Bear with me and I’ll soon have all my photos uploaded to the blog. I heard that some people were having problems viewing all of the photos. That is because you may not have access to Flickr where I store the photos. I can’t do anything about that. Another problem could be that I post way too many photos per page and this takes forever to load on some computers. I’ve decided to make smaller postings with no more than 25 photos. I hope this helps. Perhaps the most romantic district in Strasbourg is La Petite France which was once the neighborhood for fisherman, tanners and millers. The pretty medieval, half-timbered houses of the district date from the 16th and 17th centuries. The Tanner’s House is one of these houses romantically built on the water’s edge. It was the former headquarters of the city’s tanner’s guild and today houses a restaurant. Walking along the River Ill, there are also a lot of nice timber framed houses and including this one. It is the Lycée international des Pontonniers and was built in 1902. These are some houses in the Place du Marché Gayot which is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city as it is closed to traffic and has a lot of nice restaurants where one can sit outside and eat on a nice day. Another nice place to visit that is somewhat hidden by its modern façade is the Cour du Corbeau. A crow perched on the corner of the frontage marks the spot. After the Maison Kammerzell, the Cour du Corbeau is the finest set of Renaissance architecture in the city and dates from the 17th century. Its history is unique. For three centuries the “Crow Court” served as a postal relay and hotel. Amongst its guests were Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, Joseph the Second, Emperor of Austria, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Alexandre Dumas. From 1852 to 1982 it housed a glass business. During this period its activity slowly died away and led to its total abandon. From 1982 to 2007 the court was completely renovated to its former splendor and its former vocation, since it now houses a prestigious four-star hotel. The Place du Marché-aux-Cochons-de-Lait is another charming square lined with old houses that are typically Alsatian.