That will be a busy post!
We spent 2 days in Alsace...
Colmar is just 2.5 hours drive from home...
but architecture is so different!
It's like being on vacation in another country but no, it's just our wonderful France!
Sylvain and I met and lived in this area before moving to our actual place.
Old Colmar is also called the small Venice...
because of water everywhere.
It's a really touristic place at this period of the year.
Geraniums are everywhere at the balconies!
We were there for a special event, the first edition of ELSASS Rock & Jive festival,
but we also had time to enjoy the historic city center!
So nice to discover forgotten treasures like this door from a former fish store!
Here is an outfit that I also wore for VLV...
but had no time to take nice pictures,
so here it is again!
I must tell you that I was breathless when I found this dress in a vintage shop in Portland last April!
I really prayed for it to fit... and it fitted!!!!
Look at this AMAZING fabric!!!!
I never saw such a nice casual 40's dress... like new also!
I think it's really my best find from our US trip.
My tiki Miss L Fire sandals fitted perfectly with this dress.
We also enjoyed a few antiques shoppes in town...
Did you know that the Statue of Liberty where created in Colmar?
Her father, the sculptor Bartholdi, was from there, you can visit his museum in one of these old houses.
Here is my husband outfit...
Quite patriotic, isn't it?
He bought this tie in the vendors room at VLV.
I could not picture well his vintage tie bar but it's a '49 FORD front grill, found for a few bucks in an Antiques Mall in WA state.
The seller probably didn't know what he was selling for this low price!
We travelled there with our '58 Lincoln...
top down on this wonderful day!!!
And we finish that full journey with Rn'R concerts.
Quick change for a fresh evening outside...
That was a small event but so well organized!
With great artists like Si Cranstoun...
I love small events...
you can enjoy concerts almost on stage!!!
Have you ever been in Colmar?
Do you prefer small or big events?
Quelques (ou plutôt beaucoup.... ) de photos du week-end que nous avons passé en Alsace pour la 1ère édition du Rock & Jive festival! Nous avons joué les touristes à Colmar, bien que Sylvain et moi ayons vécu plusieurs années dans cette région, c'est toujours un plaisir d'y revenir.
Gros coup de cœur pour la robe que je porte ici, probablement ma plus belle trouvaille lors de notre voyage aux USA: robe 40's californienne en parfait état!!!!
Ce petit festival fût bien sympathique et si bien organisé, nous avons pu apprécier les concerts au plus prêt des artistes.
Et vous, préférez-vous les petits festivals ou les plus gros évènements?
A très bientôt pour la suite de notre escapade alsacienne...