Le Grand Hotel Gerardmer
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Not that you just sit back and relax though, as there was plenty of work to do as we made our way through the numerous locks which took you up or down, depending on your direction. Over the week we passed through more than sixty locks which are now almost fully automated. Beside every lock stood the homes of the former lock masters, most now sadly ...
... pink flesh shown in the resurrection panel would perhaps have given them hope in the midst of their despair. I sincerely hope that it did. The panel portraying the "Temptation of St. Anthony" might have also moved them to consider that their suffering wasn't so bad after all, and that things could have been far worse!
We visited the Unterlinden Museum, but didn't spend much time there because it is undergoing renovation. As a result, several rooms containing the ...
... saw the cutest little bag with one of my favorite themes -- Le Chat Noir. Of course I got it, and I will use it for a grocery bag at home or for carrying books when I need to.
The terrain began to change noticeably as we got closer to Alsace. It became more mountainous and started to look like Germany, even though we are still in France. The architecture of the houses began to change too. I saw fewer typical French stone farmhouses with ...
... Now, you may think there is a straightforward way to get from point A to point B, but there is NOT. We have the most difficulty getting into and out of towns, which generally doubles our travelling time. The roadways may be good,but the signage isn't always straight-forward. Such was the case on the evening in question.
Au revoir. No more oui and non and merci, we are heading back to the land of ya and nein and danka!
... to people as we went; it was strange to note that the only people who didn’t make eye contact or speak as we passed by were the British...the rest were Dutch or German and much more friendly. Ah well, the sun was still shining, the birds were still singing.
More strolling was followed by a bbq in the subshine - this really is a lovely site and thoroughly recommended.
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