Columns Where in the World is the Observer? By The Suffield Observer | June 1, 2022 LikeTweet EmailPrint More More on Columns Subscribe to Columns Accompanied by friends of Observer volunteers Johanne and Jay Presser, right, the April issue of The Suffield Observer added Avignon, in southernern France to its long record of travels. Also pictured are Paul Savino and Lynn Ayotte. An ancient city, Avignon “welcomed” the arrival of Roman legions in 120 B.C. From 1309 to 1377 it was the seat of the Catholic popes. It remained under papal rule until becoming part of France in 1791 as part of the French Revolution. While visiting friends in a Georgia town near Savannah, Gloria and Bern Magliozzi had a chance to take the Observer to the famous Bird Girl statue in Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery. The statue, which is larger than it looks in the photo, is actually a replica of the original. That was moved to an art museum when it became endangered by public attention after a popular book and movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.