Saturday, September 15, 2012

Street Art in Freiburg

The sidewalks here are cobblestones, and many of the businesses have a design worked in pebbles denoting their trade. Gee, wonder what they do here?

Thursday, September 13, 2012


Just the first of many pictures uploaded today, thefirstday of thequiltshow--excuse me, Carrefour du Patchwork Europeen--in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, inAlsace. What an amazing event! It's spread over 4 villages, over 20 venues, some of which have several different exhibits.

We went to one that featured work by aSwiss artist, Australian designers, Libby Lehman, and several others. I took lots of pictures to help me remember. Another,featuring Canadian quilts, was hung in a beautiful church.

We go back tomorrow. I just hope my body will hold up so I can enjoy more of it! I figure I'll forget the aches,pains, and hurts, but I'll remember this experience!

PS, so far I haven't bought anything. Don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing...

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Sep 8, 2012 10:20 AM

Sep 8, 2012 10:20 AM by marie watterlond
Sep 8, 2012 10:20 AM, a photo by marie watterlond on Flickr.

This stained glass piece is in the bar area ofourhotel. Twelve stars for the 12 countries in the EU, a rendition of Strasbourg Cathedral, and the shield is the coat of arms of the city.


Sep 7, 2012 8:12 PM by marie watterlond
Sep 7, 2012 8:12 PM, a photo by marie watterlond on Flickr.

Our hotel in Strasbourg is the Hotel de l'Europe, and while we were gathering to walk to dinner I happened to look up...and there was Europa, holding the globe with the 12 stars of the European Union!