Saturday, April 13, 2019

A to Z Lyon


A to Z Challenge Here
What I love about Lyon is that it has some wonderful presentations of the many époques it has as its history. From Gaelic and Roman times to nowadays, it is easy to see all these different phases in this city’s life cycle, and it is breathtaking.

We are lucky enough to have my step-son, who is a teacher, living there. He took us on a tour to show us this aspect of Lyon, the ancient, old, new, and modern. I recommend him if you’d like to see Lyon!
First, a story about the Musée des Confluences...The Romans looked at building a fort here, in the confluence of the two rivers, Le Rhône and La Saône but they didn't because of the high water table. When the City of Lyon started to build this museum, they had to re-do the footers six (yes 6) times, because it kept sinking. In one of the films below they talk about the construction going over budget. Ha ha ha. But they don't tell you why. This is why. Talk about learning the hard way. What's really funny is in the video, the song keeps saying over and over and over "Do it right, Do it right!"

I will let the videos and photos speak for Lyon now.



Outside…


And inside.


La Saône River

Passage Passerelle du College

Quai Jean Moulin, where the Gestapo tortured and killed Resistance fighter Jean Moulin

Part of the University in Lyon

Swimming Center on the banks of the Rhône

Musée des Confluences inside


Roman Amphitheater which looks out onto the Alps...

Le pèlerinage de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle (on one of the trails leading to St. Jacques de Compostelle)

Someone had fun covering this handrail with crocheted colors

A view of the streets...

Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon

Colorful buildings

Tour from the Renaissance Period

A tour next to an open magazin (store)

Musée de Beaux-Arts


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All photos by Buie-Collard

9 comments:

  1. Great to have family in some places you can visit! Beautiful photos.

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  2. Looks like a beautiful place - I've actually never been. Must add it to my list.

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  3. It's always nice to have an insider's view of a place. Though I've been to Tijuana Mexico many times in my life, for one of my most recent visits (now years ago) a customer who was from there came to pick my wife and I up in San Diego and showed us a view of the city I had never seen. It takes someone living there to see behind the curtains.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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  4. They had to re-do the footers six times!! That's quite a lot!! Lyon seems like a place with a lot of culture, history and of scenic beauty. Thanks for letting us explore it through your words and amazing pictures :)

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  5. What fascinating photos! They're all great and I enjoyed seeing them here, as I won't be making a trip there any time soon. Thank you for sharing these views with us.
    I especially loved the handrail with the crocheted cover. I was in Kentucky for a quilt show a few years ago and they'd covered tree trunks with crocheted and knitted work, which was fun to see.

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  6. Great photos have me the feeling of actually being there. Love the cathedral facade and the crocheted railing. I've been to France but never to Lyons.
    http://gail-baugniet.blogspot.com
    AtoZTheme: very short stories

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  7. I do like that Musée des Confluences, that is very cool architecture. Humans are a funny bunch we can seriously mess some things up. but we can also produce some amazing stuff too.

    Thank you very much for your visit to my blog it was very kind of you to comment. I am not getting to visit too many blogs on the A to Z this year as I am building my own small building in our garden. . . A workshop for myself . . Sadly it will not be as grand as that museum. I think the local planning department might shout at me. However it will not a straightforward little shed, I am not that sort of chap.

    Enjoy the rest of the A to Z

    Rob Z Tobor

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  8. Beautiful! I love the depth and layering of history.
    Black and White: L is for Leviathan

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  9. A reminder that I need to revisit Lyons some time soon!

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