Monday, September 1, 2008

THEME DAY: Nashville's Sister City

Today's Theme Day showcases the Sister Cities of our hometowns. Nashville's Sister Cities are Caen, France; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Edmonton, Canada; Taiyuan, China; and Magdeburg, Germany. Crouy, France became Nashville's Friendship City earlier this year. There are several other cities in the process of becoming Sister Cities with Nashville, including Mendoza, Argentina, and cities in Nigeria, Italy, Turkey, Russia and South Korea.

Developed in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Sister Cities International promotes goodwill between cities and nations through the diplomacy of participants' cities. Nashville joined the Sister City organization in 1990.

Caen, France is in the province of Normandy. Unfortunately, I haven't been to Caen (or any of our other sister cities), but I have been to Paris and Le Havre. Since a bunch of people have Paris covered, and since Le Havre is also in Normandy, I'm posting a photo of the Church of St. Honorina of the Abbey of Graville. The priory is the oldest surviving building in Le Havre, and the stones from which the church is made date back to the time of the Normans (12-16 Centuries). The nave of the church was built between 1100-1300.

Today is THEME DAY in the City Daily Photo World. Check out the other blogs around the world participating in this exciting Sister City Theme!  Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

10 comments:

angela said...

It's certainly a lovely church. Thanks for the informative text...much of that I didn't know.

USelaine said...

Nice church - they just don't make them like that over here. Well, we do have our earthquakes...

Julie said...

Good information about the Sister City movement. Nashville is very soon going to have SCs coming out its ears!

The church looks nice and solid and old ...

Abraham Lincoln said...

Your church photo is marvelous. I like it. And you have a sister city and we don't so I chose the Sendai, Japan picture you commented on. For that I am grateful.

Olivier said...

il y a toujours un bout de France aux USA ;o)).

there is always a piece of France in the U.S. ;o)).

Rambling Round said...

What a wonderful old church, and what a lot of sister cities!

babooshka said...

This is brilliant! I have been to that church, many, many years ago on my first school trip abroad. I am so glad you chose France and a slice of my childhood. Thank you.

Halcyon said...

Funnily enough, only one city in the ENTIRE STATE of Mississippi has a twin! (Accoring to Wikipedia at least). And it happens to be the 'burb of Jackson that I live in. I find that amazing.

This is a very nice church. Glad to hear that Nashville is more up-to-date with its sisters at least. :)

Jilly said...

What a beautiful church. Lovely image to celebrate today's them, Chris.

So glad Decker is doing much better. Whew - sigh of relief.

Webradio said...

Hello !

The church is like the church of my village :

Look at here :
http://www.moisdon-la-riviere.org/