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Fountains and Picnics

Fountains and Picnics

Music & Markets April Easter Festival, 2015
Aix-en-Provence, France

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Another artful day in Aix, with visits to the Musée Granet, a peek at a few more fountains, 04071501 view more fountainssuch as this one on Cours Sextius, with a traditional Provençal drummer/piper like those we enjoyed at a Santons festival last year.
Then lunch in the prettiest garden 04071501 bloomsbeside the gorgeous Pavilion Vendome.04071501 art galleries and a picnicThese Atlantes always seem rather worried to me – especially the one on the right. 04071501 looking worriedCan’t you just hear him saying “Oh no!” as he slaps his forehead?
Our evening concert is the Talens Lyriques, with a program of sacred baroque repertoire led by keyboard player Christophe Rousset, in the Cathedral.04071502 tonights concert in cathedral led by harpsichordIsn’t this an exquisite harpsichord?04071503 keyboard on top of organWe finish the day with a Moroccan feast at Le Riad – walking in the chilly evening made us eager for the hot mint tea, but I was too late to get a photo with our waiter holding the teapot skyhigh!04071503 walk to Riad chilly poured highA warming and delicious tagine really hit the spot – 04071504 best tagine in AixLe Riad’s our favorite place in Aix for good Moroccan cuisine.