We spent quite a bit of time today in and around the Notre Dame de Strasbourg, the excellent monument of faith that graces the Old Town. The exterior is much more intricate in stone work detail than most Gothic buildings and is brown/gold in color rather than grey. The airy bell tower is one of the tallest in Christendom. Inside, it is a glorious delight. It is soothing as well as impressive. The front side niches are filled with majestic works of art, including a large crucifixion scene in stone, and an angel column covered with angels, and a massive astronomical clock with wonderful moving parts to mark the hours.
We spent time with our friends, Ken and Paula, lolly-gagging our way around the cathedral square with its shops and restaurants and along the River Il surrounded by half-timbered buildings. How the time flies by when you take a leisurely stroll! WEG