When you leave Vienna behind, you can feel the light changing.

 

Well it must be here, the south door… It’s the moment to push the palette to gold and purple tones. The beautiful Crussol ruins would have pleased Old’ Hugo, Romantism leader. No doubt that it would have been a great inspiration to illuminate his  rays and shadows of the Olympio’s sadness. The light changes all the time above the old castle. It’s amazing to feel the clouds at the point of the paintbrush

 

Rhone Vignobles Côte Rotie - Emily Nudd-Mitchell

Vineyards hills devour slightly the trees along the Rhône. Côte Rôtie – Toasted hill – really earns her name…

We can understand why the Romans decided to settle here. Antic Vienna used to be a fantastic magalopolis with mass-production industries. Just like the famous Vienna ceramics! Watching the river flowing, I imagine all the hidden treasures sleeping under water.

Finally the megalopolis moved away, Lugdunum got bigger. A nostalgic wind still blows around here: there are so many houses with columns, perystiles, pergolas and even sculptures to the ancient in the gardens.

 

How amazing – and moving – to see such influence of this gone the way of the dinosaurs civilisation on today’s way of life !