Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Four Places in Colmar

This is our last day in the old and colorful town of Colmar, in the Alsace region of France. We visited four of the most notable sites. Fortunately the town is compact, so all were within easy walking distance.

The Market Hall:



Hungry travelers

Auguste Bartholdi Museum. Bartholdi designed the Statue of Liberty, and was a very prolific sculptor generally:

The house where Voltaire lived for some months in 1753. It's not clear whether the blackened wood is the result of a fire or just aging:

Musee Unterlinden: An attractive museum housed in two neighboring old buildings—a convent and a fire house—that were connected and renovated according to the designs of the architects Herzog and de Meuron (who also remodeled the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis).

A stairwell

Adoration of the Magi - a carving as large and detailed as a painting

In a pleasant modern gallery

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