Statue banks Soane Lyon

Strolling along the river bank in Lyon presents you with lots of options.  Which river?  Rhone or Saone.  Which bank? Thankfully there are lots of bridges enabling you to switch sides of your chosen river at will.  Both rivers are dotted with fine examples of modern sculpture.  I was particularly taken with this of one man carrying another.  It is curiously moving, as you look more closely you realise that the two figures are the same man, or identical twins.  The statue is the work of a Scandinavian duo called Elmgreen and Dragset.

To see what else we got up to in Lyon check out my Street Art in Lyon and Confluence Museum posts.



  1. June 11, 2017 / 12:30 am

    We always fly through Lyon on the motorway heading south. It looks such an amazing city, one day I’m actually going to stop there!

  2. June 11, 2017 / 6:24 am

    That does look interesting, I’m going to look them up. Lyon looks like a fabulous place to visit. I’ve been enjoying your posts. And just look at that blue sky too! #MySundayPhoto

    • Catherine
      June 11, 2017 / 8:53 am

      The river banks are being spruced up, so I expect mote interesting sculpture will appear!

  3. photalifemedia
    June 11, 2017 / 8:14 am

    What a brilliant looking statue, always wanted to visit Lyon

    Thank you for linking up

  4. June 11, 2017 / 10:19 am

    That is quite a moving statue. Sounds like an interesting place to visit

  5. June 11, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    Oh, a great image. I went to Lyon many many years ago and it has changed a lot since then. I really must get back some time soon.

  6. June 11, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    At first glance I thought it was a man rescuing a woman but a man carrying himself….that’s very thought provoking!

  7. June 12, 2017 / 4:36 pm

    that statue looks huge, is it really as big as i think it is?

  8. June 13, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    Hi Catherine, it is an interesting statue, I wonder if there is a story behind the creation?


  9. June 14, 2017 / 11:05 am

    This is a really interesting sculpture, it does look like a wonderful place for a stroll.

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