Frederick Douglass Diary - page 17 of 72
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Jan 11th. still in Avignon. This has been a great day for Helen and myself we have not only gone through the palace of the Popes, but we have visited the forts St Andre and threaded our way through one of the best preserved Feudal Castle, now to be found in Europe. Through structures like there and the popes palace we see hear and feel more of the past than by any amount of reading. There is a fascination about Avignon and its vicinity, makes me hate to leave though I must do so tomorrow.