Alsace part 1
Back into a much warmer climate, 16 degrees today, compared to minus 19 a few days back!
Let me show you a bit of my roots. Two of the most traditional symbols for Alsace are the stork and the pretzel (known here as bretzel). The storks bring the babies, as everybody knows (Yes!), and the babies eat the pretzels and drink one of the seven AOC white wines produced in the area. Makes for strong people.
These paintings were on both sides of a bakery in Obernai. Thanks, Picasa, for the crop and the collage!
Message for Leif and Steffe: as Alsace was invaded by Swedes during the Hundred Years War, I might actually have some traces of Sweden in my DNA. By the way, navet is the french name for both turnips and… swedes. Funny, no???