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The Tour de L Horloge, Chinon

The Tour de L Horloge, Chinon
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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: 2010-07-29
Categories: Castles
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Loire valley, Vienne valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-11-27 6:37
Viewed: 4065
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 29th, 2010
Chinon 370072 37500
Indre-et-Loire Centre
47.168 0.247 50 m

The Tour de l'Horloge, Chinon

The castle.
The tower.

The "Tour de l'Horloge", tower clock, of the 14th century is the entry of the Chinon castle. It reaches 35 meters height, its great width hiding a depth of only 5 meters.

The Chinon castle overlooks the Vienne river. Placed over a Gallo-Roman castrum of the 5th century, its construction was done from 10th century to 15th century. Successive restorations were carried out from 16th century to our days. Classified historic building in 1926.

Henri II Plantagenêt king on England died in a chapel of the castle, on July 7th, 1189, before being buried in the abbey of Fontevrault.
It is here that Jeanne d'Arc, 14?? - 1431, met on February 25th, 1429 Charles VII, 1403-1461, king of France, before taking part in the liberation of France as a war leader, galvanizing the armies.

CHINON is a french commune, located in the departement of Indre-et-Loire of the area Center, populated 8718 chinonais in 2005, distributed out of 39 km², that is to say 223.4 hab/km².

The commune is crossed by the Vienna river and the Negron River.

My images of Chinon.

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,

la pierre claire s'harmonise bien tout en ressortant nettement avec la coluer des nuages de ce ciel couvert et mençant qui side bien au caractère militaire de cet édifive. Bel équilibre dans la composition avce le pont décentré vers la gauche qui guide le regard vers la tour.

Hello Joël,
A fine capture of this impressive and massive tower. The composition is well framed using the bridge to draw the viewer into the scene. There is much detail to be seen in the stonework that stands out well under the cloudy sky. The row of flags bring a nice splash of colour to the image. Light, colours and sharpness are all good features here. Il me semble que TE marche encore lentement aujourd'hui.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5983 W: 277 N: 11380] (88557)
  • [2010-11-27 7:58]

Bonjour Joel ,
la tour ne recevait pas la lumière , mais tu as particulièrement bien équilibré les expositions . Le point de vue est excellent , et ce ciel nuageux est superbe .

Hello Joël,
The view is great, you captured under a nice light,
Best regards,

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5812 W: 95 N: 9289] (52663)
  • [2010-11-27 8:52]

Hi Joël,
beautiful and impressive castle with a great history.
I remember of my visit that Richard Lionheart stayed there for a while.
regards, Gerrit

Salut Joel
One very beautiful picture my old friend
Great work and great angle

Hi Joel,
superb shot, the POV is very spectacular, I like the details and the atmosphere of the photo, picturesque view, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!

Bonjour Joel

Another fine looking old castle. Great composition and sharpness.


Cette tour de l'horloge est excellemment mise en valeur dans cette belle photo. J'aime aussi beaucoup le WS avec la vue générale du château qui est non seulement magnifique mas en plus superbement situé.

Buuongiorno Joel
una splendida costruzione di cui si apprezza ogni pietra per la nitidezza e la luce che la illumina, filtrata dalle nuvole. Il punto di vista dà bene l'idea della sua posizione oltre il ponte, anche se la ringhiera in primissimo piano non mi convince del tutto nella compo. La parte superiore in parte crollata e ornata dalle bandiere mi appare come un sorprendente tocco di storia, anche per il tuo interessante riferimento a Jeanne d'Arc. grazie per la condivisione.
buona domenica,

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14996 W: 159 N: 26191] (137572)
  • [2010-11-28 0:29]

Bonjour Joel
Bon POV sur l'entrée de la tour, des détails bien défini des pierres malgré le peu de lumière sur la tour, d'autres vues intéressante en WS

Ciao Joel,
tres belle image avec grande qualité, fantastiques dite lui. excellent travail

Hi Joël,
A very impressive castel, even if it seems to be quite ruined. A beautifully captured and well composed picture!
Kind regards

This is a nicely composed shot of this castle tower. The bridge is used smartly to lead the eye into the shot. The details in the stone work is crisp and clear. The flags add a nice splash of color while the people add a sense of scale for the shot.

Hello Joël,

They did some fine brickwork in the olden days too..!
Otherwise I notice the bridge as an integrated part of the castle, architecturally and defence wise...
A successful composition with good details, the visiting guy in red is an eye-catcher however small..!

Pablo -

un très beau cadrage et une belle lumière sur cette tour du chateau de Chinon avec ce pont , ces ruines et un ciel chargé de nuages avec une trouée de ciel bleu
Excellente composition

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13288 W: 0 N: 15927] (164642)
  • [2010-11-29 4:31]

Hello Joël,

Le barrière font un très beau graphsime en fond de l'image en avant, en arrière, sueprbe cette pierre, avec un éclairage plsu blanc sur une partie, fantastiqeu cadrage et mise en valeur.

Bravo et amitié


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  • diomed Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1270 W: 32 N: 2491] (13926)
  • [2010-11-29 7:57]

Buongiorno Joel,
splendido gioco di prospettive incrociate in primo piano con una bella torre svettante in un cielo ricco di motivi di grande interesse. Le bandiere danno maggiore dinamicità all'immagine.
Buona settimana

Bonjour Joel,
I just thought today how you never run out of this pretty and interesting places to show us. I have not seen much in France, Just Paris and Strasbourg and I see there is so much to see.
Your gallery really motivates me to visit some more places in France.
Beautiful capture here, great architecture, presented in a splendid light.
Very well done,

Hello Joël
As usual great architectural composition.
Amazing tower of castle.
Nice bridge,
Perfect light,fine balans of colors.
Many wonderful details.
Nice texture.
Very well informative note.
Fantastic workshop pictures.
Great job.
Respect dear friend

Bonjour Joël,

Le pont entraîne mon regard vers l'entrée ce qui donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de distinguer les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture de la tour de l'Horloge. La lumière met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bon weekend.


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