Wandering aimlessly through the streets I turned out of one street and saw this avenue of trees. I couldn’t see over the wall so walked over and saw the wide expanse of the River Garonne.
I saw the couple above looking out across the river. The tree lined street looks so beautiful and even though there was a road the other side of them it was one way and not too many cars, so quite peaceful.
I turned in the opposite direction and went down steps to the river bank where I saw this young couple having their lunch. There weren’t many people about at this time.
At this point I headed back to meet Irene in the Capitole, but we returned the next day, arriving from the opposite end of the quay. I saw this girl settling herself down on the wall above the river with the Pont Neuf in the background. It was a long way down if she fell.
As I walked on this young couple were also sat on the wall, where it turned back to the streets, with the Pont Saint-Pierre and the River Garonne in the background.
I walked over to the wall and leaned over to get this shot along the riverbank.
This is a University town, which dates back to 1229, so wherever you go there are so many students, but especially in this part of the City, as you can see in the shot.
I sauntered around the quay wall and saw this couple, sitting and talking on the corner of the wall you can see in the above shot. You can see the wide expanse of the Garonne with the buildings on the opposite bank.
I then went just passed the the girl and again leaned over the wall and got this shot of all the people on the river bank.
Raising myself back up I turned to the level I was on and got a shot of the guy looking over the wall. This is the same avenue of trees, Quai Lucien Lombard, that I had shot from the other end, the day before. It is just a beautiful avenue with the trees giving lovely shade, with the sunlight coming through. The atmosphere of it is so serene.
Toulouse is a city that allows you to wander and just take your time. there is no feeling of rushing, apart from the locals on certain streets, and you get to take things in at leisure. I cannot wait to return as there is so much more to see.