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Sainte-Radegonde church, Poitiers

Sainte-Radegonde church, Poitiers
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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: 2010-04-17
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Clain valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-30 6:46
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
April 17th, 2010
Poitiers 860194 86000
Vienne Poitou-Charentes
46.583 0.333 114 m

Sainte-Radegonde church, Poitiers. (3 images).

Interior, the nave.
Interior, Sainte-Radegonde tomb and crypt.

The current Sainte-Radegonde church dates from the 11th 13th 14th centuries.

A church mentioned on the 6th century, preceded a romanesque church devoted in 1099 and partially rebuilt at the 13th century, of which there remains the romanesque bell-tower porch and the chorus novels, and the nave by Gothic style from Angers. The blazing Gothic gate date of the 15th century
A crypt of the 10th century shelters the tomb of Sainte-Radegonde and two of its religious companions, Sainte-Agnes and Sainte-Disciole.

Radegonde, 520-587, daughter of Berthaire king of Thuringe in Germany, was kidnaped into 531 by the sons of Clovis I, 466-511, Thierry and Clotaire I, 498-561, kings of the Franks. This last made have in Soissons a Latin culture to Radegonde, before forcing it with the marriage.
Radegonde, ending up fleeing the fatal violence of her husband while taking refuge in the religion then while being withdrawn towards 550 on the borders of Anjou and of Poitou, created in Poitiers the monastery Notre-Dame, future Sainte-Croix abbey into 567, where its community lived according to the rule of Saint-Césaire, 470-542, bishop of Arles.
Radegonde, nun queen, died on August 13th, 587 and was buried in the chapel “Sainte-Marie hors les murs"”, which rebuilt will become the Sainte-Radegonde church.

Vittual Visit of the square of the Sainte-Radegonde church.
Virtual visit of the transept crossing of the Sainte-Radegonde church.

The first bishop of Poitiers SAINT-HILAIRE of POITIERS elected into 353,315-367, was made Doctors of the Church in 1851, and Father of the Church by the pope Pie IX.
At the time medieval the diocese of Poitiers included 1200 parishes, 55 abbeys, 343 priories.

POITIERS is a french commune, located in the department of Vienna of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 83448 Pictaviens, distributed on 43 km², that is to say 1963 hab./km².

"la plus petite des grandes villes de France", “the smallest of the big cities of France”, is characterized by the youth of its population and the number of its students.

"La ville aux cents clochers", “The city with the hundred bell-towers”, shelters 82 monuments protected by the legislation on the Historic buildings.

The town of Poitiers is associated with the great important battles for the French history which took place in the vicinity. They are the battles of Poitiers:

_The first one proceeded into 507 in VOUILLÉ, where CLOVIS the First, 466-511, overcame and also killed Alaric II the king of the Visigoths from 484 to 507, who had authority on Aquitaine.
_La second had as site the hamlet of Moussais close to VOUNEUIL-SUR-VIENNE into 732, where CHARLES MARTEL, 690-741, overcame the sarrazins and killed their chief, the emir Abd Al-Rahman, governor of Spain.
_The third one occurred on September 19th, 1356 in NOUAILLÉ-MAUPERTUIS in wood and small valleys around the ABBEY NOTRE-DAME and SAINT-JUNIEN.
The ambitions and claims of Edouard III, 1312-1377, king of England on the kingdom of France, expeditions of Prince Noir his son, 1330-1376, starting from Guyenne, will show the DEFEAT of 1356.
The barons, knights and soldiers of king de France, JEAN II LE BON, "the Good", 1319-1364, are made beat and decimated. The king of France is make captive.
English requires an enormous ransom, the king will be finally r
eleased after the signature of the treaty of Brétigny in 1360 in which it is agreed to pay 3 million ecus of gold and to leave to English almost all the South-west of France.

My images of Poitiers

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2010-05-30 7:08]

Bonjour Joël,

Une intéressante série de photos sur cette superbe église aussi belle extérieurement qu'intérieurement et je suppose que l'acoustique vu le magnifique orgue qui s'y trouve doit être merveilleuse. Bon point de vue ici avec un partie de son environnement immédiat car je suppose qu'elle ne doit être être facile à photographier. Beau travail une fois de plus Joël, et merci aussi pour ces liens à 360° qui complètent bien ton sujet.

Avec toutes mes amitiés et une très bon dimanche,


Hello Joël,
Difficult to capture the façade of this church as it is rather hemmed in by its surroundings. You have done well here, making good use of the vertical format. I like the angle of view and the ambient light. The architectural detail is very well captured with natural tones and good sharpness.

