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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

M: for Metz and its magnificent "gare"


We've been traveling by train in The Netherlands, Belgium, France and Switzerland, and when we arrived in Metz, a French city not far from the Luxembourg border, we thought it had a rather unusual train station ("gare" in French). A little bit of research (in a book, not on the internet) told us it's because it shows a distinct Germanic influence. Who knew? Learn something new every day, as I always say.   (Richard Schear photo)

































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15 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

A BOOK? My goodness, how absolutely wonderful!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Sylvia K said...

And magnificent it is! Terrific capture for the M Day! Sounds as though you're having another great trip, Kay! Enjoy!

Sylvia
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VioletSky said...

This does have a bulky, old world charm to it!

Paula Scott said...

What a magnificent train station in Metz! Marvelous!

Leslie said...

It's a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing!

Beverley Baird said...

A gorgeous building! Have a wonderful week!

Tumblewords: said...

I love the 'gare'. Traveling by train in Germany and France was a wonderful experience - wish we had more of them around here.

Hildred and Charles said...

What a great way to travel Kay, - hope you are having a wonderful time.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Now I want to know how the building is different from the others you've been seeing. Happy trails to you. :-)

Kay said...

That is really quite an impressive train station. I'm so glad you're having such a great time!

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour chère K
C'est tellement magnifique!
bisous
Léia

Mara said...

A book? One of those things with leaves and stuff? Wow, how novel!

Since Metz is in the French/German border area it has changed hands several times over the years, so that would be one of the reasons of the 'gare' looking so German.

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

What a magnificent post

chubskulit said...

Nice pick for letter M! Beautiful capture too!

My Letter M, hope you can come and see. Have a great Wednesday!

Debbie Smith said...

There are some beautiful train stations here in Europe! I love the one in Antwerp....even beautiful on the inside!
Can't wait to see more!
Hugs,
Debbie