Saturday, January 02, 2010

LA PETITE FRANCE

THIS IS MY POST NUMBER FIVE HUNDRED ON ALL BLOGS, AND MOST PROBABLY THE LAST TO BE PUBLISHED ON TRIPS HERE!! A NEW BLOG WILL BE CREATED SOON TO SHOW MORE RECENT TRIPS!!

Meanwhile, a reminder:
Blogtrotter Revival 70s & 80s has wonderful posts of some beautiful people thirty years younger and at least twenty pounds thinner,
and
Blogtrotter Revival 90s has also some fabulous views.
Don’t miss!!
:-)

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STRASBOURG - JANUARY 2009

The Pont St-Martin, near the restaurant seen on Smilebox in the last post, marks the beginning of the district known as La Petite France (Little France), where the city's millers, tanners and fishermen used to live.



"OLD & NEW - Mix of buildings at the entrance of Petite France"


"REGENT PETITE FRANCE - My favourite hotel in Strasbourg..."



"MAISON DES TANNEURS - Also known as «Gerwerstub», the Maison was built in 1572. Formerly a tannery, it became a restaurant in 1949 and was restored in 1972 for its fourth century anniversary"



"ILL RIVER CANAL - Near the Hotel Regent and the Maison des Tanneurs"



"RUE DU BAIN AUX PLANTES - Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century houses with carved woodwork"


"LA PETITE ALSACE"


"DORURE, RESTAURATION & PEINTURE"



"PONTS COUVERTS - At the far end of a series of canals are the Covered Bridges, built as part of the fourteenth-century city fortifications and still punctuated by watchtowers. Just beyond is a dam built by Vauban to protect the city from waterborne assault"



"DAM"



"ILL RIVER"


"TREE"

Click to play this Smilebox collage: BOOKS & CHURCHESCreate your own collage - Powered by Smilebox
"BOOKS, TREE AND CHURCHES - Counter-clockwise: Au coin Litéraire, Petite France Tree, St. Thomas, St. Jean and St. Pierre le Neuf"


"PALAIS DE JUSTICE - Professional deformation"

85 comments:

Trotter said...

Hi Everybody! This is my 500th post on all blogs and most probably the last one on trips here; the next will probably announce the creation of Blogtrotter Two (not a great imagination), a new blog for the February 2009 onwards travelling...
Meanwhile, a reminder: Revival 90s has a fabulous view from the top of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Don’t miss!!

«La Petite France» is a charming quarter in Strasbourg, and as you may see, my pocket sun was also working there!!
Enjoy everything and have a great time!!

leo said...

Happy 2010 Gil (and may I add Happy Belated Xmas too). May 2010 brings you lots more wonderful travel and us lots more fascinating photos from you :))
I enjoyed the you tube airport dance - what a great way to lift up weary travellers spirit. Have a great 2010 -Happy New Year.

alicesg said...

Congratulations on your 500th post. Thanks for sharing all your travel photos. The buildings are so beautifully built and looked so peaceful and homely. The road looked so deserted though. Happy New Year to you. :)

Susanne49 said...

"La petite France" is indeed very charming! Your pictures show that very well, they are great, Gil!

Happy New Year!

Susanne

V Rakesh said...

Wow! Many congratulations on your 500th! Wishing you many many more, which of course will surely be a treat for folks like me!

But why another blog? Can you not continue on the same space? Running out of storage space, I presume?

Anyhow, eagerly looking forward to your updates as always!

Have a great year ahead and hope you travel further and wider and bring us spectacular sights, as always!

RNSANE said...

Well, here is another lovely place I have not been able to visiit and, probably, will not be able to, now that I have retired. Thankfully, you have, kind sir, and have shared it with me. It is a very beautiful place with which to start the New Year.

Stella Bella said...

Lovely photos! :D

Looks so peaceful there!

Lakshmi said...

happy new yr and what a way to begin the yr.congrats on ur 500th post.heres to more travels

shooting star said...

wish u happy and healthy 2010!!
lovely place and wonderful pics!!!

Dina said...

A charming area it is.

Mazal tov on reaching this milestone in blogging. Great how you have taken time to summarize and share your countless travels.
Thanks for your good guiding.
Have fun with the new blog.

Happy trails to you in 2010.

traveler one said...

What a beautiful city-- I must get there one day! My next trip however will be to Barcelona (in February!) My list gets shorter and longer at the same time-- what a miracle :)

Turquoise Diaries said...

Wonderful photos. Have a great year filled with lots of travelling and fun. Waiting for the new blog..

april said...

