Monday, December 17, 2007

third advent

Advent Candles

On Saturday we crossed the border into France. We live quite close to France and like to shop there. On this day we visited the city of Strasbourg for their famous Christmas Market. It's famous, not only because it's large but, for France, at least, it's unique.

Strasbourg, France Christmas Market

Strasbourg, and the area of France that lies just over the boarder of Germany, use to be part of Germany. The region is called Alsace and for centuries the French and the Germans have been bickering over it..it was German than French then German then French...you get the idea. The result is a unique region that shares culture from both nations. Many towns have German names, the local dialect shares more with the German language than the French, and, unlike other French cities, there is a wonderful Christmas Market every December!

Strasbourg, France Christmas Market

Strasbourg, France Christmas Market

Strasbourg, France Christmas Market

Strasbourg, France Christmas Market

The market surrounds the stunning and huge Gothic cathedral in the center of the city. Every December the cathedral hangs a set of tapestries illustrating the life of the Virgin. They were gorgeous!

Strasbourg, France Christmas Market

Strasbourg, France Christmas Market

Strasbourg, France Christmas Market

Strasbourg, France Christmas Market

It was very crowded and very cold but we had a wonderful evening!

1 comment:

orangeflower said...

Thanks for sharing your photographs! They are just beautiful!

orangeflower

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...