L'Ombre de l'Olivier

The Shadow of the Olive Tree

being the maunderings of an Englishman on the Côte d'Azur

18 February 2008 Blog Home : February 2008 : Permalink

Belated Friday Olive Tree Blogging

(not much excuse for the belatedness other than basic knackeredness after a hard week sampling the fleshpots of Barcelona along with 50,000 other attendees of "Mobile World" about which anon)

Anyway on my way driving back from Barcelona last Friday I took a pit stop at the Caissargues  rest area on the A54 near Arles. A place that turns out to have a reconstructed roman theatre colonnade (why? no idea!) and a small museum about the archeological remains found on the side that date back to about 1000 BC.
Belated 20080215 Friday Olive Tree Blogging
In front of the museum is this fine olive tree. The rest area is extremely pleasant and has numerous other olive trees under which weary travellers may have a snooze. I recommend stopping there if driving across the bottom of France.

As always you can click on the image to see it enlarged and are invited to visit the olive tree blogging archives to remind yourself of how nice olive trees are.