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February 17, 2014 – Strasbourg, European Parliament
6:00am and we are off to Strasbourg! Everyone was very quiet and sleeping on the three-hour drive, I loved watching the sunrise over the small farm towns- it was picture perfect. First stop the European Parliament! The building was a giant glass circle and stood out for miles! Every part of the structure of the building held symbolic meanings. The open ...
... of Conferences and Visits" course I made it my goal to figure out just exactly how those cultures interact in Strasbourg.
The second group of the BBA program and myself set out on an adventure bright and early with a six in the morning departure from Nancy to Strasbourg. After a few hour bus ride, we made our first stop at the official seat of the European Parliament. Thanks to our tour guide, I was able to pick up some background and ...
... the beautiful architecture of stairs. In the courtyard within the Parliament were giant vines of leaf and "green branches" hanging from the ceiling. Glass surrounded the walls and on the bottom floor were a couple of seats that enclosed into a circle, preventing from any conversations from being heard.
The tour guide then took us into the Debate Chamber. The Parliament has about 766 members, and along with The Council of the European Union and the European Commission, ...
... we made it to our destination! There was no traffic. There were no cars. We drove to the Information booth, and there was no one there...so Adam picked up some brochures. Still, no sight of anyone. The rides were not moving and we knew something was a bit off. Finally, a car! We followed this car to a parking lot and entered...only to be told by security that it was the Ms. Germany pageant and the park was closed! We were really bummed as we did ...
... time it would have been a totally different place. There are still a few reminders, even today with an old bomb being discovered while they were preparing for a flower and garden show. Lunch finished and washed down with a quick beer, it was back to Conny and Bernie's to prepare for dinner. With the help of her "A-team" (Ric, Bernie and myself) Conny prepared a fantastic dinner for us. We had chickoree (no that's not an animal...ha ha) wrapped in Schinken ...
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