Thursday, August 08, 2013

지상 낙원

River Ill flows through the city of Strasbourg and the picturesque Petite France. Not to be confused with the one in Gapyeong, Petite France Strasbourg is home to some of Strasbourg's most beautiful half timbered houses and cobblestone streets. It is located on the Grande Île which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

River Ill has more to it than its size suggests. What amazes me is this small river actually has a series locks to allow river craft to move up and down the river which would otherwise be impassable. Furthermore, the Council of Europe, the European Parliament and the European Court of Human Rights are located by the river which give it a sense of importance.

Picturesque River Ill

By the river

River cruise boat waiting

Start of river cruise

River Ill at the end of the day


  1. it seems you had dry weather for the boat tour. did you try any of the spécialités alsaciennes?

    1. Unfortunately no. This is the problem of joining a tour, you have little time for many things.

  2. that is right, on the other hand you get to see many places in a short time and you might return there once more on your own.

    is that the side aisle of the pump house in baden-baden in your banner?