24 May 2006

Les Baux des Provence

Les Baux de Provence is the last stop of my sightseeing itinerary. The castle that sits majestically on top of the hill is nothing short of breath-taking. History has it that this place was dated as far back as 6,000 B.C. and at one time during the Middle Ages, was the seat of a formidable feudal lordship that ruled over Provence for many years.

If you thought the word Bauxite (raw material for producing Aluminium) looked somewhat familiar, that's because this particular mineral ore was first discovered here in 1821.

From the castle, we were able to have a very clear view of the Alpilles mountain landscape. The very same one that Van Gogh painted the Starry Starry Night, except that he was on the northern side of the Alpilles in Saint-Remy-de-Provence.

As I was wandering through the cobble-stoned streets of the village, I was drawn by the sweet smell of this particular shop. It was a local Biscuitier. If you think the Famous Amos stall in Specialist's Centre was nice smelling, this was even better and OH what a joy to just look at the biscuits sitting pretty on the shelves. Looked so good that it seemed like a cardinal sin to even want to disturb the meticulously arranged biscuits.

- Voxeros

1. Eddy left...
Tuesday, 23 May 2006 10:15 pm
Wah lau, so nice!
I is jealous

2. OLLie left...
Wednesday, 24 May 2006 8:34 am
wah. i wouldnt dare to touch those cookies. so damn pretty. You are making me crave for famous amos. No fish, prawns also good.

3. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 24 May 2006 9:28 am :: 
Eddy: Don't jealous lah. Work hard, save up and plan your vacation to go there lor. Can one lah. 

OLLie: I also don't dare to touch. Sekali take one piece, the entire stack falls apart, iSiaoLiao.

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