A few years ago, I had a ‘French correspondent’ or, as I called her, a pen-pal, who lived in Strasbourg. We exchanged lots of emails about our lives, and I built up an imaginary picture of her city in my mind. Unfortunately she and I lost contact about two years ago, and so although I had the opportunity to explore the places she told me so much about, I never got to meet her.
It was amazing how different Strasbourg was to the imaginary picture I’d created- however I can’t say it was a disappointment- the opposite in fact! Two days in Strasbourg made the perfect end to our Alsatian adventure: although I would happily stop by again if given the chance!
Catching the train from Colmar was simple and easy- although the station is much larger than Tours or Colmar- and easy to get lost in!
Flower boxes lined some of the prettier bridges crossing the canals.
Couple walking by the canal.
Strasbourg is a key meeting point: the European Parliament is housed in the city, as are many foreign embassies.
Still no leaves on the trees- but makes for an interesting composition against this factory-like building.
An interesting corner
Sunday flea market- so many trinkets I’d love to own, if only my budget (and my small suitcase!) would let me.
Church spire and flower boxes
Flowers looking out over the canal encircling the ‘Grand Isle’