Tag Archives: Alsace

Summer Night Magic: Light Shows in Strasbourg

A perfect August night in Strasbourg follows an almost unbearably hot, sunny day because when the sun goes down, a fresh breeze arises to cool the heavy air, and the streets come to life with both tourists and residents looking for … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Vosges Mountains- Le Hohwald, St. Odile and Obernai

Sunny days have (finally) arrived in Strasbourg, and one Sunday my friends and I took advantage of the cloudless, pleasant weekend by spending an afternoon in the Vosges Mountains. We first traveled southwest by car across the region of Alsace, … Continue reading

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Tour of Faith in Strasbourg #2: Saint-Jean

Alsace, and Strasbourg in particular, are rich in religious history; from time to time, I plan to explore a new religious structure in the city. Today’s focus: Saint-Jean Location: 13 Quai Saint Jean Affiliation: Roman Catholic History and Art: Constructed … Continue reading

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Meeting Jean Dujardin

Jean Dujardin came to Strasbourg on Wednesday to promote his new film Mobius; he participated in a question-and-answer session with the audience and signed autographs. The 2012 Academy Award winner for Best Actor was joined by fellow Mobius actress Cecile … Continue reading

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Tour of Faith in Strasbourg #1: Sainte Pierre-Le-Jeune

The French have a reputation for a lack of interest in religion. While it is true that the French express their religious views less publicly than in the U.S. -a French president who utters the words “God Bless France” would … Continue reading

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Pretty Old Things in Strasbourg- Stone and Wood Carvings

After a four-week absence, the sun finally appeared in the Strasbourg sky on Monday. Knowing that it would go into hiding again the next day, I took a walk along the Quai de Pecheurs and the Quai des Bateliers on … Continue reading

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French Winter Comfort Food

The French seem to be well-prepared for the grey, snowy weather that’ been hitting the country since December. I have often found myself watching the traffic problems at Paris airports on the evening news, skating across the icy sidewalks, and … Continue reading

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