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Old September 3rd, 2011, 01:31 PM   #1
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Metz, France

Metz is the capital of the eastern French region Lorraine and its largest city with a population of 123,000. Metz is mostly known for its great gothic cathedral, but also the rest of its picturesque old town is very nice. Recently, the Paris museum for modern art Centre Pompidou opened a second house in Metz which got much attention for its spectacular architecture.

Here´s the first part of the pictures I took during a day trip to Metz:



Centre Pompidou:































St. Martin, 13th century:









Late medieval stained glass windows in St. Martin:





































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Old September 3rd, 2011, 02:46 PM   #3
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Totally underrated city.
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Old September 3rd, 2011, 06:48 PM   #4
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Why did they keep the typically German name? All those beautiful sounding french city names and then...METZ! XD

Nice pictures Malyan, you do get around!
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Really very nice photos from Metz; the city looks great
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Beautiful pics of Metz....thanks.
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Old September 4th, 2011, 03:32 PM   #7
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Why did they keep the typically German name? All those beautiful sounding french city names and then...METZ! XD

Nice pictures Malyan, you do get around!
well, not really a "typical german" name

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In ancient times, Metz was called Divodurum (meaning Holy Village or Holy Fortress in Latin[4]), and was the capital of the Celtic Mediomatrici. The abbreviated name of this tribe, Mettis, gave rise to the name Metz. At the beginning of the Christian Era, the site was already occupied by the Romans. Metz became one of the principal towns of Gallia, more populous than Lutetia (ancestor of present-day Paris), and rich thanks to its wine exports
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loved it, i like those cities in Alsace and Lorraine such as this one, I though it was much bigger
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Old September 5th, 2011, 09:48 AM   #9
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Don't forget that in France, cities are generally bigger than thier city proper.
Metz metropolitan area has 440,330 inhabitants.
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Old September 5th, 2011, 12:57 PM   #10
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Don't forget that in France, cities are generally bigger than thier city proper.
True, but that´s the case for almost every European city, not only in France.

The rest of Metz:

The cathedral, 13th-15th centuries:































Stained glass windows, 13th century:

















Early 16th century stained glass windows:





15th century stained glass windows:







Early 16th century again:















Modern window by Marc Chagall:









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Old September 5th, 2011, 12:59 PM   #11
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Another Chagall window:













13th century:







Again 13th century:



Late 15th century group:







Madonna, 15th century:



















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