Thursday of our cruise saw us hop the border into France to visit Strasbourg. At other times in history, a border crossing wouldn't have been required as the city was part of Germany. It's changed hands a fair amount over the years, so it has influences from both countries.
Barrage Vauban, a bridge, weir, and defensive work built in the 17th century on the River Ill. Colors were drab under overcast skies, so this reflection looked best to me as a monochrome.
Ponts Couverts. The bridges haven't actually been covered since 1784, but the name has stuck.
La Petite France. My online research keeps pointing to them being holly, but I'm not sure the color or the leaves are consistent with that ID.
own monument as a result. The inscription on the Bible he holds has changed over the years from French to German and back again as dominion over the city itself switched hands.
Le Tire-Bouchon restaurant had festively decorated their exteriors already. Hard to beat giant stuffed white teddy bears as Christmas decorations go.
More to come!