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Old May 18th, 2008, 01:24 AM   #1
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Surprising Lyon!

During my holiday i went to Lyon, the third city of France (aprrox. 500.000 inh./ 1.250.000 included suburbs). I was surprised of the diversity and beauty of the city. Here my pictures of the city center and a few pics of the (sometimes) ugly suburbs.



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We start with some ugly buildings near the train station Perache.



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Old building in a shopping street.


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Beatifull buildings in the city center.


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In the background you see the tower of Credit Lyonais.



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At the borders of the Rhone.



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The Saone, an other river in the city.



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The quarter Fourviere.



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The Baselic (is that in Englisch a word? church) at the top of a hill.



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View over the city.



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Lyon is a very old city, but also kwown a an industry city. Here you can see the suburbs with the large oil-industry of the French multinational Fina.



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Contrast.



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And here the old center.



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Suburbs (Villeurbanne?), in the distance i think a nuclear plant and the mountains the Alps in the very distance (some more than 4000 m. high).



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High-density.



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The skyscaper of Credit Lyonais (165 m. high) in the bussiness district Part Dieu.



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The Baselic Fourviere.






Saone & Loire


Here a few pictures of the region Saone & Loire.

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Cluny.



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La Clayette



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The Castle of La Clayette.



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Paray le Monial



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Paray le Monial.



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Old May 18th, 2008, 01:42 AM   #2
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Very interesting pix. The basilic is great. Thanks very much.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 02:26 AM   #3
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Great photos! Thank you for sharing them with us.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 04:16 AM   #4
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wonderful place ...
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Old May 18th, 2008, 05:04 AM   #5
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Wow. Those are some perfect shots of Lyon and its contrasts, as well as the Saone and Loire (wait, did you not mean Saone and Rhone?) regions.

By the way, we say basilica in English.

And this is funny. When the French are taken in photos talking they are often puckering because of the way they form their mouth to pronounce many words.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 07:38 AM   #6
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wow, how beautiful! so glad i clicked on this thread. how lonely to see the Credit Lyonnais to be the only skyscraper in a downtown of mid-rises.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 01:46 PM   #7
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The photos are indeed very interesting. Lyon is beautiful.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 01:52 PM   #8
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Thanks for these photos

I like how Lyon is a transition between northern and southern France, as well as between the alpine regions and the rest of the country. The romans were right by making it the capital of the gaulish province. Quite frankly, it would have made a very good french capital as well.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 07:42 PM   #9
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Thanks for the replys.

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I found baselic a strange word, but didn't know the right word. Thanks.
The region is Saone & Loire. The Loire is also a river in France and lies western from the Rhone.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 07:45 PM   #10
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Great pics
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Old May 19th, 2008, 11:57 PM   #11
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Wonderful shots, it is much more hilly than I thought it was - those stairs look like a good bit of exercise. The Fourviere quarter also looks wonderful. Thanks for showing them!
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