Round The World and other travels

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Oct 2017: Toulouse

Toulouse is the capital of the French département of Haute-Garonne. With a population of approximately 470,000, it is France's fourth-largest city, lying at the heart of the country's fourth-largest wider metropolitan area. I had visited on one previous occasion, in April 2007. Then, as now, the major presence of the Airbus corporation in the city had its influence on activities during the stay.

City Centre

ABOVE: The impressive Capitole de Toulouse building combines conventional City Hall functions with providing a home for both an opera company and an orchestra.
ROW BELOW: The 12th-century Basilica of Saint-Sernin is all that remains of the original abbey RIGHT: Lingering incense added to the atmospheric feel of the 14th-century church Notre-Dame du Taur
BELOW (left to right): 1. River Garonne  2-3. Pont Neuf  4. École des Beaux Arts  5-6. Basilique Notre-Dame de la Daurade
RIGHT and BELOW: And finally, a few miscellaneous views

Aeroscopia Museum

LEFT: We travelled to Blagnac by tram, an option that did not exist at the time of my one previous visit.

Victor Hugo Market

Base: Crowne Plaza

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