lyon. oh, lyon. you make me tick. a city full of everything i adore: beautiful patisseries, plenty of bookstores (an english one and a cooking one plus all the french ones), tons of light, a place to climb to see all of the city, two rivers…
but because this entry so image heavy, i’m going to keep the text light by simply listing 40 reasons why i love lyon.
vingt et un// live music. i didn’t realize how much i missed austin until i saw this band playing in the street. i stayed here for a good hour because it just felt so good being around music that was real and not coming from speakers.
vingt-huit// the lovely house from the 1930s that i stayed in. top right, do you see that odd silver circle? it’s the doorbell! you turn it, and it makes a click-click-click-click noise. instant love for me.
making a spontaneous trip to lyon for a weekend was one of the best decisions i’ve ever made. as usual, the same things happen each time i travel: i met wonderful people. ate wonderful things. saw wonderful things. and just fell in love.
ps: if you know me at all, and if you know lyon at all, you will notice that there are two very important things missing: bernachon chocolate and les halles. don’t know what i’m talking about? don’t worry – i’ll be back again in lyon next week, and i’m going to go visit those two places and report back! the first visit was for the festival, and the second visit will be for the gourmand in me.