About Rebekkah

American musician living in Basel, Switzerland. Classically trained pianist currently experimenting with guitar and banjolele. Traveling around the world has induced a sense of rootlessness but also a love of new places.

Léz’Arts Scéniques, Sélestat’s music festival

Léz'Arts Scéniques music and culture festival in SélestatWhile the Léz’Arts Scéniques festival near Sélestat attracts visitors from around the globe it has essentially a local flavor: people come who have grown up in the area, know each other, have been to school together. This gives the festival a jovial atmosphere where many attendees come with most of their social circle and visitors are made to feel welcome. The 2012 festival read more

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Petite-France: the medieval tanners’ quarter of Strasbourg

Strasbourg's La Petite France with view its Ill riverTurning around street corners in the old town of Strasbourg on the Grande Île in the middle of the river Ill, you may end up in one of the most atmospheric sections of this World Heritage Site. Timber houses, narrow streets: you are in Petite France, in the Middle Ages the tanners’ quarter of the city. River canals cut through the area and slow-moving boats pass through the locks, the two halves pulled aside to read more

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Vieux-Port: the old port of Marseille

Port of Marseille from the Quai des BelgesThe Vieux-Port: Marseille’s old port was for many years the city’s gateway to the sea and the world of trade. Now it is a lively center of the downtown area, brimming with restaurants, bars, and cafes. The historic section of the city around the port was destroyed during World War II and reconstruction began in 1948. In past centuries thousands of trading vessels passed through the port each year. Now the harbor is a marina crowded with smaller ships. Two forts were read more

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Unterlinden Museum in Colmar

Statue from a knight's tomb at the Musée d'Unterlinden in ColmarThe entryway just inside the Unterlinden Museum, with its ticket counter, postcards and audio guides, looks pretty much like the admission into any museum. But then you show your ticket and step through the entrance and you are in the covered walk surrounding the cloister of a thirteenth century Dominican convent. The garden induces an air of peace as you begin to explore the exhibits housed in this museum, whose name means read more

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