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