Friday, January 3, 2014

December's Adventure: Day 3, Part 3, Strasbourg

Seeing the weird and abused mannequins earlier wasn't the end of seeing unusual store displays. As we continued visiting the Christmas market and strolling through Strasbourg, we came across an extremely odd window display in a pharmacy called Pharmacie de la Rose: gnomes who appeared to be attacking each other! No, seriously! They were bandaged and bloody.

 Are the gnomes in a battle?
 Oh my goodness! The gnome on the right has a broken leg and the one in the back has a knife.

 This poor guy has a bloodied foot and is about ready to be stung by a bee.
Dude has a head wound!

I'd love to know the backstory on this place. Does someone have it out for the gnomes? Did the gnomes get sick of Christmas cheer and go crazy on each other? If you know why this display is like this, leave a comment!

We found the display somewhat amusing, but definitely disturbing! To our relief, a sidestreet offered a window display that was charming and drew us in: bubbles were softly blowing and we stopped in front of the following window. The picture doesn't really do it justice. It's "La Maison de Hanssel & Gretel" and there were beautiful ornaments in the window.

It was a nice way to end our Strasbourg trip after the strange gnome window! Tired, we took the tram back to the car and then I drove us back to Kaiserslautern. However, next time I would definitely pick a better route home instead of where my GPS took me: we drove through narrow, winding roads literally in middle of the forest (Pfalz!).

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