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  • Day14

    7 Rue Sainte Clotilde

    September 25, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Our Airbnb apartment is located in an old building which has been converted at some stage into living quarters. It's located in an old section of Lyon called Crois Rousse and is fairly typical of such rentals with quirks to spare. A toilet that sits crooked in its little space flushed by pulling a chain - except that would be a bit too rustic so there is a cute little attachment so that you push a little button which in turn pulls the chain. Hiiiigh ceilings with correspondingly tall doorways and huge windows over the street. It's in a good spot though accessible to many of the nice places to visit as well as a metro station. Its crowning glory however has to be the market that is open every day of the week from early morning to early afternoon. The high ceilings and large windows are a hold over from the silk weaving formed a big part of Lyon's past. The loom that was used to weave the wool - the Jacquard Loom - was invented in Lyon and it was so big that the rooms were built to accommodate, and light was pretty important as well. This apartment building would have been built in that period.Read more

    Sounds a bit of my living style except in Hervey Bay with nobody to impress--Beau