Strasbourg is in the Alsace region of France and is about a 1.5 hour drive from our house. We love going there for day trips and have been there several times already. We parked our car, did our shopping in the Jewish area, and then drove to the main area by the Cathedral. My husband immediately noticed this street sign:
|try saying THAT three times fast!|
Thankfully, since we are far from being morning people, by the time we actually ate lunch and made it over to the Cathedral, Mass had long since ended. I should also mention that going to the Cathedral was a spur of the moment decision, so I did not bring my camera with me. What follows is a series of semi-blurry iphone pictures. (The Cathedral has a gorgeous Rose Window, but after around 10 blurry attempts, I just gave up on photographing it.)
|The view of the Cathedral from the street|
|the most I could get of all of the clock in one single shot|
|a slightly better view|
|some of the clock's details|
Admission to the viewing platform is done in 30 minute intervals and is limited to 50 people at a time. TLS were numbers 1 and 2. The stairs to the top of the Cathedral are so narrow that there are actually two separate staircases: one to go up and one to go down. This meant that when I started having trouble breathing and my heart rate shot up on the stairs, there were 48 other people behind me that were trapped and had to wait for me to move. I'm sorry y'all. Really I am.
I was glad when we got to the top because at least the views were spectacular.
I had to take a picture when we got back down so that I could look back on it and say "I did that."