Join me this week as I participate in the Europe: Simply Irresistible Party at Castles, Crowns, and Cottages. Lots of blogs are linked up with their Europe-themed posts. Make sure to check out the list for more!
My choice in Europe for this post is France.
I never really know why I love France, but everyone gets that at times.
My first love of France is the Eiffel Tower.
The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889, by Alexandre Eiffel, for the World's Fair. It is located in Paris. It's structure is beautifully built.
Next, the language of France; le langue de France.
The language is in the group of the Romantic Languages, including Spanish and Italian. The language was developed from Latin, created by Julius Caesar in the 50's B.C. He called it Gaulish, but later on in the 700's it was called French. Many English words come from the French language, such as abandon, absence and accident.
Next in line is the French food.
The cooking of France was considered an art, and still is. Their haute cuisine (gourmet cooking) is known all throughout the world. The famous crepes, quiche and croissant is a delicacy to the French menu.
Last, I want to introduce the Founding Father of Modern Chemistry, who named Oxygen...Antoine Lavoisier.
In each country, everyone has a person they admire. Mine is Lavoisier.
Not only does he come from France, but he is an amazing scientist and created many inventions that we still use today.
To learn more about Lavoisier, visit my biographical post on him: http://thoughtsfromayoungwriter.blogspot.com/2014/07/antoine-laurent-lavoisier-father-of.html