Hello friends and colleagues, today I present another nice view of the little Venice of the beautiful and interesting city of Colmar, in the charming region of Alsace, here is a letter about the city, I hope you like it.
Colmar (France: Colmar; Alsatian: Colmer; German: Colmar, between 1871-1918 and 1940-1945: Kolmar) is a town and commune in the department of Haut-Rhin Alsace, France.
It is the prefecture (capital) of the district of the same name.
The old city center, well preserved houses several buildings, sometimes large, German Gothic and early Renaissance and a number of old churches, among which is the collegiate church of San Martín (XIII century) as the largest and most notable.
Local artist Martin Schongauer XV century painted what is considered his masterpiece, The Madonna of the Roses, in the Eglise des Dominicains (Dominican church). The famous Isemheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grünewald highlight is the treasure housed in the Museum Unterlinden city. The museum, opened in 1853, is housed in the former convent of the Dominican order of "Unterlinden" (meaning "under the linden trees").
In 1834, was born in Colmar Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, creator of the famous Statue of Liberty, located in New York City.
Once a year, in August, the Fair hosts Colmar wines.
However, the greatest art is that Colmar retains traditional ambience with its wooden frame houses carefully preserved, filled with flowering geraniums on hot days.
Colmar has an interesting center, studded with old buildings, a famous museum, Unterlinden, and carefully Little Venice.
Furthermore, in the vicinity of the city there are some other points of interest, such as the magnificent town of Riquewihr, and great food and wine care also linger conception of art.
Unterlinden Museum is housed in a former Dominican convent founded in the thirteenth century, with a Gothic cloister considered the best in the region.
About 300,000 visitors come each year to the center, which exposes excellent art exhibitions of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, as well as archaeological and ethnographic, on two floors and a basement.
But the core of this whole attraction is the famous Issenheim altarpiece, painted in the early sixteenth century by Grünewald to decorate a convent chapel Issenheim (20 miles south of Colmar)
The ten paintings of Grünewald are masterful. The painter left an impressive Crucifixion, which amazed the wincing, luminous shades and many details, among which is the painful aspect of Christ's flesh.
This crucifixion of Mathias Grünewald painter has placed as one of the most prominent European and world religious art of all time.
Little Venice, a beautiful set of traditional houses, full of flowers, beautiful half-timbered, line up along the street and Fish Pier, next to the canal.
These houses were owned by fishermen. Also lived in the neighborhood gardeners traditionally used by the channel to drive the fruits to the city market. Today the boats carry tourists rather quiet.
Very near this neighborhood is that of the tanners, with houses of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, lovingly restored.
Around the city center of Colmar houses abound timbered Alsatian, artistic balconies, turrets, balconies and other decorative elements.
In addition to the proliferation of this type of construction, stands in Colmar exquisite care of this important heritage, full of flowers during the most benign.
This gorgeous set spans much of the city, but is particularly notable in the walk from the Cathedral Square to the Old Customs and Little Venice.
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Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/6400 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2012-06-30 17:42
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 292 kb
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Sergiom (64047) 2013-05-13 5:39
J'ai déjà mes billets pour aller voir cette fantastique ville au mois de septembre et cette photo me donne encore plus envie d'y aller. J'espère seulement que les fleurs seront aussi belles pour ouvrir l'image de mes photos.
Oceania (5174) 2013-05-13 5:44
The composition of river, buildings, and flowers is in a perfect way. The colors are rich and beautiful.
jacquest (18865) 2013-05-13 6:00
This is superb image where the distance on the water freates deepness toward the oblique line of houses with their interesting architecture. The reflections in the water are nice to see. The light gives very good colors and the sharpness is very good.
dta (69442) 2013-05-13 6:19
Hola Angel ,
Une superbe carte postale de la jolie ville de Colmar . Image magnifiquement composée avec le premier plan très fleuri et de beaux reflets .