Wonderful photos with great reflections. I see you were very lucky with the weather.

Happy New Year to you and your wife, Gil.

juka14 said...

Hi Gil, Congratulations on your 500th post! Up to another 500 posts.
Strasbourg is looking nice, so many beautiful houses with carved woodwork.

Tinsie said...

Fantastic shots of Strasbourg! Congrats on your 500th post. That's quite an achievement!!

Happy new year too :-)

Paz said...

Very nice sights. Congrats on your 500th post. I look forward to your new blog.

Happy New Year 2010!

Paz

Alexander said...

I love houses by the river. Very nice photos to capture the 16 hundreds century houses.

Happy New Year!

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Living in the midst of water, this place looks heavenly.. Lovely it is.. :)

Printed Top & Shrug - Fashion Panache

Indrani said...

Great shots of the place.
I wish you and all your loved ones a Very Happy and Safe 2010!

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful reflections on the water. Sorry haven't been posting like I was, my BIL just got out of the hospital with colon cancer and my son has been having eye surgery. Goes for shoulder surgery in a few weeks as well.

Light and Voices said...

Happy New Year from our house to your house. I can always count on lovely architecture images on your blog. Nice job!
Joyce, IL, USA

Vamsee Modugula said...

Congrats on the 500th post!! That is a LOT of traveling you did.
Cool pictures. The place feels more German than French:)

Mariposa said...

Wonderful photos. May I wish a Happy New Year for 2010 and I hope you have more places to discover this year!

p/s: I used Paint for the collage. I copied all the photos and lined them up according to where i wanted them to be.;)

(G@ttoGiallo) said...

Like your Strasbourg, but its weather...
and pleased you decided to keep on blogging !
Which name for the next ?

Kcalpesh said...

Thanks for you comment on Pixellicious Photos. The photos in this post of yours are just amazing. It's such a beautiful place and I'm sure anyone would love to stay in a place like this.

b.c. said...

congratulations on 500 posts! and what a great series on strasbourg, lovely shots, really beautiful

p.s. am sorry have not been able to comment as often but I am already looking forward to the new blog you will come up with for 2010! best of luck!

:: flyingstars :: said...

Congrats Gil on the big milestone...you surely have come a long way...Wishing you & your family also the very best of the New Year ahead...looking forward to seeing more of the journey of this world through your lens...

Gattina said...

All these half timbered houses reminds me the towns along the Rhine and where my parents lived.

RuneE said...

This was "advertising" at its best - you ought to get paid for this post by the authorities in "La Petite France" :-)

Marie said...

GMG in France! What a wonderful city (I have never visited it). The houses are magnificent (except the modern ones). Have a very happy New Year.

Shammickite said...

My son's SIL lives in Strasbourg and we spend a week there a couple of years ago, so I am really enjoying your pictures. I loved exploring La Petite France, what a magical place!

Leena said...

Warm greetings to you and your wife from freezing Finland, we have today -30Celsius ( -22 Fahrenheit ).

I will visit your new blog and your travels.
I have stress about my travel photos, which are still in PC. I try to do about them DVD for look at.

Very happy 2010!

Nikon said...

Congrats on #500, Gil!! And Happy New Year!
I love the shots in this post - it is such a beautiful city. The Tannery and the canals - those are the kinds of views Americans picture when they think of Europe (IMHO)!

Pietro said...

Hello Gil! "La Petite France" is very attractive through your wonderful images! Congratulations on your 500th post, I will be glad to see your new blog!
I wish you a Serene and Joyful 2010!

MedaM said...

Hi Gil,
Congratulations on your 500th post!
Strasbourg is really lovely and charming place. I love those seventeenth-century houses with carved woodwork. They look so beautiful and interesting. I can imagine how beautiful it is to take a walk along those narrow and charming streets and looking all those houses around, or staying in that favourite hotel of yours. I am also impressed with the Cathedral from your previous post. What a wonderful architectural style! It looks spectacular.
Good luck with your new blog. There is no doubt it will be great. Happy New Year to your and to your lovely wife! I wish to both of you a good health, joy and happiness and of course, more beautiful and interesting travels to share with us.

Cloudia said...

Congrats!
This post made me happy


Aloha, Friend!


Comfort Spiral

Rajesh said...

Fantastic snaps of the beautiful place on the waterfront.

hpy said...

Voici un quartier que vaut la visite!

Bonne année à toi et à tous tes blogs!

Olivier said...

BONNE ET HEUREUSE ANNEE 2010...et felicitation pour ton 500th posts.
La petite france est vraiment un endroit magnifique, un peu rester hors du temps

BLOGitse said...

