To Colmar we went, on an endeavour
The sights we saw, I’ll remember forever
It was charming, quaint and all things cute
To say anything but, would only be moot.
We came from Strasbourg, 30 minutes by train
To book in advance, not much is gained
Buy at the station, €13.20 a pop
It gets you there quickly, there are no other stops.
Petite Venice was the first place we went,
Canals and cute houses around every bend
We took a wee tour, on a wee wooden boat
Packed like sardines, I was amazed we did float.
Prettiest of all, was the Fisherman’s Quay
All our cameras were flashing in glee
Yellow for the bread shops and the fish ones were blue
The colours of the shops were naught but a clue.
The old centre itself was yet another sight
We saw it in day time but oh to see it at night
The dainty shutters and cobblestoned streets
Are where magic and reality really do meet.
Lunch was traditional Alsatian fare,
Quiche and flammenkuchen are quite the pair
A man from NZ was in charge where we ate
It was yummy and relaxing, so thumbs up mate.
One day in Colmar was sufficient for our needs
It didn’t take long to complete all our deeds
Its beauty did not leave much to be desired
It would indeed be a wonderful place to retire!