Hello friends and colleagues, today I present another nice view of the beautiful and interesting city of Colmar, in the charming region of Alsace, here is a letter about the city, I hope you enjoy.
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: 10/8000 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 18 mm
Date Taken: 2012-06-30 18:04
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 280 kb
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krzychu30 (15442) 2013-08-06 13:47
beautiful and without doubt very picturesque town!I like this kind of architecture(we have also many similar old houses in Germany).Also your presentation of the scene appeals to me much.It´s nicely composed and presented with great attention for details.
Well done my friend!
Wish You a good night
carlo62 (30625) 2013-08-06 16:02
l'Alsazia uno dei luoghi più belli che ho visitato e questa foto lo dimostra.
Belle le architetture tipiche e la fontana decentrata che lascia spazio ai turisti in cerca di ristoro.
macjake (54940) 2013-08-06 20:16
I've never heard of this city of Colmar, i'll have to look it up :)
looks like there is alot of historical charm in all areas of the frame here.
I wonder what they serve for food, seems like a wonderful place to sit down and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.
lovely shot of colors, architecture and history.
jemaflor (83046) 2013-08-06 23:14
Belle architecture avec ces anciennes maisons à colombages, bonne luminosité et une composition équilibrée avec cette statue.
danos (85221) 2013-08-07 1:48
nice the view as the presentation of these representetive buildings we can see in the town of Colmar.I like the clarity of the image with the light management to brings out the details of them.
Have a good day,Danos
Nicou (119547) 2013-08-07 2:29
quelle belle iamge et compo sueprbe cette place avec la fontaine mervielleux et ces maisons et le c0olombage le rendu sur les façade merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (81885) 2013-08-07 3:00
A good point of view on this lively attractive scene. I like the light and the pleasant tonal palette. Very good rendering of the detail in the half-timbered buildings.
jhm (137668) 2013-08-07 3:06
Colmar one of the most beautiful art city of France through the specially built house, really a very old style.
Almost all buildings are with timbered facades, this is very pleasant to look at.
Your picture has a very well composition, lovely presentation with splendid colours.
Very well done, TFS.
sandpiper (6788) 2013-08-07 3:54
A beautiful composition of this magnificent architecture. It certainly looks like a wonderful place to sit and have coffee.
lousat (75063) 2013-08-07 4:00
Hi Angel,this place is a great mine for the photographers,i never been there but every pic from Colmar is a great spectacle,magnificent capture of these old facades whit the usual top quality of details and colors! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
cargus (8094) 2013-08-07 4:04
Une scène intéressante d’architecture alsaciene, magnifiques couleurs , image claire
et bien fait.!!
wolf38 (31258) 2013-08-07 4:51
Hello Angel. What a great atmosphere. Colmar is a famous city - your instructive text describes it. Really nice and quaint for all visitors to the city who want comfort. Yes, this city is a real eye-catcher.
Sergiom (57851) 2013-08-07 5:05
J'ai bien hâte à septembre car j'y serai aussi dans cette très belle ville pour tenter ma chance avec ces superbes maisons à colombages sous une aussi belle lumière.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-08-07 7:18
Fantastic capture with splendid details and great lightning usage.Nice POV and archtectural details.Great framing and atmosphere.Well done.
All the best
eldancer1 (26790) 2013-08-07 7:45
Looks like a very nice place to have a meal and enjoy the atmosphere and good architectures. I like the pov and it has good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (104511) 2013-08-07 8:05
Toujours un plaisir de voir des images de Colmar, par la beauté des façades, le plus ici avec la fontaine, les petites terrasses, bonne lumière et présentation
claudeD (31779) 2013-08-07 9:18
very fine location at Colmar which i know very well, Very good composition, fine colors and excellent sharpness. Excellent contribution to TE. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
rbassin (17341) 2013-08-07 10:47
une superbe photo, tu as bien intégré place du village et les maisons à collombage typiques d'Alsace.
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2013-08-07 11:54
very good scene...
beautiful town..great sharpness..
like this kind of architecture.....
very peaceful atmosphere..great colours,& light..
