Found Serenity at French Gardens of Palais de La Berbie near Musee Toulouse-Lautrec in Albi

In past 8 days, while my writing has been spotty, I must have taken a couple hundred photos of places in and around Toulouse.

Yesterday morning i paid a visit to Albi. 

We started with tour of Musee Toulouse-Lautrec followed by a walk through the French gardens of Palais de la Berbie where the museum is located.


I found serenity thanks to wonderful views of the Tarn river and the city.

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