Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, who saved the city of Lyon from a cholera epidemic sweeping Europe in 1823, Fourvière forms part of Vieux (Old) Lyon, and was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1998. Basilique Notre-Dame de Fourvière looms impressively over the city of Lyon where it can be seen from many vantage points; not unintentionally, the basilica of Fourvière has become a symbol of the city. It receives 2 million visitors annually and is also know as “the hill that prays”.
By then, it was also time to bid farewell to my friends and Lyon. I enjoyed the festival tremendously and I am sure I will fondly remember a number of the artworks for a long, long time. Awwww, I hate good-byes…till the next festival, I love you Lyon and Mary, thanks for all the wonderful memories and friends you have given me. À bientôt.