Today is Lena’s 16th birthday. I sent her a video of all the cast members of Midsummer Nights Dream singing Happy Birthday and got a birthday cupcake.
We were sad to see our trip come to an end, as we had all made life long friends in Germany. We had good food and music, there was dancing and lots of laughter. There were also tears, as we knew we would be leaving our friends the next day. This was a trip I will never forget, and I am glad I got to know Lena and the other German students.
“Centre Charlemagne” – the name of the City Museum – pays homage to Charlemagne as the ancestor of Europe and the founding father of two nations: France and Germany. Well worth a visit. The Centre Charlemagne holds a unique collection with interesting displays that help the viewer understand the Middle Ages. The video displays are compelling, entertaining all the while filling in the many blanks most people have about this period in time. We then went to the Markt which was typical of most old city market squares. This is a good place to sit and have a coffee or ice cream and people watch. The old city hall (actually Charlemagne’s palace) dominates the square. Our teacher said if you come on the weekend you can watch an endless flow of people getting married!