The original design by Berlin architect Johann Jacobsthal was erected in 1883 but the Strasbourg station building is most famous for the egg-shaped glass canopy added in 2007. The award-winning design features 120 meters of curved glass panels that send sunlight dancing across the façade.
Imperial Presentation Egg, circa 1915. Porcelain and decorated with gilded cipher of "AH" Russian initials for Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaievna. The egg was given by Grand Duchess as a gift on Easter day. It would originally had a ribbon through the hole.