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

The park near Les Halles.The Louvre gardens, with Maillot sculpture.

Along the Seine...
Jardins de Luxembourg, my favorite...

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