The trip to Strasbourg was to compare the results of the assigned project with the results of a commercially available program. That went perfectly.
On the way there I saw TGV 001 (Train à Grande Vitesse 001) the first TGV prototype commissioned in 1969, and which began testing in 1972. The machine lay on a bed of gravel in Bischheim, but was probably still more advanced than currently functional trains in other parts of the world.
Of Strasbourg I haven't seen much, but what I've seen were storks. Many storks. As Metz is up to its chin in swans I assumed that Strasbourg must have the same problem. I then began wondering if each town in France has its own theme brid.
|And the European parliament|
On the way back I snapped a few more photos and took a short video.
On the way back, I saw (but took photos this time) what I heard was the Smart car factory. It had a tower of cars out front so what else could it be?
|Once you pop...|
|Another photo for good measure|