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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.

Glass shadow copy

Glass shadow copy


Shell

Shell

One of the first things I noticed in Strasbourg.


Lock

Lock

We spent some time at Petite France in Strasbourg. Here's a lock


Boat

Boat

Another view of Petite France


Reflection in river

Reflection in river

More of Petite France


Railing

Railing


Sheaf

Sheaf

A decorative item in Strasbourg


Tension

Tension


Window and shutters copy

Window and shutters copy


Strasbourg towers

Strasbourg towers


Halloween in Obernai

Halloween in Obernai

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.


Two chateaux Hunawihr

Two chateaux Hunawihr

An example of why I think of Alsace as the Napa Valley on steroids


Church and castle Hunawihr

Church and castle Hunawihr


Colmar reflection

Colmar reflection

We spent four nights in Colmar, which has lots of nice subjects


Colmar boat

Colmar boat


Colmar boat 2

Colmar boat 2


Two roofs

Two roofs

These roofs are common in Colmar, and I liked being able to get two colors in the same shot


Four windows

Four windows

In Colmar


Slippers

Slippers

An homage to my friend Bob Wehrmeister


Street plate

Street plate

I like to look down and shoot things. I had to massage this a fair amount in Photoshop to make it more interesting


Colorful roof

Colorful roof


Sausages

Sausages


Eguisheim Street

Eguisheim Street


Vineyard and sign

Vineyard and sign

In Riquewihr


Fall colors, Riquewihr

Fall colors, Riquewihr

Seen as we were leaving Riquewihr the first day we went there


Entrance to Riquewihr

Entrance to Riquewihr

This is where we went in to the town on both days.


Cat and barrel copy

Cat and barrel copy


Street in Riquewihr

Street in Riquewihr


Riquewihr Pool

Riquewihr Pool

Getting water from the sp;out


Riquewihr spout

Riquewihr spout

Feeding water to the pool


Going to the vineyard in Riquewihr

Going to the vineyard in Riquewihr


Wall and vineyard

Wall and vineyard


Window reflections

Window reflections


This was directly inspired by Richard Martin

This was directly inspired by Richard Martin

It is in the colorful town of Riquewihr


Another Martin inspiration

Another Martin inspiration


Private parking

Private parking

There are lots of colorful subjects if you look for them.


Riquewihir street

Riquewihir street

I love Alsace so well that I will not part with a village of it. Paraphrase of Henry V.


Georges Pelpel in action

Georges Pelpel in action

In Riquewihr


Chute 1

Chute 1

We think this is a coal chute door


Chute 3

Chute 3


Courtyard

Courtyard


Kaysersberg stream

Kaysersberg stream


Storks in  Kaysersberg

Storks in Kaysersberg


Street repairs

Street repairs

Eguisheim


Storks in Munster

Storks in Munster


Chute 2

Chute 2

We think that these things are coal chute doors


Three square castles

Three square castles

This is the kind of scene that causes me to say that Alsace is like the Napa Valley on steroids


Niedermorschwihr street corner

Niedermorschwihr street corner


Red door

Red door


Antique store, Niedermorschwihr

Antique store, Niedermorschwihr


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