Antibes can thank their locals for adding a little raunchy je ne sais pas and colour to the pallet.
|Spice stall at Antibes market|
|The Fabled wooden door, still locked and bolted every day|
|the terraces they almost looks like Roman ruins|
|I'll give it credit, it is pretty impressive|
Take a stroll around the harbour wall, on the ocean side there are hidden little beaches and on the harbour side are boats, boats and more boats. at the end of the break wall is this imposing iron sculpture by the contemporary Spanish sculptor Jaume Plensa, Plensa also has many works at the local Picasso museum, some of which you really need to be more of an art lover than me to appreciate.
|the pleasure boat harbour from fort Carré|
|collecting rubbish in the harbour|
This broom for me was an awakening, here we have a modern city with some extreme wealth and a large busy city council. They're continuously cleaning and polishing their mother load "the old city and harbour" and all of the council workers work with these brooms, these brooms other EU countries would assume are straight from the middle ages. Imagine the repercussions if council workers in your country were given one of these to work with. There would be workers rights demands, quoted union paragraphs and strikes. I assume they're locally produced, "china wouldn't even export them" they're plastic free, biodegradable and the list goes on.
|maybe from the beach in Antibes|
Also, within the old town is the Antibes Picasso museum one of many scattered around the world celebrating his legacy. Picasso lived and worked in Antibes a few months and upon leaving he apparently left some paintings/artwork behind which are now housed together with some other works in this museum.
|the old sheep|
Some nice pieces in a fantastic old building with a picture perfect location. Antibes old town and waterfront areas really turn it on, an iconic Mediterranean seaside resort.
|the cactus at the Picasso museum|