Colorful Architecture, Colmar, France

colorful canal front colmar franceIf 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?

maison pfister colmar franceAnother 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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2 thoughts on “Colorful Architecture, Colmar, France”

  1. Tom, In Germany we call them half-timbered houses. I’m not sure if it’s the same in France. What is hanging out of the windows? Fake snow? I love the entire Alsace region of France…so colorful!

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