Strasbourg - December 1999

A short winter break to do some pre-Christmas shopping and to visit the European Parliament.

The magnificent cathedral, flanked by traditional Alsacienne timbered buildings. The last time I visited Strasbourg the cathedral was covered in scaffolding and although work continues the facade, at least, is complete.
The new building of the European Parliament, opened last year - it replaces another chamber located close by.
Swans on the river - there are a number of offshoots of the Rhine here, some picturesque like this, some used to house the Port - large barges and other vessels are much used for both freight and passenger traffic.

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