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Bits and pieces from my short break to France

 
 
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 03:04 pm
A view of the town hall

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Heh, what's that person doing there? Who is he?

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All explained on his ID-card ... in French :wink:

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 03:06 pm
One of the many canals

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The 'Breugel' - could be in The Netherlands or Belgium, isn't it?

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 03:09 pm
Btw:
Flemish is spoken in the north-west of France by an estimated population of 20,000 daily speakers and 40,000 occasional speakers. It is spoken alongside French, which is gradually replacing it for all purposes and in all areas of communication. It is a variety of Western Flemish that belongs to the Dutch sub-group of the German language family. The existence of Flemish in the area is evidence by its use in place names since the eighth century, in ninth-century commentaries and 13th century administrative documents.

It is often referred to as "Flandre maritime" (maritime Flanders) and people used to speak of "Flandre flamingante" (Flemish Flanders) as opposed to "Flandre Lilloise" or "Flandre wallingante" (Walloon Flanders).
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 03:12 pm
The pawnshop really is an outstanding building, nowadays the local museum

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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 03:13 pm
A view through one of the old town gates towars the ancient abbey - and that's really the end of this tour

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McTag
 
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Reply Thu 29 Sep, 2005 10:45 pm
Very nice, Walter.

Schoen. Gut gemacht.
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arji
 
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Reply Wed 12 Oct, 2005 05:15 pm
What's the point of staying in a country for a week, and then publishing a report?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 13 Oct, 2005 12:26 am
Did I annoy you? Sorry.


But this is the 'Europe' category and I thought it placed here better than in in 'travel and culture'.

And generally, of course it's a big theme to ask why someone publishes what and where, why she/he travels, why she/he joins an online board, ... :wink:
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 13 Oct, 2005 12:26 am
I stayed this time even less than a week in France, btw.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Thu 13 Oct, 2005 10:29 am
very good photos walter thanks
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McTag
 
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Reply Thu 13 Oct, 2005 10:33 am
arji wrote:
What's the point of staying in a country for a week, and then publishing a report?


The point is, other people like to learn about the trip and see the pictures.

If you're not one of these people, what you do is up to you.
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margo
 
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Reply Fri 14 Oct, 2005 07:57 am
I always wait on Walter's pix and stories - I'm a great vicarious traveller! And that way you don't get sore feet and all those other travel-related scourges.

It does bring on some green-eyedmonster problems, though! Smile
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arji
 
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Reply Fri 14 Oct, 2005 05:14 pm
that's a cool point. <nods>
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