Sunday, May 15, 2011

From Reims to Colmar

After meeting for prayer and quiet time, we headed off to the building that was one of Eisenhower's command centers during the war and the place where the Germans signed surrender papers on May 7, 1945. The announcement was made the next day making May 8 VE day.

Then it was back on the train for our trip to Colmar. This region has belonged to both France and Germany over the centuries and actually looks more German than French.

Our first stop was the art museum which holds the Isenheim Altar piece by Grunewald. The northern Renaissance piece is very famous was its use of color and its portrayal of Christ's death and resurrection.

the room where the Germans signed their surrender

-In Colmar

The Isenheim Altar piece

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Location:Rue Stockmeyer,Colmar,France

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