During my last stay in France I took a sweet little walk in a neighborhood I had yet to discover. The neighborhood is called Tivoli and hosts the most exquisite spectrum of traditional French homes combined with timbered architecture Alsace is known for. The entire neighborhood was built at the break of the 20th century and used to be back then residence of German military administration.
Preserving its treasured historical heritage is one thread today's residents have in common. Everything was flawlessly tended and cared for. This little slice of wonderland is only a bike ride from the center of the city of Strasbourg if you ever dare to venture outside the touristic paths.
I was in for a treat this afternoon. It was the day after Christmas, there wasn't a soul in sight and the air was holding the most noble scent of burning fir.
Photography © Anne-Claire Rohé