Interim photos on two topics: 1) Lyon’s wonderful tradition of frescoes and murals on large and small building walls; and 2) Political posters around town (hint: les Lyonnais are not focused on Drumph). Also, can’t not have a photo of food.
Three little Lyonnais kids eating their croissants on a lovely Saturday morning in a small plaza in the middle of the city. The French are proud of their relatively high (for white Europeans) birth rate and the city is full of kids and families.
Murals and Frescoes
There are so many of these–big, small, painterly, more graffiti-like, funny, lovely. It’s a treat to walk around the discover them.
There are many like this–this one is a window into a person’s brain.
Part of much larger mural on a 10 story building, this bit is a bookstore window. Not related to the one below.
This one is near our apartment. What’s painted and what’s real?
There are many more, but enough for now.
I think I’ve posted a few of these already, but here’s three more: one on European politics, one on women’s rights and one on the refugees.
Here’s a good one about the effect of the austerity measures on “solving” Europe’s problems.
March 8 is International Women’s Day. This poster is on those 3-way ad displays you see at bus stops. Much of the world celebrates International Women’s Day, but I don’t think the US.
This one is about opening the borders for the refugees. I like the image of the scissors and the victory sign cutting the barbed wire.