|Pompeii Street Sign in Roman Numerals|
|Les Deux Magots, The Two Chinese Figurines, Paris|
Numbers tell us the price of these cedri in Sorrento.
|Cedri for Sale in Sorrento, Italy|
They also provide us with important dates, on a bridge...
|Pont Alexandre III, Paris|
... or a bottle of French wine.
|Bottle of Pouilly-Fuissé Wine in Burgundy, France|
And the numbers on clocks have helped us keep track of time, for a very long time.
|Church of Sainte-Madeleine, Tournus (12th Century)|
|Eze Church (18th Century)|
Numbers can also ensure that we enter the right hotel room.
|Guest Room Door at Hotel Welcome, Villefranche-sur-Mer|
And they tell us how much power lies beneath the hood of a flashy sports car.
|Behind the Wheel of a Ferrari, Monte Carlo|
Other numbers are there to keep that power in check, like speed limits on the highway.
|Speed Limit on the French Riviera|
I especially appreciate numbers that prepare me for extreme weather conditions, like the hot summers in Provence.
|Provence Weather Forecast|
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