Nicou (126366) 2013-05-13 7:03
sueprbe fleurs et iamge merveilleux quelle vue et image quel captage et compo avec ces belle façades en colombage et les reflets une merveille.
Bravo et amitié
leonorkuhn (16235) 2013-05-13 7:18
Muy hermoso paisaje alsaciano. Localización es perfecta, buenisimo encuadre, destacando la arquitectura y reflejos en el río. Me gusta mucho las flores en primer plano. Preciosos colores y nitidez.
Mesut09 (378) 2013-05-13 7:20
What a wonderfull place.. i really would like toy live here..:)
Thanks For Posting
JFS (32459) 2013-05-13 7:45
Qué maravilla! Colmar uno de mis sitios preferidos en Francia y esta calle/canal, precisamente lo he paseado muchas veces. Te quedó una posta de lujo amigo.
lousat (79868) 2013-05-13 8:50
Hi Angel,a marvellous composition,there are the flowers too as a natural border in this corner whit all the typical things to see in this beautiful city,the fantastic facades and the reflections on the channel,great details and point of view,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (60431) 2013-05-13 9:58
Beautiful Colmar is my next planned destination this coming early June, Angel, along with the Black-forest area.
Fabulous view over the town, built along canals, and decorated promenades.
Rafer (15511) 2013-05-13 10:09
Joer que bonito..estos franceses tienen gusto por los detalles... Gran foto.. Saludos Angel!!
rychem (25924) 2013-05-13 11:06
What a beautiful place! Beautiful view of an old city with fantastic half-timbered houses and a little bridge, fantastic clarity and sharpness, nice reflections
Graal (99146) 2013-05-13 11:25
very nice place and summer presentation here. Good shot and POV. I like the composition with the flowers on FG. Well note and photowork.
Have a nice evening, my friend.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-05-13 14:12
beautiful,tranquil and so idyllic scene.I´d love to spend there few days to relax.Looks like a perfect place for that.
I like your capture-the POV captured superbly the beauty and quiet nature of this little town.Outstanding quality of the image and lovely,vivid colors.
Magnificent composition my friend!
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-05-13 15:02
Hi Angel - a lovely shot of the town clustered around this picturesque canal. Your use of flowers in FG is wonderful, adding a burst of color before leading into the lovely architecture behind. A charming look at this small town which I'd never heard of before! Thanks.
npecanhuk (68210) 2013-05-13 20:13
Very beautiful picture!
Special regards to the colors, exposure and composition!
TFS - congrats,
dkmurphys (50748) 2013-05-13 22:11
Very beautiful composition from that charming place. Wonderful shot, well done!
Enjoy a good day.
SnapRJW (31623) 2013-05-14 0:02
An idyllic looking small town Angel. Your shot includes some attractive features starting with the river which leads the eye to the gorgeous timber-frame houses and little bridge. The inclusion of the red and green flowers in the FG add to the pretty scene. Warm regards Rosemary
bartekp (4746) 2013-05-14 3:04
Very good POV and composition with curvy canal and houses on the right. Very nice shot from Alsace, that's typical view from Colmar.
Have a nice day
claudeD (34420) 2013-05-14 4:13
wonderful view from Colmar with an excellent composition and fine colors. Very good clarity and perfect sharpness. An excellent fotojob and perfecrt contribution to TE.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2013-05-14 5:17
very good capture..
nice colour tones..good contrast..
lovely scene with nice POV....
beautiful reflections..excellent clarity..
