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Daily Photo 53: Lyon (2)

The Lumière brothers may have hailed from Besançon, but it was in Lyon that they made their greatest strides in the development of cinematography. This mural in Lyon – Auguste on the left and Louis on the right – is incredibly realistic: even the shadow of the balcony at which they appear to stand takes […]

Daily Photo 6: Lille

Rich in museums and galleries, not to mention bookstores (including Furet du Nord, one of the largest in Europe), Lille can easily be visited on a daytrip from London. Last year it was honouring Mexican culture, as can be seen from these exuberant beasts atop their pedestals in the road running up to the city’s […]