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Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer you this view of the main streets of the beautiful Alsatian village of Eguisheim, I hope you like, then some letters about the town.

Eguisheim is a locality and commune of France of the department of the High Rhine (Haut-Rhin), in the region of Alsace and place of birth of the Pope Leon IX.

The name of the city means "room of Egino", Germanic name. In fact, Duke Eberhard founded, in the year 720, the castle of Eguisheim, named after his carnal cousin Egino.

In the Roman settlement of Eguisheim, the cultivation of vines in Alsace was pioneered in the fourth century.

The grandson of the III Duke of Alsace, Count Eberhardt, ordered the construction of the first of the fortresses that surround the town since the 8th century and the reconstruction of the existing castle in the center of the town, formed by concentric streets around it.

In the year 1009 Bruno de Eguisheim-Dagsbourg was born in Eguisheim, bishop of Toul who would be named by the catholic church Pope, with the name of Leon IX and later sanctified.

At the beginning of the thirteenth century the population passed into the hands of the bishopric of Strasbourg, suffering successively the effects of the general plague epidemic of medieval Europe and the damages of the Thirty Years' War.
Source: Wikipedia.

Make: SONY
Model: DSC-W170
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 10/2500 sec
F-Stop: f/3.3
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 5 mm
Date Taken: 2014-07-01 11:09
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
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