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March 27, 2016

France: Strasbourg


Trip boats are a popular way to see Strasbourg

Trip boats are a popular way to see Strasbourg

Visiting Strasbourg was one of our highlights for 2015. And as well it should have been. UNESCO World Heritage designated Strasbourg is a very interesting and photogenic city. You’ll have to take my word on the photogenic. Somehow I managed to only get a few pictures mostly taken in some of the more out of the way areas of the city.

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March 5, 2016

France: Uckange, U-4

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U-4 in Uckange

U-4 in Uckange

The waterways in France were once the arteries of industry. Over time, economies have shifted and the modes of transportation have changed. Left behind in the wake of modernization is the decaying manufacturing infrastructure of bygone eras. Today factories and plants of once powerful industries sit forgotten, corroding and rotting over time. The story of these rusty factories, their rise and their fall, is a mystery to most passers by. What purpose did these industrial buildings serve? Why was there industry at this particular place? And why have these large complexes been abandoned? (more…)

March 2, 2016

France: Metz

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The cathedral in Metz

The cathedral in Metz

In 1871, at the conclusion of the France-Prussian War, the German territory of Alsace-Lorraine was created from lands annexed from France. The annexation redefined two cities in the region, Metz and Nancy. (more…)

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