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(September 20-24, 2006)

Simone Lahme

No Fuel - No Transportation

Georges Lagarde

Tram in the City Center

Grenoble, France

September 22, 2006 (18:20 - 18:30 local time)

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The above link points to a view of the street I photographed, but shows it as it was more than two centuries ago, the 7 of June 1788. One of the first events of French Revolution, remembered as Journée des Tuiles de Grenoble, took place there when discontent people threw tiles from the buiding roofs against king Louis XVI soldiers.

Though a very large part of the city of Grenoble and its suburbs were built during the 20th century, the city center is ancient. Many streets in this part of the city are forbiden to motor vehicles and, as you can see in the panorama, some are restricted to the tram.

There are 2 kind of tram cars:
  • TFS is 96 feet long (30 m) and carries 174 passengers
  • Citadis is 143 feet long (44 m) and carries 252 passengers

Grenoble have 400 000 inhabitants and receive a large number of students. Some go to the Lycée International Stendhal shown in the panorama where they can follows courses in French and many other languages together with French students.

Stendhal (1783–1842), a famous French novelist, was born in Grenoble.

Europe / France

Lat: 45° 11' 16" N
Long: 5° 43' 37" E

Elevation: 212 m = 695 feet

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

Olympus E-330 camera, Olympus 8mm fisheye and a light tripod.

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