This may or may not work.

Again, I am going to take a bit of a leap into the unknown here and try to post a gallery of images.  On my wander round Metz on my last day there I went a bit crazy with the camera and took far more images than it seemed prudent to fit into the main blog entry for the day as I do value your scrolling fingers, dear readers.  I have seen a gallery function here so I am going to try to do just that and see how it goes.

 

Metz is a beautiful city and there are so many things to see, it really is just one long photo opportunity.  There will be little in the way of captions or text as I do not know what half the buildings were but I hope you enjoy the images and again apologies for the quality as my little compact camera was not exactly in peak condition.

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I know this is a modern convention centre / concert venue near where I stayed.
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Pretty for a roundabout.

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Even I could not get lost here.
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This is the Tour Camoufle, an artillery tower in use from the 15th – 18th centuries.
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An arty attempt at the big gate with the trees.

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I think this is the Town Hall.

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A very martial looking chap.

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This looks almost like a fisheye lens but it isn’t.
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Not my idea of art.

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You can read about the dragon in my main blog entries.

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There are fountains everywhere in Metz.
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If I have this right, it commemorates local people exiled to Vichy France by the Germans in WWII.

Well, I hope this has worked and that you have enjoyed my efforts with the lens.

 

Author: Fergy.

Hello there and welcome to my blog which is the last attempt of a retiree and child of the 50's to overcome advanced technophobia and create a memoir of my rambles having had three commercial travel blog sites pulled from under me in just over a year. A learning curve like Everest! I am rapidly approaching a senior citizen bus pass and realistically I have more days independent travelling behind me than before so I intend to "do it while I still can" and am trying to cram in as much as I can now. Apart from travelling, I love playing music (guitar, vocals and a bit of percussion) as the profile pic suggests and sport, although my active participation is now restricted to the very occasional game of pool. I read voraciously, probably a legacy from my dear late Mother who was a librarian and encouraged me towards books from an early age. I'll read just about anything although I do have a particular interest in military history of all periods. I live alone in fairly central London where I have been for over 30 years since leaving Northern Ireland which was the place of my birth, youth and early manhood. Partially by necessity although more by love of the art I adore cooking and I can and do read recipe books and watch food programmes on TV / online all day. Nothing fancy and none of your nouvelle cuisine nonsense, just hopefully tasty, proper food. To my knowledge, I have not poisoned anyone yet! No doubt other little personal facts about me will emerge during the course of my writings here so stay tuned if you are at all interested.

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