January 1st, 2022

Arènes de Nîmes
Arènes de Nîmes (14mm f/16 1/640s ISO640)

The Arena of Nîmes is a Roman ampitheatre built shortly after the Colosseum in Rome. While it is not as large as its more well known cousin, it is well preserved and is still used for public events today, including musical events and bullfighting.

The statue in the foreground, called "Hero", depicts Nimeño II, a famous French bullfighter during the latter half of the 20th century whose name is also on an annual trophy handed out during the bull fighting festival.

Nîmes Street at Night
Nîmes Street at Night (45mm f/5.4 1/13s ISO6400)
Tour Magne, Nîmes
Tour Magne, Nîmes (14mm f/16 1/250s ISO640)

The Tour Magne stands at the top of Mont Cavalier, a short, but steep, climb from the Jardins de la Fontaine. Another of Nîmes' Roman monuments, the tower offers panoramic views of the city and its surrounding area.