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.
I like the way the flowering plant is used as decoration.
There’s just something about a blue door…
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.
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!
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.