Meant to resemble its namesake in Paris, the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, is a towering architectural marvel. Do yourself a favor and venture the 66 meters up where you can get some truly fantastic views of the city. #awesomepic #france #architecturalphotos
This part of Strasbourg is called Petite-France and it features amazing winding canals and gorgeous European buildings. The many bridges provide ample opportunities to stop and snap some photos along the way. This was one of my favorite parts of the city!
The primary seat of the European Parliament is in Strasbourg, though the body has a secondary location in Brussels alongside the other major organs of European Union governance. Meant to enhance the EU's democratic legitimacy, the European Parliament allows EU citizens to have a say in decisions taken by the Union. Under the terms of the various EU treaties, major legislation or policy decisions must be addressed by the Parliament either in a consultative capacity or by actual affirmation via voting. Members of the European Parliament are organized into groups broadly reflective of their respective domestic ideological positions.
The European Court of Human Rights is housed in a rather interesting building from an architectural perspective. Formed initially out of the Council of Europe, the ECHR is now a highly-regarded independent international institutions. The Court's remit allows it to hear cases brought on behalf of individuals or groups against states and governments. This is uncommon in international law and states do not tend to allow challenges brought against them by individuals outside their jurisdiction. Nevertheless, the ECHR has managed to fulfill its role as an arbiter of justice and human rights rather well.
The interior of Notre Dame in Strasbourg is marvelous. In the true Gothic style, the soaring vault, impressive alter, and the large stained glass window really caught my eye. Unfortunately I didn't have the right camera for the low-light conditions inside and I didn't want to be disrespectful with my flash. The moving tribute to US soldiers from the Second World War was also something I noticed, of course. #architecture #churches #france
I was surprised by the relative each with which I was able to walk around the European Parliament building. While not able to simply walk inside, I was able to go right into the building's inner courtyard. In the center was a large glass sculpture entitled "United Earth." Occasionally employees would wander out and stroll past me without much notice. It was a bit of a surreal experience.
건물이 매우 아름다운 파리시청입니다!
프랑스 사람이 아니기 때문에 사실 방문할 일이 없지만
밤이 되었을때 조명으로 빛나는 이곳은 정말 아름다워요
아이스크림을 손에 들고, 돌아가는 회전목마를 보고 있으면
마음이 편해지는 기분이 듭니다 👍🏻
도시 전체의 야경도 좋지만
건물의 야경이 아름다운 파리시청!
Cheers to Strasbourg!!! I know a lot of people been to Paris but not Strasbourg ! This is a city in France which is near Paris. As I remember, approximately one hour train? I love this place so much! Comparing to Paris, this place is not crowded but chilled. You feel agreeable taking a stroll on the street!
Walking into Strasbourg, I walked into the elegant little town of France and walked into a quiet and bleak time. This small French border town reveals leisure and beauty everywhere, with an unforgettable unique charm.
Historically, Germany and France have repeatedly had sovereignty over Strasbourg, so the city has both French and German characteristics in language and culture. These two different cultures The place where the meeting meets. It is precisely because of this multicultural integration that this small town has a unique and unique charm.