In October 2014 I went to Alsace, in eastern France, with my friend Georges Pelpel. It is very colorful, and I do not understand why no one leads photo tours there. As I wandered around Alsace I came to think of it as the Napa Valley on steroids. I also paraphrased a line from Henry V: I love Alsace so well that I will not part with a village of it. I made almost all of the images with my Nex-6 and a Tamron 18-200 mm lens.
One of the first things I noticed in Strasbourg.
We spent some time at Petite France in Strasbourg. Here's a lock
Another view of Petite France
More of Petite France
A decorative item in Strasbourg
There were lots of Halloween preparations in Alsace while we were there in late October. We saw lots of jack-o-lanterns and so on.
An example of why I think of Alsace as the Napa Valley on steroids
We spent four nights in Colmar, which has lots of nice subjects
These roofs are common in Colmar, and I liked being able to get two colors in the same shot
An homage to my friend Bob Wehrmeister
I like to look down and shoot things. I had to massage this a fair amount in Photoshop to make it more interesting
Seen as we were leaving Riquewihr the first day we went there
This is where we went in to the town on both days.
Getting water from the sp;out
Feeding water to the pool
It is in the colorful town of Riquewihr
There are lots of colorful subjects if you look for them.
I love Alsace so well that I will not part with a village of it. Paraphrase of Henry V.
We think this is a coal chute door
We think that these things are coal chute doors
This is the kind of scene that causes me to say that Alsace is like the Napa Valley on steroids