In the traboules of Vieux Lyon, La tour Rose manifests its archaic but defiant beauty
“Flamboyant characters such as Molière and D’Artagnan…”
The narrow village cobblestone paths meandered through the old town. Archaic castles and cathedrals with colourful facades and hidden passageways plunged one into the tales of ones childhood. Standing in reverie, flamboyant characters such as Molière and D’Artagnan suddenly came to life, manifesting the sophistication and elegance of French Culture.
“The smell of cigarettes and croissants, mingled with the aroma of coffee…”
Walking hurriedly through the city square, I skirted the narrow walkway dodging the pedestrians while simultaneously glimpsing the diversity of their facial expressions, something which never ceased to amaze me. The smell of cigarettes and croissants, mingled with the aroma of coffee and sound of traffic as the city stirred from its slumber. Suddenly, I found myself standing by a riverbank looking yonder towards the old city. A myriad of vibrant colours illuminated archaic buildings with beautiful facades created a truly picturesque scene, manifesting the creative splendour of the Renaissance.