Strasbourg in Color~

Strasbourg Cathedral,

bursts into color,

during Palm Sunday full moon.

Wisteria blooms,

all over the city,

while city squares erupt in color!

Strasbourg itself is full of color,

both in the buildings and the rivers.

Jim adds to the colorful variety,

while Strasbourgians bring the color indoors!
Cheers to you from the stunning old city of Strasbourg~

233 thoughts on “Strasbourg in Color~

  1. Oh Cindy, we do love Strasbourg. We had an amazing meal in one of their lovely restaurants that we’ll never forget. Such a charming part of the world.

  2. It’s hard to believe that this is a real place, it’s so gorgeous. The house with the flowers, the one with water on both sides is like something out of a fairy tale. Such wonderful photographs.

    1. Awww, thank you! A couple days ago we were sitting at a brasserie, when the woman next to us started to chat with us. My husband is die hard opera fan and he didn’t recognize her. I did though, and asked her. It was Joyce Di Nato, one of the premier mezzo-sopranos in the world. My husband’s awe still has not faded. He nearly cried! She was as nice as can be and grew up in the midwest near my husband’s home town.
      Its a small, synchronistic world, and so fun to hop around. I hope you come to Strasbourg soon my friend~

      1. I’m terrible with photos….seems to me every single one of them has a reason to be, and deserves to be included! Of course this is impossible in most cases but it is a great headache!!

  3. Wonderful photos – – – as always Cindy. It was just a 2 hour drive from our home in the early 1980’s; Hildrezhausen, West Germany (before it was re-united into one Germany. We always treated our visitors from the USA to Strasbourg, France.

    1. It is such a gorgeous part of the world. This is our third time visiting the area and there is still so much more to see. The biggest challenge is resisting the food to keep fit!

  4. Your images are always wonderful. For me (this time), you excelled in your title and the choice of the opening image. It’s the combination of those two swept me away, as well as setting the stage for the rest. Well done.

  5. Lovely. lovely, … I’m always amazed not just by the beauty of these European cities, but also that so many of them survived so many wars – thank goodness… the cathedral is staggeringly beautiful, and to think it was built so long ago with no cranes , diggers or any other helpful equipment… and how refreshing all the trees and flowers and that amazing wisteria must be…wonderful pictures, as ever, Cindy

    1. Building a cathedral of this height and artistic detail so long ago is just mind boggling isn’t it! It looms up in front of you like some ancient version of the empire state building. Thanks so much for noticing the gorgeous wistera too Natalie. I bet it is quite old too!

  6. Hi Cindy!! Wow! You’re traveling at a beautiful time of year!! Loved the richness evident in your cathedral photos! But my favorite was he bridge reflected in the water– so clear and precise! Fun to follow along on your amazing travels! thanks! xo

  7. Strasbourg Cathedral might be the most ornate cathedral I’ve seen! So many colors and hues on the outside exterior that it’s a bit like looking at a drip candle (remember how popular those were in the 80’s?), only with more subdued colors. And I read it took more than 500 years to build! Love the wisteria and the warm glow inside that shop!

    1. It is incredibly tall! It looms up instantly like some ancient skyscraper which makes the exterior the most impressive I have seen. Seeing the cathedral in a full moon, just after sunset and before it gets truly dark is amazing. When I came home and looked at the photos I was shocked at the way the colors leapt out. They orignally intended the cathedral to have two spires, but never made the second one. I guess they didn’t want to work another 500 years!!! Hugs to you Lynn~

  8. Beautiful photos as usual, Cindy. I would be fascinated to read a post from you at some point about which camera you use, your shooting methods, whether you do much post-production on your images etc. It is always good to be able to learn from the experts! cheers! πŸ™‚

    1. I would love to do that, but would be concerned about boring people.The Strasbourg photos were taken with a Sony Rx10. I also use the Sony HX400 for super zoom as it zooms to 1200mm equivalent. I use the 400 for birds, animals and flowers, anything really distant or full macro. I used both Sony’s Play Memories Home and Windows photos software to edit photos. I use windows for straightening only and Play Memories for everything else. I sharpen all photos, usually enhance saturation conservatively, and always crop my photos, sometimes a lot. Sometimes I change contrast and light also, but always conservatively. I am not striving for hyper-realisitc or art photos, not interested in featheres waterfalls for example, but just slightly enhanced, bacisally natural photos. I just realized while typing, this is exactly how I wear make-up! A little enhancement, but not a fake appearance! Laughing……
      Thank you for your interest Liz & cheers to you~

      1. Well, this is certainly not boring for me!! Thanks so much for taking the trouble to set out all this fascinating info. And lol re the make-up – completely agree! πŸ™‚ x

  9. I would love to travel with you. You see things in a way no one else does. The photos are so stunning, especially the wisteria. I always think of Germany when I hear the name Strasbourg, but most of it is in France. πŸ™‚ Guess that’s why I didn’t get to visit. Hope you are continuing to have wonderful travels.

