Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Strasbourg in January. Cold! But charming. We lucked out and had two sunny days so we were able to stroll about at our leisure.
Strasbourg is in the Alsace region of France, right along the border of Germany. It is the seat of the European Parliament as well as the European Union. Over the centuries it has changed hands several times between France and Germany; it has a distinct German flair.
It has a cool train station which is very old and protected by a modern "shield".
An excellent museum of modern art, Musee d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg and I mean really excellent!
One of the oldest philharmonic orchestras in western Europe.
A great Christmas decoration market.
Strasbourg is one of the oldest Jewish communities in Europe. An incredibly beautiful synagogue on Quai Kleber did not survive the Nazi invasion.
Great food, although you won't want to eat for days after because it is heavy. My favorite dish was the La choucroute de poisson or fish sauerkraut - yum!
A little bone marrow? Sheesh, those were BIG bones!
And of course we couldn't help but imbibe in a few (or perhaps several) cool libations. Yeah, those were big too.
And last but not least, the cathedral of our lady, the sixth tallest church in the world.
Groses bisous et a demain.
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