Silvio1953 (119690) 2013-08-07 12:56
Ciao Angel, great view of lovely place, fascinating old houses, nice scene full of life, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Royaldevon (28455) 2013-08-08 0:24
You have shown us a place full of historic charm.
Your viewpoint leads us nicely to the left of the fountain, to join the alfresco diners, before we move on to appreciate those wonderful half-timbered buildings. The contrasts of light and shadow add to the interest by the subtle colour changes.
The archway, at the end of the street, leads us deeper.
Have a lovely day,
Oceania (4732) 2013-08-08 6:04
The architecture style in this part of France is more like in Germany. From your picture, It's a sunny and pleasant day to be enjoyed.
Graal (96452) 2013-08-08 8:32
very nice place in Colmar. I like the old Gothic architecture of houses. Interesting statue also. Good presentation and photo-work.
Have a nice day.
adramad (36959) 2013-08-08 12:07
Cuantas veces he pasado por este bello rincon, tanto de dia como de noche, pues nuestro apartamento estaba muy cerca.
Has captado un POV precioso, con la fuente-escultura y ese fondo de maravillosas fachadas, las animadas terrazas, dan un bonito toque vital a la imagen.
Preciosa gama de colores muy naturales.
Magnífica gestion de la luminosidad y muy buena nitidez.
Que tengas una buena tarde.
jacquest (18493) 2013-08-08 16:46
A nice lively place with beautiful architecture as a background well lit by the sun, enhancing colors and giving good sharpness.
Urs (14082) 2013-08-09 1:23
I always liked Colmar a lot, it is not fare from Zurich were I lived and worked as a young adult. Such a nice town and the food was great, cheap and good. Thanks for bringing back found memories. Well done
SWEETFREEDOM (22292) 2013-08-10 0:18
very nice picture, lovely characteristic houses and colors.
ourania (29445) 2013-08-10 12:26
this is a very picturesque and attractive corner of Colmar, it almost looks like the scenography of a theatrical setting. I like very much the sense of space and the scene at the restaurant reminding us that is is a real life setting. There's marvellous definition on details and colours and the transfer from shade to light is very smooth and agreeable. The pastel sky and the shade set off the buildings effectively. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
ikeharel (55368) 2013-08-11 1:07
A charming square in the old town, surrounded by the typical wooden houses in Alsace style, the place with the statue looks fmiliar.
Well managed perspective, partly under shade, people sitting in the Cafe's must enjoy the pleasent view around.
Didi (56067) 2013-08-11 3:22
Intéressante vue sur cette place célèbre
Les ombres sont bien équilibrées avec la lumière ambiante
emka (76483) 2013-08-11 23:18
Hola dear Angel,
Another splendid view from Colmar. Splendid presentation of the half-timbered houses. nicely composed photo, good colours. What an elaborate frame! i like so much your photos that i plan to visit Colmar in September:). I can't wait to see these beauties by myself.
have a beautiful week
bartekp (4746) 2013-08-12 11:48
Nicely showed this famous town. I like composition and light,
especially light, that isn't simple in Colmar.
Have a nice evening
PiotrF (6816) 2013-08-13 12:21
Brillant picture of Alsace and Colmar associated with an instructive photo note.Perfectly seen and done
jcpix (13404) 2013-08-19 19:32
I've wanted to visit this city for a long time, and every time I see an image like this it just drives that desire even more! What an absolutely charming and beautiful corner of the town. I'm fascinated by the many odd lines and angles this composition presents. At first glance it looks completely out of balance, but it's undoubtedly solid in its framing...it's simply the architecture itself! :) Love the color of the buildings with the thatched stylings and detail from the well executed exposure. Your notes have added even more interest to this picturesque scene. Thanks for providing this little corner of bliss. Enjoy the day ahead.
jurek1951 (41406) 2013-08-29 11:28
a beautiful photo of this square, I like the composition and the architectural details, great colours and lights,
serp2000 (39250) 2013-09-09 10:36
Very interesting report from Alsace, excellent presentation of this historical region of France or (and) Germany. I like this relax atmosphere with so nice architecture on the background. TFS!
Have a great new week!
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (30115)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-08-06 13:07