ADVENTURES IN GAUL (PART 3)
Lugdunum Roman Gaul (Lyon, France)
On the last day of our adventure to rediscover the ancient sites where Catrin, Celtic warrior princess, journeys in APOLLO’S RAVEN, my daughter, Sonja, and I discovered the Botanical Garden of Lyon—an eight-acre haven of lush gardens, greenhouse, blue-green lake, mythological statues and zoo. We postponed our train ride to Marseille, France until we had a chance to explore this park.
Below is a pathway along a blue-green lake in the gardens.
Sonja poses on a pathway next to a pond leading to the garden.
Below is a statue of a mythological female centaur (part human and part horse) kissing her lover.
The colonnaded rose garden, pictured below, was yet another example of the splendid gardens in this lush botanical garden.
After a six-hour respite in the Lyon Botannical Gardens, Sonja and I boarded a train along the scenic Rhone River to the site of the ancient city of Massilia, Gaul (modern Marseilles France) to continue our adventures
(To be continued–Quest for Catrin: Adventures in Gaul)