Unlike yesterday, we didn't get an early start. We slept until 7:30, which is very late for us. We lounged around, and didn't leave our apartment until 11:30.
Despite our late start, we walked miles and miles. We crossed Strasbourg to visit a market on the east side of town. It was actually a nice walk; we poked along, enjoying the decorations in the windows. The French have a term for window shopping, "leche-vitrine", which means lick the window!
These windows would qualify, I think!
Here's a bakery/pastry shop--love the decorations:
Some other pretty street scenes on the way to the market:
Cheery flower shop:
A gallery window featuring Russian Christmas decorations:
A very creepy looking gargoyle. Matt, I thought you'd enjoy this!
We walked a few more blocks, and decided we should check our map. We did---and darned if we hadn't been walking the wrong way from the church! We are seriously directionally impaired sometimes.
So plan B was find the nearest tram stop and ride back to our neighborhood. It was windy, cold and raining, so we didn't feel like backtracking. The tram took us back to our neighborhood in no time!
In need of a hot drink and a "sit down" to rest our weary feet, we found a small cafe and had a vin chaud and shared a slice of quiche Lorraine. It was delicious!
After a quick stop on the grocery for more eggs and a quick pop into the corner bakery for a fresh baguette, we turned down our narrow lane to our apartment. We dropped off our heavy bags (beer!), and decided to go right back out. We wanted to check out a market just down the street from us--we'd been told a vendor there was serving hot beer. Yup--hot beer!