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January 12, 2013

Colmar, Alsace, France

Our first visit to Colmar in Alsace, northeastern France. Nice place. I would go back. So many things we skipped entirely. We did wander the charming streets a little, first night and then day, peeked in a calming medieval church from 1250AD, ate some excellent morilles (morel "not all mushrooms are created equal" mushrooms as the link says; in this case I had them with filet de sole in a fantastic sauce), enjoyed speaking & hearing French, and poked around a few interesting shops.

 

Here's the Église des Dominicaines, which is "closed in winter" - hmmm. The outside was still nice.
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Fortunately, the Collégiale Saint Martin (below) was open, and we had a few nice moments touring the inside. 

 

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In the middle of one of the roundabouts in Colmar (opposite the little airport), there is a 12-metre high replica of the Statue of Liberty, because the sculptor of the NYC statue was born in Colmar. For his 100th birthday, another sculptor erected this one:

 

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