Roses

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Montigny-lès-Metz, Lorraine, France

While searching for a restaurant to have dinner, we passed some beautiful roses, I had to stop and snap a quick photo.

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s

Scy-Chazelles & Metz

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Scy-Chazelles, France

Here on Mont Saint-Quentin I found the perfect place to put my feet up and RELAX!  You can see the River Moselle as it winds it’s way through the countryside.

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s

Mount Saint-Quentin

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Scy-Chazelles, France

After visiting the home of Robert Schuman we drove to the top of Mont Saint-Quentin, an area Robert probably walked, and saw the beautiful view looking out from Scy-Chazelles to Metz and the surrounding area.  From here you can see the River Moselle winding it’s way through the landscape.

Photo taken with a Canon 50D

Worshipping

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Scy-Chazelles, France

It was in this church where Robert Schuman visited daily in the last few years of his life.  He was a very religious man who wanted peace and love between nations!

Photo taken with a Canon 50D

The Home of Robert Schuman

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Scy-Chazelles, France

The home of Robert Schuman is very modest and shows what a humble man he was!  Thanks to Marlies & Helmut Werner for bringing us here!  This photo was taken from his garden showing the back of his house with the steeple of the church he visited daily which is across the street from his home.

Photo taken with a Canon 50D

In His Gardens

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Scy-Chazelles, France

Robert Schuman’s gardens are beautiful and impressive.  Here I found a spot to put my feet up and RELAX!

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s

Dragon Fly

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Scy-Chazelles, France

Something else that are really hard to get photos of are Dragon Flies.  They, like Bumble Bees, move a lot, but they at least stop at some point.  This one was in Robert Schuman’s garden.  He’s a pretty golden color!

Photo taken with a Canon 50D

Lavender with Bumble Bee

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Scy-Chazelles, France

Do you know how hard it is to get a photo of a Bumble Bee, it is really, really hard because they don’t stop moving.  I took a lot of photos with blurred bees before I got this one in Robert Schuman’s garden.  I love the color of Lavender!

Photo taken with a Canon 50D

Dainty White Flowers

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Scy-Chazelles, France

These flowers are so dainty and pure looking.  I don’t know the name of them, so if you do, please let me know!

Photo taken with a Canon 50D

Black-Eyed Susan Vines

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Scy-Chazelles, France

Here are some beautiful Black-Eyed Susan Vines (Thunbergia Alata) that were also in Robert Schuman’s garden.  I have always loved the color yellow and these flowers with the black center are stunning!

Photo taken with a Canon 50D

Robert Schuman’s Gardens

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Scy-Chazelles, France

Robert Schuman was an amazing man, born in Luxembourg, he grew up to be called the ‘Father of Europe’. He spent most week-ends at his home and the last few years of his life there, during which time he attended church daily. His garden is beautiful and peaceful, so I took advantage and put my feet up and RELAXED. In this photo you can see his house thru the trees to the right and the church he attended to the left.

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s

Gate to Robert Schuman’s Home

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Scy-Chazelles, France

The garden’s at Robert Schuman’s house are beautiful as you will see by other  photos that I will post.  They are well manicured and kept up so well!  This photo was taken from inside his yard, so this is what people would see as they left his home.

We were very happy that our friends, Marlies and Helmut Werner, took us out to learn about this humble and extraordinary man!

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s

Robert Schuman’s Tomb

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Scy-Chazelles, France

Our friends, Marlies and Helmut Werner, were very excited to take us to the burial place of Robert Schuman, who was born in Luxembourg in 1886. While in Luxembourg they showed us where he lived as a child. I had never heard of him before, which is sad because he had a lot to do with helping European Countries come together and stop fighting. I can see why this was so important to him because he lived thru both World War I & World War II.

During World War II he was arrested for acts of resistance and protest against the Nazis. He was interrogated by the Gestapo but thanks to a German lawyer, he was saved from being sent to Dachau. With the help of others he escaped in 1942 and re-joined the French Resistance. He spoke out against Germany during the time when Nazi Germany was at the peak of its power.

He accomplished a lot in his life, including being the Prime Minister of France twice, Minister of Finance and Foreign Minister and he was also instrumental in building post-war Europe and is regarded as one of the founders of the European Union, the Council of Europe and NATO.

Robert Schumann became the first President of the European Parliamentary Assembly (the successor to the Common Assembly) which bestowed on him the title ‘Father of Europe’.

He died in 1963 at the age of 77 in Scy-Chazelles, France. He is buried in the church of Saint Quentin, which is across the street from his home where he spent most week-ends and the last few years of his life. (THANKS Marlies & Helmut, a GREAT video they show at this home & Wikipedia.)

Photo taken with a Canon 50D

Sidewalk Cafés

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Metz, France

When I think of France, sidewalk cafés come to mind, so this photo to me, is France!

June 2016

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s

Meat

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Metz, France

This meat market was beautiful, clean, it smelt good and was so fun to just wander through!  THANKS to our friends Marlies and Helmut, who took us there.

 

Meat Market

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Metz, France

We walked through a fun meat market and I saw the perfect place to put my feet up and RELAX!

 

Sidewalk Café

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Metz, France

I have always LOVED sidewalk cafés, as Craig will attest to, if I have a choice we’d always eat outside!

June 2016

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s

Yummy!

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Metz, France

I LOVE fruit tarts!!  You see them a lot in Italy as well as throughout Europe.  We found some here in France and we ENJOYED!

 

Cathédrale Saint-Etienne

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Metz, France

Our friends, Helmut & Marlies Werner, took us to France to show us some of their favorite places. Metz was a beautiful city with it’s many churches, outdoor cafés & river views along the Moselle & Seille. I must say we have seen some beautiful churches throughout Europe and Britain! This one also, was gorgeous inside and outside as you can see by it’s ornate art work surrounding it’s door.

June 2016

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s