November 14, 2011

Metz: Prémières Impressions

My first impressions of Metz:

The city is yellow, both buildings and boulders alike.

The buildings stand multiple stories tall, and have turrets to give them additional height.

I've never seen archetecture like this in France, probably because of its heavy German influence. Metz, like Lille, hasn't always been French, and there are several buildings to remind us of when it belonged to the German Empire.

Metz is surrounded by rolling hills. Nature is abundant in the form of would-be leafy trees, and beautiful parks in the heart of it all.


  1. Seriously, your pictures make me want to move somewhere with better things to photograph.

  2. You can definitely see the German influence in the architecture of these buildings. French architecture seems a bit more soft as opposed to the hard lines of German architecture.


  3. I adore Metz and they have some great shopping. Did you try a Tarte Flambe?

  4. I love the way you've captured the light falling in that second shot. It's so interesting to see the difference in architecture. Nice tour!

  5. Joshua: Do it! Or maybe try to look at where you live through the eyes of a tourist? There must be beautiful things somewhere near by.

    Kris: I know! It didn't feel like France to me.

    Hot Pink Combat Boots: I did not! I actually stayed with a blogger friend, and so we mostly ate at her house (and when we did eat out we ate mexican food, haha).

    Leslie: Thank you!

  6. Wow, since I know rien about Metz, it's really cool to see your first impressions. Thanks for sharing!

  7. can't believe you were in metz :) so close to verdun i love that city

  8. grenobloise: You're welcome! It's worth a visit.

    Brenna: I know! Each time I saw a road sign for Verdun I thought of you. Too bad you went back to the states :(


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