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Friday Photo: Once a library, once a museum, now just plain pretty!

What's New — By crebuffet on November 19, 2010 at 7:37 pm
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This Friday photo is actually three photos, in honor of the Alpine Regionalism Book Fair that starts today. The giant bookworm meeting takes place, fittingly, in the old museum-library, which today is a small urban-planning museum.

Before actually getting to the reading room to spend my entire weekend perusing books about pretty much everything ever written about the Alps, I’ll go through this palace-like vestibule.

The entrance to the old library-museum

Then I’ll look up and notice that the artist wanted to give passers-by a quick history lesson:

Cularo, what they called in Grenoble in Gallic times

and

Gratianopolis, as they called Grenoble in Roman times

Plus, this year, the book fair’s theme is La Cuisine des Alpes. Still need a reason to go? I didn’t think so!

Tags: "books about the Alps" "ancien musée-bibliothèque", "salon du livre du regionalisme alpin", cularo, gratianopolis, Grenoble, library
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