Thursday, February 17, 2011
Modern French Architecture
The end of Lyon's island has been under intense construction for a couple of years. It used to be the old ports and the city elected to revamp/redo the whole thing. This is what we saw--a Modern French City. All this along the river.
Going to be cinemas, shopping, etc. (I believe)
Across the canal
River boats the whole way along. It's charming to walk along the river.
There are several night clubs and restaurants sprouting up, including the Two Michelin Star restaurant Nicolas Le bec
Kinda smarmy photo of Monsieur Le Bec
What you eat chez Monsieur Le Bec!
Odd contrast across the river, old ramparts and gates to old castles that no longer exist.
A few manor houses scattered about.
The Sucrerie, an old sugar warehouse that housed a super cool museum of modern art over the last 10 years or so. I am very sad that it will no longer exist. It was one of my favorite places to go.
In truth, I find it lacking in soul. I prefer the old architecture, warm, full of life, with many ancient tales to be told. Visiting Lyon's Modern City was interesting, impressive even.
Voila! Gros bisous d'architecture moderne et a demain!