Monthly Archives: May 2016

PETITE FRANCE, STRASBOURG.

Petite France is a pretty little touristy area in Strasbourg. It is situated on the Grand Island in the Ill River. It can be easily reached from any point of the city. Its main attraction are the picturesque half-timbered houses dating back … Continue reading

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BARRAGE VAUBAN.

Barrage Vauban in Strasbourg on the Ill River is a massive dam commissioned by King Louis XIV in the 17th century. It was designed by military engineer Sebastian Le Prestre de Vauban and constructed under the direction of Jacques Tarade … Continue reading

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STRASBOURG CATHEDRAL.

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg had been built through the 11-15th centuries. It towers over the city, and you can glimpse it from almost anywhere. Constructed from the pink sandstone, it is huge in size, with lots of turrets and towers, … Continue reading

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STRASBOURG REVISITED.

STRASBOURG REVISITED. Three years ago, when we first came to Strasbourg, we were charmed by its beauty and its calm atmosphere. This ancient city on the border of France and Germany in the Alsace region leaves an impression of belonging … Continue reading

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ALONG THE RHINE RIVER.

ALONG THE RHINE RIVER. Before embarking on a three-hour-long train ride along the Rhine River, we wondered about what we should do to occupy ourselves so as not to be bored. Then the train started, running along the river, twisting … Continue reading

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AT FRANKFURT AIRPORT.

AT FRANKFURT AIRPORT. Frankfurt-am-Main International Airport is one of the largest and the busiest in the world. If you have to spend a few hours in between flights or planes and trains, or even a night, this is a good place … Continue reading

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KOBLENZ, GERMANY.

AN HOUR IN KOBLENZ, GERMANY. We had an hour in between trains on the way to our destination. The day being exceptionally sunny and warm, we emerged from the central railway station and looked around. What can one do in … Continue reading

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