Exquisite Signs of Colmar France

July 07, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Exquisite Signs of Colmar France

 

Colmar France is a unique city having earned the title “Little Venice” and a very popular tourist destination.  As we sat in one of the local cafes for morning espresso and pastries, we discussed the uniqueness of the city and pondered what we could photograph that was a little different from what is normally captured.  Later that morning, as we walked through the city, we noticed that many of the store fronts had exquisite signs illustrating their specific business speciality.  Some of the business had actually changed from the original, but still preserved the original sign.  Here are some of our favorites, see if you can figure out the meaning.

 

Historical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceHistorical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceColmar France is the third-largest commune of the Alsace region in north-eastern France. The town is situated along the Alsatian Wine Route and considers itself to be the capital of Alsatian wines. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums. Photo by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James C. McDaniel III images, but use of all or any part of James C. McDaniel III images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.

Safe to say this is a pastry store.

 

Historical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceHistorical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceColmar France is the third-largest commune of the Alsace region in north-eastern France. The town is situated along the Alsatian Wine Route and considers itself to be the capital of Alsatian wines. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums. Photo by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James C. McDaniel III images, but use of all or any part of James C. McDaniel III images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.

This is probably a meat market, but I'm not sure why the monk is reading to the pig and the pig is very interested.

 

Historical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceHistorical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceColmar France is the third-largest commune of the Alsace region in north-eastern France. The town is situated along the Alsatian Wine Route and considers itself to be the capital of Alsatian wines. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums. Photo by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James C. McDaniel III images, but use of all or any part of James C. McDaniel III images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.

Jocelyn says this is a pharmacy, but I'm not convinced.

 

Historical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceHistorical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceColmar France is the third-largest commune of the Alsace region in north-eastern France. The town is situated along the Alsatian Wine Route and considers itself to be the capital of Alsatian wines. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums. Photo by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James C. McDaniel III images, but use of all or any part of James C. McDaniel III images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.

Another pastry store.

 

Historical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceHistorical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceColmar France is the third-largest commune of the Alsace region in north-eastern France. The town is situated along the Alsatian Wine Route and considers itself to be the capital of Alsatian wines. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums. Photo by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James C. McDaniel III images, but use of all or any part of James C. McDaniel III images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.

 Looks like a meat market, since the sign is framed by sausages.

 

Historical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceHistorical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceColmar France is the third-largest commune of the Alsace region in north-eastern France. The town is situated along the Alsatian Wine Route and considers itself to be the capital of Alsatian wines. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums. Photo by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James C. McDaniel III images, but use of all or any part of James C. McDaniel III images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.

 No idea what this is?  Maybe a General's home?

Historical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceHistorical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceColmar France is the third-largest commune of the Alsace region in north-eastern France. The town is situated along the Alsatian Wine Route and considers itself to be the capital of Alsatian wines. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums. Photo by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James C. McDaniel III images, but use of all or any part of James C. McDaniel III images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.

House of Pelerin

Historical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceHistorical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceColmar France is the third-largest commune of the Alsace region in north-eastern France. The town is situated along the Alsatian Wine Route and considers itself to be the capital of Alsatian wines. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums. Photo by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James C. McDaniel III images, but use of all or any part of James C. McDaniel III images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.

Rabbit with an idea or he sells light bulbs

Historical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceHistorical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceColmar France is the third-largest commune of the Alsace region in north-eastern France. The town is situated along the Alsatian Wine Route and considers itself to be the capital of Alsatian wines. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums. Photo by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James C. McDaniel III images, but use of all or any part of James C. McDaniel III images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.

Hotel

 

Historical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceHistorical Shop Signs of Colmar FranceColmar France is the third-largest commune of the Alsace region in north-eastern France. The town is situated along the Alsatian Wine Route and considers itself to be the capital of Alsatian wines. The city is renowned for its well preserved old town, its numerous architectural landmarks and its museums. Photo by James C. McDaniel III. You are welcome to share the link to James C. McDaniel III images, but use of all or any part of James C. McDaniel III images is not authorized without express permission from James C. McDaniel III.

Hunting store

 

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