Monday, April 28, 2008
On Wednesday I traveled to Paris with a professor I know from the University of Saarland, who was the director of the Deutsch-Französisches Gymnasium last year.
We took the high speed train at 8:00 a.m. from Saarbrücken and arrived in Paris before 10:00 a.m. We were traveling at speeds above 300 km per hour. It was amazing. This is what travel should be!
Since we were only there for a day, I spent the morning walking around the city, visiting some of my favorite gardens and sitting and watching people a lot.
At 3:00 pm we met at the Sorbonne, the University of Paris, and went up to the Grand Salon, where we were part of a small audience which bore witness to an official presentation of the second volume of the French-German history textbook, which has just been released.
Left, Klaus Wowereit, the mayor of Berlin, addresses the audience.
Here you can see the textbook.
Pictures from http://www.france-blog.info/