39 Steps

          Well actually a lot more than thirty-nine steps, quite a climb, but what a view from the top.

105. At the top.

          We’re back  in Nice again and there’s no colour enhancement, the sea really was that blue.  I’d read conflicting reviews of the castle in Nice in the travel bumph before we left, some said the castle was a bit of a disappointment and others raved over the views.  The views won the day and we climbed the steps.  I think Hubby counted them at the time and I’m sure if you googled it you could find out how many there were, but lets just settle for a lot more than 39.

94. Castle steps.

          The steps, quite steep at first, weave their way upwards, back and for with ample stopping places to catch your breath, either from the excursion or simply from the beauty of the view.  The climb was decorated with this artist pedaling is wares whilst we looked out of his beautiful shop window.

99. Artist on steps.

          Can you see his little friend sitting on the bench too ?   No ?  Look closer …

100. Artist feeding pigeon.

          We reached the top of the round white tower and our ears were filled with music as our eyes enjoyed the scenery.

102. Accordian player.

          From here the steepness of the climb lessened slightly as the steps gave way to narrower pathways heading up in a number of different directions to eventually bring us out onto a plateau on top where we sat and enjoyed our lunch with many other tired but happy picnickers.

118. Picnic view.

           More from before – A holiday in “Nice” in July 2012.

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