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Bronze matador statue in front of the arena in Nîmes

Bronze matador statue in front of the arena in Nîmes

— I don’t generally follow the news over the weekend. When I scanned the headlines this morning, I discovered that Pamela Anderson had stirred up a bit of controversy late last week in France, at least enough to merit an article in a regional newspaper. She had posted a photo of herself on social media, posing under the bronze statue of a matador in front of the Arènes in Nîmes, France. Apparently it was part of an anti-corrida campaign that ties in with her long-running animal activism.
Maison Carrée in Nîmes on a beautiful, clear day

Maison Carrée in Nîmes on a beautiful, clear day

— I took this picture of the Maison Carrée in Nîmes, France, in 2004, during my late-summer European tour. As you can see, it was a beautiful, clear day when I visited Nîmes. Maison Carrée, Nîmes, France I lived in Richmond, Virginia, for many years. One of my favorite evening walks in the city included a stroll by the Virginia State Capitol building, which was designed by Thomas Jefferson and modeled after the Maison Carrée in Nîmes.