Place de l'Ancienne Douane in Colmar old-town, on the map: 48.0759, 7.3595 (One of the old buildings in this square was the old Custom-house).
The statue of Lazare de Schwendi, a 16th century chiff of the Napoleon army who according to local legend brought the famous "Alsace tokay pinot gris" specie from Hungary. (source Wikipedia).
+0.3 exp. Bias due to cloudy sky.
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snunney (87360) 2014-04-13 2:47
I like the point of view, which is not usually one we see from Colmar. The statue makes a fine focal point and looks as if he is pointing toward the buildings in the background. The light was not of the best, but you have successfully brought out the colours and detail.
jhm (141985) 2014-04-13 2:57
The typical houses with timbered façades are the houses of Colmar.
The flowers in foreground and statue are certainly a nice addition.
Your picture of these city hall are very nice to look at.
Excellent composition with a lovely panorama view about the city.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
pajaran (53725) 2014-04-13 4:02
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o mestu i arhitekturi, sa opisom i secanjem na Napoleona ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazan trg sa spomenikom i arhitektura, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepa arhitektura.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article on the place and the architecture, with a description of the memory of Napoleon ...
Good footage and contrast nicely demonstrated Square with the monument and architecture, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, beautiful architecture.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
pierrefonds (58770) 2014-04-13 4:17
The fountain is helping to frame the scene. The distance between the fence and the buildings is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the buildings. The cloudy sky does not hurt the output of the colors. Have a nice day.
carlo62 (36191) 2014-04-13 5:31
bello e caratteristico angolo, Colmar offre molte opportunità, questa hai saputo sfruttarla al meglio.
Bella composizione e bei colori.
Nicou (126366) 2014-04-13 5:58
quelles belle maisons en colombages sueprbe et la couleur des façades et la mise en valeur avec la barrière merveilleuse compo et vue.
Bravo et amitié
Cricri (109735) 2014-04-13 8:06
Bel endroit de Colmar, je suis passée là en 2007 et 2008, je vois que rien a changer , le charme y est toujours bien présent, belle vue sur la fontaine, les terrasses et bien sur les bâtiments en colombages, quelques couleurs égaye cette journée un peu triste du ciel :-)
saxo042 (37596) 2014-04-13 8:44
Colmar seems to be an interesting as well as a beautiful city. All these half-timbered houses provide a very pleasant atmosphere to the cityscape.
kato (11630) 2014-04-13 19:30
You're capturing well this town by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the small town with the peculiar design in medieval times, the small square with the statue/fountain/flower. It looks like a peaceful/classical town.
jcpix (13724) 2014-04-13 19:47
Did you send out a memo for locals and tourists to clear the area specifically for a photo shoot...where are the people? :) Even without a hint of human presence, there's still plenty to take in from the scenic side of this town and still understand the atmosphere that exists. Maybe not the clearest of weather, but it can't dissuade a visit to see why this is such a popular destination...especially when we get to see it layed out in this type of arrangement. No sun, but no lack of color! Enjoy the new week ahead. All the best.
Corry (4508) 2014-04-13 20:33
Beau point de vue sur cette place avec ces belles maisons à colombage et la fontaine Schwendi. Bonne utilisation de la clôture fleurie en avant plan. J'étais là quelques jours auparavant. Bien fait.
mesutilgim (87382) 2014-04-14 3:52
Hello dear Ike,
Nice capture from the bautiful Alsacien city showing us it's typical architecture !
TFS and have a happy Pessah .
Silvio1953 (126930) 2014-04-14 11:52
Ciao Ike, lovely composition with beautiful facades and nice flowers, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
mcmtanyel (14969) 2014-04-14 21:07
Lovely colors and good DOF enhance this photo showing a beautiful corner of a square from a great angle.
nikkitta (15788) 2014-04-15 15:45
What a feast for photographers are places such Colmar and its colorful houses
Like the way you presented it with the flowers at the front and the statue to balance the green at the left
Why not people at all?
Well presented, enjoy watching
ourania (34485) 2014-04-16 2:26
a neat composition that matches superbly the character of the urban scenery you are presenting. The foreground perspective, patterns and colours make an attractive introduction to this lovely square. You achieved excellent definition and I also like the depth and sense of space beyond the railing. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
ChrisJ (101832) 2014-04-16 13:38
I like the diffused light and the subtle warm cold color contrast between the grey blue asphalt and the red roof of the Alsatian restaurant. And I know they don't serve dog in there ;-) You would have to go to Korea and look long and hard to find a back street restaurant with a canine menu, apparently for stamina,, although I never tried or saw ant need to try it. The glimpse of water bottom left adds interest. Tfs!
Miguel82 (25513) 2014-05-03 20:38
Ike, this is a useful contribution, good view of Colmar and that plazza with yellow flowers in pots, a fountain and the remarkable Alsacian architecture are visible, regards
Robert1969 (7160) 2014-05-09 0:02
A nice place/town. The houses look a little
bit Germans. Picture has a good light management
and composition. The diagonal lines of the fence
on the forground creates an extra depth.
jmdias (57567) 2014-06-10 1:42
amazing image with these mix of enxaimel façades, fountain-sculpture and flowers...very beautiful, many details to enjoy.
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-09-02 3:54
A beautiful architectural view with a statue in centre decorated by flowers tub situated at the corner of road. Good composition and sharped image.
warm regards and thanks,
berek (41131) 2014-10-04 22:59
What beautiful houses sueprbe timbered facades and color enhancement with wonderful barrier composition and view.
Have a nice weekend.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (60431)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-13 2:22