From the top of the visitors center, there is a view of this area. It was kept looking like this so people from MY generation could see what it was like when Berlin was divided. The far wall is East Berlin. The closer wall is West Berlin. The void in the middle is the "Dead Zone". Where people tried to escape and were killed in the process.
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