Post by kerouac2 on Dec 10, 2018 23:00:58 GMT
I went to Metz yesterday, part of my ancestral domain. Even though I would never want to live there, I feel at home there. Of course I started my journey at Gare de l'Est which proposes other surprising destinations.
Reims was a bit less surprising, but Taiwan spent more on more panels. I enjoyed the new sushi place, whose name could be translated as "Ain't Got No Sushi?"
Like it or not, Gare de l'Est embraces current needs. The "big" McDonald's nearby is an inconvenient two blocks away whereas the Burger King is right in front of the station. Something had to be done!
I have seen the various stations change so much since my childhood that it would be inappropriate to complain. Here I am in Metz.
Arriving in Metz, I found the "soldier king" Albert the 1st of Belgium directly across from the hotel. I have stayed in this hotel at leat 4 times in the past so I was a bit ashamed to have never noticed him before.
I am obliged to visit the Cathédrale Saint Etienne every time I go to Metz. It has not only the largest window surface of any cathedral in France but also the greatest surface of gothic style windows in Europe.
I only wanted to do some closeups this time.
The expressions on the faces always fascinate me.