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Paris in February Part 2

February 13, 2013 admin 3

Except for the view of Notre Dame Cathedral (above), this post is a mix of all the random/beautiful/fun things that I found while wandering around Paris. Why only a side of Notre Dame, you ask? Well, the cathedral’s bells were taken down for restoration and were on disp …

Paris in February. Part 1

February 11, 2013 admin 6

While I wouldn’t recommend traveling in Europe in February, I couldn’t resist going to Paris to visit a friend this past weekend. We got fairly lucky with the weather the first few days (I mean really lucky – it rained while we were inside and once we needed …

Sunny day and many reflections

January 29, 2013 admin 0

The area around the Grenoble Ecole de Management has some pretty interesting architecture that I’ve been dying to photograph. We finally got a rare sunny day, so off I zoomed to get some shots. I love how you can see the reflection of the World Trade Center and the moun …

Blue Face Painting

January 23, 2013 admin 2

Last weekend I took a break from my insanely packed class schedule to get started on my New Year’s resolutions: body paint more and take more photos (third on my list is to travel, but I’ll get to that some other time). My lovely friend was a very patient model as …

One of my favourite places

January 9, 2013 admin 0

This place (the Canadian Museum of Civilization) deserves its own post. Right across the River from Parliament Hill is one of the coolest museums that I’ve ever been to. Not only does it have amazing architecture, but it also has a winding passageway that takes you thro …

Oooooh Canada!

January 7, 2013 admin 2

I went back to Canada for two and a half weeks and I feel like the moment I got there, the weather gods decided to treat me to an entire winter all in one go. We had snow (more than 50 cm), freezing cold temperatures (one day it went down to -25 C ) and …

Christmas Markets

December 16, 2012 admin 0

This is one of the coolest things about living in France! For one month, Place Victor Hugo and Place Grenette (and a couple of other ones that I haven’t been to) are filled with log-house kiosks selling everything from pretzels to wooden toys. The weather has been a bit …

Chateau Vizille

December 4, 2012 admin 1

Oops! Almost forgot to post this one. It was only a few weeks ago, but seems like much longer with the huge change in weather the last few days. I was convinced that the sunny weather wouldn’t last too long, so when I woke up a few Saturdays ago and saw sunshine, I ran …

Fall in Grenoble

November 20, 2012 admin 0

With all the cold, dark, damp weather we’ve had here for the last few weeks, it’s been hard to appreciate fall in Grenoble. While there aren’t any fiery red leaves that I’m used to (they’re more of a burnt out brown here), the nature is still ver …

Finally a Sunny Day

November 14, 2012 admin 0

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, w …