I hope to share a decorating post next week since I’ve been able to score some new to me vintage finds, but for today I wanted to share a few photos from a quick trip to Strasbourg last Saturday. We’re only about an hour and a half from the French-German border, so it’s not a big deal to go over to France for a day trip (but it sure sounds cool, doesn’t it?).
(all photos are courtesy of my friend Sandra; you can see her beautiful apartment here and here)
I was a little too busy living in the moment to take photos, but we were traveling with our friends Jim and Sandra and Sandra, fortunately, took quite a few. She’s got a great eye, too!
I shared summertime photos of Strasbourg in this post. In summer, the flowers are always over-the-top beautiful, and the buildings look like they’re from a storybook. Since this particular region has gone back and forth between being French and German over the centuries, you see architectural influences from both countries in Strasbourg.
We had lunch at Maison des Tanneurs and also enjoyed a cup of chocolat chaud (hot chocolate) that tasted like literal melted chocolate while we were walking around (it was in the 40s so we were bundled up).
Since it was Saturday, the weekly flohmarkt was going on…we looked but I didn’t find any treasures that I had to bring home.
We bought some wine at a cave under one of the city’s hospitals, and then on our way out of town we stopped at Cora, a French grocery store. We bought cheese, baguettes, coffee, soap, and a few mixed cases of wine (French wine is obviously very inexpensive when you buy it in France!).
It was a lovely day trip and as you can see, it was sunny. That doesn’t happen very often during winter over here!
We’ve got trips coming up to Athens and Santorini in March, then Lisbon, Portugal, in April. I will do a better job of taking photos than I did this time! Thanks again to Sandra for letting me use hers.
Thanks for stopping by ~
As much as I am happy living back in the USA I still miss those little trips. I never bought much but I took lots of photos. I am glad you are having fun sight seeing. Real memory makers!
Thanks, Heidi. We’ve been trying to make the most of it, despite the restrictions. Hopefully as the weather warms up we’ll really be able to get out and about.