“Located at 25 km south west of Strasbourg where the little valley of the Ehn river opens out, Obernai used to bear the name of “Ehenheim” precisely because of the Ehn river. Obernai is so attractive that it is the … Continue reading →
We made Alsatian pastries for Christmas : Cinnamon stars or Zimtsterne (soft cinnamon cakes recovered with icing sugar), Kouglof (Brioche with raisins and almonds, shaped in a special mould with a hole in the middle) , Spiced bredele, Florentins (biscuits … Continue reading →
Hansi‘s illustration of an Alsatian little girl and Alsatian Christmas pastries.
In the set, there are my favourite Alsatian pastries for Christmas : Cinnamon stars or Zimtsterne (soft cinnamon cakes recovered with icing sugar), Kouglof (Brioche with raisins and almonds, shaped in a special mould with a hole in the middle) , Shortbread linzer (chocolate and spiced biscuit filled with jam), Spiced bredele, Florentins (biscuits with almonds, crystallized orange and lemon barks), Stollen (Christmas fruit bread with almond paste), Spitzbueben (filled biscuits with jam) and Berawecka (Christmas fruit and nuts bread).
Wilhelm Schweizer Pewter’s Christmas ornaments (shooting stars and Christmas tree), Hansi‘s illustration of the Alsatian city Colmar (1946) and Mosamil‘s illustration of an Alsatian woman in the 19th century. Different version :
Oscar de la Renta’s bird earrings, Jean Droit’s illustration of two Alsatian women called “Les vielles provinces de France, L’Alsace” and a Georges Ratkoff depicting the Alsatian city of Colmar. From he 18th century and reached to its peak in … Continue reading →
Jean Jacques Waltz (1873-1951) alias Hansi was a French, Alsatian illustrator. He illustrated postcards, posters and books depicting Alsace : “L’Histoire d’Alsace racontée aux petits d’enfants” (1912), “Mon village” (1913), “Paradis tricolore” (1918) and “L’Alsace Heureuse” (1918). Complete artist, he … Continue reading →