Lyon old and new

It’s hard not to compare the past and the present here. We are staying in a part of Lyon called la Cité Internationale, which is a huge multi-use Renzo Piano-designed mixed-use complex which seems to have been begun in the 1980’s and finished in 2006. Continue reading

Losing weight in Lyon

Yup, 75 pounds of excess weight left us today. We found the local FedEx office – after several discussions with their office in the US, one false lead which took us to the wrong place, and a final moment of success in an industrial park outside of Lyon. Continue reading

A bit of déja vu

We were sad to leave our lovely gîte this morning, and mostly sad to leave its wonderful pool. We spent yesterday there in a zen state, in our favorite spot under the olive trees, though I did bestir myself long enough to capture amazing cloud pillows on the horizon. God’s shaving cream?

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