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strasbourg-trip, day 02 (0 comments)
started in the harbour of strasbourg where a lot of house-boats are anchored. on one of the boats i saw my first cat here in strasbourg. unfortunately it was running away too fast so i could not take a picture of it (i was pretty sad).
next to the harbour is the "orangerie" park with a bunker (or at least we thought it was one), a big lake, and a public zoo that seemed to raise storks. close to the park is the council of europe. but today no one was there, so kempes and me were the only ones there.
some pictures (to keep the readers from falling asleep) from...
...the harbour, the orangerie park, and the council of europe...
...and some more of the council of europe...
in the same area is also the tv station of "arte". we went in there and drank a coffee and then walked on to the buildings of the european parliament and the european court of human rights.
...and even some more of the european parliament, and the european court of human rights.
afterwards we met tony again and went to a brasserie. we ordered some "ordinary" stuff like a burger for kempes and pork meat with mashed potatoes for tony and me each. kempes had to bring some special beer brands (that seem to be available here only?) to austria so we wanted to go to a super market. but it was really hard to find one. actually, it's even very hard to find a grocery store somewhere. in austria there are loads of those stores everywhere, even placed right next to each other some- times - here, not.
so we jumped into the car and drove the "nearest" supermarket, which took us about 20 minutes to get there. inside we found out where all the people buy the goods they need for their everyday life - in the supermarket. so there were masses of people in this really really really (i mean it!) huge store. at the checkout we had our next strange experience.
there were two female cashiers sitting back-to-back, each one with a conveyor for the goods you want to pay. so we placed our goods there and it took them ages to get them registered by the barcode reader. in between the items they sometimes continued their talk, so it took quite a while until they grabbed the next item. the customers, on the other hand had the same attitude. they slowly packed their stuff into the bags and once they were done they slowly got out their purses to pay. so this all really took ages. oh well, we're on holidays, so we have loads of time...