Croix Rousse, Lyon, France

by okayart

Croix Rousse, Lyon, France.  Oil on Canvas.  2012.

Croix Rousse, Lyon, France. Oil on Canvas. 2012. 

This is a view of what are now apartment buildings rising up the steep slope of Croix Rousse, in Lyon.  Many of the buildings were former silk weaving factories.  Their large windows were designed to let in a lot of daylight for the weavers.  My painting is a composite of two photos I took while in Lyon in 2011, and of course it includes a bit of imaginative memory as well.

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