PLEASE
come to my blog, one of my picture was stolen and misused!
Just to warn you - do you know your pictures are not stolen? Your pictures are ART mine just shots and mean people think I'm stupid! argh!
Please come and say something, I need your support!

http://BLOGitse.blogspot.com

magiceye said...

congratulations on reaching this milestone!
may you have many more!!

cheers!!

joo said...

Congratulations on 500th post - and what a beautiful images to celebrate it! This place is fabulous!
Happy New Year and can't wait to see more!!!!
Joo

Peter said...

I made a short tour to the 70's, 80's and 90's... Not surprised of you have now reached the capacity limit on your blog, with all that you show!

Looking forward to Blogtrotter no. 2 and one day a new Paris reportage!

I wish you and Mrs Blogtrotter a very nice 2010!

HalfCrazy said...

Nice, congrats hitting the 500 mark! Uhm, can I suggest something? Is it alright if you show like 1 or 2 posts only on your front page? Cos it slows down on my part, I'm only on DSL. LOL!

Wow, everything is so wonderful! I'd give up loads of things just to rent a room for a week overlooking the canal.

Everything is so wonderful, so overwhelming! Thank you for feeding our eyes with so much beauty! Those 16th and 17th century buildings are my favorite from the lot.

Cutie said...

Congrats on your 500th posts.
Hope you will continue writing more posts...

I just love these buildings. You always make me wanting to visit so many places with your beautiful pics post up.

A Lady's Life said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

You have done a marvelous job this past year!
Keep up the good work!!!

The streets seem so peaceful by the water.
This is indeed an area for artists.
Thanks :)

bindu said...

Lovely light in the first few photos! And I looked at the 70s pictures of you taken in that fantastic mountain setting. Those are gorgeous photos! You really have traveled everywhere. Happy new year.

rochambeau said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year! May you and Mrs. T, continue to enjoy your journey together! May all of your traveling dreams come true in 2010. Happy 500th!

xox
Constance

Ron said...

Congrats on the 500 milestone. This was an awesome post. I like the looks of the hotel.

Happy New Year.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Congratulations on the 500th Post !! This is a beautiful post with lovely and great shot !! Fantastic composition !!

Cergie said...

Allez Gil, je commence mon année 2010 de commentatrice chez toi. Figure toi que j’ai regardé mon compteur moi aussi suite à ton annonce de post anniversaire et que celui d’aujourd’hui est mon 750ème. Faire évoluer et grandir notre manière de bloggueur est un défi que nous avons tous à relever et particulièrement aux moments charnières nous en prenons conscience. Je vais continuer et toi tu vas changer.
A suivre.
Que tout soit pour le mieux pour nous dans tous les domaines du jeu (comme on dit au tennis)

Cergie said...

Strasbourg… Ma famille est d’origine alsacienne et mon nom de jeune fille est alsacien. Le parrain de ma fille a péri dans l’accident d’avion du Mont St Odile dont tu as peut-être entendu parler. C’est une très belle ville frontalière qui paradoxalement a moins souffert des destructions que ma ville d’Epinal dans les Vosges pas loin de là. Les ponts sont pourtant la cible privilégiée. Toujours il fait un temps spécial en Alsace car les Vosges arrêtent les nuages. C’est pour cela que le vin y est si bon.
Vivent les maisons à colombage et la choucroute (qui est nul part meilleure que sur ma table) et le kouglof (j’en ai fait un pour bien commencer l’année) !

Cergie said...

Cependant le grés rose des Vosges dont est fait notre cheminée est plus résistant que le grés rose d’Alsace dont est faite la cathédrale de Strasbourg !

De nouveau, meilleurs vœux pour cette nouvelle année, Gil.
Et que vivent nos blogs !

Nadege said...

I just found your blog today. There are a lot of commentors I already know. Congratulations on your 500th post!

Ted Roth said...

Happy 2010 and congrats on the 500 post milestone. Everything in this recent post seems so welcoming. I feel ready to walk in and order brunch. Where will you be off to next?

Light and Voices said...

Oh my, I wouldn't mind visiting that canal. It is awesome!
Joyce M

jen laceda said...

An absolutely gorgeous part of France!! I wish to visit this place one day!

M.Kate said...

Beautiful pictures Gil. Wow!!! 500 posts and I always said..they should publish your blog, it's so inspiring and you definitely is the most travelled person I have ever known. I look forward to the new blog Gil. Happy 2010 to you and your lovely wife :)

Lara said...

