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Holiday Part Two

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On leaving Luxembourg we spent a few days looking round small villages which included ….

Colmar


Ettelbruck


Kayserberc pretty village in Germany


The area named Petite Souisse ( Little Switzerland ) was well worth a visit with it’s majestic mountains and streams a walkers paradise , very calm and relaxing ..


And then on to Strasbourg a fabulous place with it’s Notre Dame Cathedral and historic old buildings


Back to the Alcase region of France in a village called Munster where an unexpected site stopped us in our tracks .. Storks ..everywhere on roof tops ,the nests weigh up to half a ton and are supported by large metal structures they have been revered for centuries as the bringer of fertility & good luck to any home where a nest is built , some buildings had as many as 5 nests on top .


A scenic view


France


I hope you’ve enjoyed a small snap shot of our holiday , at the end of the day we had to head home ,at least we came back to good weather to enable us to sort out a very over grown garden ..

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You saw some beautiful places Amy! Wonderful! Amazing about the storks nests! That metal support looks like quite a structure! I've enough stress with two house martins' nesting on my house! I don't know what's wrong with them this year, but they seem to be fighting over the nests all the time, it's quite distressing! House Martin Wars!

16 Jul, 2013

 

Beautiful pictures, the little rustic bridge is to die for, but of course you would then want the stream to go with it and possibly the waterfall too!
Why do the towns and villages always look so neat and tidy, not strewn with hundreds of ghastly road and other signs? Do they not have them, or do we just have too many? Also tidy, Britain can look disgusting, even with 'street furniture' litter bins, people can't be bothered.
The stork is amazing and would definitely oust the peacocks from their roost on our roof!
You must have had a wonderful time with loads of glorious memories for the future.

16 Jul, 2013

 

What beautiful scenery and buildings. Looks like a very interesting and picturesque holiday. Bet it may be hotter back home!!
BTW Amy, your wee Campanular has flowered a couple of times. I was so excited, thank you!

16 Jul, 2013

amy
Amy
 

We did Karen , I can't think why your House Martins are always fighting, when you put the B @ B sign up did you clean one nest out better than the other before they occupied them ??
I agree with you Honeysuckle I would want the bridge stream mountains the lot nothing less would do , they do still have plenty of road signs in the bigger towns but yes everywhere we went was clean and tidy ,no street litter , I always feel ashamed when we arrive back here to see our laybys full of rubbish and our streets are dreadful , do you really have Peacocks on your roof , they make a din don't they ?
Thanks Lulu ,it has been hotter back here this last few days ,I'm pleased the little Campanular has flowered it was so tiny it knew it had gone to a good home :o))

16 Jul, 2013

 

What beautiful buildings, Amy, I do like that one with the blue shutters and big double door and, of course, the storks are marvellous although I wouldn't want them landing on my roof, the ducks and jackdaws make enough noise as it is :)

16 Jul, 2013

 

Thanks for sharing Amy - a great holiday! What a pretty and peaceful village Kayersberc looks.

16 Jul, 2013

 

Wow loads of lovely picturesque photos Amy, looks a lovely place to go.

16 Jul, 2013

 

Enjoyed your holiday photos Amy, thanks.
On my twinning trip to Germany I learned to grow
Gooseberries on single stems. They are much tidier.

17 Jul, 2013

amy
Amy
 

You have more than your fair share of Ducks Gee :o) That was my favourite little house in that village the next time we passed those big double doors some one was opening them, there looked to be a small Bistro inside ...Thanks Sgram / Slad it was fabulous to see so many beautiful places , Thanks Diana funny you should say that about the gooseberries because we have been doing that this last couple of years as you say it's much easier did you by any chance go to a place called Bitburg because I took a photo of some street characters surrounding a water feature of little children dressed in what appears to be wolfs clothing except for their hands face and feet , I would love to know the story behind that !

17 Jul, 2013

 

Amy I so enjoyed this blog, I would love to see all these places and your blogs are the next best thing. How long were you away? Was it a guided tour type holiday? How fascinating about the storks, they must have been an amazing sight, I wonder where they built their nests before the platforms? Possibly flattened the village:-))

17 Jul, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Bg I'm glad you enjoyed our trip , we were away for 3 weeks we went by ourselves we met some friends in Luxembourg for 5 days and then we both went our own ways and then met up again in Strasbourg for another 5 days that was fun to, I wondered the same as you about where the Storks built their nests before the platforms maybe in the forests it's strange that they come back to the same village I believe they have to regulate the numbers if not there would be too many ,they migrate to Africa .. as we left the village we could see a farm worker ploughing the land there were several Storks following it we presumed they were eating worms which had been turned up ....

17 Jul, 2013

 

Loved looking at these pics Amy....

17 Jul, 2013

 

What lovely pics you took of lovely places Amy . . . I specially love 'little Switzerland'.

I'm fairly sure that storks used to nest on the top of chimneys before the owners made things more luxurious for them!

18 Jul, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Anita ,That makes sense Sheila I suspect you are right about that ,our smaller birds are a problem building on chimneys ,image what one that size would be like especially if you lit a fire !

18 Jul, 2013

 

Ooh wonderful places to see Amy, those little German villages are stunning and the Notre Dame cathedral an amazing sight. What an incredible sight, the pics of the storks nesting, you got some super pics there! My fave one is the French castle by the misty hill, that sums up what I picture when I think of France....:)) I've really enjoyed seeing your lovely pics, and I bet you're as brown as a berry too....:)) x

21 Jul, 2013

amy
Amy
 

That Castle view was my fav.to Janey they make you feel as though you have been set down in a fairy story :o))

23 Jul, 2013

 

Seems like an idyllic holiday to me:-))

24 Jul, 2013

 

Wonderful, really enjoyed your beautiful photographs Amy, you obviously had a tremendous time, all the buildings are so attractive.......the storks build nests like that in France (the area that we visit) have never been able to stop and take a photograph, the roads are too narrow with ditches either side.
Sorry so late in catching up, I get there in the end!!

25 Jul, 2013

amy
Amy
 

It was brillliant Bg ! It's been a busy summer Angela especially for you with your open garden days , is it almost time for your French trip ? our son is coming down this weekend with his boys for a summer holiday I expect they will be looking forward to sea sun and crabs at least I hope for their sake we still have some sunshine !!

26 Jul, 2013

 

Fantastic,is the best way to describe your photo's of these lovely places you visited.Amy..that would be my idea of a perfect holiday..such beautiful buildings and scenery..you were so lucky to be able to see all these lovely places, at your own pace..thank you for sharing..I'm going to look at each one again..slowly..:o)

6 Aug, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Ah thanks Sandra , I might just go through them again with you to remind myself of many specatacular sights and days we enjoyed !

7 Aug, 2013

 

Looks and sounds as if you have had a wonderful holiday, I dont know why I havent seen your pictures until now! What beautiful places you visited the first picture showing all the flowers growing in window boxes on the roofs is so pretty and I loved the bridge, Notre Dame Cathedral and the amazing sights of the Storks nesting on the rooftops, somewhere else to put on my must visit list;0)

29 Aug, 2013

amy
Amy
 

Lol Carole we would need an extension of a few dozen years to fit everything in :o))

29 Aug, 2013

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