Hello friends and colleagues, today I present another nice view of 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.
Source Wikipedia and others.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/6400 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2012-06-30 17:47
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 299 kb
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Noel_Byrne (30191) 2013-06-03 10:34
This looks like a magical place, and you have chosen a great point of view by framing the colorful little buildings with the flowers on the lower right. The buildings look almost surreal. Thanks for sharing this unique and wonderful place.
Best wishes from Ireland
rychem (34081) 2013-06-03 10:44
This half timbered architecture is simply beautiful splendid photo taken on a sunny day, picturesque place, excellent composition
Nicou (139218) 2013-06-03 11:10
Avec les fleurs dans le cadrage quelle compo et vue charmant image et ces maisons en colombages les pieds dans l'eau quelle compo.
bravo et amitié
m (0) 2013-06-03 11:19
beautiful corner of the city, nice to see beautiful flowers framing the canal. Very nice view of original houses too taken from a good point.
Thanks and best wishes
Janusz1974 (2824) 2013-06-03 11:30
Very ood capture of a very special city.
Splendid POV that bring great depth.
Natural colors with details to this beautiful canal architecture.
jemaflor (95449) 2013-06-03 13:03
Un très beau pov sur le canal et ses façades de maisons, jolis reflets également, les fleurs à droite complètent vue.
carlo62 (45932) 2013-06-03 15:16
uno dei luoghi che più mi sono piaciuti, l'Alsazia mi è proprio piaciuta ed in questa foto si capiscono i motivi.
Bello lo scatto sulla piccola Venezia, con i fiori di contorno e le belle architetture in bella mostra.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-06-03 23:43
another fabulous shot from this little French town.It´s so picturesque and charming.I like the way you composed it with these flowers in the FG.It was good idea.But I like also the architecture-it´s small,but having its own charm.Magnificent composition!
Have a nice day
lousat (89296) 2013-06-04 0:49
Hi Angel,this village is a paradise for the photographers,magnificent capture whit the beautiful architechtures tipical of the east of France,great colors and excellent details too,very good exposure in this difficult half backlight.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Sergiom (76449) 2013-06-04 5:40
Elle est superbe cette photo malgré le léger contre jour. Les détails ressortent parfaitement malgré la lumière difficile. Comme je visite cet endroit en septembre je vais tenter de faire aussi bien.
fabbs99 (17133) 2013-06-04 7:02
Really a very colorful image of the canal and the houses.Magnificent vivid colors,contrast and superb overall quality of the image.Superb execution as well as excellent presentation.
Well done.Enjoy a good evening.
Graal (102482) 2013-06-04 9:38
nice photo and place. I like this town like Venice. Good shot from fine POV over the canal. Interesting note about Colmar. Very good presentation.
Have a nice evening.
dkmurphys (57099) 2013-06-04 10:15
What a charming piece of the world. Well composed scene from that old town, I like the colors and the atmosphere.
Have a nice evening.
Cricri (117403) 2013-06-04 10:55
C'est une belle série d'image de Colmar, je vois que vous avez apprécier cette jolie région du nord, j'aime le POV sur le canal et les maisons en colombages
Belle soirée, sous le soleil de Belgique, ouf, il était temps :-)
ourania (43672) 2013-06-04 11:53
what a lovely effect you have achieved with this picture, it has both the clarity of a photo and the charm of a painting. I like very much your point of view and composition that give us a clear and attractive view of the roads along the banks, grace the foreground with the colourful flowers and present us a fascinating row of facades along the left bank. The colours and the atmosphere are wonderful, the shiny reflections are very attractive too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Silvio1953 (140005) 2013-06-04 12:39
Ciao Angel, great view of fantastic houses, fashinating reflections, beautiful clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
raszid62 (18515) 2013-06-05 2:28
Hermosa ciudad alsaciana en el río. Me gusta la casa de madera. Flores en el primer plano se complementan muy bien la composición. Colores maravillosos y calidad perfecta.
Miguel82 (27670) 2013-06-05 2:32
Brillant picture of Alsace canals in Colmar associated with an instructive photo note
Excellent pov, expsotion and neat picture
claudeD (37812) 2013-06-05 7:14
Colmar is an amazing city with all the old houses , the water and the flowers.I like your composition here very much.Very well done.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
wolf38 (31296) 2013-06-05 23:37
Hello Angel. What a beautiful photo. Everything is old, colorful and serene. Nice that there are such sights. The flowers in the foreground are well integrated into the overall composition.
ikeharel (69311) 2013-06-06 0:58
Just been to Colmar last monday, Angel, will post soon some pic. from there.
The place is amazing with small canals, not large scale as in Venezia - but the local people tend to call this "little-venice", I can see why.
Taken nicely from POV chosen, with a bit of backlight that not a grand issue here.
abmdsudi (52499) 2013-06-06 11:20
It is such a lovely canal scene with the beautiful architectural style catching the eye so effectively. I love vividness of colours, details and clarity with a wonderful calm water and its reflection to finish off nicely. Indeed this a wonderful sight well captured, Congrats.
jacquest (18927) 2013-06-06 12:48
This is a nice view of the canal and the buildings with interesting architecture, The curve gives deepness and the light gives good and soft colors. I like the froming with the pink and red flowers. A well done composition.
PiotrF (16714) 2013-06-06 13:56
Perfect area and composition with your subject an incredibly intriguing composition and image this.Magnificent colours and clarity.
ChrisJ (111746) 2013-06-09 10:10
I applied for an ESL job in Barcelona but never heard back yet. This looks reminiscent of the old canal towns of east China (of which there are many), or even Venice, Amsterdam or Bruges in Europe. Love the splash of color provided by the flowers and the curving canal. Good sharpness and distinctive architecture. Tfs!
adramad (44354) 2013-06-10 7:36
Que precioso lugar, que tengo tantas ganas de visitar, pera ya veremos si tengo el sol que veo en esta bonita foto tuya, la sucesion de fachadas mirando al canal son una maravilla, me encanta el toque de esas flores en el primer plano, ademas de belleza, aumenta la perspectiva de la imagen.
Buen manejo de la luminosidad y una optima nitidez.
Un bonito trabajo. Me encanta.
Te deseo un feliz comienzo de semana.
Saludos muy cordiales.
P/D. Pues salgo de Madrid el domingo 16, desde luego el paraguas tiene su sitio.
rasterman (479) 2013-06-24 14:50
Que ciudad tan bonita esta de Colmar.
Tuve la suerte de poder visitarla este año pasado y quede absolutamente enamorado de sus calles, plazas y sobretodo del colorido de sus casas.
Creo que has transmitido perfectamente esa sensación en tu foto (y por lo que veo tuviste que madrugar porque es una de las zonas mas concurridas de toda la ciudad).
Enhorabuena por tu trabajo
COSTANTINO (63776) 2013-06-25 10:24
it is a lovely place indeed
the view is amazing and very impressive
because of the chosen point of view
the flowers in the foreground create
a natural environment,everything is
excellent in this shot,the colors,the
architectural details,the reflections
the lightness and the freshness
great work my friend
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (40943)
- 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
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-03 10:04