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Old October 8th, 2012, 02:54 AM   #1
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LYON : modernity and history

Lyon is the second french metropolitan area with only 2.1 million inhabitants.
The inner city (Lyon+Villeurbanne) has a population of 625.000 inhabitants with an average density of 10.000 ppl per sqkm !!!
However this city is one of the most dynamic cities of europe... with a great mix of tradition and modernity

Lets make a battle !!! Tradition VS Modernity !!!

so let me introduce you the nine arrondissements of Lyon + Villeurbanne, the unofficial arrondissement

Lyon 1'st arrondissement :

Tradition

Saint Bruno des Chartreux

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Modernity

Lyon Opera House

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Lyon 2nd arrondissement :

Tradition

Cordeliers Square

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Modernity

Confluence (under developpement)

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Lyon 3rd arrondissement :

Tradition

Part Dieu Jules Favre

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Modernity

La Part Dieu !

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Lyon 4th arrondissement :

Tradition

Croix rousse hill

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Modernity

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a funicular converted into a subway

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Lyon 5th arrondissement

Tradition

Fourvière hill

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Modernity

Passerelle du Palais on the Saône river

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Lyon 6th Arrondissement

Les Brotteaux

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Golden Head Park

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Modernity

The international city (along the park and the Rhône river)

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Interpol HQ

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Lyon 7th arrondissement

Tradition

La fosse aux ours

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Modernity

Guillotière

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Jean Macé railway station

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Edouard Herriot Port

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Lyon 8th arrondissement

Tradition

Lumière brothers institute

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Modernity

Grange rouge

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The Urban Museum (many beautyful wall paintings)

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Lyon 9th arrondissement

Tradition

Barbe Island

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Modernity

Valmy subway station

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La Duchère Hill (under reconstruction)

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Villeurbanne the unnoficial 10th arrondissement (150.000 inhabitants)

Tradition

Gratte Ciel (kinda socialist architecture in the 30's under redeveloppement)

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Modernity

Charpennes

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Le Tonkin

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Lyon from a tower in Villeurbanne

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Old October 8th, 2012, 03:42 AM   #2
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Wonderful! thank's for sharing
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Old October 10th, 2012, 07:12 AM   #3
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Lyon qui belle ville!!! J'adore Lyon. In my last trip to Europe I was amazed with this wonderfull city.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 07:42 PM   #4
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Great and very nice photos from Lyon; really great
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