Hotel Moderne in Barfleur

Barfleur, most famous for its port a long time ago, is famous for oysters and mussels today.

Barfleur, Normandy

One of my interests is collecting historical postcards. With this one, we walked around town trying to locate it. The last mention of the hotel restaurant was made in some restaurant review forum in 2015.

This poster on site shows the Annexe Hotel Moderne, which is the building on the left. The one on the right is the post office today.

This is the the same Annexe Hotel Moderne today. We had hoped for a delicious smell wafting from the kitchen (any restaurant will do around lunch time), but instead only heard party music blaring at noon. The restaurant itself, a different building on the left of the square, looked very closed up, and in a neglected condition, so it was not worth taking a photo. As a matter of fact, at first we passed right by it during our search.

Annexe Hotel Moderne, Barfleur

Normandy is dotted with deserted beaches like this. I hope it stays this way.

St. George Church in Sélestat, France

One of my fairly new hobbies is collecting historical postcards. I like to browse at Akpool Postcards, especially for cards in the 1 euro boxes before we go on a trip to a certain area. This is how I learned of the town of Sélestat (German name: Schlettstadt).

After our one night in Strasbourg, we drove on to Sélestat, which is on the way to Colmar and only a 20-minute drive.

This postcard shows St. George Church in Sélestat. Unfortunately, an uncirculated postcard shows no date. My guess is that this photo was taken in the 1930s.

The same church, as above, from today’s perspective – in 2019.

St. Georg Church Sélestat

Construction of this church went on for eight centuries (8th – 15th century).

Choosing your ‘sites to see’ based on historical postcards is very interesting.

Historical Postcard of Hotel Cour du Corbeau in Strasbourg

We have stayed at the Hotel Cour du Corbeau in Strasbourg a couple of times. Just a couple of weeks ago, I ran across this historical postcard, showing the building in its former stage.

It might be safe to assume this postcard is from around 1930, because this was the year the Cour du Corbeau was listed as a historic monument.

Cour du Corbeau, Strasbourg, ca. 1930

For more about its history, visit MGallery Cour du Corbeau

For a more contemporary one, you can read my blog post: 24 hours in Strasbourg

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