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Hello TE friends, again long silence, due to travelling - changing places and lack of internet availability. This time I’m posting a photo from beautiful Colmar.

Mostly spared from the destructions of the French Revolution and the wars of 1870-71, 1914-18 and 1939-45, the cityscape of old-town Colmar is homogenous and renowned among tourists. An area that is crossed by canals of the river Lauch is now called la Petite Venise (Little Venice).

The Little Venice is one of the most popular places in Colmar with beautiful half-timbered houses, colorful walls and small flower covered bridges spanning the Lauch River add to the charm of this beautiful place.

The Little Venice was originally inhabited by rural community of vine-makers, market gardeners and boatmen.
The photo shows the Quai de la Poissonnerie (the Fishing Quai) where fishermen used to sell fresh fish that had been caught in Colmar’s waters.

The Colmar is situated around 65 km south-southwest of Strasbourg along the Alsatian Wine Route and considers itself to be the "capital of Alsatian wine" (capitale des vins d'Alsace).

Do not miss it when you are traveling around east France, south-west Germany or north-west Switzerland.

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