This and That in Alsace

I took a lot of photos while in Alsace so, since I have them, I will share some. Alsace is very photogenic.

img_2540 Almost every building in the villages we visited were decorated for Christmas. We did the southern half of what they call the Alasian Wine Trail and each place was special. We were there a week before all of the Christmas markets officially opened and there were still many tourists.

img_2565 I guess this is sort of a rood screen. I thought it was very unusual, unlike many churches. The church was in Kayserville.

img_2567 Alsatian costumes. I saw these models everywhere. The women used to wear a sort of giant black bow on their heads. I never did see one in person.

img_2570 Another Christmas decoration. December 6th, Saint Nicolas Day, is huge in Alsace, which is what this figure represents. Gifts are given then and there are processions. I wish we could have seen it.

img_2574 Just loved the architecture. Where are Hansel and Gretel?

img_2581I liked the clock and the little tower.

img_2584 They are not afraid to use color in Alsace.

img_2586 There is a huge musical tradition in the village of Ribeauville and a famous festival every September.

img_2585 A free book exchange. I loved this display.

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