16 September 2010

Two Rivers Run Through It

Two rivers run through the city of Lyon - the Rhône (actually called a fleuve in French - a river that flows into the sea) and the Saône, which flows into the Rhône at the southern edge of the city.

Below are two photos of the Rhône.  I'll post more of the Saône soon.


From the banks of the Rhône, looking across
to the opera house (the domed building on the left)
and the Croix Rousse hill on the right.



Looking across from the west bank. Some of the péniches, or barges, 
docked along the river are private residences while others have been 
transformed into bars and restaurants.

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