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World War II memorial to two pilots of the US Army Air Forces just outside the old city gates of Arles, France.

World War II memorial to two pilots of the US Army Air Forces just outside the old city gates of Arles, France.

Right side of the north city gates at Arles, France.

Right side of the north city gates at Arles, France.

Looking north out through the Arles city gates (Tours de la Cavalerie), which date to the 13th Century, located at the north end of Rue de la Cavalerie in Arles France

Looking north out through the Arles city gates (Tours de la Cavalerie), which date to the 13th Century, located at the north end of Rue de la Cavalerie in Arles France

On the left is Jim Stoutamire's back while taking a picture of the label on the Fontaine of Amedee Pichot.

On the left is Jim Stoutamire's back while taking a picture of the label on the Fontaine of Amedee Pichot.

The Arles Amphitheatre is a two-tiered Roman amphitheatre that was built in 90 AD. The pronounced towers jutting out from the top are medieval add-ons.

The Arles Amphitheatre is a two-tiered Roman amphitheatre that was built in 90 AD. The pronounced towers jutting out from the top are medieval add-ons.

Panorama looking west and north from the top of the Roman amphitheatre in Arles, France with the Rhone River in the distance.

Panorama looking west and north from the top of the Roman amphitheatre in Arles, France with the Rhone River in the distance.

Church Saint-Julien as seen from the Roman Amphitheatre in Arles.

Church Saint-Julien as seen from the Roman Amphitheatre in Arles.

Looking northeast from the top of the Roman Amphitheatre at Montmajour Abbey, in the distance, formally the Abbey of St. Peter in Montmajour.

Looking northeast from the top of the Roman Amphitheatre at Montmajour Abbey, in the distance, formally the Abbey of St. Peter in Montmajour.

Looking south at the interior grounds of the Arles Amphitheatre.

Looking south at the interior grounds of the Arles Amphitheatre.

Detail of the upper galleries of the Arles Amphitheatre

Detail of the upper galleries of the Arles Amphitheatre

Jim Stoutamire in the lower galleries of the Arles Amphitheatre

Jim Stoutamire in the lower galleries of the Arles Amphitheatre

We skipped the Van Gogh tour if favor of a walk to the Southeast end of Arles to visit the Antiquities Museum going past the Theatre Antique of Arles just south and a bit east of the Amphitheatre.

We skipped the Van Gogh tour if favor of a walk to the Southeast end of Arles to visit the Antiquities Museum going past the Theatre Antique of Arles just south and a bit east of the Amphitheatre.

Twin marble columns (dubbed the Two Widows), remnants of the stage wall of the Theatre.

Twin marble columns (dubbed the Two Widows), remnants of the stage wall of the Theatre.

Arles Archeology Museum - the sarcophagus of the Anastasis (late IVth Century), which could be that of Emperor Constantine II; from the crypt of Saint Honorat Alyscamps.

Arles Archeology Museum - the sarcophagus of the Anastasis (late IVth Century), which could be that of Emperor Constantine II; from the crypt of Saint Honorat Alyscamps.

Arles Archeology Museum - sarcophagus and lid of the Trinity or Spouses; in the Arles Archeology Museum likely 4th Century.

Arles Archeology Museum - sarcophagus and lid of the Trinity or Spouses; in the Arles Archeology Museum likely 4th Century.

Arles Archeology Museum - Hydria Tertulla sarcophagus, made of Carrara marble, is one of the few complete sarcophagi gathering tank and lid although the label makes no mention of the lid's location.

Arles Archeology Museum - Hydria Tertulla sarcophagus, made of Carrara marble, is one of the few complete sarcophagi gathering tank and lid although the label makes no mention of the lid's location.

Arles Archeology Museum - discovered in 1934 in Trinquetaille (just across the river from the Arles Amphitheatre) and dating to the 3rd-4th Century.

Arles Archeology Museum - discovered in 1934 in Trinquetaille (just across the river from the Arles Amphitheatre) and dating to the 3rd-4th Century.

Arles Archeology Museum - Roman mosaic from Trinquetaille (just across the river from the Arles Amphitheatre).

Arles Archeology Museum - Roman mosaic from Trinquetaille (just across the river from the Arles Amphitheatre).

Arles Archeology Museum - detail of Roman mosaic in the center is a god identified as Aion holding a zodiacal wheel; ca. end of 2nd Century AD.

Arles Archeology Museum - detail of Roman mosaic in the center is a god identified as Aion holding a zodiacal wheel; ca. end of 2nd Century AD.

Arles Archeology Museum - Roman mosaic from Trinquetaille (just across the river from the Arles Amphitheatre).

Arles Archeology Museum - Roman mosaic from Trinquetaille (just across the river from the Arles Amphitheatre).