Bonjour Joël,

Une autre église de Poitiers, un autre élément du riche patrimoine de cette ville. Très belle présentation avec notamment les deux coins de maisons qui donnet un beau cadrage. On a ainsi l'impression de découvrir cette église en avançant dans la rue. Excellente réalisation.
Bonne fin de WE,

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13818 W: 0 N: 16050] (169358)
  • [2010-05-30 7:56]

Hello Joël,

merveilleux captage de cette église, le formeat colle parfaitment, ce ciel pur et limpide, ce clocher de belle architecture très fier et imposant, quel clocher, quelle iamge argéable et soinée, sueprbe.

bravo et amitié


Hi Joël,
A very impressive church and a very fine composition, depending stongly on the vertical lines that dominate this image. There is also a good diagonal line from the roof of the left building, continuing through the church. Well seen!
Kind regards

Bonjour Joel
quelle belle lumière et cadrage de cette église Ste Radegonde que je connais bien, et qui est superbe déjà de par son historique
la crypte que tu nous montres en ws est vraiment magnifique et merci de tes petites vidéos
belle composition avec son clocher particulier

Hi Joel
very crisp, very sharp, no faults at all here!
soft warm lighting helps to create a masterpiece.
well done Joel

Salut Joel!
L architecture de ces batiments est magnifique!
Ta photo est tout simplement merveilleuse!
La nettete, la gestion de la lumiere, les couleurs, le format vertical, l encadrement noir & blanc et la compo sont excellents!
Du boulot photographique superbe!
Merci du partage!
Bonne semaine,

Hi Joel,
a splendid photo of this church with spectacular composition, the details are beautiful, excellent POV and lights. Amazing architecture, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet Kívánok!
George (György)

Bonsoir Joël,

Les immeubles cadrent bien l'église. La prise de vue permet de distinguer les détails et les couleurs de l'église Sainte-Radegonde. Le beau ciel bleu envoie une lumière qui rehausse la beauté des couleurs. bonne soirée.


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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2010-05-30 16:41]

Bonsoir Joël,
Une belle église avec une architecture splendide. J'ai l'impression que je n'étais pas très facile d'obtenir une bonne vue de la proximité des maisons.
Bon complément, avec des photos de l'intérieur.

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  • edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 757 W: 34 N: 2205] (7409)
  • [2010-05-30 20:44]

Bonsoir Joel, This is a truly magnificent building with its main spire rising to the heavens. I like the composition with the viewer being able to see how the church is nestled into this area with a side building on the left showing some red roof and also vegetation. My compliments to you on your excellent notes, as usual. Have a nice week. Regards, Roger

Une photo très réussie (avec prise de risque au milieu de la rue?)de cette église à l'architecture particulière. Deux WS intéressants de l'intérieur également.

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 74 N: 2487] (11785)
  • [2010-05-31 2:50]

A very neatly composed photo Joel - very thing is very straight for a wide angle vertical photo (if you've straightened it that has worked extremely well). Your usual good light management.

Hello Joel,
Excellent details are captured in these old walls of the church! Lovely. Good composition.
best wishes,

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15450 W: 159 N: 27003] (141836)
  • [2010-05-31 10:30]

Bonjour Joel
Belle présentation de l'église avec les bâtiments sur les côtés, une très belle lumière qui met en valeur les détails, des WS intéressant ainsi que la vidéo ( tu fait fort là!!!)

Salut Joel.
L'image merveilleuse celle que tu nous montres dans cette grande composition, église précieuse avec ce clocher original à la fois que portée, sa tour est un bel exemple roman, cadre parfait sans aucun point de fuite, je suppose que tu eusses une distance beaucoup pour pouvoir la capter de loin avec la télé, magnifie un travail dans une exécution, une lumière, une couleur et un éclat.

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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2010-05-31 20:57]

hello Joel
very good image of the church tower.
I like the POV you have taken.
well done and well presented.

Hello Joël,

A picturesque town scene, with the narrow street leading up to the medieval church!
The details are well recorded and the field of depth covers all of interest...
A well balanced composition with varied light..!

Pablo -

Ciao Joel,
ecco un altro gioielli architettonico che ci proponi, hai trovato un pov eccellente che esalta la bellezza di questo edificio. interessante le note che accompagnano la foto.
ben fatto

Bonjour Joel!
I really like the French Romanesque-Gothic architecture. The particular style of Europe. Interestingly, the Italian, German, Flemish, only differently. It is surprising that the church is almost hidden, no space before it. Almost to the houses are multi-building. Converting a beautiful facade, with a polygonal tower is beautiful. The magic of the environment. Step colors and lighting. Good rates. Excellent photo.

Bonjour Joël,
Félicitations pour cette photo qui est bien composée. Cette architecture est superbe et a été prise sous la bonne lumière.
Du très beau travail et une note bien fournie !

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2010-06-06 17:07]

Il m'arrivait de passer en voiture les villages en France. Tout en admirant les regions j'ai constate aussi que les gens ne sortent pas dans la rue pendant la journee. Desfois on passait sans voir personne. Le fait qu'ici on ne voit personne peut se considerer comme le point positif. On se concentre sur cette belle place et cette fiere et elegante eglise. Tres beau choix, Joel. Bravo encore.


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