This is Chris, from Springfield MO. He liked the gorilla :) It was just sitting on the sidewalk outside of a building. They had some pretty cool contemporary art in Berlin. This was one of them. Its constructed entirely of scrap metal.
Strasbourg, Paris, and Berlin November 4th 2009 I think I shall start with Strasbourg. Strasbourg is the city furthest to the east in France. Directly east of it is Germany. There is a lot of German influence in Strasbourg because of this reason. Some of the oldest houses in France can be found here, and many of them are traditionally German. I did not go with my host family, but rather, some friends of the family. They were very nice, and we s ... read more
Europe » France » Lorraine » Thionville Although ultimately a victor in World Wars I and II, France suffered extensive losses in its empire, wealth, manpower, and rank as a dominant nation-state. Nevertheless, France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader am... ... read more
I am in Thionville, France. It is a city of about 45,000 inhabitants (ooo big word!) and is located in the Moselle region (northeast France) which is near Luxembourg and Germany! I have had three host families. I have seen so many wonderous people, places and things so far. If one couldn't guess, I am very happy to be given this opportunity. If all goes well, I will be back in the States in the middle of July! I want to thank my mother, who I hope will check this every day even if I don't post it every day. I love you all and I hope you can feel the joy of France through me! That sounds lame,... full info