Aerial Acrobatics on the Library

A platform suspended from the top of the 3e municipal library in Lyon became a stage yesterday. A performer entertained onlookers as traffic passed by unknowing beneath.

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We watched a woman performing acrobatic stunts on the side of the public library in Lyon.

Acrobatics on the side of the public library in Lyon, France
Acrobatics on the side of the public library in Lyon, France

We stopped and enjoyed the performance for a few minutes. I filmed what I could of the acrobatics on the library wall. The distance made it difficult to capture much usable footage. After a moment I remembered my Gorilla Pod; I set up and filmed the final shots using the impromptu tripod closer to the builder.

Most of the people milling into and out of the big train station did not seem to notice her. It was busy and the building site between the library and station obstructed much of the view. It did not help that anyone stopping in front the train station tends to be approached and overwhelmed by chuggers and others asking for money.

View of the library from the train station forecourt
View of the library from the train station forecourt
A performer stands on a suspended platform
A performer stands on a suspended platform
Aerial acrobatics on the side of la Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon 3eme
Aerial acrobatics on the side of la Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon 3eme

Searching on the library’s web site did not reveal any information about the event; I presume it must have been organised and part of something formal. Do you know? If so, please get in touch.

Film Credits

– Filmed on my Canon PowerShot SX700.
– Edited with Final Cut Pro.
– Music by SubtactAway [NCS Release]

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House Update

A break in our site visit schedule has given us more time to sort out some of the little details.

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We are in the middle of a longer-than-usual gap between site visits. Part of me is itching to go and see the house, and another part of me is glad to have some time to catch up.

No site visit doesn’t mean nothing is happening though:

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Confluence of Rhône and Arve

The Rhône’s waters are clear and glass like having come from the settled lake. The water of the Arve is cloudy with material carried down from the mountains. Where they merge is a confluence.

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During our last visit to the Switzerland, we saw the beautiful confluence of the rivers Rhône and Arve just west of Lake Geneva near the city of Geneva.

Confluence of the river Rhône and Arve near Geneva
Confluence of the river Rhône and Arve near Geneva

A short film of showing the confluence of rivers Rhône and Arve is embedded below and available on my YouTube channel.

The Rhône’s waters are clear and glass like having come from the settled lake. The water of the Arve is cloudy with material carried down from the mountains. These rivers meet here a few kilometres from the centre of the city.

Confluence of the river Rhône and Arve near Geneva
Confluence of the river Rhône and Arve near Geneva
Confluence of the river Rhône and Arve near Geneva
Confluence of the river Rhône and Arve near Geneva
Confluence of the river Rhône and Arve near Geneva
Confluence of the river Rhône and Arve near Geneva

And for those wondering why no-one ever shows the other side of the bridge, there is a railway line that obscures the view.

Bridge over the river.
Bridge over the river.

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After the Rain

A beautiful photo looking down Cours Lafayette towards the centre of Lyon. Unadjusted and unedited, the colour is as I saw it.

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It had stopped raining a few moments before, the sun was setting, and the light was just so. We were walking back with our groceries when I had to stop to take this photo.

Cours Lafayette in Lyon after the rain
Cours Lafayette in Lyon after the rain

Unadjusted and unedited, the colour is as I saw it. I was delighted the camera captured the moment so perfectly.

The location is the same as the recent tree felling; the photo looks down Cours Lafayette towards the city.

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Lighter

An early train and a sunrise run – two signs the days are getting longer.

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As we sat on the early morning train between Lyon and Vichy last week, I wondered if it was getting light a bit earlier in the journey than the previous weeks.

We took that early train frequently around this time two years ago when we were looking at land in the area, and then when we were choosing the builder and designing the house. The train is at just the right time to observe the lengthening days as the seasons change. In winter, most of the journey is in darkness. By summer, the sun is already up as we wait on the station platform in Lyon.

My other marker for the lengthening days is my morning runs, and on Monday my suspicions were confirmed. I witnessed my first pink sky sunrise of the year. I’m always a little disappointed not to have my camera for those moments, so I don’t have a picture for you. But, I do have these happy daffodils from a recent evening walk to offer instead.

A sea of daffodils
A sea of daffodils

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