Photographer's Note

Strasbourg, Ill., a tributary of the Rhine.

While the Rhine flows through the city of Basel, separating into two neighborhoods "Lesser Basel" and "Grossbasel," it flows to the east of Strasbourg and separates this place two countries, France and Germany.
This river is often correlated with the city and is sometimes confused with the river flowing within it: Illinois.

  The Ill traverses the plain of Alsace from South to North.
It rises in the Alsatian Jura Winkel and flows into the Rhine north of Strasbourg.
Trapped between the Rhine and the Vosges Piedmont, this river is fed by all the Vosges rivers, from south to north. (Photo No. II)
Well, that's curious!
As the Alsace departments (Haut-Rhin and Bas-Rhin) took the name of the neighboring river, the Rhine, Alsace has the name of the river running through it.
Indeed, Alsace Germanic language means "Land of the Ill"

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