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Old August 20th, 2009, 02:37 PM   #1
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Magnificent Metz

Metz is a city in the north-east of France, situated along the river Moselle and close to the borders of Belgium, Luxemburg and Germany. This capital of the region Lorraine is a bit special. The regional architecture looks a lot more southern than you would expect and because it was disputed between France and Germany you get some very typical french 18th century classicist and 19th century german styles thrown in to the mix.


























































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Old August 20th, 2009, 02:43 PM   #2
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Beautiful!
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Old August 20th, 2009, 03:43 PM   #3
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Old August 20th, 2009, 10:16 PM   #4
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Such a beautiful place!
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Old August 21st, 2009, 11:47 AM   #5
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Thank you for showing Metz city; the city its very nice, amazing, great city
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Old August 21st, 2009, 05:26 PM   #6
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Indeed, people fail to realize the importance of Roman cultural legacy in France, including remote border areas confronting the Germanic world. Metz is the incarnation of NE France : those are the margins of Romance Europe and Metz used to be a marvel of Gaul.
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Old August 21st, 2009, 07:23 PM   #7
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Very nice city!
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Old August 21st, 2009, 09:39 PM   #8
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The roman past which Giri mentions can be seen with the Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains, one of the oldest churches in france. Parts of the building date back to the roman age.




However the best example can found just outside the town where you can find the remains of an aquaduct that once spanned the Moselle.









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Old August 21st, 2009, 11:07 PM   #9
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I didn't know that Metz was so beautiful and charming... Actually, the only thing I knew about Metz was its football team, which almost won the French Championship in 1998, heheh...

Anyways... Thanks for sharing, EvanG! The pictures are great, it's always nice to see your threads!
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Old August 21st, 2009, 11:48 PM   #10
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I am wandering if there are any remnants of citadel Duke de Guise was so gallantly protecting in 1552?
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Old August 21st, 2009, 11:55 PM   #11
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As far as I could see there was nothing left of the fortications.

However this building is now the hotel "la citadelle"


And this building next to is called "arsenal"


so i guess they used to be part of the interior
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I guess all of these buildings were built by the Germans:



Interesting how you can see the city's history reflected so clearly in its architecture.
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