Antique print dated 1895. The page is over 120 years old and in good condition.
In order to enhance and protect the page we have set it within a brown frame with mount.
Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a gold frame, your choice. RtW.20.
Entitled – Lyons. – General view of the City of Silk from
the Church on the Fournievres Hill.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Lyons. – We now come back to Paris and journey by the famous “P.L.M.” (Paris, Lyons, and Mediterranean Railway) to Lyons, the second city of France, which is reached in ten hours. Two large rivers unite here, the Saone, flowing from the north, and the Rhone from the east; these rivers form a tongue of land on which the greater part of the city is built. It extends, however, to the opposite banks of both rivers, communication, being maintained by commodious bridges. On the right bank of the Saone are two steep hills, which rise in the form of an amphitheatre, and are partly occupied by streets. One of the steepest of these streets leads to the top of the hill, Fourvievres, from whence a superb view is obtained, the Alps being distinctly seen on the east, and the Cevennes on the south. Lyons is encircled by a line of forts, and contains 402,000 people. The town has been largely re-built since 1820, and now one may walk through magnificent streets of mansions and tree-planted quays. The cathedral is built on the slope of Fourvievres, and has four towers of the Gothic style of Louis XI. It stands 958ft. above the sea, and 400ft. above the Place Bellecour. Higher up the declivity is the Church of Notre Dame, built about the year 1200, on the site of Trajan’s Forum Vetus. Beside this church is a tower, or belvedere, 680ft. above the Saone. The Bibliotheque Publique contains 150,000 volumes, besides rich collections of prints and manuscripts. Lyons contains the most extensive silk manufactories in the world. Scattered over a district of forty miles are 700,000 machines, and the silk industry is valued at £15,000,000. Lyons is most advantageously situated at the junction of roads to Paris, Marseilles, Bordeaux, Geneva, Switzerland, Italy, and Auvergne.
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