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The Henri IV bridge, Chatellerault


The Henri IV bridge, Chatellerault
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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: 2010-07-16
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Clain valley, Vienne valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-04 2:54
Viewed: 9118
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 16th, 2010
Châtellerault 860066 86100
Vienne Poitou-Charentes
46.818 0.544 52 m

The Henri IV bridge, Châtellerault

The towers.
The bridge.

The Pont Henri IV of the 16th 17th centuries, built from 1565 to 1609, 400 years old, crosses Vienne river. It is classified historic building since 1913, and is the emblem of Châtellerault.

135 meters length, broad 22 meters, it comprises 9 spans of 9.85 m opening, on thick piles of 4.60 meters. His pier-heads and down-stream cutwaters, the shape of its arches, protect it from the devastators effects of the risings. It is framed by two round towers on left bank of Vienne river.

The ville of Châtellerault is quoted for the first time into 952 close to a ford. The bridges initially of wood at the 11th century, then out of stone at the 12th century, are continuously repaired according to wear, of the destruction of the Hundred Years' War, 1337-1453, and of the risings.
After the rising of 1556, It is Henri II, 1519-1559, which decides again launching of a project bridge stopped by its death in 1559, and continued by Catherine of Médicis, 1519-1589, rules over of the king Charles IX, 1550-1574. The bridge is completed one year before the death of Henri IV, 1553-1610.

CHÂTELLERAULT is a french commune, located in the department of Vienne of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 34126 Châtelleraudais in 1999, distributed out of 52 km², that is to say 659 hab./km².

The commune is crossed by the VIENNE river and its junctions with CLAIN, Ozon.

Aénor de Châtellerault, 1103-1130, duchess of Aquitaine, mother of Aliénor of Aquitaine, 1122/1124-1204, was born in Châtellerault.

My images of Chatellerault.

My images of the Vienne river.
My images of the Clain river.

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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Bonjour Joël,

Très belle composition gauche/droite avec la Vienne et surtout le pont et ses arcades qui guident le regard vers les tructures défensives et la ville avec le clocher qui pointe joliment le bout de son nez entre les deux tours. Maîtrise technique parfaite mais c'est une habitude dans tes photos.
Excellent WE,
Roger

Hi Joel,
a beautiful historical atmosphere with splendid details, the composition is very spectacular, great view, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
György (George)

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5872 W: 277 N: 11074] (86857)
  • [2010-09-04 4:52]

Bonjour Joel ,
Composition excellente , comme d'habitude , avec encore une fois un arbre bien vert :) . Et puis une lumière parfaitemmet gérée , ici , alors qu'il semble que le temps soit couvert . Le ciel est beau cependant .
Amicalement

Bonjour Joel

La rivière semble couler doucement vers le pont. Les portes ressemblent à des tours de château et donnent une impression de grandeur et de magesté.

Amicalement

Serge

Bonjour Joël,

La prise de vue permet de distinguer les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du pont Henri IV et des deux tours. Les arbres cadrent bien le pont. Le ciel nuageux donne un bon contraste aux couleurs. Bon weekend.

Pierre

Ciao Joel
très belle composition avec le beau pont et les fortifications. Excellent POV. J'aime la rivière aux reflets fragmentés. L'arbre vert et plein de feuilles rend l'image encore plus harmonieuse
Amitiés
Letizia

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12858 W: 0 N: 15674] (160681)
  • [2010-09-04 7:00]

Hello Joel

merveileux effet sur le plan d eau; avec de pont de pierre, superbe ensemble et compo, quelle architecture et cadrage

Bravo et anitie

Nicou

Dobar dan-popodne.
Reka, most, stari dvorac, mnogo dobra kompozicija.
Lepa arhitektura i trenutak, dobra tekst i mnogo lepa fotografija, moje cestitke na lepom pogledu.
Prijatno popodne, sve najbolje za vikend, zeli vam Paja.

Google.

Une bonne journée dans l'après-midi.
Rivière, un pont, un vieux château, un grand nombre de bonnes chansons.
Architecture et beau moment, un bon texte et beaucoup de belles images, mes félicitations à la belle vue.
Un agréable après-midi, tout le meilleur pour le week-end, vous souhaite Paja.

