Wednesday 29 April 2009

UNESCO WHS week: Strasbourg

Postmarked 24984A France, dated 30 January 2009. [PostCrossing]
Strasbourg (bas Rhin)
Les ponts couverts
Photo: Eric Teissedre.

Postmarked Wales, dated 7 November 2005.
67000 Strasbourg.

Surrounded by two arms of the River Ill, the Grande Ile (Big Island) is the historic centre of the Alsatian capital. It has an outstanding complex of monuments within a fairly small area. The cathedral, the four ancient churches and the Palais Rohan – former residence of the prince-bishops – far from appearing as isolated monuments, form a district that is characteristic of a medieval town and illustrates Strasbourg's evolution from the 15th to the 18th century. 
 The cathedral in Strasbourg, one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in Europe, was built between 1176 and 1493 and its tower is 142 metres high.  The area around it was added to the WHS list in 1988.
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  1. I am pleased to visit this blog for the 1st time. I have found it wonderful.
    Thanks for sharing these precious post card collection.
    Wish you all the best.

  2. That's one long boat carrying passengers, surely it have come through that bridge.

  3. @Ibne Hanif, thank you and welcome!

    @Martin, I've seen another picture with several of these sightseeing barges, but I can't remember now if any of them were going through.


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