Tuscan road trip #1

Reducing about a thousand photographs to a couple of dozen suitable for blogging is a daunting task- hence my August road trip from Guernsey to Florence being posted so many weeks later.

First up- and not in order of travel- is Lyon, France. I had heard that Lyon was special, not least because the French call it their culinary capital- wow! It is a city overflowing with amazing statues and public spaces, stunning historic buildings and cathedrals, and of course the traboules hidden passages.


This tree's hanging seed pods were quite incredible.

Narrow steep stairways are in abundance, allowing you to get around on foot in a much more direct way than by car.

Once at the Basilica of Notre Dame de Fourvière you can enjoy panoramic views of the city.

Spot the little having a cool off!

Get a map of the traboules secret passages to uncover these historic places. We came across a lot of locked doors so the map isn't always reliable.

Lyon is really worth visiting. The December Festival of Lights is now firmly on my wish list.

Thanks for visiting!



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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla https://vannillarock.wordpress.com If you have come as a baker my blog is http://vannillarock.com i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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