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Let us walk a little, La Roque

Let us walk a little, La Roque
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Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7303 W: 0 N: 22961] (76039)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-19
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/320 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dourbie valley and canyon [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-26 2:22
Viewed: 3257
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
October 19, 2008
La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite 120204 12100
Aveyron Midi-Pyrénées
44.125 3.223 420 m

Let us walk a little, in Saint-Véran streets.

One sight
Other sight

One discovers there the landscape of the Dourbie river valley, the old houses, their old roofs.

The majority of the traditional buildings of causses were built according to a system of not cut stone vaults, like the majority of the walls, mainly for lack of wood.
These vaults support stage or roof, which is covered with roofing stones, of flagstones of limestone which is recovered on the 2/3 of their surface, which holds by their own weight on a slope of about 50 percent, for a weight with the m ² from 200 to 250 kilogrammes.
A typical chimney of architecture caussenarde emerges from the roof.


The village of Saint-Véran of which architecture is typical of Causses, is dominated by the castle which belonged to the family of the Marquis Louis Joseph of MONTCALM, Lord of Saint-Véran born on February 28, 1712 with the castle of Candiac close to Nimes, and died in the combat on September 14, 1759 in front of town of Quebec in Canada.

The village dominates the church Notre-Dame des Treilles of Romanesque style of XIIe century.

La Roque-Sainte-Marguerite is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrenees area, populated of 172 Margueritois, divided on 50 km², that is to say 3 hab./km².

The commune is made up of 3 villages: La Roque, in the valley of Dourbie river; Saint-Véran, cradle of the family of Montcalm, on the buttresses of Causse Noir and Pierrefiche on Causse of Larzac.

Dourbie is a Cevennes river. It takes its source with the mount of Aulas, in Linguas, to 1300 m, the south of the mountain of Aigoual, in the department of Gard.
It also runs in the department of Aveyron and is thrown, after 920 m of unevenness and 72 km of course through throats and valleys between Black Causse and Causse of Larzac, in Millau in the Tarn with the bridge of Cureplat to 320 m, him even tributary of the Garonne.
Its irregular and seasonal course with known the minimal flow of 2,9 cubic meters a second, to reach up to 728 cubic meters a second maximum flow.
Dourbie is famous near the trout fishermen.

My images of la Roque-Sainte-Marguerite.

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  • ymrk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1442 W: 145 N: 1953] (15085)
  • [2008-12-26 2:42]

Hello Dear My friend;
Beautiful way,good a lonely tree compo.Wonderful perspective,fine colors...
Good timing!


Hi Joel,
Beautiful and peaceful image from this picturesqeue place with excellent diagonal composition. I like the nostalgic atmosphere and the fine details. I like it. The season's greetings!

Hi Joel,
With the workshops , the place looks so peaceful.I like your low POV which emphasizes the curve of the road.
Congrats and I wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you with your family.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14084 W: 0 N: 16149] (171804)
  • [2008-12-26 7:32]

Hello Joël,

Excennet cadrage sur le maison avec la route qui monte, très bien bordées de ces belles fleurs jaunes, cet vieux tois, cet arbre tout rond, un coin vraiment buccolique.

Bravo et amitié


Olá, Joel.
Simplesmente achei muito bonitas as outras fotos do WS, em minha opinião, elas mereciam ter uma postagem independente. Gostei da versão original sob um baixo ponto de vista, e o caminho ladeado por estas flores amarelas que adicionam a sensação de bucolismo à fotografia. A edificação emoldurada pela vegetação foi uma escolha benvinda, pois os verdes ressaltam os tons das pedras. Bonita mostra. Um Feliz 2009!! Abraço, Consuelo

Bonjour Joel,
cette photo de ce charmant petit village est superbe, son cadrage est excellent avec ce chemin qui monte et qui tourne; tes ws nous montrent bien que la pierre est l'élément principal de ce village
excellente composition

Bonsoir Joël.
Compo superbe, pas beaucoup de profondeur mais sobrieté et simplitude étonnante.
Merci pour le partage.
Amicalement, Bobo.

Ciao Joel,
sembra che il tempo si sia fermato in questo luogo, mi piace questa vecchia strada e i suoi bei edifici.
ottimo lavoro

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2008-12-26 14:25]
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Bonsoir Joel,

je t'envie tes parcours des santiers rocheux. Et tu n'y vas pas pour rien. Tu portes les formidables preuves dans ton objectif. Tous les jours un regal de plus. Merci ami,


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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2008-12-26 16:40]

Bonsoir Joël,
J'aime cette perspective de la rue et a perdu son chemin vers le haut à droite de l'image. Beaucoup de charme avec les composition croc de mettre une note de couleur à l'vieilles pierres. Une photo sympathique. Bien vu.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2008-12-26 23:59]

Bonjour Joel,
amazing old walls and roofs, good presentation in 3 images. Good note and quality of photos. Well done.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24636 W: 523 N: 41354] (177684)
  • [2008-12-27 0:50]

Hello Joël,

You use the road excellent as perspective and depth, also the curve care for a nice composition.
Colours and presentation are very well, nice summer image.
Very well done, TFS.

Best reagrds,

Hi Joel,
Good pov to show double paths, I like this simply corner, clean and tidy with little yellowish flowers growth at the road side, you show us more detail the feature of this old town, thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year 2009.

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