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what a difference a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation makes

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My Weekend of Culture continued on Sunday. I went to church first, where the ward was located in an office building squeezed in between a health center and a dry cleaner's. People were lovely as usual and sad that I wasn't sticking around to help out. I'm going on splits* with the sister missionaries on Friday. They told me that most of their investigators were African immigrants.

Then a guided tour through Vieux Lyon ("Old Lyon") which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. And it showed. The tunnels were clean, free of grafitti, signposted, and fitted with automatic lights.



We started in Cathedral St. Jean. I love the way the light from the stained glass reflected on the opposite wall.



inside a traboule



As in Croix-Rousse, the passageways ended in courtyards.



very close quarters indeed



a surprisingly modern chandelier



a new use for an old well



I've seen doors in similar styles in Zanzibar and Morocco






and the furniture too.



I wish I'd bought something in this shop - it specializes in chalkboards shaped like whatever you can imagine.





* accompanying the missionaries when they teach potential converts
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On March 4th, 2008 05:48 pm (UTC), congogirl commented:
Too bad - I love graffiti!
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On March 5th, 2008 12:05 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
It just looks weird on medieval buildings!
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On March 4th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC), seegrim commented:
What fun pictures! I envy you! I look forward to traveling someday!
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On March 5th, 2008 12:10 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Thanks! I look forward to traveling *for fun* one day!
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