Relax and Enjoy
I am starting to get adjusted to the quietness of Sunday. Most everything is closed except for the tourist areas and even there, groceries stores are closed. So if you want a baguette on a Sunday, the gas station is an option. Not the premiere location for gastronomic experiences, but they bake baguettes fresh every half hour and croissant and pain chocolat three times a day.
Sunday afternoon in the city. What do those city folks do? Go to the park and Lyon does parks well.
Beautiful Entrance ….Notice Gold Leaf
Parc de la Tête d’Or (“Park of the Golden Head”), in Lyon, is an urban park in France, with 117 hectares (290 acres) it is 8.5 times smaller than bois de Vincennes in Paris. Located in the 6th arrondissement, it features a large lake on which boating takes place during the summer months. Due to the relatively small number of other parks in Lyon, it receives a huge number of visitors over summer, and is a frequent destination for joggers and cyclists.
At the northern end of the park, there is a small zoo, with giraffes, elephants, tigers and other animals. There are also sports facilities, such as a velodrome, boules court, mini-golf, horse riding, and even a miniature train. They let me on the train, but park authorities wouldn’t let me on the free kiddie rides. Here’s a few pictures of the new menu offerings.
Best Served Barbeque with a. Side of White Sauce
Best Served with a Very Tall Beverage of Your Choice
This Little Fella is called Petit Foie Gras
The park is a fantastic place to relax especially this month as the roses are in full bloom. It is true that you should stop and smell the roses. Then you should take pictures and upload them to you blog.
Close to an Acre of Roses
Every Color and the Smell
We are Still in the Park
You Can Even Rent a Boat
No Water Skiing
On my way out of the park, I had another one of those I could live here moments. So I started to scope out real estate. OK truth is I wanted to stare into the really ritzy apartments/ flats overlooking the park. I am guessing that they are more than $500 a month including utilities. I looked on one balcony and somebody in a uniform was serving tea to an elderly woman. The apartments must be a good deal because they come with staff.
If I have disappeared for any reason I am living on the apartment on the right. That’s top right as in the penthouse. Zzzzzzzzzzz. Have I been sleep blogging again?
My New Address