Summer in Provence ─Helen Yeh Picture a land of great beauty, where ancient stone buildings meet your eyes as you walk along country roads and sleepy villages overlook endless fields of purple lavender. The scene you’re imagining is Provence, a region of southeastern France where history, culture, and nature meet to create something very special. Provence consists of several small towns, many of which date back to Roman times. In Arles, visit the first-century Roman amphitheater, where staged races and battles once entertained audiences. Discover the Church of St. Trophime, with its finely carved marble exterior. Le Cafe la Nuit is a good place to stop for an afternoon coffee. Its exterior remains basically unchanged from when Vincent van Gogh painted it over a century ago. Avignon is another town that’s well worth a visit. It was once the seat of the Vatican, recalling a glorious moment in history that one can explore today at the Papal Palace. This is the largest Gothic palace ever built, with a dozen towers and grand religious paintings on its walls and ceilings. At this palace—along with other locations in town—the Avignon Festival is held for three weeks every July. Offering hundreds of performances, it’s a true treat for fans of theater and the performing arts.
同義說法 That’s the way it is. That’s the way the ball bounces.
A: I can’t believe your painting didn’t get first prize in the contest! It’s way better than all the others! 我不敢相信你的畫在比賽中沒有得到第一名！它比其他作品好太多了！ B: That’s nice of you to say, but the judges just didn’t think so. That’s the way the cookie crumbles. 你這麼說人真好，只是評審並不這麼認為。事已成定局，我只能接受。
Several companies are finding ways to reuse the discarded gear. 好幾間公司正在尋找方法重新利用這些棄置的裝備。
The clothing company H&M has created sustainable clothes made from fishing nets — including a $400 wedding dress. 服飾公司H&M創造了用漁網製成的永續服裝，包括一件價值四百美元的婚紗。
There are many ways of seeking romance in these modern times. 在當今這個時代，有很多尋找愛情的方式。
Avignon is another town that’s well worth a visit. 亞維儂是另一個值得一遊的城鎮。
Still, the scenery that Provence is most famous for is that of its lavender fields, which bloom every summer. 然而，普羅旺斯最著名的景色是每年夏天綻放的薰衣草田。