Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Exploring Old Nice

Today's shop window of the day was a pastry shop in between our apartment and Old Nice.  We resisted buying because we didn't want to carry a purchase around all day.

Today was our first full day in Nice, and we returned to the Old Nice section of town following a walking tour in our guide book.  There was a very nice market with booths  that carried dried eggplants and peppers and another booth with marzipan fruits, vegetables, and animals.  Sorry, but I don't seem to be able to get the marzipan picture positioned in this posting.  Of course there were also lots of fruits, vegetables, and flowers available at the market.  At the end of the market street you could see the yellow apartment building from which Matisse did his famous Nice paintings when he lived here.

While we were sitting by a narrow street eating the first course of our lunch, the postman came by on his bicycle.  I chased him down the street and asked to take his photo.

And speaking of lunch, we both had appetizers of goat cheese in a small jar layered with zucchini and strawberries.  We spread it on toasted baguette.  My main course was duck breast with figs and Bill got salmon with chorizo.

We spent a couple of hours exploring the very narrow streets and browsing through the shops and made note of a couple of things that weren't open today that we'd like to return to.  The weather was beautiful.  I think I'm going to like it here.

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