The Frogmarch

"I've got to pull up my stakes and roll, man." --Jean-Jacques Libris de Kerouac

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Photos in search of a blog post

Four photos taken just after sunset from the Grande Roue, the big Ferris Wheel that goes up in Place Bellecour every winter. It was disassembled and trucked away in the beginning of March, but I never got around to finding a blog topic to go with the pictures.

So here ya go. Probably worth your while to click on the photos to enlarge; excuse the railings.

First photo: Liftoff, facing north. Rue de la Republique and the Pathé theatre at the right; touristy but not-half-bad pizza place at center.

Second photo: Same direction from about 10 o'clock on the wheel. Large dome of the Hôtel-Dieu at right, smaller twin towers of the horlogerie at center, just outside our bedroom window.

Third photo: High noon on the wheel, looking across the Rhône to the Crédit Lyonnais tower (aka le Grand Crayon).

Fourth photo: Turning 90 degrees left, looking across the 2nd arrondissement toward the slopes of the Croix-Rousse and the Monts d'Or in the distance. Vieux-Lyon at left.


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