Saturday, February 23, 2008

Poulnabrone Tomb, Caherconnell, Clare, Ireland

On the burrens near Caherconnell, County Clare, stands the Poulnabrone Tomb. It is one of those things you've just got to see. It's between 3000 and 4000 years old and is the tomb for at least 22 people.

You can see from my pictures that's it's in the middle of a field of limestone.

Here's the wikipedia article.

By the way, I wouldn't call Caherconnell much of a place!


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Monday, February 18, 2008

Passerelle du Palais de Justice, Lyon, France

Directly in front of Lyon's Palais de Justice is a foot bridge across the Saône.

Again, there's an amazing Birds eye view. My picture shows it on a Saturday afternoon when it was much more crowded.


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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Palais de Justice, Lyon, France

Lyon's Palais de Justice is known as "24 Columns."

Here's the wikipedia article (translated by Google) and here's my picture. I couldn't get an angle that would show all 24 columns!

Amazing Birds eye view.


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Monday, February 11, 2008

Saint Jean Cathedral, Lyon, France

At the foot of the hill below Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière is Saint Jean Cathedral. This was the main church in Lyon until Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière was built.

The wikipedia article is here and their site is here (translated by Google). My pictures begin here.

One of the most interesting items in the cathedral is an astronomical clock that dates to the 14th century.

Windows Live has a great Birds eye view.


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Friday, February 08, 2008

Fourvière - Saint-Jean Funiculaire, Lyon, France

The easiest way to get up the hill to the Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière is to ride the Fourvière - Saint-Jean Funiculaire. On the way down, wait until you can stand in the front of the car and you'll have this view.

Don't miss the Birds eye view or this one.

There's a map of the Lyon Metro here and the wikipedia article is here.


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Monday, February 04, 2008

Roman Theatre, Lyon, France

Just down the hill from Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière is a Roman theatre. Roman theatres are semicircular structures. Amphitheatres are circular.

From wikipedia:

On the south side of Fourvière are the (partially intact) ruins of a Roman Theatre (15 BC), only rediscovered in the 20th century, and now home to a museum and a series of concerts and operas throughout the summer, and the ruins of vast Roman Baths.
The Bird's eye is here. My pictures begin here.


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Friday, February 01, 2008

Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière, Lyon, France

The mother of my exchange students took me to Lyon for the afternoon. Our first stop was the Basilica Notre-Dame de Fourvière. It's not obvious in the aerial shot but there's a huge bluff to the East. Be sure and browse around some in the Bird's eye views. Unbelieveably, it's even more beautiful in person. The subway station is just to the West across the zebra stripes.

The wikipedia article is here. My pictures begin here.


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Now I've got a question for you. Look at this Birds eye. Look closely at the top of the building in the foreground. On the grey rooftop, there's a one-armed cross. Here's my photo of it.



Why?