The riverbank of the Saône is being renovated. New paths, walks, and facilities are being constructed. The result will be grand, impressive, and well trafficked.
This post is about a different, less grand, bank of the Rhône river. A somewhat less trodden section that thanks to a new footbridge is now easily accessible from our apartment.
Three new bridges have been built in Lyon recently. We set out this weekend to cross one and then walk down towards the city centre.
The new bridge has a clever design that combines two paths into one structure: one flat and one curved.
The walk from the west bank down to Lyon’s opera house was a mixture of delightful, narrowing, and surprising.
The crisp dry leaves on the path were delightful. I enjoyed kicking up the leaves with each stride. A simple pleasure.
The path narrowed along one section. Enough for us to question if the path would suddenly stop or become impossible to continue along.
The surprise came near the end. A small encampment appeared. We knew of larger encampments on the outskirts of the city, but I had not seen one in the centre.
We walked through the camp and emerged onto the street near the opera house and town hall.