By Rebecca from Michigan, USA. The European Christmas Experience.
“In this photo I see the Rhine River which is the life blood of the city and the Notre Dame Cathedral of Strasbourg which is the heart. The quiet life of the Petite France neighborhood is reflected in the river. Yet, on the right, French security guards dressed in yellow vests, check the bags of those who are crossing the bridge to visit the Christmas markets. This peaceful view including those who are working to protect against violence, captures a moment before Strasbourg was stuck by a terrorist attack in the Christmas markets 5 days later.”