Last days of november

About a bit more than week ago, Strasbourg without any special or extra disguise.
Added late november sky mood with a faint reddish touch as backdrop.

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

The cathedral occupies much of the cityscape, but can handle a closer view.
Both rivers and canals also fill in the cityscape, supporting the city’s charm.
The many squares, including the smaller ones, also contribute.
The backyards often deserve to be seen as well, therefore no parking.
The architecture of the city, almost a story itself.

Could be chipmunk pranks

The big tree in the middle of the big square in french Strasbourg is lit.
For the rest of the year it must be the landmark for atmosphere and life.
Observed for a brief moment, the impressive tree brilliantly flashed.
Not fast so it got blurry but leisurely.
Maybe the naughty Chip’n Dale, the two anthropomorphic chipmunk brothers
– famous and infamous (according to Donald Duck) from Walt Disney.

Maybe they enjoy themselves under the surface of the tree this year.?

Should or should not

The next five weeks means to many as “declared” as market days in Strasbourg.
Said with a twinkle in the eye, so many believe that the first saturday is the last day.
Both many of the locals and probably even more outside visitors,
visiting for the atmosphere that they are actually helping to create themselves.

Those who don’t live in a typical alsatian half-timbered house.
They can buy a copy home, in a size that can be under the arm.

While an adorable lady says “should or should not” to the temptations.?

Let it be, let it be light

There’s a fairly familiar song: “Do They Know It’s Christmas.?”.
It will probably be played a great deal over the next five weeks.
The question could be “How do they know it’s Christmas.?”
In Strasbourg there they know it because at the square here friday night.
There was a small scene, a bunch of people “fighting” about pressing a big button.
Then the giant big tree was lit, so it shone in the eyes of all the spectators.
A tree quite different from when they picked it up in the forest.

To see some of the other lines of the song could be lovely too.

There’s no need to be afraid
We let in light and we banish shade
We can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world
But when you’re having fun
There’s a world outside your window
And it’s a world of dreaded fear
Where the only water flowing
Is a bitter sting of tears
And the Christmas bells that ring there
Are the clanging chimes of doom
And there won’t be snow in Africa this Christmas time
The greatest gift they’ll get this year is life
Where nothing ever grows, no rain or rivers flow.
Remember Band Aid. Do we still know.?

Protagonist ready for makeup

These men have done their part of the work of bringing
– the coming mood on the La place Kléber in Strasbourg.
Soon the main character (the tree) will make entrance on the scene.

Many people know that soon there will be decorations of squares and streets
– in a lot of cities, of course in french Strasbourg too.
A tradition that starts with a giant fir tree making the trip
from the Bas-Rhin area of Alsace to the square in Strasbourg.
Where it should bring the main ingredient to atmosphere and coziness.
It is not only the smaller children who are touched, the “big children” too.