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A grand entrance

A grand entrance
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Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9953 W: 63 N: 27996] (123120)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/13 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-01-10 23:56
Viewed: 576
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One in a series of pictures from the beautiful Southern French city of Aix-en-Provence.

Aix-en-Provence is a city and commune in the south of France, some 30 kilometres (19 miles) north of Marseille. It is in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, in the département of Bouches-du-Rhône, of which it is a subprefecture. The population is approximately 143,000.; its inhabitants are called Aixois or, less commonly, Aquisextains.

Aix (Aquae Sextiae) was founded in 123 BC by the Roman consul Sextius Calvinus, who gave his name to its springs, following the destruction of the nearby Gallic oppidum at Entremont. In 102 BC it was the scene of the Battle of Aquae Sextiae when the Romans under Gaius Marius defeated the Cimbri and Teutones, resulting in mass suicide among the captured women; a story which passed into Roman legends of Germanic heroism.

In the 4th century AD it became the metropolis of Narbonensis Secunda. It was occupied by the Visigoths in 477. In the succeeding century, the town was repeatedly plundered by the Franks and Lombards, and was occupied by the Saracens in 731 and by Charles Martel in 737. During the Middle Ages it was made the capital of Provence The city reached its zenith during the period after the 12th century, when, under the houses of Barcelona/Aragon and Anjou, it became an artistic centre and seat of learning. It still has a major university and a large student population.

Aix passed to the crown of France with the rest of Provence in 1487, and in 1501 Louis XII established there the parliament of Provence, which existed until 1789 when it was abolished under the French Revolution. In the 17th and 18th centuries, the town was the seat of the Intendance of Provence.

(Source: Wikipedea)

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10457 W: 146 N: 26238] (126499)
  • [2018-01-11 0:05]

Hello Stephen, Nice detail from this building, nice balcony nad these two atlases. Fine composition.
Have you been in Vasarely Museum?

Kind regrads MAlgo

Bonjour, cher Stephen,
Ces Atlantes supportant le balcon sont de toute beauté avec ce portail donnant accès au Tribunal de Commerce.
Un choix de cadrage judicieux.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9979 W: 157 N: 16383] (127565)
  • [2018-01-11 1:01]

Witaj Stephen!
A very nice balcony, sculptures make impression.
Good frame and colors.
Excellent presentation.
Well done.
Nice day.

Hi Stephen
I think we're looking at a Caryatid right? The most beautiful caryatids i've ever seen were in Warsaw Poland.
Caryatids are sculptures which have the purpose of holding up a building for support, like a beam or pole...but obviously with MUCH more class and elegance. Not sure why there aren't more Caryatids, but i love this. its a rare sight

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14181 W: 0 N: 16220] (172770)
  • [2018-01-11 2:27]


quel balcon soutenu par ces deux hommes avec le corps coupé sueprbe image et captage quel rendu et cette entrées ils sont des hommes forts ces portes en bois et les reflets dans le vitrage merveilleux.
Bravo et belle journée

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14577 W: 1049 N: 29621] (139627)
  • [2018-01-11 2:55]

Hi Stephen

I saw plenty of these elegant sculptures all over Europe, such as in Prague, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, & Bucharest. Might load a shot of them one of these days. Good sharpness & symmetrical framing. Tfs!

Dobar dan.
Lep pogled, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazana arhitektura, dobar kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa fasada sa skulpturama, lepa drvena vrata i ograda na terasi.
Zelim vam lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Nice view, interesting and good text ...
Beautiful architecture, good contrast, beautiful colors.
Beautiful façade with sculptures, beautiful wooden doors and fence on the terrace.
I wish you a beautiful and successful day, all the best.

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 34 N: 4460] (24993)
  • [2018-01-11 5:20]

Bonjour Stephen

Great crop and fine southern light on this impressive facade. Well spotted, well shot.


Hi Stephen,

The entrance is impressive. The point of view is showing the details of the doors, of the statues and of the balcony. It is clear and sharp. Have a nice day.


Bonjour Stephen,

Je me dis que tant qu'à faire une entrée, aussi bien la faire spectaculaire et ici c'est bien le cas pour ce tribunal du commerce. Très belle symétrie d'ensemble.



Ciao Stephen
queste statue poste sotto i balconi mi fanno sempre avere una forte sensazione di fatica.
Eccellente foto, con un.bel soggetto.

Ciao Stephen, great view of beautiful entrance, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, have a good weekend ciao Silvio

Hi Stephen
A grand capture of the very ornate frontage in all its glory taken from the best viewpoint and perfectly aligned verticals which really bring out the character of the architecture within a strict framework. Good colours and presentation supported by your in depth
write up, Congrats.
Best regards

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3476 W: 0 N: 8071] (57789)
  • [2018-01-12 8:28]

An important building and dignified sculptures of atlases, very nice photo, perfect details, great symmetry
regards Ryszard

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15832 W: 159 N: 27658] (145228)
  • [2018-01-12 23:25]

Hello Stephen
Superbe le cadrage, les sculptures portant le balcon, détails et couleurs magnifique
Belle journée

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9391 W: 57 N: 15948] (59054)
  • [2018-01-12 23:29]

Hello Stephen,
Excellent close-up photo of this beautiful entrance. The large wooden door offers some great details and so do the two men on either side carrying the balcony. I really like the symmetry. The colours are very well-saturated in this bright sidelight.

Olá, Stephen!

Fachada bem interessante e bonita! As esculturas deixam ela bem mais interessante. A foto possui cores bonitas e um contraste excelente.
Boa foto!

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