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We got up in the morning, had breakfast and headed out to see Strasbourg. This is just for Anton, the Strasbourg we are in is 15 km inside France, from the German border.
We walked over to the Cathedral. We could see the tower before we even got anywhere near it. It is 550 meters high, 1800 feet. The roof is kind of flat on the main part of …
... around for 3 and a half hours until a lady came down the hill who must own the place as she babbled in French and gave us a key. We hung out at the hotel, tried out the spa and caught up on some world news until time for dinner where we went across the road to the hotels restaurant. It was a really odd little set up. We had an ok dinner, we weren't really hungry because we'd been to a bakery earlier to pass some time. There's not much else to tell ...
... it wasn’t the end of the world.
The area that we stayed in was interesting as it was the
site of one of the biggest battles of the 1st World War. There are
lots of memorials and grave sites where the victims of this battle are buried.
One of the stats that I remembered was that during this battle some 600 million
shells were thrown at the allies by the German invaders. Crazy stuff.
... landscape it was still clearly evident the effect of the shelling (some 60million in the ten months of battle). I took a walk through the old fort, largely the same as it was after the war. It was interesting to see both the French and the German flags being flown from atop the fort. Each side suffering significant losses in this location. After Verdun it was ...
... long day’s drive down to Verdun (of World
War I infamy). Decided to stay just North of Verdun, in Bras Sur Meuse/Charny
Sur Meuse.Sunday 17 AugustCycled to and around Verdun and then on to tour the local
battlefield areas and national monuments to those fallen in World War I. ...