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1978 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2010-09-04 8:51]

Bonjour Joël,
This old architecture looks very impressive in your shot. The high photographic quality allows viewing every architectural detail. Excellently composed and perfectly captured despite the not very good weather at the moment of capturing!
Best regards,
Sergiy

Hi Joel
I am really enjoying these sets of shots from this place in France...very beautiful and story-book like.
what a fantastic composition. the lighting is understated and fine, as is the sharpness.
lots to admire with this one
Cheers on a job well done
Craig

Joël
Très bonne composition avec ces deux tours qui encadrent le clocher et ces arches qui suggèrent le pont que l'on admire en entier dans le WS. Beau ciel chargé en harmonie avec la teinte des pierres.
Amicalement
JJ

Hello Joel

Several interesting elements in this beautiful composition. You have chosen a POV that let us enjoy the bridge in a delicate way, and with good depth. Nice light which ensures that many details are visable. Great work! TFS. Have a great WE.

Best regards, Erling

Hi Joel,
Very nice capture with simple colors but perfect light management. Very good and usefull notes. A perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards
MESUT ILGIM

Ciao Joel,
sembra una scena di altri tempi nulla è cambiato, un ponte con un castello bellissimi,
complimenti per la tua bravura
Giorgio

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 801 W: 71 N: 2311] (11176)
  • [2010-09-04 16:27]

Great perspective Joel showing us plenty of interesting features - great bridge and also the gate/guard houses that frame the tower in the background.
cheers
Ian

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2010-09-04 16:28]

Bonsoir Joël,
Impressionnantes tours sur les côtés du pont, ont une belle architecture, et la tour qui est entre eux.
Excellent point de vue et la composition très bonne.
Amicalement,
Charo

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  • edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 757 W: 34 N: 2205] (7409)
  • [2010-09-04 19:09]

Bonsoir Joel, Impressive bridge and the surroundings are equally stunning. Outstanding presentation of this bridge and the architectual prominence of the other building. Very nicely done. Great notes too. Regards, Roger

Hi Joel,
Very interesting architecture. Original POV and composition. Very good shot. Well done
Georg

bonjour Joël
l'architecture est très belle,et le cadrage est bien pensé!Mais ce qui me séduit le plus ici,c'est l'aspect de l'eau avec ses reflets argentés,son harmonie de couleurs avec le pont et le chateau,et cette douceur qu'elle apporte à la compo.
Amitiés
Pascale

Hi Joel

One of your best shot IMO. Fantastic composition and POV. Beautiful architecture, good light management and excellent clarity.

Chris

Joel,
This is a fine shot with the old bridge leading the eye into the shot. The river creates a nice diagonal through the shot. The towers and buildings stand out nicely against the dark sky. The muted lighting adds to the atmosphere of this historic scene.
TFS,
Asa

Bonjour Joël,
Cette composition est très équilibrée. J'aime ce premier plan avec la rivière et le pont. Les tours sont bien proportionnées.
Un vrai plaisir !
Amicalement
Jacques

Salut Joel.
Un lieu a magnifié que tu nous montres dans cette composition, parfaitement équilibrée dans ses éléments, le pont dans le premier plan et le fait d'imaginer la rivière, les tours puissantes du château et entre les deux la jolie tour du fond. Tout cela est a une grande harmonie.
Génial également la lumière et la couleur.
Have à nice week.
Cordialement.
Luis.

Bonjour Joel,
beautiful postcard. You present the castle from a best possible POV here. I love it -it has so many interesting aspects: the two broad towers are so unique and pretty and in between there is this rectangular thin one. The bridge and the river make excellent foreground, and there is also a fragment of a charming town extending in the right.
I like it very much,
M

Hi Joël,
A really beautiful view! The POV is perfect and there is a very pleasant atmosphere in this picture. This looks like a very fine city, we have passed here many times along the A10, but never stopped. Next time we will!
Kind regards
Gunnar

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 629 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2010-09-08 20:45]

Bonjour Joël
La lumière avec ce ciel couvert est bien gérée avec couleurs et niveau de contraste naturels. Bone netteté et surtout un excellent cadrage et point de vue
Mes amitiés
Laurent

Hello
a beautiful scenery with so many architectural
details very well composed,
excellent lightness and sharpness
a physical scene from the Nature
delicate shot,very artistic
compliments
Costantino

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