Theatres Romains de Fourviere

Lyon, France

Lyon, France

Lyon, France

Lyon, France

Lyon, France

Lyon, France

Lyon, France

Lyon, France

Lyon, France

Lyon, France

Lyon, France

Lyon, France

Two Roman theaters on Fourviere Hill in Lyon, France
built between 17 B.C. and 160 A. D.

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Cathédrale

Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, France

Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, France

Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, France

Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, France

History & Beef in Vieux Lyon

Lyon, France

Seemingly insignificant doors that lead to centuries-old passageways… Christian ruins that date back to the 2nd century… Beef Street…

Lyon, France

Vieux Lyon has it’s share of fascinating stuff. I guess one of the reasons I love visiting old towns like this is that I never get over the fascination. I come from a city that can barely keep up it’s buildings from the 1900s, so when I’m walking down a street that’s been there since Roman times and eating my daily baguette in front of a cathedral built before Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, I find it all perpetually amazing.

Lyon, France

Places like this capture the imagination. What was life like here in the 2nd century? Who was sneaking down this passageway 600 years ago? Has the steak always been this
great on Beef Street?

Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon, France

So much to ponder when wandering through history…

Lyon, France

Lyon, France

Angels on Fourvière Hill

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, Lyon, France

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, Lyon, France

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, Lyon, France

Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière, Lyon, France

It’s nice to know there’s always someone watching over you.

Lyon and Back Again

Lyon, France

It went by way too fast, like it always does. One minute we’re in Place Saint Jean enjoying fresh ham and cheese baguettes, taking in the warm summer sun and the Renaissance sites of Vieux Lyon, then all of a sudden, I’m back here at home eating leftover pizza in front of my computer wondering where the time went.

Lyon, France

We had finally begun to understand that coffee was all you could order at the cafe next door before 10 am, but after 10, coffee was off limits. We had just figured out how to buy tram tickets for the ride up to the Roman amphitheaters, how to not get really lost in the Presqu’ile, and that the best way to end the night was to share a pichet of wine at a sidewalk cafe (ok, that last one works in other cities too).

Lyon, France

We knew where to find the astrological clock, the Bertholdi fountain, and a nice cold Coca in Place des Terreaux, but it was already time to leave. We never did quite figure out those secret traboule passages in Croix-Rousse though…

Lyon, France

It’s hard to let go of a good trip. I try so hard to keep it fresh in my memory and make it last, because no matter how long I’m there it’s never long enough.

Lyon, France

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