By way of distraction last weekend, I went to help my DB move from one well-appointed flat that he wasn't paying for (director's perks during his trial period) to one that he will be paying for (his trial period being at an end). (And while I was at it, take advantage of his super fast internet connection.)
The last time I was in Lyon it was also to help him move, funnily enough. This was a fairly painless affair because he was moving from one furnished flat to another furnished flat within the same city, so it just took a couple of car loads, a reasonable amount of humping up stairs, and a limited amount of cleaning (for me at any rate).
He moved from a flat with no view, to this:
|Overlooking the Confluence district|
|Looking towards the centre of Lyon|
The Alps are almost visible in the far distance.
|The building is a former convent school|
On Sunday morning, we took a break and went for a motorbike ride into the Monts d'Or and Beaujolais. The local stone is a remarkable vibrant orange/yellow and makes for some charming villages.
The scenery was typically rolling hills, pasture, meadows, fields of cattle, scattered villages, leafy woods and, of course, vineyards.
|This church positively glows in the sun|
|The pink ribbon was to celebrate some sort of Rosé day, I think|
|Rolling hills, charming villages in les Monts d'Or|
|This is the best graffiti I've seen in France|
|Most graffiti around Montpellier is of the basic tagging type|
|Nifty artwork and wonderfully radical messages, plus a lovely red door|
|Love the skull on the left|
|Someone's been very busy!|
I could get used to that.