Chapellerie, Colmar

Chapellerie, Colmar

Somehow managing to escape being badly damaged in all the wars that have taken place in Alsace, Colmar is a town with an incredible old section. Originally founded in the 9th century, the architecture takes you back in time. The wood framed house that you see here is really typical and the irregularity of the buildings adds tremendous charm. There are also canals with gondolas which give Colmar it's nickname: La Petite Venise. If you are into Japanese animation, Colmar was the geographical inspiration for Howl's Moving Castle with some of the actual buildings of the old part incorporated into the film.

The city also is the birth place of Frédéric Bartholdi who designed the Statue of Liberty and Voltaire spent a year here writing and researching legal matters. An illustrious history for sure and I'm sure I haven't listed even a quarter of it. It really blows my mind that I am able to visit places like this. They seem straight out of a fairy tale and exploring them is really special.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/80 sec
Aperture: f 5
ISO: 200


Taken: 2010-06-03 20:50:17
Posted: 2010-10-14 | 06:22





Chapellerie, Colmar

Chapellerie, Colmar

Somehow managing to escape being badly damaged in all the wars that have taken place in Alsace, Colmar is a town with an incredible old section. Originally founded in the 9th century, the architecture takes you back in time. The wood framed house that you see here is really typical and the irregularity of the buildings adds tremendous charm. There are also canals with gondolas which give Colmar it's nickname: La Petite Venise. If you are into Japanese animation, Colmar was the geographical inspiration for Howl's Moving Castle with some of the actual buildings of the old part incorporated into the film.

The city also is the birth place of Frédéric Bartholdi who designed the Statue of Liberty and Voltaire spent a year here writing and researching legal matters. An illustrious history for sure and I'm sure I haven't listed even a quarter of it. It really blows my mind that I am able to visit places like this. They seem straight out of a fairy tale and exploring them is really special.

If you get a chance, click on the "show this photo on a map" link below and look at the satellite view.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/80 sec
Aperture: f 5
ISO: 200


Taken: 2010-06-03 20:50:17
Posted: 2010-10-14 | 06:22


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