One / 123 Alsace village

I love Alsace – the towns and villages, the scenery, the food – and above all, the wine!  It was finding some of the wine villages that led us there well over a decade ago, and we weren’t disappointed. Some friends told me about a lovely restaurant with rooms in Arzenheim, and it was indeed a lovely find, visited several times on the way back from Italy or Southern France..  Alas, it is no longer in existence. The town shown in the image shown below has some wonderful timbered houses and cobbled streets – most picturesque.

I always used to take images without people, because, let’s face it, hordes of tourists don’t exactly do anything for a place. And casual clothing with symbols emblazoned certainly don’t…. But trawling through the archives I came across this image with a neutrally clothed female, and I dimly remember waiting for the ‘right’ person to appear in shot.

Timbered houses, Eguisheim



  1. This works beautifully! Another of those simply idyllic streets. 🙂 🙂 And yes, it definitely has to be the right person.

  2. what a beautiful place and photo, Sue

  3. An area I’ve yet to visit but your picture confirms that it’s as picturesque as I’ve been led to expect! Lovely, and almost timeless with the ‘neutral’ clothing in view… Unsurprising that the Japanese animators of the Howl’s Moving Castle film choose the villages of Alsace to do their preparatory sketches. (A wonderful movie to start with, by the way, if you’ve never seen any of the Studio Ghibli anime films.)

  4. And she’s walking round an enticing curve.

  5. We’ve managed to wander into the Alsace a time or two while I was visiting France, although I like red wines better (unless it’s really hot.) I love seeing the change to more German, but still a mixture (and with good reason.)


    • Sue

      There are some splendid Alsace Rieslings, and years ago I was lucky enough to drink Clos Ste Hune, before it became stratospherically expensive. I did also drink Alsace Pinot Noir, quite unlike a Pinot that you would find anywhere else, so they do make a small quantity of red! Albeit not to most people’s taste….

  6. Sigh… seeing your photos I think I would have loved France. A bit too late to discover now I fear.

  7. Alsace…..: It’s first on my list , hope to visit soon!
    Your photo is perfect for composition, proportions and light !

  8. Ah, the beauty – and the wines! Travelled France for 33 days in 1976 and since then…only twice to Paris. Lovely shot.

  9. Emilio Pasquale

    I usually avoid people in my shots, two. But, as you explain, this woman seems to fit right in. No logos on brightly colored t shirts. Love wine from Alsace. But then I love wine from anywhere!

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