The Strasbourg Christmas Market is one of the most beautiful I have ever been to. It stretches throughout the entire city center with each street decorated in beautiful lights. In one of the main squares, a giant Christmas tree is decorated, with a small Christmas village underneath.
One thing I hoped would happen when I started this blog is that I would learn. I have, in fact, learned a lot. The analytics built into the sight are quite neat to view and analyze. One thing I noticed is that pictures of things that are often photographed don’t really make a big wave. The more obscure a picture, or the more personal, the more response it gets. For example, I posted a beautiful picture of the Manhattan skyline just after sunset. It is one of my favorites. The response was positive, but muted. I posted a picture of glowing chairs suspended in the air, and that had a much bigger response.
Metz, France is a beautiful city on the Moselle River. I have very fond memories of visiting it while on my year abroad, and have been drawn back a number of times. The city shows a number of different architectural styles, reminders of the chaotic history of the city. In this picture you see the Moyen Pont (Old Bridge), which was built in the 13th century and the Temple Neuf (new temple), an early 20th century Protestant church.