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Place Kléber offers a cooling hand on a hot day

I took the first two photos last week when the annual summer resting place in Place Kléber was being put up.

The following pictures were taken yesterday. The resting spot in Place Kléber was a favorite for children and adults alike on a hot day in the city.

This is the statue of General Jean Baptiste Kléber which stands in the center of Place Kléber. The general’s body is buried under this statue.

You can see the form of bicycles on the flower pots showing that the city is thinking of the Tour de France. Strasbourg is hosting the grand départ of the Tour de France 2006 beginning in Strasbourg on the 1st and lasting until the 3rd of this July.

Mist came out of these “sprinklers”. Children along with adults crowded around getting as wet as possible in the attempt to cool off from the hot day.

My children loved the mist and played for half an hour running from one mist sprinkler to the next.

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  • lagatta à Montréal June 19, 2006, 3:52 am

    Hmm, Strasbourg is right on the German border. Just hope no German-speakers get upset about “Mist” coming out of the sprinklers.

    Hint: Mist means “manure” (le fumier en français). Pigs like to roll around in it to cool off, but most human beings are not to fond of the idea. ;-)

  • Pumpkin, Alsace photoblog June 19, 2006, 10:11 am

    Mist is such a nice thing in English that I would never suspect that the German version would be so smelly. But, come to think of it there were some Germans enjoying the “mist” as well! ;)

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