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Walking around a village in Alsace

Alsace is beautiful.

Here are some photos I took from a walk around my Inlaws village which is located near Strasbourg.

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Flowers cover Alsace.

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There is always a field nearby.

Alsace, France
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I had forgotten how much the French love their dogs. Dogs are everywhere! The dog above was so cute it made me almost want one. I was sad to see that a ray of sunlight got into this otherwise adorable image.

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The canal shown above was built to transport the stones used to build the Strasbourg Cathedral.

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Horses hiding in the shade of trees.

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Vilay told me that this contraption is used to release the water in the canal if the level is too high.

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Alsace, France
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The stork is a symbol of Alsace. Almost extinct in the 70s, storks are now seen once again all over Alsace due to re-population efforts. It is not unusual to see a stork nest on top of the roof of a church.

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Most of the Alsatian homes are in good condition. I took the photo above because I thought it was charming. The house is in bad shape but the owner has still dressed it in flowers.

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A chapel in the village.

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I will continue sharing photos of our vacation as I get them uploaded and sorted out.

I was happy to see Alsace after being away for so long. It goes without saying that Alsace is incredibly charming especially in the summer.

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  • Susan August 5, 2008, 2:40 pm

    Hi, I’m new to your site… navigated here from another Swiss Expat blog. I just had to say that I love to see your travels — especially since your photos are so beautiful!

  • Marchel August 5, 2008, 2:51 pm

    You have a wonderful gift for photography.

  • expatraveler August 6, 2008, 5:41 am

    I want back!!! it’s ever so beautiful!

  • sissi August 6, 2008, 1:16 pm

    Love it!
    I want to have an Alsacian old house and restore it and dress it with flowers.

  • Pumpkin August 6, 2008, 9:41 pm

    Susan,
    Thank you for stopping by and thank you for your kind words.

    Marchel,
    Thank you. My only wish is that I had a better camera and that I could be a professional photographer getting paid to do something that I love and would do anyway. ;)

    Expatraveler,
    It is beautiful. I love all the history and that there is always something to take a picture of.

    Sissi,
    You and me both!

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