This blog is about the adventures of a software developer from Amsterdam who is now living in Nice and working in Sophia Antipolis, on the Côte d'Azur.



Sunday, October 15, 2006

Colline de Chateau

Staying in Amsterdam had left me with a cold from which I've still not fully recovered. The contrast in climate with the Rivièra is particularly striking this time of year. Cristina and me took a walk up the Colline de Chateau, the hill between the old city and the port, where there used to be a castle until its destruction in 1706 by Louis XIV. For reference here you have an image of Nice in the old days, when the castle still stood:



The hill now has a beautiful park, with waterfalls and great views of the town and the sea. Believe it or not, this was the first time we actually went up there. Enjoy the pictures!

Cristina entering the ruins of the castle

View of Nice

The Cascades, the waterfalls at the Colline de Chateau

Cristina in front of the Cascades

The Cascades

The Cascades

The Cascades

View of the sea

View of the sea

View of the old city

View of the old city

On top of the hill

Cactus

View of the port of Nice

Cristina

Cristina

Flowers

Cactus

Flowers

Flowers. This one smells exactly like passion fruit.

The old town

Beach

People swimming in the sea

The light of the setting sun striking the Colline de Chateau


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