Strasbourg

 

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Thursday 28th June 2018

The drive to Strasbourg was littered with many road closures and traffic jams.  This is really the first time on all of our travels that we have encountered any problems. The road layout in the city also caused me a few worries and I think I may have driven the wrong way up a one way street! The next concern was the height of the underground car park, but as you can see there was nothing to worry about as I had at least 2 inches to spare!

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It was about time we visited Strasbourg to try and see if we could lend a hand with this BREXIT thing. We understood that they were having a problem with a customs agreement and I thought I would help if they needed me. My main worry being when we travel around Europe in our caravan are we going to encounter any problems bringing wine and cheese back home? I know there are other aspects to this, such as the motor industry and airplane manufacturing, but I do like my cheese!

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Anyhow before we got in to all that, there was still time to have a look around the city. We started at Strasbourg Cathedral (also known as the Cathedral of Our Lady) which was for 400 years the tallest building in all Christendom.

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The Cathedrals spire stands high above the streets full of half-timbered houses……..

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And inside the building the intricacies of the stained glass windows really stand out as the sun bursts in.

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The canals of “Petite France” on the tow path are a joy to walk alongside, and you can even forget that you are in the middle of a big city!

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This is one of four covered bridges that were built in the 13th century as part of a defensive network.

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You can still find a space for a little quiet time with your girl friend even in this big city!

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Friday 29th June 2018

After a busy day in Strasbourg (hopefully we will see the fruits of our labours with Teresa May in the next few months!) we decided on a little drive out and a picnic beside a waterfall.

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This is the Grande Cascade de Tendon. An ideal place for a bit of a climb………

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……….although there were those amongst us who thought it……………

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……….. more prudent to wait and watch ! And the picnic was lovely

 

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5 Responses to Strasbourg

  1. Tony Payne says:

    That was close in the car park, I can imagine you were a bit nervous and waiting for a c-r-u-n-c-h every turn! We had a similar experience in Clermont Ferrand a couple of years ago, driving into an underground car park in the city with a box on top of the car. Realised it was too high, and had to back out of the car park, which was rather tricky. Then had to find somewhere else to park for the night, about 1/2 mile from the hotel, lugging the bags all the way, but the stay was well worth it.
    The cathedral looks amazing. The Dutch band Focus (of “Hocus Pocus” fame) devoted half of one of their CD’s to a track about it (hows that for trivia!).
    It’s still bloomin’ hot here and the grass is crispy dry! When you do come home, can you please bring some overnight rain with you 😉

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  2. Roy says:

    The roof rack survived but did you find the bikes?

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