Saturday, May 31, 2008

Storks in Alsace ...

... in Dambach-la-Ville ...

... in Rouffach ...

... Alsace in olden times ...
L'Alsace d'autrefois
by Hansi - Alsatian illustrator

Jean-Jacques Waltz ... (1873-1951) - (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
...also known as "Oncle Hansi", or simply "Hansi" ("little John")
Hansi is now archetypal of Alsace folklore...

Bienvenue chez Oncle Hansi ... (FR)
by Roland Muller - chez.com

... at an Alsatian Picnic Area ...

Ciconia ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... is a genus of birds in the stork family ...

The stork is a main feature of Alsace
and was the subject of many legends told to children.
The bird practically disappeared around 1970,
but re-population efforts are continuing.
They are mostly found on roofs of houses, churches
and other public buildings in Alsace.
source: en.wikipedia.org


... at the same Picnic Area ...

Onobrychis viciifolia (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
EN: Sainfoin (Common Sainfoin, Esparsette)
NL: Esparcette - FR: Sainfoin - DE: Esparsette

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