Friday, January 1, 2010

The Moselle River in Metz

From its source in the Vosges Mountains on its way to its confluence with the Rhine, the Moselle passes through the city of Metz. In fact, in Metz the river forks into multiple streams, with the main branch well west of the center of the city and smaller branches running close to the cathedral. Here are a few pictures of the Moselle in Metz.

Just before reaching the center of Metz, a branch of the Moselle widens to form the Lac aux Cygnes (Swan Lake!).

Near the center of the city, one branch of the Moselle divides the Ile Chambiere and the Ile du Petit Saulcy, site of the New Temple.

Throwing bread attracts plenty of swans.

As the Moselle reaches through the heart of Metz, it passes by the Cathedrale Saint-Etienne and the houses that cling to its western flank.

At the north point of the Ile du Petit Saulcy, two branches of the Moselle rejoin as the waters continue their journey to the Rhine.

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