Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Visiting Strasbourg - Part II

As promised in my first Strasbourg post (go two posts back to read it, if you are interested), here are the pictures I took during the afternoon spent on our own in the old town. 





Strasbourg Minster deserves a post on its own, therefore, you'll get only glimpses of this magnificent building in this post.








The last picture of that beautiful courtyard was taken by my sister - because by that time, the battery in my camera was flat, and the replacement I always carry with me turned out to be flat, too. Doesn't really matter, does it - these are certainly enough pictures to give you an impression of what the old town of Strasbourg looks like.

We ate Flammkuchen (regional specialty) for a very late lunch (after 3.00 pm) in a restaurant where we were the only guests. After that, we were very much ready for our walk around the town.

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  1. For the benefit of other readers of this post, Flammkuchen is in French - tarte flambée - an Alsatian dish composed of bread dough rolled out very thinly in the shape of a rectangle or circle, which is covered with fromage blanc or crème fraîche, thinly sliced onions and lardons.

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    1. Thank you, YP. I was running out of time while writing this post (had a train to catch) and so did not further explain about the Flammkuchen. Mine was not the classic one; I went for a "quattre fromages" variety (four types of cheese) and my sister had one without bacon. It was delicious and most welcome after having had to wait so long since breakfast!

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    2. If you ! keep eating stuff like that you will be posting pictures of a chubby Librarian in voluminous clothing!

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    3. I always walk, run, dance or skip it off afterwards, so, not to worry!

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  2. I think I want to be in Strasbourg again! I've been twice, but never for long enough to wander about and see all I wanted........And maybe I will try to make my version of Flammkuchen, a vegetarian one......

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    1. I'd been to Strasbourg before, but that was so long ago I didn't remember much. It really is a good place to explore, and really not all that far from where I live, so well worth a day trip.

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  3. I was looking through the photos carefully to see if any jogged my memory. Unfortunately the only thing I can recall is that we parked the car in an archway between two buildings. If I get around to sorting old photos this winter I'll have to see what I can find. It certainly looks very attractive.

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    1. It will be interesting to compare your pictures with mine if you get around to sorting your old ones. Like you, I did not recall anything much from previous visits, although I'd been to Strasbourg before and it actually is the kind of place where one can easily create lasting memories.

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    2. I've been promising myself to go through the photos for a long time. I'm really hoping that this winter will provide that time.

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  4. Four types of cheeses, that sounds heavenly!
    Love the photos.

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    1. It was very good, and very, very filling!

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