The Right Angle Journal - Summer 2018 - 11

TWO EXCERPTS FROM
THE ROAD TO RONCHAMPS

ast September, a group of architects and designers travelled to the pilgrimage chapel
Notre-Dame-du-Haut in Ronchamp, France. Like many pilgrimages, unavoidably, some
walking was involved. The pilgrims describe some of their pedestrian experiences.
The full text will be published online and in hard copy this year.

WALKING IN LYON: NOT ALL WALKING EXPERIENCES ARE
PLEASANT, BUT THEY ARE OFTEN UNAVOIDABLE.
by CARL BLANCHAER

yon is a big city. We navigated our rental car to the old town, only to find that our
B&B had no access by car. So after a long travel day, we found ourselves pulling
suitcases over cobblestones - no easy task. The B&B was on the third floor of a
mediaeval building with a winding staircase that must have been the original, judging by the condition of the stone treads - at least five centuries
of foot wear. We dragged our suitcases up all three flights - also not an easy task.
One positive outcome of this exercise was that our largest suitcase earned itself a
nickname: The Beast.
We enjoyed Lyon immensely and wished that we had had more time to spend there.
At one of the main squares, we visited an artisanal market with over 150 vendors. I
never imagined that there could be so many artisans making saucisson that all looked
the same. Locals were getting their photos taken with celebrity chefs. (This could only
be France).
A tour of the upper town, Terreau, revealed some spectacular and really big wall
mural art. As we climbed the steep inclines, we passed some of the traditional silk
weavers' shops. For architects, passing by buildings by Tony Garnier, designed during
the Art Nouveau period, was magical, bringing back memories of our Cultural History
classes at U of M.
CARL BLANCHAER is design Principal at WZMH Architects in Toronto.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Right Angle Journal - Summer 2018

Message from the Board
Walking
Integrated Building Design... and More
Feature Project: Guelph Market Square
Index of Advertisers
Locations
The Right Angle Journal - Summer 2018 - Intro
The Right Angle Journal - Summer 2018 - cover1
The Right Angle Journal - Summer 2018 - cover2
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The Right Angle Journal - Summer 2018 - Message from the Board
The Right Angle Journal - Summer 2018 - Walking
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The Right Angle Journal - Summer 2018 - Integrated Building Design... and More
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The Right Angle Journal - Summer 2018 - Feature Project: Guelph Market Square
The Right Angle Journal - Summer 2018 - Index of Advertisers
The Right Angle Journal - Summer 2018 - Locations
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