dimanche 14 décembre 2008

La Fête des Lumières

The annual Fête des Lumières was this past weekend. The origins of the Fête des Lumières date from 1643, when through fervent prayers to Mary, the city of Lyon was spared from the plague.

Merci Marie!
Rue de la Republique had little curlique thingies hanging from the trees.Place des Jacobins had a little fish motif.The St Jean Cathedral was gorgeous.Gare Saint Paul, near my apartment, changed colors.This year's Fête des Lumières had the theme, "Through the eyes of a child." The slow in Place des Terreaux began by making the Hotel de Ville look like a dollhouse.The picture in the bubble is of the fountain across the square, which they made look like it was in a snow globe.
The show there finished with a pseudo-fingerpainting design.
And a child's writing, complete with misspellings.And there were many other little things along the streets.

2 commentaires:

Ms. Liminal a dit…

Your pictures are beautiful. Thanks for posting these.

baby a dit…

waa, i missed that wasnt here this year :(
usually its not that great...