Before my stay in France, I asked the French exchange students where I should visit. My list already had the usual suspects, including Paris, Lyon, Marseille, and Bordeaux. Amongst their suggestions was Lille, a city that I'd never heard of, which made me immediately skeptical. Did I really want to visit this relatively unheard of place more than somewhere else? As it turned out, I did. And while wandering through its streets, I couldn't help but wonder why other people didn't, too - why such a charming city seemed to be so off the radar. I'm glad that my path wound up going through here, and I hope that some day, you'll be able to discover its appeal yourself.
Date: October 2012
Camera: Nikon D40