Everybody who goes to Strasburg makes a photo like this. I was there too. Of course, this is the part of the town called Petite France.
Petite-France is located on the Grande Île (Main Island), where the river Ill splits up into a number of canals and cascades through a small area of medieval half-timbered houses and baroque sandstone buildings. In the Middle Ages, the Petite-France was the tanning-houses and slaughterhouses area. The Grand Île was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988.
The name Petite-France ("Little France") was not given for patriotic or architectural reasons. It comes from the "hospice of the syphilitic" which was built in the late fifteenth century on this island, to cure persons with syphilis, then called the "French disease" in German Franzosenkrankheit, and also in Polish it was called the same.
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jurek1951 (42196) 2014-03-06 2:38
szachulce prezetuja sie wspaniale i dotego umieszczone nad brzegiem kanalu wspanialy widok,pozdrawiam
tyro (25282) 2014-03-06 2:43
Et tu hoc bene simulatas!
An interesting note and a very fine photograph, depite, as you say, the fact that many people have taken pictures from this very same location. The reflections on the calm water are sublime but what I really love are the patches of bright warm sunlight as they illuminate the buildings in the distance and also the wall of the canal on the right.
Glorious light anc colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
Sergiom (80646) 2014-03-06 4:22
On ne peut pas passer à côté lors d'une visite de la ville. C'est vraiment très beau et photogénique. Les couleurs sont bien rendues et donnent un avant goût de l'automne.
carlo62 (49159) 2014-03-06 4:37
è un vero spettacolo questo luogo, la luce è proprio bella e i colori aumentano la loro efficacia grazie al magnifico riflesso.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-06 5:07
beautiful autumnal shot, with all the elements to make it attractive and captivating. Love the golden glow and of course the crystal clarity. A flawless execution and striking presentation. Love it!
mirosu (16265) 2014-03-06 5:15
Excellent composition with superb details, beautiful reflections.
Photo from fairy tales book!!!
Very well done.
dkmurphys (59155) 2014-03-06 6:17
Wonderful capture from that amazing city. It's on my list!
Have a good evening.
holmertz (53434) 2014-03-06 8:30
This is certainly a beautiful view and you came here at a moment when the light and colours were perfect. I understand very well that many people want to capture this view (I think I have seen it before on TE), but personally I would rather have an ambition to take pictures that not "everybody" has already taken :-). It's not easy to be unique, but it's worth a try :-).
PaulVDV (29147) 2014-03-06 9:53
I wonder why the Poles called it the French disease ... :)
A very picturesque sight of Strasbourg!
Excellent depth, composition and sharpness.
Very beautiful autumn tones. Great reflections.
Best regards, Paul
cornejo (42907) 2014-03-06 10:01
Witaj Malgo, lovely view of this beautiful corner in Petite France, very well composed and captured by a great pov, in this great and beautiful photography. Wonderful image of a lovely place to Strasbourg, with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
adramad (45990) 2014-03-06 11:01
Wonderful image of this special corner, I know very well because I was at least three times, with different meteorological conditions in this picture looks delicious with perfect reflections and those points of golden light.
Very good brightness and sharpness, with beautiful colors.
Well seen and done better. I Like
Have a good day.
Best wishes, my friend.
Corry (4508) 2014-03-06 20:58
Très belle prise de vue dans le quartier de la Petite France. J'aime particulièrement la lumière qui donne de belles couleurs jaunes ainsi que les reflets dans l'eau. Très bien fait.
rychem (36791) 2014-03-06 22:19
Super! Pięknie uchwycone, i widok piękny, i światło, i odbicia. Moje komplementy
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-03-06 23:15
Excellent shot of this picturesque town of Strasburg. Nice colors of the buildings and excellent sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-03-06 23:31
Impossible de ne pas immortaliser ce coin célèbre de Strasbourg. Tu as eu en plus la chance d'avoir ces étonnantes touches de lumière.
jemaflor (97979) 2014-03-06 23:35
Beaitiful pov and composition with all these traditionnal houses, light and colors are so pleasant as this perfect water mirror, well presented.
serp2000 (44333) 2014-03-07 0:49
I see all cities in Alsace have similar structure, the streets or chanales create amazing scenes. But I think there is the constant wetness in their flats, right?
My congratulations on 8th March! As an old tradition!
Waylim (25502) 2014-03-07 16:52
Wow, perfect reflection and I love that warm light shinning that the spot, like painted with gold. Such idealic location and the wonderful decoration of the houses and restaurant. Excellent quality and beuatiful composition.
rogerl (1616) 2014-03-07 18:15
Malgo, wonderful sharpness with a touch of bright sun on the right. Perfectly framed on a great day for taking photos with reflections. I can see why this is a popular spot for photos. Thanks.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-03-08 7:09
Reading your note made me understand just how far we have come in terms of political correctness and anti-racist labeling. Today I don't think anybody would link a STD with a particular country and name it after that country. What a fascinating note to accompany a fine shot. There is nothing wrong in following in others footsteps when choosing a subject and as this is so lovely well worth recording. I think the reflections and the warm areas of yellow make this the success it is.
kasianowak (9183) 2014-03-08 8:58
Swietnie sfotografowane odbicie! I bardzo dobry tytul. :)
Pozdrawiam i zycze milego weekendu
COSTANTINO (65742) 2014-03-08 23:30
Hello dear friend
what a beautiful postcard remitted from you
to all of us it has been so perfectly
executed that nobody can understand
which is the original one
the reflections on the calm surface
of the water are sublime
this is certainly a beautiful view
pili51 (1853) 2014-03-11 11:29
Thanks for your nice words of welcoming me into the site.
A delightful picture, as a postcard, with a fantastics reflections on the water, a beautiful sheens.
The houses on the both sides of the canal are so beautiful and unique.
fritzi007 (10819) 2014-03-14 13:14
wunderschönes Foto aus Strassburg, sehr gute Farben und Deteils, gratuliere!
Wünsch dir ein schönes Wochenende!