|UNESCO #495 - Grand Île, Strasbourg - FRANCE|
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Strasbourg - FRANCE - UNESCO #495
Today, I only had one card on my mailbox, a official one from France with the beautiful city of Strasbourg! It's one of the cities I know best in France, mostly because it's where my sister in law lives and for a couple of times we've spent some days there (gros bisou Belita). Thank you very much Andrea. This postcard took 7 days to arrive!
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.