lundi 8 décembre 2008

RUBY TUESDAY # 6

If there's one region in France which is "specialized" in Christmas preparations, I would say it's Alsace. It's a region at the border of Germany. By historical links inhabitants are very close to Germans, they speak both languages. They inheritated from their neighbors the Spirit and tradition of Christmas. Their Christmas Markets in many cities of Alsace are famous on both sides of the border.


In Paris, the Christmas market gets its Alsace representant.
The seller of Ginger Bread.
Many forms and decorations.
Just for information? I present you La Maison d'Alsace, (a kind of Tourist Information Office representing Alsace culture in Paris), on the Champs Elysées, which is decorated as the Hansel &Gretel's House .
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24 commentaires:

  1. Fabulous post. Since I've not traveled to Europe, I love learning be visiting blogs.

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  2. Cute shot, I used to think it would be so fun to eat and live in Hansel and Gretel's home but not so much any more:)

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  3. Wow.. I can really smell Christmas!

    My Ruby Tuesday entries are posted here and here. Hope you can pass by, too! Thanks.

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  4. Now this is RED. I long to visit Paris in my wheelchair, and some day I will. But Alsace looks like a side journey to the Paris trip. The color and fun in the windows caught my eye. and the Alsace house is so cute, dressed up nicely as the gingerbread house. A ruby holiday tradition!
    (traduit par le babelfish) Maintenant c'est ROUGE ! I longtemps pour visiter Paris dans mon fauteuil roulant, et un certain jour je. Mais Alsace ressemble à un voyage latéral au voyage de Paris. La couleur et l'amusement dans les fenêtres ont attiré mon attention. et la maison d'Alsace est si mignon, habillé vers le haut bien comme maison de pain d'épice. Une tradition rouge de vacances !

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  5. The gingerbread is lovely - yum!
    I like the Hansel and Gretel decorations. The children must love that.

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  6. Thanks for the tour and the beautiful pictures.

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  7. Mmm... I love gingerbread, but my favorites from Alsace are the savory foods - tarte flambee, choucroute... And the wine, love the wine...

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  8. Wow! So many ginger breads with so interesting designs!

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  9. That Hansel and Gretel house is so sweet. I just couldn't resist buying things there.

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  10. Great photos. So full of life and they sure are putting a smile on my face dreaming of xmas already. :) Good work.

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  11. all the red looked so rich

    and everything was displayed so beautifully!

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  12. Hi!
    Great Photos. The Gingerbread looks really yummy! Thanks for sharing.

    Sherrie

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  13. I LOVE this post, Catherine. It's so interesting to see and read how Christmas is celebrated all over the world. Thanks!

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  14. These really say Christmas. So rich in color and I can imagine the wonderful aromas too! Wonderful shots!

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  15. Oh Catherine, what a wonderful post!! Yummy....

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  16. Tasty looking place, I'll say that for it.

    And Alsatian dog breeds are pretty rockin' too.

    Nice shooting!

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  17. les alsaciens ont toujours bien fêter noël, pour preuve, c'est dans cette région que l'on trouve les plus beaux (et plus grands) marches de noël

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  18. Catherine, in these shops there is really everything for Christmas. Charming atmosphere, very beautiful post. I like the Hansel and Gretel house too.

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  19. Those do look yummy and so pretty, too!

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  20. J'aimerais bien voir un marche de Noel pour le moment je me contente de rever devant les magazines qui en parlent et maintenant tes photos!!

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  21. These are wonderful. I would love to visit a Christmas market some year!

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  22. My mother was born in this region but then it belonged to Germany, so after WW I she was suddenly french, lol ! My grandpa worked for the German railstations and they moved very often.

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