Presidential Visit in Lyon, May 1914



It seems that back then postcards were also used to spread some news, like here. This one depicts President Raymond Poincaré in Lyon in May 1914, a few weeks before WW1.

And with this postcard, I’m getting ready to hop on a “horse carriage” (well, actually a plane) and wave you goodbye for a few weeks, as I will most likely be more or less without the Internet for a while.

However, as I will certainly get a smart-phone soon (a first for me) do not hesitate to follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ if you don’t already do so.

I’ll be back sooner than you think and with a lot of full length blog posts.


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David Billa

David was born and raised in the French South West. After a few years in the US and a few more in Paris, he finally settled down in Japan. He blogs here about his various experiences and travels, with an emphasis on his home country, France.

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5 Responses

  1. JeP says:

    Bon voyage !
    (in french, by a french).

  2. Pomme C says:

    Good luck on your trip! (That seemed to me like a silly thing to say until I read about the Air France issue…) All my best wishes. Looking forward to hearing all about it. : )

  3. David says:

    Thank you to both of you. :-)
    Let’s hope Air France doesn’t screw my trip (I’m with them for just one tiny bit of the trip, so let’s keep our fingers crossed). I hated them already, this was the last straw I think.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Safe journey – and have fun.
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