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Strasbourg is wall-to-wall half-timbered houses and exudes a charm that screams "We were here before anybody knew there was a 'New World'!"  Note, also, that some of these old houses are 7- or 8 stories tall.  Considering they're mostly made of wood, that's startling.  Almost everything of that era taller than 50 or 60 feet was made of stone.

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Ivy-covered walls and cobblestone streets mark Strasbourg as a place the locals have refused to surrender to the modern world.

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Richard and Katie Albury were our unindicted co-conspirators whenever we went looking for an ice cream parlor or a creperie.