Sunday, June 17, 2012


We reluctantly left Baden-Baden and hit the road (in our Renault Migane - a very nice little station wagon) for Strasbourg, France. The drive was uneventful though Strasbourg is a pretty big town and it was busy on Friday afternoon. We persevered (with the help of the TomTom) and parked in an underground garage near Place Kléber. We came up and started looking for the giant Strasbourg Cathedral.

We first walked through some busy commercial streets.

The streets were lined with everything from high end clothing shops to delicious food shops. This was one of the more interesting bread slicing jobs I've seen.

We came around a corner and all of a sudden we saw the Cathedral. Stunning and a bit overwhelming, apparently this church was the tallest building in the world for over 200 years. I believe it.

After the Cathedral we realized we had another spiritual site we had to find: a micro-brewery called La Lanterne. We found it straight away and enjoyed a couple beers before renewing our quest for the Petite-France section of Strasbourg.

On the way, we saw this sign apparently suggesting you should clean up after your petit chien. A picture truly is worth a thousand words.

The Petite-France section of town is beautiful.

After more walking we decided it was time to return to the car and head to Colmar. On the way, we stumbled upon something wonderful; I wanted to enroll but reluctantly decided that was not practical.

We did make our way back to the parking garage and bid farewell to Strasbourg. Again too short a visit but we had reservations that evening in Colmar about 50 miles away so we hit the road.

A funny thing happened on the way to Colmar...

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