Cricri (109735) 2013-05-14 5:35
Une région qui vous a passionner, cela se voit dans vos présentation de Colmar, celle ci a aussi beaucoup de charme, par le cadrage du canal avec les fleurs, le petit pont et les reflets, belle présentation
Belle journée depuis la Belgique ou le temps n'est pas des plus agréable
bayno (18344) 2013-05-14 8:53
bellissimo villaggio, mi piace molto l'arcghitettura davvero particolare, ottima anche la tua compo con i fiori in FG, mi pioacciono anche i riflessi e i buoni dettagli, bella la luce , il POV e i colori, well done...
fabbs99 (16803) 2013-05-14 12:24
Beautiful shot from Colmar.The shot is simple but having excellent sharpness and clarity
The colors are deep and the details are excellently expressed.Well done,TFS.
ayferaldanmaz (1085) 2013-05-15 0:18
You have built up an amazing landscape composition with wonderful clarity of the sky, water reflection and delicious colors.
wonderful flovers made a natural frame in the fg. an excellent example of a photo taken from well chosen angle in very good light and perspective. a magical and captivating image my compliments!
chrisvek (7001) 2013-05-15 2:44
Very wonderful composition with awesome colors and great atmosphere.So romantic.I like very much the reflections on the water too.Great framework.Well done!
All the best
eldancer1 (30064) 2013-05-15 9:28
Seems like everybody in the world wants to have their own "Venice." Our Venice in Las Vegas have gondolas but it still look very fake. This is a very nice capture with good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-05-15 10:51
se non fosse per la forma delle case, i fiori farebbero pensare di essere ancora in Andalusia.
Ottimo scatto, molto ben composto e ben inquadrato . Con il taglio verticale hai colto l'essenziale senza disperderti in particolari meno evidenti.
Eccellenti, come tuo solito, le note a corredo della foto.
Ciao e buona serata
manrezaei (1837) 2013-05-20 1:23
What beautiful place. The flowers in front added more attraction to your perfectly well done photo. I like the contrast of colors here. Very well framed the architecture and symmetry. The clarity, sharpness and lights very well managed.
DRamos (512) 2013-05-20 9:58
Genial el encuadre vertical del puente con el rio que gana puntos con los reflejos que podemos observar. El manojo de flores en primer plano rematan esta instantanea idílica.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2013-05-21 14:24
What an amazing place and lovely scene .
The composition is perfect.
The POV is great, colours and lights are excellent.
adores (39250) 2013-05-23 17:20
Uma cidade muito bonita e uma boa foto para a mostrar. Gosto deste pov e do primeiro plano com as flores. Uma boa forma de dar ainda mais colorido às casitas típicas.
marina7 (8055) 2013-05-24 11:32
the red flowers in the corner framing the image are amazing. That's a very pretty postcard, though I wouldn't use such a thick green line in the frame but it's my personal preference.:)
Have a great weekend!
wolf38 (31282) 2013-05-25 8:52
Hello Angel. River, timbered houses, flowers. A photograph as from the age of Romanticism. Everything here is nice and cozy. Overall, a well balanced and very beautiful picture.
ourania (34485) 2013-05-25 11:48
this is a very beautiful picture with superb layout in the vertical frame and great rendering of the details that make up the charm of this place. A graceful composition of perspectives and lovely contrasting colours. The sense of depth is captivating and the atmosphere is very agreeable. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
fds (8692) 2013-05-25 12:42
caro amico di cadice un altra bella immagine della splendida città di colmar che entrambi abbiamo avuto la fortuna di visitare questa estate
ricca di fiori e di belle case colmar è davvero una cittadina uscita dalle fiabe
complimenti per come l'hai saputa riprendere molto bene
ciao e buonanotte caro amico
rogerl (1544) 2013-06-10 15:33
Angel, I love this shot. The composition, colors, and clarity are all excellent. You found a great day on which there was not much wind, and you got a nice reflection. I particularly love the red flowers in fg. Thanks.
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-07-18 0:46
A charming picture from this charming town.
The diaginal lines of the houses and the
tress creates a nice depth and the vertical
position emphasize that extra. Composition
and light management are great and the red
flowers on the forground is a nice extra
(great point of view).
Kielia (23993) 2014-05-05 8:20
this is so attractive with the colours attracting the eye. Compositionally, the shot is really very successful – and the beautiful reflections are just the icing on the cake. My compliments!
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (34044)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-13 5:29