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Typical Guard

This is what the guards of the Berlin Wall wore. It was freaky to step into the top room and have THIS guy staring down at you! (I say "down" because we had to climb up these REALLY narrow ladders to get to each room)
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

French Flag 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
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