The Astronomical Clock - Strasbourg, France

Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

European architecture always fascinates me, especially the awesome cathedrals that almost every city seems to have. There are always surprises that await me when we tour them. On this particular trip, we took a river cruise on the Rhine River that originated in Amsterdam. One of the stops was in the town of Strasbourg, France, located in the Alsace region. It is quite a wonderful city, and I wish we had more than one day to spend there. 

As in most European cities, the dominating building is the Cathédrale Notre-Dame. You can see it's spires from just about anywhere. Of course, I had to go in and take a few shots. Unfortunately, it seemed like every tourist within a mile was in the cathedral when I was. I noticed this huge crowd in the corner waiting for the Astronomical Clock to begin it's procession of the figures of Christ and the Apostles. I was able to inch in and capture this procession, which starts daily at half past midday.