Platform of Strassburg Cathedral
Strasbourg is a city in France. It is located near the German border and at one time was a part of the German Empire. The platform resides on the lower tower and can be reached by three hundred and sixty steps. Two watchmen are constantly on duty to give notice of fire in the city. As proof that one of them is always awake they are forced to ring the great bell every fifteen minutes.
DeColange, Leo The Heart of Europe from the Rhine to the Danube (Boston, MA: Estes and Lauriat, Publishers, 1883)
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman