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Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10230 W: 63 N: 28686] (126010)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-05
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Eos 760d, Canon EFS 10 - 18 mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-06-08 23:29
Viewed: 628
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Basilica of Saint-Sernin (Occitan: Basilica de Sant Sarnin) is a church in Toulouse, France, the former abbey church of the Abbey of Saint-Sernin or St Saturnin.

Apart from the church, none of the abbey buildings remain. The current church is located on the site of a previous basilica of the 4th century which contained the body of Saint Saturnin or Sernin, the first bishop of Toulouse in c. 250.

Constructed in the Romanesque style between about 1080 and 1120, with construction continuing thereafter, Saint-Sernin is the largest remaining Romanesque building in Europe, if not the world. The church is particularly noted for the quality and quantity of its Romanesque sculpture.

Despite being called a basilica, Saint-Sernin's deviates from the basilica plan of early Christian architecture in several ways. It is much larger compared to earlier churches. It is also constructed mostly of brick. The building is in the form of a crucifix. The ceilings are vaulted, unlike many of the earlier churches. Saint-Sernin's contains radiating chapels which were used to display important relics. Another deviation from the earlier Christian churches is the addition of an ambulatory, a walkway that goes around the nave and side aisles to allow for viewing of the radiating chapels (which could be done while mass was being held without interrupting the ceremony). For these and other reasons, Saint-Sernin's is often said to follow the "pilgrimage plan" instead of the traditional basilica plan.

In 1998 the basilica was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites under the description: World Heritage Sites of the Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Hi Stephen,
Nice perspective, well seen this frame, good management for the contrast of light with these shadows, interesting architecture, tfs.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10743 W: 146 N: 27061] (129607)
  • [2018-06-09 0:19]

Hello Stephen, beautiful view of the Basilica St. Sernin from the side. Nice composition with the diagonal, lovely colours.

Kind regards Malgo

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10331 W: 161 N: 17195] (130841)
  • [2018-06-09 0:46]

Witaj Stephen!
A very curious building.
Good frame and perspective.
Interesting fence add flavor to this composition.
Well done.
Nice weekend.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25053 W: 520 N: 42301] (181212)
  • [2018-06-09 1:03]

Hello Stephen,

You chose a nice angle with a nice iron fence in foreground.
Also the church wall with lovely windows is beautiful.
Certainly this picture with a excellent panorama view about the area.
Everything very clean and tidy.
Sharpness and clarity are superb.
Nice colours and pleasant presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

Bonjour, cher Stephen,
La Basilique est d'importance et l'on peut admirer son architecture et ses espaces verts.
Le choix de cadrage est fort bien pensé.
Merci pour la note d'accompagnement.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14860 W: 1055 N: 30543] (142985)
  • [2018-06-09 2:47]

Hi Stephen,

Good linear perspective with the fence leading the eye towards the upper left in a dynamic diagonal line. Excellent sharpness and good colour and saturation. I like the s shaped flourishes in the fence. Tfs!

Dobar dan.
Danas smo komsije sa fotografijama na TE.
Lep pogled, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa ograda i fasada, lepa stara Crkva.
Zelim vam lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

Good day.
Today we are neighbors with photographs at TE.
Nice view, interesting and good text ...
Beautifully shown, good perspective and contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice fence and facade, beautiful old church.
I wish you a nice day, all the best for a weekend, good luck.

Hi Stephen,

The fence is framing well the basilica. The point of view is showing the details of the side of Basilica of Saint-Sernin. The light is enhancing the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.


Ciao Stephen
ottima prospettiva della Basilica con l'aiuto della recinzione in ferro.
Buono il controllo delle luci.
Buon we

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12293 W: 126 N: 22185] (113009)
  • [2018-06-09 8:43]

Hi Steph,this long diagonal perspective is a winner,truly beautiful,well exposed and sharp,orginal idea to show us something of this Touolouse church! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 0 N: 1725] (14099)
  • [2018-06-09 12:09]

stephen good evening..i like your choice of view point here,well seen and captured!superb work..tfs dale

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14489 W: 0 N: 16395] (176049)
  • [2018-06-09 20:45]


Ftastique perspective sur cette barrière quel cadrage et hauteur de la barrière et cet édifices quel rose de la pierre et cette entrée quei ressort mervielleuse vue.
Bravo et amitié

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3659 W: 0 N: 8592] (60259)
  • [2018-06-09 21:25]

A very nice photo of the basilica, it shows many architectural details, very well captured with good diagonal composition
regards Ryszard

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9725 W: 57 N: 16632] (61522)
  • [2018-06-09 23:40]

Hello Stephen,
A great photo of this end of the basilica and its wonderful architecture in soft, warm colours. I like the contrast with the darker fence and foreground, which also included the patterns of the shadows so well. Good and well-balanced composition.

Hi Stephen
A well photographed from the perfect point of view with fence which instantly inviting the eye over what's beyond - the diagonally stretched out basilica. A most acceptable clarity, excellent colour splitters and wonderful shade & shadow play. Excellent shot, Congrats

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Best regards

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16186 W: 159 N: 28223] (148454)
  • [2018-06-14 0:42]

Hello Stephen
Bonne perspective, le jeu ombre et de lumière, le contraste des couleurs, intéressante note
belle présentation
Bonne journée

Hello dear Stephen and have a nice evening
interesting view of the Basilica of Saint
Sernin taken from an excellent chosen
point of view the sad is that apart from
tye church none of the abbey buildings
remain nice perspective generally
wellframed with useful notes
necessary for all of us we must read
them not only add a critique

Ciao Stephen, great perspective on fantastic bssiloca, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Stephen,
Here is a nice view of the basilica from a different angle, framed carefully. 👍

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