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... m. For our excursion to the silk district where we saw a demonstration on an old loom invented by Mr. Jacquard, patron saint of upholsterers everywhere! Silk scarves and ties were expensive souvenirs I was not tempted to buy. Next stop was a half hour at Des Halles of Paul Bocuse, a smallish but expensive gourmet food market where marinated prawns were$100 a kilo and smoked salmon $60 a kilo. We bought a small local cheese we are yet to savour. ...
... man approached a woman (who he obviously didn't know) and asked her to dance. It was one of the best moments, they danced away in the square, on the cobblestone street, not caring what anyone around them was doing. Everyone clapped after the song ended, and went back to exactly the way they were before.
After leaving our little restaurant we were headed down to stroll down along the river, when we noticed a book market. Claire has started an Alice ...
smooth cruising through my intern-ship
I left the US to go to France to experience the professional life in a two month intern-ship. The student rhythm and the professional one being very different, I was able to fully enjoy the city between the night trips to the Rhône and the few week-end walking here and there. ...
You know you're in France when...
You think you've been good that day because you only had one thing from the patisserie.
You can find your way back by knowing where you are relative to the cathedrals and ferris wheels.
You see a couple shamelessly making out and you feel like you're the one who's intruding even though they are the ones in public.
You walk down the street and stop at every other window to "faire la lèche-vitrine," or window shop (literally to lick ...
... noting that excavations in 1958 uncovered an amphitheatre with a seating capacity for 4,500 later expanded to 10,000 at the time of Emperor Hadrian in the year 119 AD? Just. Few years later (177 AD) the first Christian martyrs died for their faith in the amphitheatre.
Two ecumenical councils were held in Lyons one in 1245 and one in 1274. Some serious matters were discussed and some issues decided including. Reform in the Church, which seem to be ...