Thursday Doors…Colmar 2

Posted: October 13, 2016 in Thursday doors
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Today let’s head back to the Alsace part of France, to Colmar in particular.  Half-timbered buildings and marvelous colors are what the old part of the city is known for and there are blocks and blocks of these beauties.  From this distance, you can’t see the door as well, but you can enjoy the colors.

Norm hosts Thursday Doors, one of the most enjoyable challenges out there.  Stop by or join in.

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I like the way the flowering plant is used as decoration.

© janet m. webb 2016

There’s just something about a blue door…

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We arrived in Colmar just in time for lunch, grabbing the last outdoor table at a restaurant overlooking one of the canals of the Lauch River, the area known as Little Venice, plied by long, narrow boats filled with tourists.  Historically, Colmar alternated between being French and being German and our restaurant had a decided German flavor.  On my way to the facilities, I spotted this beautiful door to an armoire.

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All the entrees sounded a bit heavy, but on my s-i-l’s recommendation, I chose something with pig’s cheek.  I wondered about that, but it was a stew, filled with tender, tasty meat, served with homemade (of course) spaetzle.  It was also very filling, leaving only room for a beer and none at all for the enormous desserts we saw being delivered.  Good thing this was before we walked all around the historic part of the city!

© janet m. webb 2016

Automated notice (not really, but isn’t that how the email message goes?): I will be out of the office house the next several days, on my way to my 45th high school reunion.  I’ll be back on Monday morning bright and early. Please excuse any tardy responses.

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Comments
  1. yellowwolf80 says:

    Beautiful pics and that food looked delicious!

  2. GeorgieMoon says:

    Beautiful doors. Such lovely photos. And the dinner looked delicious!

    • The dinner was quite good, Georgie, and the view over the little canal even better. There were so many beautiful doors that I couldn’t even begin to take photos of all of them or I would still be there. 🙂

      janet

  3. I loved the pic of the Flowering Creeper around the Door. I always imagined this scene , wen dreaming of my dream bungalow.

  4. I have never been to the Alsace region, although I hear it is gorgeous, especially for the winter markets.

    • Susan, what we saw was beautiful and if there are wonderful winter markets, I’d love to get there someday. Right now, I’ve only been to France in the summer…but who’s complaining??!!

      janet

  5. Sue says:

    I love Colmar! And I have eaten pigs cheek twice during my visit to Spain – tender, moist and delicious!

  6. Norm 2.0 says:

    The second one was my fave up until I saw that armoire – wow!
    Enjoy the reunion 🙂

  7. Love the flowers around the door. And, you are excused for not being around because anyone who has the courage and desire to attend a 45th school reunion needs a little time to themselves to recuperate. 🙂

  8. I love Colmar! And my husband loves the pigs cheeks!

  9. Beautiful collection this week! I love blue and yellow together and that blue door had both with the warm golden walls.

    Dinner looked warm and comforting!

    Have fun at the reunion!

  10. prior.. says:

    the armoire is wonderful – and the stew looks good -never heard of pig’s cheek.

  11. BeckyB says:

    Your last photo has made me feel very hungry! Great doors as well 🙂

  12. Dan Antion says:

    The food looks yummy. There IS something about a blue door, and this one is lovely. I also like the metal patter pieces over the windows. The top photo has a similar treatment but that appears to be wood (sorry, on my phone). In any case, they’re both beautiful.

  13. jesh stg says:

    Hope the reunion went well! Love the iron work of the second door -really different! Have a great week:)

  14. The house with dormer windows and lovely shutters is my favourite photo, Janet. That last one comes a close second – looks delicious.

    • I’d love to visit again, Jean. The colors of the buildings were wonderful and there were lots of places that appeared to have good food. We had some good pastries later. ❤️

      janet

  15. dimlamp says:

    Interesting collection, I like that blue one.

  16. joey says:

    Lovely! I’m hard-pressed to choose, but I love the blue ones 🙂

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