InterRail 2010 – Part 13: Nancy

Place Stanislas - Nancy France

After visiting Paris, I started heading south, toward Italy.

I was going to take the train through Switzerland to get there, so I had to change trains in the French town of Nancy.

I had some time to kill before my train departed, so I decided to have a look around.

 

A thing I saw that really caught my attention is a sculpture I think I have identified as a World War I Moselle memorial, but I could not find anything concrete online to be sure, and I failed to get the plaque in the picture.

Moselle Memorial Nancy golden black heart hearts sculpture statue

I like the symbolism of a golden heart atop a mass of blackened hearts, even if I fail to draw the connection to World War I.

 

I did not have enough time to see very much of the town, but what I saw seemed peaceful and beautiful, and I am glad I got to see a different side to France than just Paris before I left the country.

But just as soon as I had arrived, I was on my way to Switzerland!

 

Top 5 Songs from ‘MoS: Level 8’

top five mos miracle of sound level 8 songs

Back in February, I shared my favorite song from each ‘Miracle of Sound’ album.

This proved to be very difficult, as there are so many great songs there!

So I have decided to make a Top 10 or Top 5 list for each album, depending on how big the album is to begin with.

 

5. Welcome To The Family

From what I have gathered without actually playing the game yet, the creepy Southern twang in this song perfectly represents ‘Resident Evil 7’s setting and story.

I am looking forward to playing it, once I am done with my backlog.

 

4. Another Round Of Gwent

One of my favorite parts ‘The Witcher 3’ is Gwent, the card game that is integrated into the main experience.

Traveling a war-torn fantasy land to play and collect cards for a 2-player competitive card-game is the cherry on top of the delicious cake that is ‘The Witcher 3’, so I am 100% in agreement with this song.

 

3. Into The Wild

I am in the process of completing my first Zelda game, and it is not the one this song was based on.

Still, the song inspires the same awe and adventurousness that I think is common for all those games, and it makes me exited to get to this entry in the series.

 

2. When The Wolves Cry Out

Jon Snow is one of my favorite characters in ‘Game Of Thrones’.

This song gives a good indication to anyone unfamiliar with the show just what makes it so enjoyable to follow the Stark bastard.

 

1. Upside Down

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And with that, I am now ready for the release of ‘Level 9’ later this year!

If you liked this music, you can buy the album here!

 

Vegan Vampire Soup

Vegan Vampire Soup

We are quickly closing in on the month of Halloween, and I wanted to reflect that in this month’s geeky recipe.

The result is a beety bloodbath of a dish, a feast fit for any vegetarian vampire, werewolf or cannibal.

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The Recipe

(Serves 2 monsters)

1. Boil two large beets for 15 minutes, or just buy boiled beets.

2. Cut a small piece off each beet, so that they are flat on the underside, and can stand still on a surface.

3. Use a knife and a spoon to scoop out each beet into a bowl.

4. Take the pieces you cut off from the undersides and insides of beetbowls, and slice them into pieces. They should look like gory meat chunks.

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5. Set aside two tablespoons of diced beets, and put the rest in a small pot.

6. Add 1,5 deciliters of water and a half tablespoon of vegetable bouillon powder.

7. Bring it to a boil, then mix it all together with a hand-held blender.

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8. Adjust the taste with salt, pepper and a small squeeze of lime.

9. Serve the soup in the beety bowls, and decorate with the diced beet chunks you put aside earlier.

10. Watch out for vampires!

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