Garden art dedicated to Petrarch's unrequited love for Laura..
These kids are using the river to practice their white-water kayaking skills.
They looked to be middle-school age...
.and they were having the best time! Never saw one of them wipe out!
A little further upstream, this waterwheel uses the river's power to make paper
activating the levers that pound rags with river water turning them into a fine, milky sludge
The papermaker dips a framed screen into the sludge bringing it out with a coating that quickly dries into paper
which he then peels off and stacks.
This process has been going on since the 1400's here in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse. You can buy paper here for art and writing projects as well as paper made here and imprinted with quotes, maps, drawings, etc.
There's more to this river than just its beauty.