If you go to Colmar, France, probably the first thing you will notice is the colorful architecture. I don't know what the style is called, but it's a bit reminiscent of English Tudor style with its exposed timbers. But, I don't recall seeing any colorful painting the likes of the yellow, blue, and rose prevalent in Colmar any where in England. The French have always been more colorful, non?
Another particular feature worth mentioning in Colmar is the Maison Pfister, which has a decorated two story gallery/balcony which juts out from a corner of the house onto a small square. I passed by it three or four times as we wandered around Colmar, and every time just had to stop and stare for a bit.
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