Foggy raw-cosiness

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The gothic altar inside the medieval church,
illuminated through the beautiful stained-glass windows.

The inspiration comes from wonderful “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes
around the city of Kaysersberg, absolutly a walk worth so fascinating and full of history..

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The inhabitants are called Kaysersbergeois,
Kaysersberg means Emperor’s Mountain in german language.

Alsace isn’t really french and isn’t really german but alsacian.

Kaysersberg was part of Germany during the period between the Franco-Prussian War and the First World War.and have often been place for battles of war.

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For the reasons of the christmas market, the streets are fullfilled.

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Which this day leave a lot of space in the forests at the surrounding area
close to city on the edge of the cozy and not so heavy Vosges Mountains.

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But the mountains can be cruel even more combined with trees
little older inhabitants still looking worried when airliners hovering over the treetops
when landing and taking off from the nearby Strasbourg Airport.
They still remember the terrible plane crash in 1992 with nearly 90 dead
where a french domestic flight hit the tree cover mountain side of the Vosges.
The place is today memorial park and wounded trees still tells the story up there.

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Barbed wire from the World War One – not in use more, but a memory and warning.

Alsatian history contains much death and destruction with lots of wars through the ages
it isn’t unknown for areas between two great nations which weren’t always friends
Surely, therefore, Alsace has cultivated this pragmatic identity – they are their own.

They are good in this role where we must know the past, but not live in it.

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Installations also from the World War One, at the edge of the Vosges Mountains.

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Life as soldiers was and isn’t as glamorous as seen in movies and computer games.

They are people like everyone else and not decision makers.

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22 tanker om “Foggy raw-cosiness

  1. What a beautiful and sensitive walk with you, Drake! Thank you so much 🙂 You have your own very unique spin on life and I love it.
    I first read this from your ‘home’ page and as I scrolled down, collapsed laughing at your thieving mermaid 🙂

  2. I’ve been to Strasbourg before Drake though not Kaysersberg – I am always fascinated by these border areas they are always on the frontier of battles and this area has a special flavour as you say neither French nor German a unique blend!

    • #.rosemarylilly
      Agree with you – these people who lives in such areas, they have such an impressive inner power so they keep their positive spirit and keep their force to survival – many times it is these areas where they are most optimistic although we would expect the opposite… 🙂

  3. Awesome collection here Drake. I have not heard much about this area. So it was very interesting hearing about their history. Reminds me a little of the convoluted history of Schleswig- holstein. I am in love with those half timbered buildings!!!

        • People living on tiny islande are spexial, their attitudes living in small communities include a lot more calmness than seen in larger communities – generally more pragmatic – I believe it’s a good grounding in later life to be born in a small, close community – I guess that most travel away in their youth and maybe come back when they are retiring and perhaps looking for quiet places… 🙂

          So the similarities (in my eyes) are the ability to accommodate diversity – on the island the driving force for this ability is the geography and the other places are the forces the history… 🙂

          • Wow, this is interesting. So the small communities are more tolerant of differences/diversity in people or the landscape? I imagine that they might be more resourceful in adapting to difficulties that nature presents and a lack of availability of supplies? Thereby, they make do with what they have or adapt it? Is that what you mean, Drake?

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