I love Grenoble but what I do miss about Canada are the beautiful fall colours and sunshine. The last few weeks we’ve had rain, fog, rain, fog, some snow and clouds. It’s been pretty warm, but the wind and rain make going outside a miserable experience. Luckily, we got a full day of sunshine today and since I had the afternoon off, I hopped on my bike and brought my camera. There were a few places on my photo to-do list and when I was looking over my pictures at home, I noticed that each building has a dramatically different style. While the city center has classic European architecture, the rest of Grenoble is very eclectic. Most of of it has tall concrete apartment buildings, but every once in a while, you’ll stumble on something really unique.
The first building is one of my favourites. It’s 6 stories high and has a very photogenic exterior, which reminds me of a hair commercial. The interior isn’t quite as impressive – it’s an indoor parking lot.
I also didn’t have to go far to get some photos of two very different churches. Both are near my apartment but they’re extremely different in architecture. I went to the St Bruno church in the early afternoon, where I had to avoid all the street sweepers who were cleaning up after the morning market. The square in front of the church is filled with lost fruit and bags and garbage, but within half an hour, it’s all gone.