Two Days in Lyon, France

We spent a quick—too quick—couple of days in Lyon, France’s second largest city. According to Journal des Arts it is the second city for culture in France, coming in just behind Paris. The capital of the Lyon Metropolitan region, the city is a festival of museums, restaurants, cafes and historic architecture. We stayed in Vieux Lyon—the Old City—where we had stunning views of the town and could easily make our through the old streets to do some sightseeing. A quick ride in a funicular and we arrived at the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere, which overlooked the city.

 

Lyon, the gastronomical capital of France, is positioned between the Rhone and Saone Rivers, making it extraordinarily picturesque. In addition, Lyon is a college town. It is home to many well-regarded universities, and is ranked 34th in the world by students for desirability.

 

If you travel to France, it’s well worth a visit.

 

There are a few photos below of Lyon, taken in the Old City. Collections of photos taken in both Lyon and Paris are available in the galleries section. Licenses are available at www.evocativephotos.com

 

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The Old City in Lyon, France
Lyon, France–November 6, 2017–Dwellings around the Old City section of Lyon. The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere is at the top of the hill. Editorial Use Only.
Building on the bank of the Stone River in Lyon
Lyon, France — November 5, 2017 — People, cars and colorful buildings on the bank of the Saone River in Lyon, France. Editorial Use Only.
Side street in the Old City of Lyon
Lyon, France–November 6, 2017–Shops and Restaurants clustered in the Old City section of Lyon. Editorial Use Only.
The Stone River in Lyon, France
Looking down the Saone River in Lyon, France, at dusk.

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Asbury Park Photo Walk

A beautiful summer morning—just right for a photo walk with Michael and Beverly Miller in Asbury Park. We started at Convention Hall early when we had the pale morning light, and wandered around taking photos as the sky brightened and the beach and boardwalk began to fill up.

 

Here are some photos from the walk.

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Summer is Here–at Least in Spirit

Summer has arrived, if not officially, at least in spirit. The brand new Marina Grill opened for business in Belmar—and it was packed. The tent houses in Ocean Grove are being readied for the summer season, and the rides at Jenkinson’s Pavilion on the boardwalk at Point Pleasant are open for business on the weekends.

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Point Pleasant, NJ USA — May 14, 2017 Adults and children riding the “Wave Swing” at Jenkinsons Pavilion on the boardwalk.
Riders wave thier arms as they go around the bend
Ocean Grove, NJ USA — May 12, 2017 — Tent houses are set up for the summer season in Ocean Grove, NJ.
The Fishing Pier at Ocean Grove

The High Line–April 12, 2017

Now that the weather is turning nicer New Yorkers are back to leissurely (by New York standards) walks around the city. Here are some shots from a recent walk around the High Line.

Beautiful Day in NYC

Yesterday, February 2 was a beautiful day in Manhattan–although a bit in the brisk side. A stroll around Central Park provided some nice photo opportunities–see below. We will be in Hawaii in a coupe of weeks, so we will be posting from Maui pretty soon.

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Wollman Rink
Skaters on Wollman Rink in Central Park
New York City, USA — February 2, 2017 — New York City Police Car on duty in Central Park with children playing in the background. Editorial Use Only.
New York City, USA February 2, 2017 — The Gapstow Bridge in Central Park with ducks swiming in the pond below it. Editorial Use Only
Couple standing on a hill in Central Park looking at skyscrapers on the West Side
An Anonymous Couple Stands on a Hill in Central Park looking at skyscrapers on the West Side
New York City, USA — February 2, 2017 — The Gapstow Bridge in Central Park with ducks swiming in the pond below it.

Quick Trip to NYC

Just back from a quick trip to New York, where we went to see the show “Beautiful” about Carole King. Just tremendous.

The stage just before the show starts
The stage just before the show starts

 

The Christmas Tree is lit up; getting around 5th Avenue is a nightmare now that Trump tower is serving as the White House North. Speaking of Trump, we had lunch with friends from the Serenity Crystal cruise at the Jean-George Nougatine Restaurant at 1 Central Park West. Just spectacular.

Here are a couple of shots from around town.

 

Ice Skaters at the Bryant Park Rink in New York
Ice Skaters at the Bryant Park Rink in New York
A photo shoot in Bryant Park
A photo shoot in Bryant Park
Midtown Manhattan during the Christmas Season
Midtown Manhattan during the Christmas Season
Bryant Park in Winter afer the leaves have turned brown
Bryant Park in Winter afer the leaves have turned brown

 

Winter Fishing

It is cold and crisp in Spring Lake–perfect weather for some winter fishing.

A fisherman between the Posts and in the Water
A fisherman between the Posts and in the Water
Winter fishermen on the beach at Spring Lake
Winter fishermen on the beach at Spring Lake
Winter fishing in the ocean at Spring Lake
Winter fishing in the ocean at Spring Lake
Two Fisherman Coming off the Beach
Two Fisherman Coming off the Beach
A winter fisherman waits patiently on the beach in Spring Lake
A winter fisherman waits patiently on the beach in Spring Lake

 

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