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..
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.
For the reasons of the christmas market, the streets are fullfilled.
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.
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.
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.
Installations also from the World War One, at the edge of the Vosges Mountains.
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.