On the Way Back from Belgium

2015-07-16 at 13:26

A few days in Belgium
“Our” team did win the tournament. They guys where so happy – that was good fun.

A onion in Luxembourg
Since gas is cheap we did stop on the way back from Belgium in Luxembourg. Since it was 6 pm we did also our shopping for the evening. I had the idea that Luxembourg might be cheap in the supermarket as well. Oh boy was I wrong. The only cheap thing is liqueur that is all. The parking was completely crowded and the border to France only a few minutes away. If you have a big big supermarket like that at the German or French border in Switzerland it would never be that crowded. They would go shopping outside Switzerland. So one example is this onion. Yes it is a single onion that is wrapped and it is 0,79€! You get a kilo of that back home. Well now we know 🙂

On the way back from Belgium
Back in France – searching for a camp ground

On the way back from Belgium

On the way back from Belgium

On the way back from Belgium
The first camp ground was not there. The second one was closed. So the next one was in Metz – in the city center. Since it was really late we decided to go there. We did expect the worst – a camp ground like Stuttgart for example. And we where wrong again!

On the way back from Belgium

On the way back from Belgium

On the way back from Belgium

On the way back from Belgium
We did arrive when it got dark. but unlike Belgium somebody was still working at the camp ground. Now look at that. Right next to the water with green on the other site. It was quite and we where really happy to stay here.

On the way back from Belgium
Right in front of us was some high green and out of there a mother duck with her two kids came and walked to us. We gave them a few very small pieces of bread.

On the way back from Belgium
Only a few minutes later another round of visitors. And they only came out of the water – went to us and then back to the water. Did not say hello to nobody else…

On the way back from Belgium
The other one did see that we still have some food so she came back.

On the way back from Belgium
Sure we where sitting in front of the tent and we did look towards the river. I have no picture from the back of the place. Big big office buildings. But they take out a lot of noise i guess.

On the way back from Belgium
Than we did pack the stuff and went back to Stuttgart. Man it was hot – super hot. This is not for the weak. And you better have good protection for your skin!

Last Pictures from the Trip to Paris 2013

2013-06-30 at 15:24

Paris 2013

Paris 2013
Far out at La Defense – you can see the Arc de Triomphe in the far distance

Paris 2013

Paris 2013
This is the way to go: House Boat! These guys are from The Dutchland and they went a few hundred meters to the left and parked the boat there. Nice way to travel!

Paris 2013
You need a way bigger shovel when the guy is big!

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013
Detail the bridge

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013
They are still here? for over a year now??

Paris 2013
A nice house – green house 🙂

Another Day of walking in Paris – A few Pictures

2013-06-27 at 16:09

This time it was from the water of the river up to the little streets on one of the hills in Paris. I love to get lost in a city. You walk here you walk there and you see something that looks interesting so you go there. With the map on the iPhone no problem to find back to the next bike station any time. How easy did that get???

Paris 2013
I am full of shit…

Paris 2013
A lot of music in the streets – at last where the tourists roam

Paris 2013

Paris 2013
Or something like that to make a quick €

Paris 2013
Or something like this to make a few €

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Over the Bridge and towards Tour Eiffel

2013-06-24 at 15:34

Paris 2013
Now the bridge is full – you will have a hard time to find a spot for your lock!

Paris 2013
Looking for an escape

Paris 2013
I would too – they did hold that “kiss” for about 30 seconds as the guy that took the pictures was super slow

Paris 2013
Memorial for the Deported in the 2nd World War. More than 200.000 people got deported from Vichy France to the Nazi concentration camps.
Wikipedia: “A circular plaque on the floor of the underground chamber is inscribed: “They descended into the mouth of the earth and they did not return.” Along both walls of the narrow chamber are 200,000 crystals with light shining through meant to symbolize each of the deportees who died in the concentration camps; at the end of the tunnel is a single bright light. Either side of the chamber are small rooms that seem to depict prison cells. Opposite the entrance is a stark iron gate overlooking the Seine at the tip of the Þle de la Cité.

A “flame of eternal hope” burns and The Tomb of the Unknown Deportee bears the inscription: “Dedicated to the living memory of the 200,000 French deportees sleeping in the night and the fog, exterminated in the Nazi concentration camps.”

At the exit to the chamber is the injunction, engraved, found at all sites memorializing the victims of the Nazis: “Forgive but never forget.””

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013
Well they can not even look to the same site for the picture???

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013

Paris 2013
They do look OK

Paris 2013
My favorite tower in the World!

Paris 2013
Parisian walking shoes

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