In my previous post, I shared 19 photos of our first 3 days on the French Waterways vacation that we went on last July. This post will show 15 more photos that were taken over the next 2 days.
This small town was built during the Medieval Ages. There were only one or two streets that a car could travel short distances on.
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The chandelier above was in the Viviers Cathedral, which construction was started on in the 11th century.
That afternoon, it drizzled and rained on us as we cruised further north up the Rhone River. About noon the next day we arrived in the city of Vienne.
While we were waiting to waiting to disembark on our walking tour of Vienne, I went up to the top of our boat. While I was there, this French gentleman cruised past us in his houseboat.
Now here is something that you just don’t see in the very often:
The house with the criss-cross timbers was built in the Medieval Ages, and they built it right next to the arched wall that the Romans had built!
We hiked up to the Chapelle Notre Dame de la Salette in the drizzle and light rain. It was worth the effort, as we were rewarded with this spectacular view of the Rhone River winding into town from the north.
While standing in the same place, but looking straight down, we had a great view of what remains of an ancient Roman amphitheater.
Since we had hiked up the hill to the Chapelle Notre Dame de la Salette, we went inside to get out of the rain.
If that looks somewhat odd, it is because it is a composite of two different exposures: one for the inside of the church, and one for the stained glass windows.
It was a good thing that my camera and lens are pretty much weatherproof, as I didn’t have an umbrella like Jana and Barb did.
When we got back down to the city, we got to see a still-standing Roman temple; the early Imperial temple of Augustus.
We also went inside of the Cathedral of St. Maurice, which was built over a long period of time; between 1052 and 1533.
I should mention that I only took one camera to France; an Olympus OM-D E-M1. Although I did take 5 lenses with me, I only used two of them, and ALL of the photos that I will share in this 5 Part series were taken with one single lens; the Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO.
In addition, every photo that I have shared up to this point was taken while hand-holding the camera. This next photo is different, as I used my travel tripod and the self-timer on the camera.
This photo of our entire group was taken at 9:20 PM, and since it was getting dark pretty fast, I bumped up the ISO to 400, but even with the aperture wide-open at f/2.8, the shutter was open 1/20th of a second. After all of the wine that we had consumed at dinner, it’s amazing that nobody wobbled into a blurred state….
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