Hello friends and colleagues, today I present another beautiful building on the corner 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: 10/3200 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2012-06-30 17:19
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 296 kb
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rychem (25924) 2013-04-17 10:52
Wow, impressive architecture, fantastic old house, technically perfect photo
jacquest (18865) 2013-04-17 12:26
Great architecture with many color contrasts. I like the blue shutters. The indirect light has given good and sharp colors for excellent details of this interesting architecture.
Fis2 (88039) 2013-04-17 12:31
Curious windows and interesting oriel.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
Excellent wor my friend.
Greetings from Poland.
PaulVDV (23417) 2013-04-17 12:34
Excellent capture of these half-timbered houses of Colmar.
What I like so much, is that the facades of these houses are all so well maintained, the windows nicely finished with the shutters and the windowsills in many places adorned with colourful flowers.
A splendid clear and sharp presentation.
Best regards, Paul
Sonata11 (33426) 2013-04-17 13:22
This was and no doubt, this is very beautiful building in the corner. This special character of this architecture wonderfully appeal and eye catching right a way. Love it. Tfs.
All the best,
carlo62 (36191) 2013-04-17 15:15
impossibile non fermarsi ad osservare queste bellezze architettoniche, sono proprio piacevoli.
Ho una foto dell'insegna col ferro di cavallo che si vede a destra.
lousat (79868) 2013-04-18 2:20
HI Angel,really beautiful this corner whit the tipical facades in the heart of old Colmar,great exposure in this difficult light to have the best details,very rich composition too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
snunney (87360) 2013-04-18 2:46
A fine capture of this lovely architecture that is so typical of the old town in Colmar with its half-timbering and colourful flower boxes. The image has good colour contrasts and is nicely detailed.
Sergiom (64047) 2013-04-18 5:41
Je suis très curieux de cette photo car je vais probablement visiter cette ville au mois de septembre. L'architecture des maisons est extraordinaire et il semble y avoir des fleurs partout.
Nicou (126366) 2013-04-18 7:42
quelle vue sur cette belle maison en colombages sueprbe avec des fleur une belle architecture fantastique image.
Bravo et amitié
eldancer1 (30064) 2013-04-18 7:46
Beautiful architectures and thanks for the wonderful information. Nicely captured with good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
adramad (39488) 2013-04-18 9:05
Soberbia composicion de esta maravillosa casa, que parece salida como de un cuento de hadas, muy hermoso el dibujo del entramado de madera, con el toque floral, todo ello crea un ambiente ideal.
No se si te he dicho que en Junio al fin voy a ir a recorrer Alsacia, asi que si Dios quiere, vere con mis ojos estas bellezas.
Muy buena la luminosidad y el gran detalle en la imagen.
Gran trabajo amigo mio.
Que pases una buena tarde.
Un fuerte abrazo.
P/D- Espero disfrutes de tu excursion al rio Mundo y hagas preciosas fotoas, creo que esta muy bonita la cascada. Yo me voy a marchar el fin de semana a Vitoria y Pamplona.
EstelleJ (921) 2013-04-18 9:25
What a wonderful medieval building captured with all its amazing details and nice pastel colors with beautiful flowers richly decorating its facade! The tight crop gives us an idea of how narrow and small those quaint old streets are and helps transport us into times long gone. Excellent shot!
I hope you are having a nice week, Angel!
ikeharel (60431) 2013-04-18 9:43
A marvelous picture of the old and typical facade in beautiful Colmar.
Light in the alley was well managed in shaded area, and achieved good clarity.
Red & pink flowers decorat the balconies and windows shelves. Pleasent to look at.
raszid62 (18585) 2013-04-18 11:04
Gran casa tradicional con entramado de madera. Ventanas, paredes, flores - todo está muy bien presentada. Grandes, colores naturales y la calidad de imagen superior.
SWEETFREEDOM (23084) 2013-04-18 11:35
every corner of this town is picturesque like the one you are presenting us today, good sharpness and colos.
delpeoples (54173) 2013-04-19 2:25
Hola querido Angel
A beautiful and characteristic restaurant. The architecture is very striking and the image is beautifully coloured and contrasted. Excellent note, thanks for sharing.
Silvio1953 (126930) 2013-04-19 6:05
Ciao Angel, great view of beautiful buiolding, lovely composition with a lot of flowers, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (16803) 2013-04-19 13:37
Impressive architecture and great POV. Excellent composition with some lovely colors coupled with nice light management and presentation.Well done.
jhm (141985) 2013-04-20 0:50
Colmar a very nice city with specially architecture and the timbered facades.
Your picture is very pleasant for look at.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Nice photo work, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Cricri (109735) 2013-04-22 9:32
Les belles façades de Colmar, plein de détails, de couleurs, excellente présentation
mjw364 (7512) 2013-04-25 8:08
As always a clear sharp image. This is a very interesting building and it reminds me so much of the Tudor style buildings found in the UK.
I like how you have filled the frame with the building so as to emphasise it as the main subject.
macjake (58920) 2013-04-25 15:36
what can i say, its another wonderful piece of architecture to sit back and admire.
i like how the bottom portion of the building seems to be out of alingment, its not perfect and thats ok.
very fine indeed.
see you around
Urs (14082) 2013-05-05 21:34
Sweet memories, Colmar I visited some 30 years ago and it seems it has not changed a bit. Clever cutting out the sky, to avoid a blown out sky. Pleasing pastel colour hues with high sharpness. It was a difficult shot as there was the danger of falling line. Good photo job
gus72 (3719) 2013-07-26 20:00
Hola Angel !!!
este es el tipo de fotos que a mi me gusta tomar...... edificios con mucha personalidad y con un estilo unico.
Tu foto esta maginificamente presentada, con pureza de colores e iluminacion. Tambien es muy interesante leer la nota sobre la ciudad de Colmar.
Estoy muy ocupado.... pero contento con las 3500 fotos de mi ultimo viaje !!!!
Que tengas un muy lindo fin de semana ....... y sin accidentes de trenes !!!
Un saludo muy cordial.
nikkitta (15788) 2013-08-20 15:02
Llegue a esta foto de casualidad, una de las ciudades que mas ansio conocer, es tal como la imagino, casas coloridas con vigas de madera, geranios, adoquines y bares y restaurants
La luz no era la mejor, pero la captura y el lugar elegido para tomarla son muy buenos al igual que el encuadre
Realmente te felicito y envidio
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (34044)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-30
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-17 10:33