Down by the corner

Slow walk in the streets of Kaysersberg in Alsace.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

Reklamer

On the top

Kaysersberg in Alsace, a walk uphill.
The inhabitants are called “kaysersbergeois” in french.
The town name is the german word for the Emperor’s Mountain.
The high fortress that dominates the city serves as a reminder
of both its strategic importance and its warlike past.
The view from the fortress is amazing and the stone steps are well used.
Kaysersberg is one of the finest wine-growing areas in Alsace.
The first vines were brought there in the 16th century from Hungary.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

The pearl of Alsace

The statue itself was french donated to the United States in 1876.
Completed by the french sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi,
With Gustave Eiffel assistance to the internal steel structure and established in 1886.
The foundation itself (the socket) under the statue was funded by the United States.

As I know, there are two copies more:
At the western entrance to Paris by the river Seine on the tiny island Cygnes.
At a large roundabout in southern Colmar (the artist’s home town).

This is the last mentioned.
Rumors are told that the model was his mistress, a married parisienne.

Colmar is much more than stories of french temptations.
Architecture, people, food, wine and animals create interest from afar.
Guess most have seen similar motifs before, or have it themselves.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

Remembrance of partnership

Dancing in the streets too, all the events are due 75 years since D-Day.

As usual inspired by “Restlessjo” and her “Monday walk” themes.

US rangers climbs the cliffs of Normandy in France
to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.
The same way as the it happen in 1944.
This time without hostile fire and probably better developed equipment.
The old boys who took the real trip up in the 40s,
however nodded admiringly as they saw the young climb up.