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I spent yesterday in France, visiting a free nation on the anniversary of the landings that led to that liberation. Time and logistics kept us from attending the events in Normandy; Metz was our destination. Liberated in November 1944 the city features an amazingly beautiful cathedral.
Unknown to us prior to arrival the day of our visit was marked by a gay pride (or perhaps AIDS awareness - such banners were prevalent) celebration. A procession of homosexuals and others (notably the socialists and communists, apparently in a show of solidarity) led by a six-foot-four drag queen made it's way through the streets to the cathedral square and set up operations.
It was quite late before we returned across the border to Germany, arrived home and went straight to bed, so it wasn't until this morning I learned of the passing of president Reagan.
I joined the US armed forces when Ronald Reagan was president, and now I bid a sad farewell to my first Commander in Chief. More later, perhaps, but for now Baldilocks has marked his passing in words that perfectly encapsulate this day and this man.
I spent one summer studying in Luxembourg. While on a train ride to Paris, we passed through Metz. I saw the cathedral, it was quite remarkable.
Another great and impressive cathedral in France is the one in Strasbourg, have you seen that one?Posted by Thomas at June 8, 2004 08:14 AM
goood !!!Posted by ardian at November 12, 2004 02:52 PM Hide Comments | Show/Add Comments in Popup Window(2) | (Note: You must refresh main page to view newly posted comments here)