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