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Monday, September 3, 2012

Half Timbered History....







One thing that immediately struck me as I walked through the old city.  How much of a throw away society we live in here in the U.S.  Houses and buildings are built to become obsolete.  Often times cities tire of their football stadiums after a few years and float bonds to build new ones....arenas in this part of the world have lasted 1000's of years and stand as a testament to the craftsmanship of an earlier era.  Old Colmar is not a "contrived" city but a living city with real people who value their homes enough to keep them alive.

Dan

4 comments:

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Nowhere does 'old' as well as Europe.

DawnTreader said...

Looks like a really charming town to walk around in.

Dan Felstead said...

J...Old is common place in Europe...I wonder if the Europeans take it for granted...probably do...like any human, I guess it would be normal.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

DawnTreader....yes this town was made for casual walks.

Dan