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Apr 15

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Strasbourg, Part II

cathedral web

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg. The architecture was just astounding, and the intricacy of the façade was breathtaking. Know what else is breathtaking? The crookedness of my photo. Yeah, sometimes a tiny point-and-shoot really doesn’t cut it.

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One of the doors of the cathedral. So beautiful.

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Inside the cathedral.

chestnut train web

Near the cathedral was an adorable little locomotive selling roasted chestnuts and popcorn!

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The courtyard of the quadruple museum– the Musées de la Ville de Strasbourg, which contains the Alsatian Museum, the Archeological Museum, the Decorative Arts Museum, and the Fine Arts Museum.

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In the Fine Arts Museum, I came across two paintings that I particularly liked– the one above, “L’Ingegno” (“Love Triumphant”) by Giuseppe Crespi, and the one below, “Jeune garçon pincé par une écrevisse” (“Young boy pinched by a crayfish”). When I saw the first one, I immediately fell in love with the smoothness and elegance of it. The second one was a rare bit of humour and made me smile.

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There need to be more funny paintings in museums!

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