We used to visit Grenoble

All of these photos, except the one with a view from the hill over a city, are taken in Grenoble. I don’t remember the name of the other city, but it’s right next to Grenoble.

We had some friends that lived in Grenoble, so we went there to visit them a couple of times, but a few days ago they moved to a country far, far, away. Hopefully we can visit them there some day!

A New Career In A New Town

“A New Career in a New Town” is an instrumental piece by David Bowie for his 1977 album Low.

A New Career in a New Town

A New Career in a New Town – another photo I shot in Grenoble

Richard Guest (over at The Future Is Papier Mâché) and me are having David Bowie week – which means we’re posting photos and naming them after titles from David Bowie songs. The first concert I was ever at was David Bowie’s “Sound and Vision World Tour” on Jordal Amfi, Oslo on the 22th of August 1990.

Here’s our previous entries for David Bowie week

EDIT: Another blogger also joined us, but since then his blog has been deleted, so I’ve removed the links (dead links are no fun).

Quicksand

Richard Guest (The Future Is Papier Mâché) was wondering about which musician he should choose because he wanted to name his posts/photos after songs. Someone suggested Frank Zappa, which was an excellent suggestion, because Zappa had a huge repertoire: a lot of titles to choose from and many of them are extravagant.

I suggested David Bowie so this week Mr. Guest decided to go for a David Bowie theme. I quickly decided to join him, so today I’m posting Quicksand (a song written by David Bowie in 1971 for the album Hunky Dory), while Mr. Guest posted Hello Spaceboy.

Photo shot in Grenoble, April 2011, by CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com

Photo shot in Grenoble, April 2011, by CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com

I’m torn between the light and dark
Where others see their targets
Divine symmetry
Should I kiss the viper’s fang
Or herald loud the death of Man
I’m sinking in the quicksand of my thought
And I ain’t got the power anymore

Don’t believe in yourself
Don’t deceive with belief
Knowledge comes with death’s release

I’m sinking in the quicksand of my thought
And I ain’t got the power anymore

David Bowie

At the fun fair – the Tivoli – in Grenoble

Funfair- tivoli - in Grenoble

Fun fair- Tivoli – in Grenoble

As we arrived Grenoble from Paris with our rented car, I couldn’t help to notice the fun fair – or the Tivoli as it’s also called. Immediately I decided that I would go there one evening to take some pictures. So we brought our friend and the camera and headed over: All the coloured lights against the dark backdrop was an excellent opportunity to shoot some photos!

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Chateau d’eau, place Grenette, Grenoble.

When we went to visit our dear friends in Grenoble this Easter/Pesach/Days-off-work, and I promised you that I would keep you updated with some photos from Grenoble. I’ve already posted two in a post called Evening in Grenoble, and today I felt that the time was right to post another photo: this one slightly more photoshopped than the other two 🙂

Here’s one of Grenoble’s many fountains – one of countless charming features to this charming city.

Chateau d'eau, place Grenette - Grenoble. By CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com

Chateau d’eau, place Grenette – Grenoble. By CardinalGuzman.wordpress.com

(Needless to say, but as always you can click the image for larger version).

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Evening in Grenoble

Evening in Grenoble, France. Photo by CardinalGuzman.WordPress.com

Evening in Grenoble, France. Photo by CardinalGuzman.WordPress.com

Grenoble is a city in southeastern France, at the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère. Located in the Rhône-Alpes region, Grenoble is the capital of the department of Isère. The proximity of the mountains has led to the city being known as the “Capital of the Alps.” (source: Wikipedia)

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