Mentor, OHIO, US
This place is special to me because this is the first place that I ever travelled to outside of the United States. The city is a beautiful place to visit because of all the attractions that exhibit the culture of Canada. Here I show some of my favorite places that I visited while there and would recommend to anyone who goes there!
Bienvenue à Montréal! This city is all about joie de vivre (we speak French and English - and another 15 languages at home). See flames dancing on the water at the fountain La Joute, hear tam tams at the feet of the mountain, stroll through the gay village, have a dinner on the Plateau, get a little taste of everything at Jean Talon market, go shopping at the downtown boutiques, experience a tropical forest in Biodome, climb all the way to the illuminated cross on the top of Mont Royal and see the whole city from above - you'll love it!
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I proudly introduce my hometown Aachen to you. It is in the very west of Germany, right at ther border to Belgium and the Netherlands.
In the center is the Emperor Cathedral that had been built in the late 8th Century. It is surrounded by other historical buildings like the roman columns in the "Hof", or the Elisenbrunnen, a fountain with healing water. Aachen is full of fountains and monuments, like this of the little girl with the great "Printe" a Gingerbread from Aachen.
Smela's coat of arms depicts a girl breaking the arrow. According to the legend, during one of the Golden Horde raids, a local girl guided Russian warriors to the rear of the invaders. The enemy were defeated but the girl was killed with the enemy's arrow. Nobody knew her name, so they simply called her Smela ('a brave girl' in Russian). When the town was established there, they dicided to keep the name to commemorate the girl who saved the warriors and the local people.