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Stretching out our legs in the city of Strasbourg

Strasbourg center

The Cathedral of Strasbourg can be seen in the back. One of the movie theaters of Strasbourg is just behind the bikes. When it is warm there are always people sitting in the front of the theater outside sipping strong coffee and talking in small groups.

Demonstation in Strasbourg by art students

Art students were demonstrating (not sure why) on foot and bike while singing and blowing whistles.

Demonstration in Strasbourg France

The students set up “camp” here and placed several pieces of their own art work around the white swirly structure just near the tram. The préfecture is nearby.

Strasbourg streets

I love this picture. Somehow, it captures Strasbourg perfectly.

Petite Clown in stroller bottom

Petite Clown was tired and didn’t want to walk. Unfortunately, her stroller finally broke after two years of rugged use. She didn’t mind hitching a ride with Boy Blue. Actually, this is how we go to get Sweet Bear from school. I am afraid of the busy street we must cross to go to and from the school. So, Petite Clown rides below. It is really cute. It was her idea. One day we were walking to the school and she was tired. She started to climb inside the bottom of the stroller. I checked to make sure she wouldn’t be hurt and thought, “Why not?” It has worked out great.

Strasbourg shaping up

This tunnel is in need of repair. I told my husband last year that it was terrible. The sidewalk is broken up badly and we must pass in the street. Generally, that is ok. However, sometimes cars come through too fast and it scares me. Most streets in Alsace are in very good condition. Only a few are forgotten. The new ice rink is just behind us in this picture and it is an easy walk to the beautiful creek and community gardens just beyond this passage. I think the area between Cronenbourg and Strasbourg is going to be cleaned up once and for all with the new tram line and the TGV coming. You can see all the “Spring cleaning” going on all over Strasbourg. It is crazy how fast they are building and cleaning up the old fallen quartiers.

Tabac in Strasbourg

In France, tabacco products can only be sold at a tabac. Tabacs sell magazines, candy and various other things.

spring

Spring buds

Spring flowers

Spring flowers blooming

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  • sp April 2, 2006, 11:07 pm

    I love looking at your photos, Pumpkin. It is like a mini-vacation for me. They also remind me that I have spent too many recent years traveling in South America and Asia, and maybe I should consider some time in Europe.

  • Tongue in Cheek April 3, 2006, 10:11 am

    Stroller bus! Too cute!

  • Pumpkin April 3, 2006, 1:17 pm

    SP-
    Yes, you come to Europe and I would love to see South America and Asia :)
    There are still some places that I have dreamed of seeing here in Europe since I was a kid. I would love to visit Italy and Ireland. We haven’t managed that yet. I saw just one Italian city in the dark because we were in Switzerland and wanted at least to cross over. We stopped and ate a pizza and started back home. The people we met were so very outgoing and kind. If that is a sample of Italians then Italians are really very happy and social people.

    Tongue in cheek-
    I like that “stroller bus”.  We’ll have to call it Petite Clown’s stroller bus from now on  :)

  • peepfrench April 3, 2006, 1:40 pm

    You took some really nice shots, Pumpkin…

    I visited Strasbourg once back in the early 90s when my husband and I were residing in Bonn, Germany. It’s a beautiful city!

    It looks a lot less windy there than where we are,(in the Hague). I nearly went airborne the other day, while riding my bike to the grocery store!…This experience made me think of Mary Poppins! :D

  • sp April 3, 2006, 7:49 pm

    I’d also love to visit Ireland. It is one of the few countries in Europe I haven’t visited. When I was in my early 20’s I spent 2 summers (almost 3 months each time) traveling all over on a Eurail Pass. I highly recommend Italy and Spain.

    One major benefit of Asia (except Japan) and South America is that both locations are easy on the wallet.

  • Pumpkin April 4, 2006, 7:30 am

    SP-You must have wonderful memories of those summers. I would have loved to travel like that during the summers.
    My husband and I want to hike across France when we are older. His parents hiked in the Czech mountains for a week last summer. They said it was beautiful. I think the only way to know a country and appreciate it is to get out into it.
    One of the reasons I wanted to raise my children in Europe was so that they could see several countries and cultures and not be afraid.

  • Pumpkin April 4, 2006, 7:35 am

    Peepfrench-You have lived all over Europe! Wow, that is really interesting. I am sure you have much insight to other cultures now. You made me laugh imagining you flying on your bike like Mary Poppins.

  • Anne April 4, 2006, 10:19 am

    i would love to fivist Strasbourg… or anywhere in Eastern France. I’ve done just about every town and “bled” in Western France but the great continental divide between East and West France has kept me quietly on this one side… *sihg* I’ll have to just enjoy your pics…

  • Pumpkin April 4, 2006, 12:06 pm

    Anne,
    Strasbourg, or more specifically, all of Alsace is beautiful (like a garden). In summer it is full of bright flowers and the little villages are so charming. The city is already putting flowers all over. I really love living here. You have cross the big divide and see Alsace at least once.

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