A week in Alsace
It was time for a vacation and since we were booking flights in the time of the volcano, decided to stay in France but to try something a little exotic, and we chose Alsace. Perhaps Strasbourg could also be named the 'Venice of the North' along with Amsterdam. We stayed in a little inn in Germany just over the border and visited Strasbourg over two days.
It's a vibrant and beautiful city, Strasbourg. I kept thinking I was in Germany, or Amsterdam. The French have a word for it: "dépaysé" which means feeling out of one's country. The cathedral is one of the wonders of the world, or should be. To look up at the spire from the ground is to get vertigo. It is a masterpiece to flamboyant Gothic and to faith.
The illustration is of the town of Kaysersberg, a short drive from Strasbourg and where we had a lunch of a kind of cheese pizza, flamkeuken, a specialty of the region. This place is completely out of time...