So, in honor of my first post – breaking into the ranks of realposter – I'm posting one of my favorite pictures from my travels in France in April, '07.
The jagged hole in the wall was very much unplanned by the 14th century builders of Avignon. There are no signs of a gate ever being mounted, no ruined guard shack, and no connecting street or alleyway. In fact, old maps of the city show that the hole opens onto what used to be grazing lands and drilling yards (so I recall, whatever its better this way...). In any case walking through it, I felt like Link sneaking around in dungeons looking for maps, keys, and rings which would unlock the secrets of Zelda's realm.