Incredible Clock that i noticed the existence last weekend. I've visited Strasbourg Cathedral more then 10 times but i've never noticed this unique and incredible time piece. Shame on me :)
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Maybe it's a little bit to late to speak about this incidents but this is still impressive. NATO(Military alliance of democratic states in Europe and North America) summit took place on april 4th 2009(Obama was here Yohoooo!!!i saw his helicopters flyinf around Strasbourg several time and checking the security- amazing fact that 2 green - helicopter arrived 2 days before him). I should have leave the town(went to Barcelona :)because it was impossible to stay and to move because Strasbourg became a fortress protected by 20000 men - police and army. So everything was closed and you should have had your badge to move out from your sector.
On the other hand anti-nato protesters were coming from german part so from east they actauly destroyed everything the could you can see the hotel and a pharmacy and the custom service because Strasbourg is 5 minutes away from Germany if you take the car.
I was really shocked by what i've seen when i crossed the border for the first time and this happened.
There has been and there remains today a strong Germanic influence on the architecture found in the Alsace region of France. Alsace house types and the materials used can be categorized in the wide German «pan de bois» (half-timbering) architectural family. This architectural family uses many local symbols and decorations. These symbols appear on porches, doors and on the pieces of wood used to make the half-timbered walls.
Due to the climate the roof of the typical Alsace property is predominantly steeply pitched (up to 60 degrees) and the typical roof covering is flat clay tiles (tuiles écaille alsaciennes) which are specific to the Alsace and neighbouring areas of north eastern France. Tuiles écaille alsaciennes tiles are also called “queue-de-castor” tiles, this refers to their shape, similar to that of a beaver tail. This type of tiles is also common in the Jura, Savoie, southern Germany and in Switzerland.
Houses in the Alsace plains traditionally have an enclosed courtyard not directly accessible from the street and are traditionally positioned next to each other, forming almost neverending streets. Houses in the Outre-Forêt and Sundgau areas of Alsace posess open courtyards and are of a monobloc construction style.
Strasbourg Cathedral or the Cathedral of Our Lady of Strasbourg (French: Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-Strasbourg, German: Liebfrauenmünster zu Straßburg) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Strasbourg, France. Although considerable parts of it are still in Romanesque architecture, it is widely considered to be among the finest examples of high, or late, Gothic architecture. Erwin von Steinbach is credited for major contributions from 1277 to his death in 1318.
As you all know, Strasbourg is the capital of Europe because we have here a lot of European Institutions such like Europen Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe and The European Parliament.
The European Parliament (EP) is elected by the citizens of the European Union to represent their interests. Its origins go back to the 1950s and the founding treaties, and since 1979 its members have been directly elected by the people they represent.
Elections are held every five years, and every EU citizen is entitled to vote, and to stand as a candidate, wherever they live in the EU. The latest elections were in June 2009. Parliament thus expresses the democratic will of the Union's citizens (more than 490 million people), and represents their interests in discussions with the other EU institutions. The present parliament has 736 members from all 27 EU countries.