Sunday, 27 May 2012

The park, Place Rapp and the 100 year old Carrousel of Colmar

We parked our car under the Rapp square (Place Rapp) in Colmar. The square was named after General Rapp who fought together with Napoleon Bonaparte. On the square you find a statue of the General who was born in Colmar. It was warm and many people tried to find some shadow in the beautiful park. Next to the “Avenue de la République” stands the proud Carrousel which was built in the year 1900. It still looks super with its paintings, lights, staircases, horses and carriages. What a treasure of carnival history, completely different than the fast thrill rides of the modern world. The carrousel still has its charm and seems to be very popular.

We parkeerden onze auto in de ondergrondse parking van “Place Rapp” te Colmar. Het plein werd genoemd naar Generaal Rapp die samen vocht met Napoleon Bonaparte. Op het plein staat een standbeeld van de Generaal die geboren werd in Colmar. Het was warm en vele mensen zochten de schaduw op in het mooie park. Aan de zijde van de drukke “Avenue de la République” staat een trotse Carrousel die werd gebouwd in het jaar 1900. Deze ziet er nog super uit met zijn schilderwerken, lichtjes, trappen, paarden en koetsen. Wat een schat uit de geschiedenis van het kermisleven, totaal verschillend dan de snelle moderne attracties. De paardenmolen heeft nog steeds zijn charme en lijkt zeer populair.. 
 
Place Rapp Colmar
General Rapp

Place Rapp Colmar

Place Rapp Colmar

Place Rapp Colmar

Place Rapp Colmar

Place Rapp Colmar

Place Rapp Colmar

Place Rapp Colmar

Place Rapp Colmar

Place Rapp Colmar

Place Rapp Colmar

Place Rapp Colmar

Previous Colmar article: House of Faces, or “Maison des Têtes" in Colmar

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14 comments:

  1. Charmant, Filip, die paardenmolen..., en mooie rododendrons, met een 'schattige bloem' er tussen !
    Lie(f)s.

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  2. cities with a carousel, it's a bit like cities with a river running through them..they are special

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  3. Nostalgische beelden uit een schitterend Colmar!

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  4. What a fanciful carousel. I love the closed bud photo! I see Kristel is taking time to smell the flowers.

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  5. I have looked at your post about Colmar very attentively. My grand-father was from Selestat, which is 25 kms from Colmar. I have never been to Alsace and would love to go. Your posts give me a good idea of how lovely this area is.

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  6. Spring is here.. nice flowers ..
    and the merry go round was is really beautiful..
    We have it here but not as so beautiful..

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  7. Interesting enclosure of the carrousel, beautiful display!

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  8. beautiful structures and flowers, i think i saw a similar flower tree or flower bush here in Balboa Park too.

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  9. such a beautiful carrousel. love the intricate details and colours.

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  10. very colourful, looks like a cozy town!

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  11. I love the carousels in France - my daughter has had to ride on several in Provence and in Paris. This one in Colmar looks beautiful - the artwork is lovely!!

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  12. This is quite an amazing caroussel and also lovely photos of the flowers, and kristel. Very nice

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  13. Looking some more at this caroussel and think it must have had an amazing amount of care taken to have looked so great after more than a hundred years. Quite lovely.

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