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43/46.- Alsace: Ungersheim Ecomuseum

In the foreground, an iron gate, reminding us that ironwork was, and to some extent still is, one of the area's resources. One of the villages along the Alsatian wine road still specializes in decorated iron hearthplates (while another specializes in tiled stoves, which can also be seen in the museum). In the background, a wash-house, where housewives, or their servants, would come to wash their linen and exchange village gossip.

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43.- Alsace: Ungersheim Ecomuseum

 

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