Fête des Lumières 2008 - Fourvière et St-Jean - Reflets dans la Saône

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Argenna on July 20, 2009

Nice colours and photo. Good luck on NPC .

Greetings, Argenna.

Pierre-Jean Durieu on July 21, 2009

Thank you for your kind comment, Argenna*

Greetings from France. Pierre-Jean

bacsaáron on November 19, 2009

Excellent! Áron

ch. bebessi on November 19, 2009

Wonderful night shot with kind coloures. greetings, ch.

Pierre-Jean Durieu on November 20, 2009

Thank you Aron and ch for your kind comments.

The Festival of Lights (in french : "Fête des lumières") in Lyon, France expresses gratitude toward Mary, mother of Jesus on December 8 of each year. This uniquely Lyonnaise tradition (since 1852) dictates that every house place candles along the outsides of all the windows to produce a spectacular effect throughout the streets. The festival, which includes other activities based on light, lasts 4 days (since 1999), with the peak of activity occurring on the 8th. The two main focal points of activity are typically the Basilica of Fourvière (this picture shows it in the background) which is lit up in different colours, and the Place des Terreaux, which hosts a different light show each year.

(Excerpt from Wikipedia

We are already preparing our cameras for 2009 Festival of Lights.

Greetings from Lyon. Pierre-Jean

Valerio Manassero on December 29, 2012

Beautiful photo! Like! I wish you a happy new year 2013! Greetings from Italy!

Pierre-Jean Durieu on January 1, 2013

Thank you Valerio Best wishes for the new year. Greetings from Lyon.

jf bonnefond on February 3, 2013

Toujours aussi bon photographe. *LIKE16* and favorite. jean

Pierre-Jean Durieu on February 3, 2013

Merci Jean

Voir aussi une collection de mes images de la fête des lumières...

Christos Theodorou on February 3, 2013

Une vue nocturne spectaculaire !!! Salutations.

Pierre-Jean Durieu on February 3, 2013

Merci Christos

La fête des lumières est effectivement un évènement des plus spectaculaires chaque année.

Salutations de Lyon. Pierre-Jean

jf bonnefond on November 14, 2013

Always great. LIKE. Greetings. jean

Gena Polozhinskiy on May 29

Excellent night shot, L+F!

Pierre-Jean Durieu on May 29

Thank you, Gena for all kind comments.

Greetings from France. Pierre-Jean

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Photo taken in Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine, Lyon, France

Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 5, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Pierre-Jean Durieu
    • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
    • Taken on 2008/12/05 22:31:17
    • Exposure: 0.400s
    • Focal Length: 32.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash