So, I’ve been in Grenoble for the past week. My very first “business trip”. Actually, I went to be trained by the people whose job I’ll be taking. Which is rather weird and awkward, I have to say. The situation – not the people. I don’t really know how they truly feel (and I imagine they can’t be very happy) but they behaved very nicely towards us.
I didn’t have much time for touristic stuff – and mostly I walked around the city after 7 pm – so that’s why the very few pics. Grenoble – it’s a nice city. Especially downtown, with all the narrow streets, old buildings, the wooden window panes, the bridges, mountains everywhere you look, the Christmas lights – all very picturesque. But if you travel farther than downtown – it feels a it sad and deserted. As far as I understand, the city experienced some boom quite a few years ago (and the now-empty office buildings are there to prove it), but now the young are leaving, most of the big corporations are delocalizing their activities (and that’s why I was there), people are losing their jobs…it’s pretty much downhill I guess.
And what completely threw me off was the store schedule – most of them close at 7 or 8. Which is fair to the people working in the stores, to be sure, but for me it was odd. Sooo…..pictures! Sunday afternoon we went up to the bastille and took a bunch of panoramic pics 😀