Category: France

Lucia Procession in Strasbourg

Church of St. Pierre, November 27, 2011. The annual First of Advent service held by the Swedish Club of Strasbourg for the Nordic community. Lucia is actually December 13, so this has to be one of the earliest Lucia processions…

Decorations French, American and Swedish

Christmas decorations at Patisserie Christian, originally uploaded by radiowood2000. Amazing decorations at a very nice bakery/cafe. Apparently located at both 12 rue de l’ Outre and 17 Place du Temple Neuf (it’s on a corner, where a street runs into…

The Capital of Christmas prepares

Christmas market in Strasbourg going up, originally uploaded by radiowood2000. Place Gutenburg, November 15, 2011. Strasbourg calls itself the Capital of Christmas, with special Christmas markets all around the center of the city. The huge tree at the Place Kleber…

Armistice Day in Alsace

Today marks the 93nd anniversary of the end of the First World War. November 11 is not a public holiday in Sweden, which was not a combatant in either of the World Wars. It is a holiday here, and on…

Strasbourg by Water

Our friends recently visited us from Sweden, and on the last day of their visit we took the Batorama boat tour of Strasbourg, which travels around the central island of the Old Town and then out to the European institutions,…