La Part-Dieu neighbourhood in Lyon

La Part-Dieu is a neighbourhood in the 3rd arrondissement of Lyon, located around the Lyon-Part-Dieu train station. Beyond its importance as a major transport hub, La Part-Dieu is also the second-largest business district of France, with many office skyscrapers including Tour Incity, Tour Part-Dieu or Tour Oxygène. It also contains France’s largest shopping mall, La Part-Dieu Shopping Center.

Above, the district seen from the viewpoint of Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière.

Above, tracks leading to the Lyon-Part-Dieu train station.

Above, Mémorial National de la Prison de Montluc.

Above, Parc du Fort de Montluc.

Above, Esplanade du Dauphiné.

Above, Archives Départementales.

Above, Tour Part-Dieu.

Above, Lyon-Part-Dieu train station.

Above, on the other side of the tracks.

Above, public library, Tour Part-Dieu, Tour Incity, Part-Dieu shopping centre and Tour Oxygène.

Above, Tour Oxygène.

Above, tram.

Above, Tour Swiss Life.

Above, Tour Oxygène.

Above, Tour Incity.

Above, Parking des Halles Paul Bocuse.



Euromast is an observation tower in Rotterdam built in 1960. Its main observation platform is at 96m, while the Space Tower, a mobile capsule that takes visitors up and down the antenna, goes up to 185m. It offers a great view of the city.

Above, Erasmusbrug.

Above, Het Park.

Above, the hotel New Ocean Paradise.

Above, looking towards the harbour.

Above, Space Tower coming down.

Above, barge going through a lock.

Above, The Hague in the distance.

Above, Kop van Zuid area.

Above, SS Rotterdam.

Above, preparing to board the Space Tower.

Above, looking towards the train station.

Above, port of Rotterdam from the Space Tower.

Rooftop of Grande Arche de la Défense

La Grande Arche de la Défense is an office building in the business district of La Défense, west of Paris. After being closed for a few years, its rooftop was reopened to the public in 2017. It offers a good view of La Défense and the surrounding area.

Above, the Grand Arche from the ground.

Above, elevator shafts.

Above, entrance hall after getting out of the elevator.

Above, view of the skyscrapers of La Défense.

Above, Eiffel Tower.

Above, looking towards Arc de Triomphe.

Above, the glass panels are not directly at the edge of the platform.

Above, Parvis de la Défense.

Above, boardwalk to the other side of the Arche.

Above, Nanterre and the U Arena under construction.

Above, towers of bank Société Générale.

Above, the view is not quite 360˚.

Above, Areva tower.

Above, Bois de Boulogne.

Above, on the elevator on the way down.

Above, ticket booth.

Skyscrapers of Les Olympiades (Paris 13)

Les Olympiades is a district of residential towers located in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. Built from 1969 to 1974, the district consists of a dozen towers built along a large esplanade. A shopping mall, the Pagode, stands at the centre of the esplanade.

Above, looking back at Centre Pierre-Mendès-France (part of Panthéon-Sorbonne university).

Above, the esplanade.

Above, offices of AREP Group, south of Les Olympiades.

Above, more skyscrapers on Boulevard Masséna.

Downtown Montreal

Downtown Montreal is the central business district of Montreal and houses the large majority of the city’s skyscrapers.

Above, view of Downtown Montreal and Rue Sainte-Catherine from my room at Hôtel des Gouverneurs.

Above, view of Downtown Montreal from the Chalet of Mount Royal.

Above, Guy Concordia University.

Above, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Above, Centre Bell, home of the legendary Canadiens hockey team.

Above, dome of Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral.

Above, Place du Canada.

Above, Place Ville-Marie.

Above, CIBC Tower.

Above, underground shopping mall.

Above, looking towards Mount Royal from Place Ville-Marie.

Above, McGill University.

Above, Saint-Patrick’s Basilica.

Above, Phillips Square.

Above, Victoria Square.

Above, inside the Palais des Congrès.

Above, Chinatown.

Above, Complexe Desjardins.

Above, Contemporary Art Museum of Montreal.

Above, UQAM.

Above, Parterre du Quartier des spectacles.

Above, Place des Arts.

Above, Downtown Montreal at night from the Chalet of Mount Royal.