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Walk…if you want to see

We like to park around Strasbourg and Alsace and walk. Often, we will visit different areas of Strasbourg other than just the center of the city. One of the reasons I started this blog was because I knew that it wouldn’t be a problem for me to cover the city.

During my first year in Strasbourg, I knew most of the city as well as much of the region of Alsace because I saw it by foot. Walking is the only real way to get to know a city or a country.

I like Strasbourg because there are fields in the city.

The perfume of these fallen flowers (from trees) filled the air just as the flowers filled the streets and sidewalks.

The quartier Hautepierre is in the back on this picture. It’s a depressing group of low income apartments. At night, there isn’t much lighting which makes it not too safe to walk at dark. In the quartiers like Hautepierre, the parks for children aren’t as kept up as the rest of Strasbourg. I don’t think it’s fair. If you are a tourist, you most likely will never see this side of Strasbourg.

I love these purple flowers. Unfortunately, my camera doesn’t take close ups very well.

Eglise St-Antoine

I don’t like when English is over used in France even if I am originally from America. Sometimes, I am really just left wondering what the people in charge of marketing are thinking. A good example is the picture above. I didn’t understand this sign on the front of Atac in Cronenbourg. “Happy Anniversaire” is a bit ridiculous, to say the least. I think they just threw in English to be cool. I thought it was silly to use Franglais instead of English. Besides…

What’s wrong with Joyeux Anniversaire?!?

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  • eurobrat June 3, 2006, 1:08 am

    Oh, those purple flowers!

  • Pumpkin, Alsace photoblog June 4, 2006, 8:47 am

    I see them everywhere and they are just brillant and delicate. I adore them. If we ever have a yard I will surely plant them all along the fence.

  • peepfrench June 4, 2006, 1:45 pm

    Every time I see the color purple, I think of my grandmother. It was her favorite color.

    I miss her so…

  • bcinfrance June 4, 2006, 6:42 pm

    I agree with you on the English part. I didn’t you were American! (I obviously haven’t read every single word of your blog….) Where from?

  • Pumpkin, Alsace photoblog June 4, 2006, 8:20 pm

    Bcinfrance, I’m from Ohio. Alsace has the exact same weather…warm one day and cold the next. However, the winters aren’t quite so bitter and the summers aren’t so humid as in Ohio. I miss the tall cornfields in Ohio that line the roads. But, I really love living in France and Alsace in particular.

  • Pumpkin, Alsace photoblog June 4, 2006, 8:21 pm

    Peepfrench, I know what you mean about colors because it’s smells for me. I think of my grandmother when I smell pies or tartes. She made the best.

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