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6/43.- Lyon, La Saone

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This photo was taken a few yards from where I took the previous one. You can see here a sample of the buildings in 'Vieux Lyon'. The name of this district was not chosen randomly. This is the oldest district in Lyon. In the area there are rests from the 2nd century BC's settlements.

Banking and trading activities that made possible the construction of these wonderful buildings were transferred to the other river bank at the beginning of the 18th century. A couple of centuries of decadence followed. There were even plans to demolish the area. Thank god, 'Vieux Lyon' was classified as a protect area in 1964 and preserved for ever after.

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