Who doesn’t love a birds-eye view of pretty red roofs? I chose this photo of Lyon because as of about 5 hours, this will be my home for the next 11 months! Visible here is the Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste, constructed over the somewhat excessively long period between 1180 to 1480, and founded by Saint Pothinus and Saint Irenaeus, the first two bishops of Lyon. St Jean, along with all these other roofs, comprise the Old Town of France’s 2nd-largest city. Lyon is rarely considered a tourist generation, as it is largely eclipsed by Paris and the Riviera. But it’s location is great–2 hours or less from the Alps, the Riviera, Paris, Geneva, and bits of northern Italy, and only a few more hours to Spain or Milan. Located at the convergence of two rivers, it’s cosmopolitan, historic and beautiful.