(Little) Venice

Posted: October 15, 2016 in Travel
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Colmar, France is noted for being picturesque and a part of that comes from the narrow boats plying their way up and down the section of the river Lauch that cuts through the colorful, half-timbered houses and businesses. After lunch under the awnings in the restaurant on the right, we, like so many others, took photos from the Saint-Pierre Bridge. We did not, however, take a boat ride.  All our exploration was done on foot.

© janet m. webb 2016

There were many smiling tourists enjoying a peaceful ride in flat-bottomed boats probably similar to those that used to display fruits and vegetables in the past.

© janet m. webb 2016

Some boats are more water-worthy than others.  But no matter where you go and how you get there, in Colmar there are flowers, colors, beauty…and tourists.  But that’s fine.  We were tourists, too, and Colmar is a tourist destination for obvious reasons.

© 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, at my 45th high school reunion in Nebraska.  I’ll be back on Monday morning bright and early. Please excuse any tardy responses. Having a blast.  Why wasn’t high school this much fun?

  1. GeorgieMoon says:

    What a lovely post, and gorgeous photos. It makes me want to visit there.

    • The area right around the old, historic part is filled with large, beautiful homes and would be a lovely place to live. You could walk to this downtown part.


  2. Rupali says:

    Lovely place to visit.

  3. Allan G. Smorra says:

    This is a beautiful place to chill out, Janet. Have fun in Nebraska.

    • So far it’s been lots of fun, Allan. Most of the activities are today. Nothing much organized, just lots of time to eat, drink, and catch up on people’s lives.


  4. Thanks for the tour…

  5. Beautiful images of a very pretty village! Thanks for the arm-chair tour!

  6. Imelda says:

    Lovely place, lovely photos, Janet.

  7. Stephen Rees says:

    There is also a place in London known as Little Venice: I am sorry that I can’t find a picture of it but there is a blog post of mine about canals in London for contrast . Colmar has now been added to our bucket list.

    • Stephen, Colmar is well worth a visit. The entire historic area downtown is just wonderful. I’ll look at your post about canals. A few years ago, we were able to spend a day with English friends met through blogging on their boat in France where they used to spend summers traveling the canals. It was grand.

  8. jesh stg says:

    What do you know – Holland also has a Venice – they call it the Northern Venice, named Giethoorn:)
    Getting back to you about the Vietnamese food you called bami goreng! I know it as an Indonesian dish (and it may be originally Chinese). It means literally Fried (goreng) Bah-Mie (the type of noodles). So you can also find this dish in Indonesian and see if it’s on the menu of a Chines restaurant.