Thursday, August 9, 2007

Carpentras, Sunflowers and the Oldest Synagogue in France

Wow! What a trip trough the mountains - just beautiful! After we got out of the mountains, we continued on and passed some of the most beautiful sunflower fields we had ever seen - considering we had never seen any, it was a sight to behold. We had to beat the rain drops, but still got some great shots - I think LaDawn has one of the best shots with her close-up of one of the sunflower images that closes the slide show.

Now we land in Carpentras, a nice medium size town in France. Although we visited a beautiful church, one Carpentras' claim to fame is that it is home to the oldest synagogue in France. We took the tour and it was beautiful. About 100 families now call this synagogue their spiritual home.

We also visited Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, a quaint little village known for it's antique shops and water wheels. The traffic was bumper to bumper, but once we got parked, it was a fun little visit.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

/wondeful photos of the church & arcitecture (from an former Iowa "student"!)