“Howl’s Moving Castle”: Market Chipping (Ribeauvillé, France)

Yes, my people, I have returned after a two-month absence! D:

Anyway, we return to another colorful town in France–Ribeauvillé, this time! Hayao Miyazaki, himself, was said to be inspired by it, so we know the comparisons are spot-on this time.

So, to refresh fans of the movie or to introduce those of you who haven’t seen it, here is the protagonist’s hometown (where the fateful encounter with the wizard, Howl, begins!), Market Chipping:

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concept art, I believe?:

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Now, for Ribeauvillé!

(a smattering of pictures in no particular order)

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(from Wikipedia)

ribeauville-riquewihr.com (market chipping)

(ribeauville-riquewihr.com)

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(www.grauepantherbern.ch)

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(gulpit.wordpress.com)