At night fall, the festival begins.
According to the program, there are 78 performances, displays and light shows around the city of Lyon. It is daunting, if not impossible, to see all in one night. So we decided to focus on one area and see as much as possible in that area.
Since we were already in
Vieux Lyon, we started the walk from there…
Encounters @Saint-Jean Cathedral As you arrive to the square lighted at 360° from a mysterious monolith, you will enter into a flood of light and discover the architecture of the cathedral and the buildings around the square in a new way. Variations in colors, intensity and patterns trace pathways across the city to the accompaniment of interweaving musical compositions.
Then we moved across the Bonaparte bridge, following the opening theme of
(see video recording below), to this grand symphony show on the banks of the Saône river. Lawrence of Arabia Continue reading “Fête des Lumières – Lyon, France”
December 7th, 2013, we arrived in Lyon
Continue reading “Lyon, France”
Mistral is a famous northwesterly wind in the south of France.
Frédéric Mistral is a Nobel Price winning writer and poet – who led the movement to revive Provencal language and literature in the late 19th century.
Grand Rue Frédéric Mistral, in a cold blustery day, is a mere coincidence. Continue reading “Les Baux-de-Provence”
The mistral blows…
Talk about being in the right place
at the right time. Continue reading “Sur le Pont d’Avignon”
Exactly how many towers and turrets stand in the walled city of Carcassonne? I lost count.
Continue reading “Cité de Carcassonne, France”
We arrived in Marseille early afternoon and headed directly to Notre-Dame de la Garde.
I visited this cathedral back in May 2009. It remained my favorite place in all of Marseille.
Continue reading “Sunset in Marseille”
“It was pleasant to drive back to the hotel in the late afternoon, above a sea as mysteriously colored as the agates and cornelians of childhood, green as green milk, blue as laundry water, wine dark.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night
Continue reading “Drive to Italy”
glorious sunset and on my way back to the hotel, I got side-tracked by these newly installed Christmas decorations…
Continue reading “Nice Christmas Market”
Most restaurants in France are closed on Sundays. The thought of having nothing quality to eat makes me anxious. So I made arrangements ahead.
Continue reading “Le Chantecler, Nice”
The first time I went to Monaco, I could
barely keep my eyes open.
Yes, you read that right. Open.
Continue reading “Monaco”