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"A Very French Wedding"
 
 
When traveling around France, you can often happen upon the most festive of occasions - weddings. How charming to pass by a wonderful historic church and see a happy couple and wedding guests spilling out into the square! 

Somehow I get treated to seeing a French mariage nearly every time I am in Arles down in Provence. Whatever my reason for being in town, I always make a detour through the impressive Place de la République (above) to take in the gorgeous west facade of the cathedral of St. Trophime (below). A jewel of Provencal Romanesque architecture dating from the 12th century, St. Trophime's tympanum depicts the apocalypse in sculpture. The figure of Christ sits in the center with the evangelists, apostles, saints and other biblical scenes carved in the surrounding stone.
 
Sure enough, on this particular day, a nice French wedding was happening just as I passed through la place. My attention was drawn to the pretty bride and uniformed groom as they emerged from St. Trophime, military salute and celebratory air bubbles included...

 
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