Photo of the Day: And the Band Played On

Eguisheim town square on a Sunday morning

Finally: a room with a view. I photographed this scene from the 2nd-floor window of our hotel room in the ultra-charming town of Eguisheim in the Alsace region of France.

It was sheer luck that we arrived here at all. Our hotel in nearby Colmar was booked for the last three days of our stay. There was no room at the Inn, you could say. So we ventured further down the road and ended up here. A little bakery under the white awning made the most wonderful quiche, which we ate for breakfast. And surrounding the town—vineyards. White wine so clean and fresh it tasted like drops of heaven. And French cooking. Need I say more.

Perhaps the band and all those people knew we were reluctantly leaving that morning. Perhaps they came out to give us a proper send off. Perhaps……

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16 thoughts on “Photo of the Day: And the Band Played On

  1. nice picture! I like the alsace-region. The cuisine of the french with a light mixture of german directness and roughness. Did you have the chance to see Strassbourg?


    • Thank you. The Alsace is dotted with cute little villages like Egusheim. Definitely a feast for the eyes as well as the palate, and your description of the food fits perfectly. Do you have a favorite dish? We had planned to take the train to Strassbourg, but never quite made it. Something for the next trip.


      • Definitely worth the ride, I can tell you 🙂 The Church and the inner city is awesome.
        As for the dishes, I can’t get enough of their tarte flambée (am not sure, what the english translation of it is). Both the traditional combination of bacon and onions or the sweeter version (chocolate) for desert … it always gets me 🙂 What kind of food did you enjoy?


  2. I’m with you on the tarte flambée/flammenkueche (which I politically incorrectly referred to as a pizza because, really, who besides the Germans can pronounce flammenkueche) although I haven’t tried the chocolate version (how did I miss something chocolate?). But it’s the buttery sauces that drive me wild. This discussion is making me incredibly hungry.


    • oh, I hear you! If anything else but flammkuchen, the people over there know how put an extra little flavor in their sauces. If you ever go again, ask for the sweet tarte flambées and you will get either the chocolate or sugar and cinnamon (the more traditional ones) or even with fruits (haven’t tried any of those but heard they are nice too)

      Just had to have a little evening-snack, too 🙂


  3. I will definitely do that because, now, a chocolate tarte flambée is all I can think of. All the other sweet ones sound great, too, but my motto is: chocolate first. Your snack wasn’t a chocolate tarte flambée, was it 🙂


  4. We’re cycling in Dordogne this week. French cooking and scenery, small villages, No need to say any more! My blog post will follow next week. Travel safe!


  5. Travel Culture Food

    I did a post on Vietnam, It’s dedicated to you, come and see 😉
    Hope you like it!


    • Wow, that’s great. Ask and I shall receive. Thank you. Planning that trip will be fun. And then I can blog about it 😮


      • Travel Culture Food

        sounds great 😉 have fun on your trip ❤


  6. Great picture! It makes me want to be right there, right now. 😀


    • Thanks so much, Linda. Me, too. And there’s a wonderful restaurant across the square, to the left, where the French sauces, and wine from the surrounding vineyards are to die for. Some people just go to this little village on day trips. I’m so glad we had three days.


  7. News Cruise 60

    This is beautiful…so colorful! Thanks for sharing these pictures!



    • Thanks, EE. So glad you enjoyed it. The town folk go to great lengths to keep their little village colorful and pristine (as do many of the towns in this region) b/c it draws tourists. We were just SO lucky to get a hotel room overlooking the square, otherwise this photo wouldn’t have been possible.


      • News Cruise 60

        Sounds like you have a lot of fun traveling…good for you! Thanks for the reply.



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