Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Empty space on sunday afternoon

I took this photo on sunday afternoon. The city seemed empty, the weather was clear and hot and no tramway was coming, so I decided to shot... That's all !
In Lyon, you have to tramways lines that can lead you to the main spots of the city. Urban transports are very developped...

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Our Eiffel Tower !

This strange tower made of steel is near the Church of Fourvière. It is a real conpetition if you compare their highness and it was a scandal when it was built because this tower, in reality used to broadcast tv programms, is higher than the church ! it is like if the Christian power undergone defeat face to the technic power...

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Monday, May 29, 2006

Two for one !

Today I decide to offer you two pictures of our city so as to introduce you a service called Velo'V and which consists in offering a free service that allow you to use a bike in one of the several stations in the city.
You just have to register by the web and you receive a card that you insert in a limit and it's ok ! It is very convenient, as you can imagine, because you always can use a bike to go somewhere, whenever and wherever you want. The first hour is free, then you pay less than 1 euro for the hour after it... And it's ecological ! Many cities think about it now...

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Sunday, May 28, 2006

This is a pen !

This photo shows us our great tower called "Le crayon" ("The pen") : it is a building composed of many enterprises and it watches over the city, especially the business area ! Away you can see the Alps...

Saturday, May 27, 2006

One more view by night

Yes, you understand that I really love to take photos by night... Perhaps Lyon is one of the most beautiful city to be seen by night ! So let me offer you this picture of the hospital called "Hôtel Dieu", built at the middle-age and where a famous doctor (who also, as you know, wrote somme famous novels...) called François Rabelais taught and practiced medicine !

Friday, May 26, 2006

Teddy bear

Sometimes, in Lyon, you can meet some strange characters ! Here is one of it : a enormous bear that stands up in the front of a shop which sell toys for kids ! Amazing, isn't it ?

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Lyon by night

Today I offer you a view of Lyon by night... I hope you will appreciate this photo I took with my Canon Ixus 700 : I am very proud of it !

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

St Antoine

The streets of Lyon are full of those pretty religious sculptures that embody the faith of its unhabitants. Each corner of the old city can give you a moment of pleasure by discovering a new figure. And this photo is an evidence of what the passer-by can find if he/she takes the time to pay attention to old buildings in detail...

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

A blue sky behind it

By reading this blog, you begin to understand that I really enjoy taking photos of Fourvière ! Let me present you one detail of this famous church which always watches over our city.

I swear : the next photo will offer you another view of our city, a modern one this time !

Monday, May 22, 2006

Is it an UFO ?

In fact, you are looking at one of the several columns of the public swimming pool of Lyon. This is an "old fashion" architecture that takes place on the waterfront of our river called the "Rhône". Be sure that if you go to Lyon, you couldn't fail it !

Sunday, May 21, 2006


Here is my first photo for this daily blog !
Of course, I couldn't begin without telling something about our most famous symbol in Lyon, Fourvière church... Built ar the end of the 19th century on an hill, oriental style, it overlooks our city. If you visit this church, have a look at the wonderful panorama that will give you the opportunity to see, if the weather is good, the "Mont Blanc" !