Sep 22, 2013

Colmar #2, The deTaiLs


Salut!!! 

Colmar is 64 kilometres (40 mi) south-southwest of Strasbourg, at 48.08°N, 7.36°E, on the Lauch River, a tributary of the Ill. It is located directly to the east of the Vosges Mountains and connected to theRhine in the west by a canal.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colmar


Colmar has a sunny microclimate and is the one of the driest cities in France, with an annual precipitation of just 607 mm (23.9 in), making it ideal for Alsace wine. It is considered the capital of the Alsatian wine region.
The dryness results from the town's location next to mountains which force clouds arriving from the west to rise, and much of their moisture to condense and fall as precipitation over the higher ground, leaving the air warmed and dried by the time it reaches Colmar.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colmar







 






Colmar #3 will b up soon as well.
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