Panier of Plenty

Summer Solstice

Mercure, or Mercury

Nîmes reavealed a pantheon of Roman gods and goddesses (and the
Egyptian goddess Isis), on a day which has long held special
significance. As spring turns into summer and ‘light’ is acknowledged,
the Northern Hemisphere marks the longest day, celebrating the cycles
that govern all of life and paying tribute to Nature.

Roman mosaic detail

Temple of Diana (Temple de Diane)

A visit to the Museum of Archaeology and Natural Science was
accompanied by live classical music, as musicians practised for
‘La Fête de la Musique’ tonight – streets, hidden courtyards and
parks all over Fance come alive…

Museum courtyard, practice

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This entry was published on June 21, 2012 at 10:44 pm. It’s filed under Architecture, Art, Europe, Fête, Festival, France, French Culture, History, La Vie Quotidienne, Languedoc Roussillon, Life, Lifestyle, Mediterranean, Music, Nature, Philosophy, Photography, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Summer Solstice

  1. mesarapugs on said:

    Wonderful antiquities! And Happy Summer Solstice, while here in the Antipodes we celebrate the Winter Solstice! x 🙂

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