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Copyright: Philippe guillard (papagolf21) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15917 W: 881 N: 29122] (126637)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-05-31
Categories: Architecture
Camera: canon eos m5
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-06-16 0:34
Viewed: 630
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
A lavoir (wash-house) is a public place set aside for the washing of clothes. Communal washing places were common in Europe until industrial washing was introduced, and they in turn were replaced by launderettes. The English word is borrowed from the French language.

Lavoirs are commonly sited on a spring or beside or set over a river. Many lavoirs are provided with roofs for shelter. With the coming of piped water supplies and modern drainage, lavoirs have been steadily falling into disuse although a number of communities have restored ancient lavoirs, some of which date back to the 10th century.

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Bonjour Cher Philippe,

We saw many examples of the lavoirs at Pontrieux. It was possible to travel by boat to see them all and they were decorated with beautiful flower arrangements.

Your photograph is calm and peaceful and reveals the changes that have occurred in the lives of ordinary people since the introduction of machines to do lots of the drudgery.
The colours are warm and natural and there is a pleasing balance between the tree in the f/g and the church steeple in the b/g.

Have a lovely w/e,
Bev :-)

Dobar dan.
Lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano, dobar kontarst i perspektiva, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa interesantnim oblacima. Lepo zeleno drvece i krovovi.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Beautiful view, good text ...
Good work, nice shown good kontarst and perspectives, beautiful colors, beautiful moment captured with interesting clouds. Beautiful green trees and roofs.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.

Hello Philippe,
A pleasant village scene very well realised. I like how the red tiled roofs succeed one after another drawing us to the focal point supplied by the spire of the church. Agreeable lights and colours and very good sharpness.

Hello Philippe,

Very lovely view of a village surrounded by lush green, the red colored roof make a good contrast with green vegetation, good sharpness and well managed light.

warm regards,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11628 W: 126 N: 20905] (108017)
  • [2017-06-16 5:05]

Salut Philippe. Il y en a un presque pareil dans mon village a cote' du Naviglio,le canal qui passe ici. Une capture excellente de ce temoignage du passe',composition riche et details parfaits. Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

Bonjour Philippe,

Les arbres cadrent bien les immeubles de cette partie d ela ville. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du lavoir et des maisons. Une bonne gestion de la lumière intense qui ne nuit pas au rendu des couleurs. Bonne journée.


Bonour Philippe,

Il se confond parfaitement avec les maisons du village ce lavoir qui devait être à l'époque un peu comme le perron de l'église dans les années 50.Très beau clocher dans un ciel intéressant.



Bonjour Philippe,

ya se ven pocos lavaderos de este tipo, parece que está localizado a las afueras del pueblo, me gusta la combinación de tejados que muestras, bien visto,

Buen fin de semana,


Bonjour Philippe
Splendid view of the pastoral scene of this red-roofed village. I’m glad that the spire of the church enriches the image.
Excellent work, Have a nice day. Groet Rob

Those places in old times were a local-people's gathering, mainly the women, Philippe - see how the laundry-machine invention changed life in times.
A well lit photo, bravo.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13672 W: 0 N: 16018] (168038)
  • [2017-06-16 7:07]


avec ce clocher tout pointu qui ressort comme un flèche dans le ciel quel village et ces belle maisons et toute la végétation sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3288 W: 0 N: 7482] (55057)
  • [2017-06-16 8:14]

Very nice photo of the historical building, but I am happy to have a washing machine at home :)
Excellent quality of the photo, perfect depth
regards Ryszard

Ciao caro Philippe,lovely composition with interesting wash house, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3848 W: 2 N: 6354] (32050)
  • [2017-06-16 15:54]

Bonjour Philippe,
Intersting view of the building.
I like very good POV, attractive composition and wonderful colours.
Nice presentation

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8994 W: 57 N: 15085] (55902)
  • [2017-06-16 22:36]

Bonjour Philippe,
What a lovely view of this charming village, which looks so peaceful in the fine colours and soft sunlight. The open space in the foreground and in front of the lavoir is well included and balances the composition well.

Salut Philippe,
Une belle luminsité illumine ce cadrage bien équilibré entre ce clocher effilé et ce lavoir en point fort, un bon témoignage de ce patrimoine de la France rurale.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14144 W: 1033 N: 28216] (134564)
  • [2017-06-17 6:59]

Hello Philippe,

Well composed using the rule of thirds with good sharpness and excellent warm cold colour contrasts between the red roofs and the blue sky. The diagonal hedge at far right adds a good lead in line and perspective. Tfs!

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42578)
  • [2017-06-17 12:15]

Bonjour Philippe!
Tu nous as montré déjà plusieurs lavoirs ici sur TE. C'est chaque fois une vue belle et intéressante. Je n'ai jamais vu un tel bâtiment ici en Allemagne. Je ppense qu'on peut voir des barrages pour l'eau à gauche. Tout l'endroit respire une tranquillité et une beauté prèsque émouvante ... Ca me plaît vraiment beaucoup.
Amitiés de la Westphalie un petit peu estivale!

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  • Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 129 N: 1121] (7455)
  • [2017-06-17 15:37]

Bonjour Philippe
Strange effect on your photo, but still a nice display of red roofs with the slim tower.
In my country, in rural areas, women wash the clothes in the shore of the rivers.


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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10433 W: 174 N: 17640] (78381)
  • [2017-06-21 1:51]

gostei deste ângulo com os velhos telhados em evidência e a agulha da torre reinando soberana acima deles. belo enquadramento e uso da árvore na lateral.



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