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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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Very interesting pix. The basilic is great. Thanks very much.
 

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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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The photos are indeed very interesting. Lyon is beautiful.
 

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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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Thanks for the replys.

@edubejar
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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