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Keep and belfry, Millau


Keep and belfry, Millau
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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: 2009-02-25
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Otras fotos favoritas, Tarn valley and canyon [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-05 2:37
Viewed: 2842
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
February 25, 2009
Millau 120145 12100
Aveyron Midi-Pyrénées
44.099 3.082 366 m

Keep and belfry. (2 images).

One sight.
Other sight, (3 images), April 27, 2008.

Square tower, old keep, 12th century. Height 21 m, 10.60 m on side.
_Largest of the Romanesque style keeps in Aveyron. Built at the 12th century by the counts of Barcelona, lords of Millau.

Octagonal tower, belfry, 17th century. Height 21 Mr. Classé historic building in 1931.
_On April 1st, 1187, Alphonse, king d' Aragon and count de Barcelone, grants to Millavois communal freedoms allowing a consular administration, by elected consuls.
In 1613 the consuls of Millau buy the square keep.
From 1614 to 1617, construction of the octagonal tower, which contains the bell and the communal clock.
In 1811, construction of the side staircase.
A fire destroyed on July 29th, 1811 the arrow which culminated to 52 Mr.
The platform located at 42 m height is accessible.

Millau is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrenees area, populated of 21339 Millavois in 1999, distributed out of 170 km², that is to say 125 hab./km².

Millau was born, there is nearly 3000 years, on the heights of Granède, before going down and extending to 2rd or 1st front century J.-C., on left bank of the Tarn.
The city becomes an important center of manufacture of ceramics exported in all the Roman Empire.
Ameliavus, Amilhau, Milhau and finally Millau will become the center at the 10th-11th century of the Viscount of Millau.
To the 11th century the city passes under the successive dominations of the counts de Provence, Barcelona then kings d'Aragon, and will belong to the kingdom of France after the death of king Saint-Louis in 1270.
In 1361, during the One hundred Year old war, the city passes under English domination and finds a new dash at the end of the war.
Millau was a Protestant fortified town as from the 16th century, until the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes into 1685 which constrained notable Protestants with the exile.
At the 19th century, a new economic dash starts with the development of the industry of the glove.

Millau is the most extended commune of the department of Aveyron. Placed at the confluence of the valleys of the Tarn and Dourbie, with the foot of Grands Causses, it occupies a strategic touristic
The silhouette of its famous viaduc, inaugurated on December 14, 2004, crosses the sky to a few kilometers downstream.

My images of Millau.

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  • JanD Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1534 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-03-05 2:45]

Howdy Joel!
Amazing architecture. Wonderful tower. Nice colors. Good sharpness.
Regards!

ciao Joel,
bella immagine di un altissima torre incastonata tra gli edifici.
Omogeneità cromatica nello scatto sotto un bel cielo azzurro.
buona giornata
maurizio

Joel,
Excellent architecture which has been presented nicely here. Your composition is fine using a good angle to create depth and direction. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpneww and detail.
TFS,
Asa

Bonjour Joël
Une belle architecture qui a fière allure et se détache de belle manière sur le ciel tout bleu.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
Nicole

salut joel
je ne savais pas que millau avec un tel beffroi, heureusement que tu es là pour nous le montrer, avec toujours aussi de simplicité et d'authenticité dans les couleurs, lumiére et cadrage, bien travaillé
amitiés
gilbert

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4249 W: 48 N: 10757] (42530)
  • [2009-03-05 3:54]

Hallo Joel!
A beautiful and interesting sight - especially in combination with the excellent note! All these facades create a wonderful ensemble of building and your photo shows them in a great way.
Here one can see where the verb "to tower" comes from ... ;-)
Greetings from grey and rainy Germany!
Frank

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12617 W: 0 N: 15607] (158678)
  • [2009-03-05 4:01]

Hello Joël,

quel mangigique Donjon, très impostant, elle ste carrée avec un tour ronde, quel belle architecture et cadrage latéral qui donne bien l'immensité de l'ouvrage, une des puretés dans les teintes, superbe.

bravo et maitié

Nicou

Bonjour Joël,

La présence des personnes a un effet d'échelle de grandeur. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du donjon et beffroi. Le beau ciel bleu envoie une lumière qui rehausse les couleurs de la scène. Bonne journée.

Pierre

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14412 W: 156 N: 24966] (132022)
  • [2009-03-05 5:23]

Bonjour Joel
Une image intéressante de la tour carré et des batiments plus récents qui l'entourent sous un bleu sublime du sud ( chanceux que tu es :-) içi il fait gris..
bravo pour l'assemblage et les deux WS qui sont pas mal du tout aussi
Belle journée
cricri

Hi Joel,
Beautiful sunny architectural shot with spectacular composition and splendid colours. Wonderful architectural memories visible in France, these did not fall into decay... We were not so lucky on Hungary. Splendid image once more. Have a nice day!
George

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13120 W: 298 N: 26111] (104816)
  • [2009-03-05 11:13]

Hello Joel,
nice perspective and presentation of this belfry that looks to take off.I like the great contrast as the sharpness and the clarity of the scene.Informative your note.Well done.

Regards,Danos

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  • toto Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2832 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-03-05 13:37]

Bonsoir,
belle photo de cette place, bordée de ces jolies maisons, de ce grand batiment des mutuelles et de cette tour et ce beffroi superbes
Jolies couleurs, bonne netteté,bon POV.
Explications intéressantes.



Amitiés Thomas

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2009-03-05 15:23]

Bonsoir Joël,
Des perspectives de ce magnifique tour. J'aime l'architecture avec une petite tour latérale.
Aucune idée de ce qui est de la ville de Millau, un endroit que je planifie de visiter lorsque vous avez le temps.
Les WS sont également très bonnes, mais la prise est exceptionnelle. Bravo!
Amicalement,
Charo

Ciao caro Joel,
bella composizione di diverse architetture enfatizzate da una piacevole luminosità. L'alta torre contrasta bene con il colore del cielo. Interessante fotografia, ricca di tanti dettagli ottimamente definiti. Bravo!
Ciao, passa una bella giornata!
Paolo

Ciao Joel,
questa bella torre meritava degli edifici intorno più intonati al suo stile, mi riferisco alle nuove costruzioni che contrastano troppo con la vecchia torre, bella la foto sotto questo eccezionale cielo azzurro.
Giorgio

Salut Joel,
Bien cadré et pris sous une belle lumière, ce fond de ciel bleu valorise la tour, bonne netteté pour apprécier les détails.

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2009-03-12 7:07]

Bonjour joel,

ici tu t'es tres bien debrouille avec la partie du sujet si proeminente. Par l'experience similaire, je sais qu'il est difficile d'incorporer un sujet si long, comme la tour, le clocher etc. Ton choix me dit quelque chose et il eclaire un beau coin de Millau. Merci ami et a tres bientot.


Amicalement

Branko

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