Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Postcard from Perpignan

      EN PAYS CATALAN...  PERPIGNAN (Pyrénées-Orientales)  La Place Arago 
                                                                                                              -Editions ESTEE-BLOIS
                                                                                                               ALLIANCE CARTERIE

15 October, 1998

Dear Pat,  We rode our bicycles here from Quillan (80 km!!) yesterday.  
It was amazing riding through arched tunnels carved into the rock.  
Then down we came to Perpignan passing a 12th-century fortress looming 
high on the horizon.  Perpignan is very lively and there are tiny alleys with 
cafés that have fairy lights strewn above them.  Today it is 20 degrees C., 
sunny, and the palm trees are rustling in the gentle breeze.   

Love, E. and T.

P.S.  We just asked a gardener about some olive trees, and he proceeded to 
show us the whole garden... at last we found out the name of an amazingly 
scented plant that is everywhere--Laurentia.  Great experience!  

Eloquent friend, non?



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