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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.
Musée des Confluences Lyon videos
|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|
|Tour from the Renaissance Period|
|A tour next to an open magazin (store)|
|Musée de Beaux-Arts|
Missed some of my A to Z 2019 posts? Well look no further...
All photos by Buie-Collard