More roof tops ~

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Lyon roof tops, May 24, 2017

Photo taken from the very steep and numerous steps leading down from the Fourvière Hill, after having visited the very ornate Basilica Notre Dame de Fourvière at its top, captured in a heaven of roses in the photo below. Find a short slide show of the basilica at this site here.

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La Basilique Notre Dame Fourvière, May 24, 2017

Pretty windows, rooftops ~

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Vieux Lyon, May 23 2017

Just one (upward-looking) glimpse of the “old town” section of Lyon. What a person can see these days is only the tip of the “old” iceberg, though; as this site here explains, human settlements in this area date back to 10,000 BCE, and the hill that rises up behind these roof-tops was the site of the original Lyon, a Roman city, established in 43 BCE.

London > Lyon

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Lyon, aerial view, May 21, 2017

Lyon sits right at the confluence of the Saône and Rhône rivers; in this photo, the Saône is on the left and the Rhône is on the right of that spit of land, which is called Presquisle (almost an island), which is also … where we’re staying!

British pub signs #10

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At the sign of the round table, May 18, 2017

The round table would be none other than King Arthur’s of course, which–who knows?–probably never existed, but this sign is based on a reproduction of the legendary original designed by Edward I around 1290 in honor of the betrothal of one of his daughters. It’s known as the Winchester Round Table, and you can read more about it here.