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Saint-Pierre collegial, Chauvigny

Saint-Pierre collegial, Chauvigny
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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: 2010-07-19
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vienne valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-08 1:09
Viewed: 3617
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 19th, 2010
Chauvigny 860070 86300
Vienne Poitou-Charentes
46.569 0.648 70 m

Saint-Pierre collegial, Chauvigny. (12 images).

One view. 4 images.
Other view.

The Saint-Pierre collegial, of 11th 12th centuries, quoted at the 11th century

The city of Chauvigny, the city with five castles, 10th 15th centuries, was founded around the year 1000, by the bishops of Poitiers, lords of Chauvigny then barons as from the 15th century.
It is built on a rocky outcrop of 350 m, formed by the valleys of Vienne river and Talbat river.
A 2 km length enclosure surrounded with the 15th century four churches and five castles built in the vicinity to each other.
The first bishop of Poitiers and lord of Chauvigny is Isembert 1st, died in 1047. The bishops followed one another until 1789.

One can see in the high medieval city of Chauvigny:

_THE BARONY CASTLEde la BARONNIE,fortified castle and keep of the 11th 12th 15th centuries, 80 m out of 50 m, listed in 1025, castle of bishops of Poitiers.

_The CASTLE of HARCOURT, fortified castle of the 12th 13th 14th 15th centuries, castle bought by the bishops ones of Poitiers in 1445.

_The COLLEGIAL SAINT-PIERRE, of 11th 12th centuries, quoted at the 11th century, whose famous capitals of the columns describe various episodes of the life of the Virgin.

_The CASTLE KEEP of GOUZON, fortified castle of the 11th 12th centuries, which belonged to bishops of Poitiers as from 1335.

_The CASTLE of MONTLÉON, of the 11th century, fortified castle listed at the 10th century, which belonged to bishops of Poitiers as from 1295.

_The CASTLE says the TOWER of FLINS, fortified castle of the 12th 15th centuries.

As from 1346, the city was strongly tested by the One hundred Year old War, the Wars of religion, the French revolution. It was restored as from 1843.

Chauvigny is a french commune, located in the department of Vienne of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 7025 Chauvinois in 1999, distributed out of 97 km², that is to say 73 hab./km².

Historical documents on Chauvigny.

My images of Chauvigny.

Copyright © All rights reserved. The use or the reproduction, on any media, for profit or not profit, of my photographs, including my photographs published in workshop, the notes or the texts, is prohibited without my written authorization. Joel Berthonneau.

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2010-08-08 1:50]

Hello Joel! Impressive work of your line with a lot of dynamics and style

Hi Joël,
A very impressive building and a very skilful capture and stitch. I like the added view of the red umbrellas at the café here, with people resting along the beautiful cathedral. A very interesting note, as usual!
Kind regards

Hi Joel,
a superb photo of this architecture, the composition is very attractive, excellent lights and POV, beautiful details, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot Kívánok!
György (George)

Cher Joël,

Une excellente présentation de ce joyau de l'art roman. le cadrage est parfait et le POV très bien choisi. Notre regard est ainsi guidé et se concentre sur l'élément principal de la compositipon. Contrastes, netteté, couleurs naturelles, du beau travail.

Very good picture of this beautiful cathedral.
Good photo.
Best regards.Alin.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13917 W: 0 N: 16108] (170320)
  • [2010-08-08 4:44]

Hello Joël,

fantastique papagolfade, une très belle églsie dans un ciel bleu lcair, une très belle luminosité, quelel architecture, quelle présentation de ce joyaux cet art romaona imposant. splendide.

Bravo et amitié


Bonjour Joël,

L'assemblage des douze photos permet de distinguer avec précision les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture de l'église collégiale Saint-Pierre. elle est bien placée dans le cadrage. La bonne luminosité met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bon dimanche.


Bonjour Joel

Je ne sais pas pourquoi, mais cette architecture me rappelle l'Italie. La petite terrasse sur la gauche, la lumière très belle et les vieux pavés.
Belle composition.


Excellente prise de vue de cette très belle collégiale. Un assemblage impressionnant très réussi.

Hello Joël
Beautiful composirtion.
An amazing building.
Great view of the red umbrellas at the café here, with people resting along the beautiful cathedral.
Vell written note.
Very well framed.
Great job.

Salut Joël!
Très belle!!!
Ce bâtiment-là est magnifique et tu l'as pris parfaitement!
La netteté, la gestion de la lumière, les couleurs naturelles, le point de vue choisi, le format horizontal géant, l'encadrement noir & blanc, le pp, les contrastes et la compo sont excellents!
C'est une photo qui m'invite certainement à y aller pour visiter cet endroit très agréable et beau!
Merci du partage!

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  • edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 757 W: 34 N: 2205] (7409)
  • [2010-08-09 15:26]

Bonjour Joel, I am running late in my critiques and just managed to find this delightful shot of this massive assemblage of churches and other structures. Excellent shots in your workshop as well. The history of these churches is equally impressive. This St Pierre is fascinating in that it has so many facades. I am sure to maintain this in its best form is a real financial challenge. I think our world is most fortunate that despite the many wars, there are still edifices such as this one to command ones attention and worship regardless of their religion. You do extremely well in your presentations and I admire the attention that you give the viewer in your excellent choices of pictures and your notes. Regards, Roger

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2010-08-09 15:59]

Salut Joël,
Je vois que vous n'êtes pas résister à toute l'église, mais il est parfois difficile de photographier sauf si vous avez un grand angle.
Magnifique architecture, avec des sommets bombés sont très inhabituelles.
Excellents détails et la lumière.

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