Photo Story: Street Bouche Strasbourg
An hour’s walk away from Strasbourg’s tourist-filled La Petite France is a long forgotten industrial estate that is slowly becoming a new hub for cultural activity in Strasbourg. Home to the broken shells of old breweries, empty roads and a working dockyard , the area is generally abandoned for much of the week, and for now it’ll stay that way until the project to revitalise it comes to fruition in 2020.
As it stands now, Port du Rhin is basically a collection of old warehouse-like buildings, open spaces and a skyline of broken brick and stone. It’s a short 10 minute walk away from the Jardin des Deux Rives which is home to a footbridge that crosses the Rhine to Kehl in Germany, and a tram bridge that links the centre of Strasbourg to the Port du Rhin district.
To make better use of the port though, the city has began to use the area as an event space, and this, the first Street Bouche festival, brought street food sellers from France, Germany and Switzerland together for two days of food (mainly burgers), drinks (pretty much just beer – it is Strasbourg after all), music (hip-hop) and art…. and it was actually pretty good.
Here are some of the highlights: