sunnuntai 7. huhtikuuta 2013

F is for France

France, Taize, from my niece.

Taizé is a commune in the Saône-et-Loire department in the region of Bourgogne in eastern France.
In Taizé lives the Taizé Community, a monastic,  ecumenial, international community founded in 1940 by Frère Roger, which has brothers from many different countries and from different Christian traditions. Taizé is also known as a place of pilgrimage primarily for young adults: every week, hundreds and thousands of visitors, generally between the ages of 17 and 30, visit Taizé for an experience of prayer and community life.

24.7. 1990 from our family friends
Once proclaimed first green city of France, it has been labeled a "Town of Art and History"  since 1986. Since 2008, Besançon's Vauban citadel has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

Paris 22. 6.1989 from our family friends

There are two natural islands on the Seine river right in the center of Paris,
and they’re right next to each other.

Île de la Cité, the larger island is the island where one of Paris’ most famous tourist attraction Notre Dame Cathedral lies but it’s also the historical center of the city.

Île Saint-Louis is the smaller island of the pair; they are close enough to be connected by a bridge.  Île Saint-Louis has not so many attractions as Île de la Cité but it is a lovely place to wander.

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