Friday at the Écomusée d’Alsace

Today we visited a museum (Écomusée d’Alsace)…   the “largest living open-air museum in France” one that “shows an Alsatian village from the early 20th century. It illustrates what rural life was like in Alsace and invites visitors to find out about popular traditions and art of the region, including buildings and artefacts, craftsmen at work, temporary exhibitions, attractions and events both small and large.” —  I stole that from their site… (wanted to make sure all of you knew that all of a sudden I didn’t become a good writer)

I have wanted to visit this place for several years.   I love the idea of visiting the past and seeing how things were done when we were more “connected” to the world we live in.   My children were also changed by the visit… (I imagine the change wont last long… but at least for the moment they have a different view of the world)… Sam wants to be a farmer and a blacksmith, Gwen wants to be a potter, and Ben wants to be a basket weaver… (you always have one weird kid… I might have three)

If you ever visit Alsace this is a must see:   Here is a link

and…. Here are some pictures!

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My kids knew exactly what all of this was…   One said… (can’t remember who) don’t you have those carders?


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Even the children enjoyed walking through the homes and seeing how things were

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One of our favorite treats from Alsace – Tarte Flambee


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Ben was not sure of his newly found friend… (this friend was hoping to find dropped crumbs to eat)


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Notice all of the roofs with storks nesting… It wouldn’t be Alsace without them… (very noisy birds by the way)

That is all for now… I have a treat for all of you tomorrow.  I am going to share a recipe we tasted, loved, and learned in one of the homes there.   Ben and I are going to make it… and it will be a real surprise… kind of a weird surprise!!!

Please check back tomorrow!




11 thoughts on “Friday at the Écomusée d’Alsace

  1. That Ben is a little showstopper….and I love the photo of Ben and the goat 🙂 You have no idea what a luxury it is to bask in the vicarious glory of your life so well-lived…it gives me a bit of everything….gorgeous sights, lots of humor, fantastic writing, interesting tidbits (how-to’s, what for’s, who-would’a-thought its)….all wrapped up in a depth and joie de vivre that inspires me to keep seeking out/focusing on that which makes my soul smile….you are such a light…thanks for sharing 🙂

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