly prefers Impressionist art and Monet is probably his favorite artist. However, Monet doesn’t have a foundation in Arles – Van Gogh does. And that was ‘The’ place. Hoping for some great shots Wooly was faced with shooting around photography students. To be honest Wooly was expecting more than atypical souvenir stands and was a bit disappointed but from the lemons came these photos.
I’ve found the places you dream of seeing may often disappoint but if you keep looking you can almost always find a great shot. While annoyed with photographer students getting in the way of my shots I took one of the best photos of the trip. What as the subject? Why of course it was one of the photographers. Irony plays a key role in Wooly’s life.
Enjoy the slideshow.