Abe in Strasborg
Alright, we admit it…though we did traipse all along the East Coast, we didn’t go this far East 😀 But we sure did have fun doing some photoshopping 😀
We recently met a couple from France, through Etsy, and they were so kind as to bring France, to us 😀 We had such fun seeing the pictures and they gave us permission to share them with you 🙂
When Mommy was in college, she went to overseas to study languages, and France was one of the places she stayed longer. She even lived in Strasborg for a while! We’ve heard stories of how they’d order pizza for dinner, put the leftovers under the bed, and then eat it for breakfast the next morning 😀
We have also heard Mommy tell about how she had to pay $6 to climb the steps up to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. She wanted to go up to the top, but you had to take an elevator and that was another $7 😀 She said she remembered hearing people counting the steps out loud as they walked up, each in their own language.
Aren’t these some neat views?! Our friends from France tell us they can see part of the Eiffel tower from where they live!
I went here to figure out how much it would cost for our whole family to go all the way to the top…it was 122.2 €, or $171.18 😀 I like the way they include ages up to 24 as ‘youth’ 😀 Here in America, most times ‘youth’ is 12 and under…especially when you’re in a restaurant!
Next, they took us to the Alps…these pictures were so pretty!
Every time I think of the Alps, I always think of the book, “Heidi”. I’ve always thought it would be wonderful to see the sun ‘say goodnight’ to the mountains 🙂
“All at once she sprang to her feet, “Peter! Peter! everything is on fire! All the rocks are burning, and the great snow mountain and the sky! O look, look! the high rock up there is red with flame! O the beautiful, fiery snow! Stand up, Peter! See, the fire has reached the great bird’s nest! look at the rocks! look at the fir trees! Everything, everything is on fire!”
“It is always like that,” said Peter composedly, continuing to peel his stick; “but it is not really fire.”
“What is it then?” cried Heidi, as she ran backwards and forwards to look first one side and then the other, for she felt she could not have enough of such a beautiful sight. “What is it, Peter, what is it?” she repeated.
“It gets like that of itself,” explained Peter.
“Look, look!” cried Heidi in fresh excitement, “now they have turned all rose color! Look at that one covered with snow, and that with the high, pointed rocks! What do you call them?”
“Mountains have not any names,” he answered.
“O how beautiful, look at the crimson snow! And up there on the rocks there are ever so many roses! Oh! now they are turning grey! Oh! oh! now all the color has died away! it’s all gone, Peter.” And Heidi sat down on the ground looking as full of distress as if everything had really come to an end.
“It will come again to-morrow,” said Peter. “Get up, we must go home now.” He whistled to his goats and together they all started on their homeward way.
“Is it like that every day, shall we see it every day when we bring the goats up here?” asked Heidi, as she clambered down the mountain at Peter’s side; she waited eagerly for his answer, hoping that he would tell her it was so.
“It is like that most days,” he replied.
“But will it be like that to-morrow for certain?” Heidi persisted.
“Yes, yes, to-morrow for certain,” Peter assured her in answer.”
This confused me at first “N, S, E, O?” Then I remembered that this weathervane was in France 😀 I asked Mommy and she said that ‘west’ in French is ‘ouest’ .
Our last stop…Strasborg. Mommy said that there was a story behind these towers? but she couldn’t remember what!
The storks 😀
Such pretty buildings!
Here’s the original picture that we had insterted ourselves (and Abe) into 😀
…and so there is the story behind yesterday’s pictures 🙂 We hope you enjoyed them as much as we did 😀
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