Saturday, June 30, 2012

Colmar France

We spent the next day in Colmar, France. Colmar is a beautiful and touristy city - beautiful enough that it was spared bombing during World War II. We stayed in the Petit Venice part of town - so named for the tiny canals that crisscross it.

After breakfast we headed out - along with many other visitors - to check out the town.

Our first view of the historic (building started in 1234!) St. Martin's church included a feature unique to this part of the world: a nest for storks.

The buildings are amazing in Colmar and we were blessed with a truly beautiful day.

The other massive church in town is the Dominican Church.

This cat was watching a street performer (a man manipulating a puppet to play violin) and was even more fascinated than I was.

The colors of the buildings - and the shutters - in Colmar are all over the map.

In the heat of the afternoon, we toured the small and amazing Unterlinden Museum which hosts the Isenheim Altarpiece.

Our day ended near where it had begun near the canal that ran behind our hotel.

Next up: a travel day leaving Colmar, visiting Egguisheim and Beaseçon 
before arriving in Pommard France

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