Saturday, August 15, 2015
Trip to Europe - Nice
We checked into the hotel in Nice the afternoon of Saturday, July 25. It was still early and we made our first foray into Nice. We walked along the Promenade des Anglais to the east, and then turned in at Avenue de Verdun to find a place to eat.
The view out of our hotel window.
Much of the area we stayed in looked like this. The old town part of Nice is especially packed with sidewalk restaurants and shops.
And the streets aren't completely closed to traffic, some local traffic is allowed. If I hadn't moved my feet, this car would have run over them. He was creeping through, so it wasn't really a safety issue. But you'd never see this in America, the land of the litigious.
This was the coolest little shop. Lots of soaps, spices, flavored salts. It was so attractive I took a bunch of pictures.
Finally after walking for miles and seeing a lot of the old town, we made it back to our place, the Hotel Negresco.
Not a bad view to wake up to. This is the morning of the 27th.
Here's two more movies, I'm not sure if these are working right. The first is a view from our dinner table in the evening.
I first saw the truck drive up next to us and then back down the alley. I was fascinated, so I captured them leaving. As soon as the truck was gone, all the restaurants uncompressed their seating. They knew the truck was scheduled to arrive.
And here is what the beach sounds like in Nice. There was virtually no sand, just smooth rocks. So it sounds sort of like a rainstick!
And here is a view of the Cote d' Azur from the train leaving Nice. This is afternoon on the 27th of July.
Once again, to keep the posts shorter, I'll continue the trip in newer posts. I am typing each location up in sequence, but blogger will display them in reverse order, that is newer first.