    1. Ah, you are very kind and your comment touches my heart. <3 I would love to travel with you too, and am glad we are doing so virtually. I constantly mix up Strasbourg with Germany, it was German at various times in history, so the confusion is understandable. I am enjoying all the Easter celebrations in France right now, but will be in Germany for Easter.

      1. That is where I began. Up north by Dillenburg in the area of Cologne. Grandparents are at rest south in Friedrichshafen, on Lake Constance. I hope you have a wonderfilled Easter!!

    1. I love traveling with you Debbie. We always agree on what to see! πŸ˜‰ Seriously, it makes the experience richer when sharing it with wonderful friends like you!

    1. Wisteria is everywhere in France right now and I can’t get enough of it!
      There is even a giant Sequoia growing in Riquewhir, planted in the the 1800’s and thriving. They only grow in California. I did a double take when I saw it!

  10. Sorry for my late reply and like, I have been under the weather.

    What a beautiful city, I have never been there. I love the first two pictures, they colors are almost surreal. I bet you guys were smiling all the time while walking through the city.

    1. Sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling well and I hope you are recovering! The city is amazing, we are now traveling through the Alsace region and will be in Germany by Easter. Hugs to you my friend & hope you feel better! <3

    1. I love being here. There are amazing, ancient churches around every corner, so we go to church multiple times a day and love every minute. I happened on to Bach practice for an Easter concert yesterday. Sublime. I wish we had a tradition like this at home, these amazingly wonderful sanctuaries people can go to whenever they please…..

    1. I have this shot of the whole cathedral with the full moon right next to the cathedral. It lit it up for Palm Sunday. It was hard not to include but I am constantly breaking my 8 photo rule. Happy Easter Graham~

                1. Laughing…..My husband is googling low cal restaurant options for tomorrow as we speak……But we are in the land of schnitzel and potato pancakes! It’s gonna be veggies and power walking instead of Easter streudel for me!

    1. That is what the cathedral did to me too. Induced awe. It is SO tall. It looms up like some ancient skyscraper, making one marvel at how humans built this with scaffolding, over a period of 500 years. There was supposed to be a second tower. I think they got tired and decided to rest! Love to hear your thoughts Jackie. Thank you.

      1. I’ve always been amazed by architecture that was build so many decades ago without the benefit of modern building tools. It just goes to show when we humans put our mind to something we can accomplish amazing things. πŸ˜€

    1. There were two Tiffany shops next door to each other and I took photos of both. The double impact was amazing! It was very hard for me not to include the second photo but I have a personal rule not to include too many photos in a post~

          1. LOL! I know what you mean. My wife would be afraid to leave me alone on such a computer site if i had my credit cards nearby. One of my brothers has a similar problem with collecting clocks. πŸ˜€

              1. He has a whole room devoted to them. My favorite one is this rock clock with these two stones on a rope attached to a gear. As one drops to the bottom you pull down the other stone which continues to rotate the hands on the face. I’m not sure how many hours it takes for each stone to drop to the bottom, but it’s a fascinating idea that someone had when they developed this clock for telling time. :O)

  11. What an enjoyable walk of Strasbourg! The city is so beautiful and colorful via your lens. Wisteria blooms are just unreal… Thank you for keeping posting while you are traveling, Cindy! πŸ™‚

  12. My Mum has two tall lamps like those in the last photo I’ve never seen them anywhere else. I love these old buildings I sometimes walk to Liberty in London just to admire the lovely area and building.

    1. Your mum must have good taste! The intricacy of the lamp shop seemed to perfectly fit the details of the architecture. I can well understand why you would go to Liberty to soak up the gestalt~ <3

  13. We, too, are drawn to cathedrals wherever we travel. There’s not much like them being built today, so we have to appreciate what remains of the remarkable architecture and detail. We always ask ourselves, “How’d they do that?” Especially when we consider that they didn’t have the technology and machinery we have today!

    1. Visiting ancient cathedrals becomes addictive, not just for the beauty which you mention, but mostly for the sense of spiritual calm you absorb while in them. I am always amazed by these ‘people’s buildings’ built for everyone to come in and seek solace over the course of hundreds of years. On this trip we spent a fair amount of time in Greek Orthodox churches in Eastern Europe. I was beckoned in, given candles to light, welcomed in such a lovely way. It is a history, culture and tradition that seems so comforting. I understand completely why you are drawn to these amazing cathedrals.

  14. The wisteria flowers, the colors in all the photographs were so brilliant! The buildings and homes are so sweet. This was a lovely place to visit and share, too. πŸ™‚

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