From afar, this building looks like an ordinary building with people hanging out on their balconies. But, viola, as you go nearer, you’ll realize that this building is coated with mural paintings of famous people from Lyon. They look real at first glance. These people, I was told, are coming from all walks of life, experts in their own chosen endeavours.
Yes, they’re well-known personalities who hail from and make Lyon proud. There are journalists, chefs, artists, actors, professors, sportsmen, historians, poets, architects, botanists, scientists, and many more.
If you’re curious who these people are, find the list of people with their corresponding numbers on the ground floor. Out of the many portraits, I kinda guessed Antoine St De-Exupery, best remembered for his story, The Little Prince.
Lyon is more than its fabulous murals across the city. This historical city on the central-East part of France is the country’s cuisine capital. And, indeed, I didn’t leave the city without devouring their local dishes. We had a full-course meal. I couldn’t remember now what we ordered but thanks to a friend of mine who brought me to a good bouchon.
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