A little bit of Alsace
In honor of the sale of the German rights for The Chocolate Thief, I’ve been trying to choose some photos of Alsace to share. Alsace being a region of France on the border with Germany that has changed hands between those two countries multiple times over the course of history and which therefore shows a unique blend of German and French influences in its culture.
I keep being distracted by things like this:
(A photo from the Atelier du Chocolat in Paris. Nothing to do with Alsace. Just encountered on the search through my disorganized photo folders.)
However, a few of Alsace:
(Notice the characteristic stork’s nest and the half-timbered houses.)
A vineyard through a crumbling 12th-century town wall.
And my personal favorite, “raiponce”, Rapunzel’s mother’s addiction, growing in a castle garden:
Alsace is a beautiful region to go to in Christmas as well. The marchés de Noël in Strasbourg are famous, and I know several people who make the trip from Paris every Christmas season to attend them. However, I am still searching through files for the photos from the times I’ve been to those marchés. If I find them before Christmas, I promise to share!