0434 When the Romans Ruled Lyon (France 050â€”new)
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Next morning, I woke up back in
I head out from the station north to explore the city a bit before booking my next ticket.
For now I just explore the center, and take, of course a picture of the Mairie and check out the various monuments and fountainsâ€¦ then I follow the
I guess I could camp like I did around
So I head across the bridge through the narrow, fascinating alleys of
â€śYou got luckyâ€ť Iâ€™m told â€śthereâ€™s just one bed leftâ€¦â€ť
20 Euros is more than what Iâ€™d like to pay for a hostelâ€¦ but, as I said, Iâ€™ve gotten out of the camping routineâ€¦
But thereâ€™s no time to relaxâ€¦ Iâ€™ve got a city to discoverâ€¦
I decide to go ahead and go uphill and check out the cathedral at the topâ€¦
Then I come across a cool surprise:
I clamber around for a bit and of course take my Roman amphitheater video clip and continue on up the hillâ€¦
At the top the cathedral, a magnificent structure, different from any other cathedral Iâ€™ve seen: Shining white with four hexagonal towers on each corner, arched pillars in the front and an amazing complexity of decoration both inside and outâ€¦
Definitely worth the climb up the hillâ€¦
Doesnâ€™t seem like thereâ€™s a whole lot else up here, so I decide to go ahead and head down the hill againâ€¦ this time down the stairs and winding paths of a park, and back to the city again.
I head back across the bridge to the center part of town and head straight north.