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Doors of Grenoble

More accurately, these are the doors to apartments on one street in Grenoble—the street Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The street is named after the Swiss philosopher who was being pursued by the Parlement of Paris for having published the novel Emile. In 1768 he lived briefly behind the green door in the first row with Gaspard Bovier, a Grenoble glove merchant and lawyer.


The street is just a minute or so from my apartment and I often walk down it. Not until I started taking pictures of the doors did I realize that there are no two alike.


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