Happy New Year! A wonderful visit here, as usual. Looking forward for the new blog: I am sure it will be another source of blog surfing joy!

Lori said...

Congrats on 500 posts! You've shown us some amazing sights. We will look forward to seeing even more on Blogtrotter Two! All the best for the New Year.

Nomadic Matt said...

500 posts? wow. awesome.

happy new year! and don't worry, i may not comment as much but im still here.

mirage2g said...

Hello! wow, I haven't been coming by and I've surely missed a lot! Congratulations on the 500th post, such a lovely set to celebrate with! Such classic beauty that only France possesses! See you again and thanks!

yyam said...

Oh wow...love your fav. hotel...who wouldn't? :)

Thanks for sharing those lovely shots! It would certainly be nice to visit France again..this decade!

Ashira said...

Happy New Year, and congratulations on 500 posts! Love the photos of France - carved woodwork is one of my absolute favorite architectural styles. Looking forward to seeing the new blog!

BLOGitse said...

THANK YOU!
for supporting me in my struggle for achieving justice for my rights to my pictures. RESPECT!

Venksh said...

Wow Gil,
This place is amazing with all those old houses.
Such Awesome picx makes it look way beyond awesome...

Kven,
http://kollywoodmoviereview.blogspot.com/

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Happy New Year Gil,

Great your PETITE France , France is the MOST lovely countrie (bisdes Holland haha!) and other countries/cities I like too....the wood-stone house style are my favorite, you see them everywhere in Fran=ce but also in Germany.. ..... travelling is what I would like too but we are not able now to travel, So I am glad to visit your blog, its ice and snowy here, skating this weekend yeh!! :)

Bye greetings from JoAnn/Holland

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I could easily live on the waterfront. Oh Wait!.... I do but it's frozen right now. I want to return to France so bad G,...Maybe with a bunch of bloggers.

Lawstude said...

wow. 500 posts of first-row virtual tour around the world. thank you for sharing all those wonderful trips my friend.

times have been busy lately specially with the upcoming elections here in my country as i am lawyering for some politicians but i do hope that things normalize this year.

i will be anticipating your next blog. take care.

eye in the sky said...

Congratulations on your 500th! Yours is my all-time favorite blogsite. Haven't you ever thought of making a book out of your travels? You sure have the materials for them! Happy New Year once again and good luck on the new blogsite!

Dick said...

Congratulations. Beautiful place , you've caught it very well

Ms.N said...

hey, happy new year and congrats on the 500th post!!!! wow, so much travel packed in.

the wood work on these houses is unique!

Neva said...

Happy 500!!!!I have never seen the smilebox before ...I LOVED them. thanks for sharing!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

It's such a serene place GMG! Thanks for sharing :)

And congratulations on the 500th post. It's such a big number. I look forward to your new blog, and won't miss your other 2 blogs you mentioned.

Rays of Hope

Dsole said...

Gil!
It's been a while, uh? Happy new year!! Lovely city, great pics, thank you for sharing it :)

Emm said...

These photos are amazing, Strasbourg looks beautiful! Congrats on the 500 posts!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Congrates on your 500th post! Looking forward to your new blog.

Nisha said...

Congratulations on 500 posts. The pictures are awesome. One can actually feel how you went from one place to another to shoot them.

Nisha http://www.lemonicks.com/Travel/

alicesg said...

Wow these photos are so beautiful. I love the houses with such unique designs on them. It looked so peaceful and quiet. It is a waste we lack the land to built more houses like that. We had to built ours upwards. Looking forward to your new blog and will book mark the new blog. :)

Trotter said...

Hi Everybody! This post comes second in comments after my famous 08.08.08!! It must be because the blog was ending... ;))
Anyhow, thanks a lot to all of you who never refused your support to this blog adventure. It made me re-live old trips, experience new approaches, «blog meet» many interesting people, get many blog friends and even come upon a few real person friends... ;)). Hope all this will continue with Blogtrotter Two and maybe I’ll be able to come across some of you in the near future in the real life!!!
Meanwhile enjoy the new blog and have a great week ahead!!

Deslilas said...

Tout est petit en France, même l'actuel Prsident et dans tous les sens du mot !

GMG said...

Daniel,
Peut-être «la» Petite France est «le» meilleur des tout petits... ;)

Baron's Life said...

et Bravo...well done...see you in the new blog
Cheers

GMG said...

Baron,
Thanks! Look forward to reading you at Two!!!

Siddhartha Joshi said...

I absolutely enjoyed this one...such lovely pictures, seems like the houses rising out of water :)