Lyon, Place des Terreaux

Like the square before, this one also has a curbed area in the center with heavy traffic passing on all sides. However, the island is large enough to be a place in its own right, and people will doubtless use it as such.

This is one of the newer quarters in Lyon - the old Roman quarters, to the west of the rivers, is laid out with narrow, twisting streets. The 17th and 18th Century additions are laid out on a grid, such as here.

Notice the extravagant fountain in the foreground.

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