Rue Berthe Molly

Rue Berthe Molly

As far as I can tell the Rue Berthe Molly used to be called Jew Street. I'm guessing it was in the jewish part of town. Knowing that the name was changed one immediately thinks that it was changed for some ugly reason but it looks like Berthe Molly was the daughter of a brewery owner and, when she died she donated all of her land to Colmar. When her husband died, he donated his entire library of 7000 books to the city as well. As a thanks, the name of the street was changed.

The timber framed houses - the one in the foreground is from 1583 - are very typical of the region and Colmar has done a fantastic job preserving them.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/50 sec
Aperture: f 9
ISO: 200


Taken: 2010-06-03 20:22:45
Posted: 2010-12-15 | 15:53





Rue Berthe Molly

Rue Berthe Molly

As far as I can tell the Rue Berthe Molly used to be called Jew Street. I'm guessing it was in the jewish part of town. Knowing that the name was changed one immediately thinks that it was changed for some ugly reason but it looks like Berthe Molly was the daughter of a brewery owner and, when she died she donated all of her land to Colmar. When her husband died, he donated his entire library of 7000 books to the city as well. As a thanks, the name of the street was changed.

The timber framed houses - the one in the foreground is from 1583 - are very typical of the region and Colmar has done a fantastic job preserving them.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/50 sec
Aperture: f 9
ISO: 200


Taken: 2010-06-03 20:22:45
Posted: 2010-12-15 | 15:53


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