Monday, March 26, 2012

Strasbourg Beauty

Such an inspiration- this beautiful building of L’École Supérieure Des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg, France. The building was opened in 1892, dedicated to the decorative arts. It is located in the heart of a former botanical garden.The ceramic tiles by Leon Elchinger that you see below represent the great allegorical figures of science, geometry, archeology, architecture, painting and sculpture, as well as plant motifs.

Strasbourg is in the Alsace region of northeast France, on the banks of the Rhine River, which is on the French border with Germany.

Over 450 students now study courses in Art, Communication or Design.

How could one not be motivated when walking past these painted tiles and into a school dedicated to creating!

It turns out that Strasbourg is only 31 miles from my father's hometown of Dambach, France.
Small world, eh?


  1. lovely, lovely pics!! what an awesome place to be creative!!

  2. A beautiful building. How did I miss it when in Strasbourg?

  3. My goodness, Ann. Again so good and interesting pictures. Particularly for me because I have seen some in Strassburg which I've visited many times in the past while living still in Germany!

    You really have THE eye for details!



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