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Merry Christmas, Montpellier


Merry Christmas, Montpellier
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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: 2007-12-20
Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Event
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Christmas decorations all over the world, Images by night [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-24 1:35
Viewed: 4030
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
December 20, 2007
Montpellier 340172 34000
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.600 3.883 25 m

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*** BONNES FÊTES ****
*** JOYEUX NOËL *****
******************** :O)

The festival on front of the theatre Opera Comedy.

The festival on front of the Polygone, the commercial cave of Ali Baba in the centre of the town.

Two theatres preceded the current one, destroyed by fire in 1785 and 1881, the first created about 1755.
The Opera Comedy, inaugurated in 1888, is one of the jewels of the city. Of Italian architecture, it has of a room of spectacle and a concert hall. It was built in 4 years by the architect Joseph-Marie Cassien-Bernard 1848-1926, factory inspector of the opera of Paris, raises of Charles Garnier, architect of the Garnier Opera in Paris. Cassien-Bernard is also one of the architects of the Bridge Alexandre III, in Paris.

The Comedy square, sometimes called "place of Egg" because of the form which the place presented before its modernization, in the south-east of the Escutcheon, centers medieval city. The place of the Comedy occupies the site of old fortifications. It holds its name of the theatre, the Opera Comédie.
It is claimed that on the Comedy like to walk the most beautiful girls of France...

The fountain of The Tree Graces: Aglaé, Euphrosyne, Thalie, divinities of the beauty resulting from of Zeus and an Océanide, built out of Carrara marble de by the sculptor Etienne ANTOINE, of Carpentras, in 1776. Initially installed on the place of Canourgue, it was placed on the place of the Comedy in 1797. A copy replaces the original, placed in the hall of the Comédie opera.

Montpellier is the chief town of the Languedoc-Roussillon Area, populated of 244 300 (in 2005), Montpelliérains and Montpelliéraines, distributed on 57 km², is 3 963 hab/km². The urban surface is populated of 531 000 inhabitants.
The population has increased in an uninterrupted way for 50 years.
The climate of Montpellier is a Mediterranean climate. Contrary to a spread idea, it does not rain less in Montpellier that in Brest, but precipitations are much concentrated http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montpellier

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12895 W: 0 N: 15708] (161013)
  • [2007-12-24 1:41]

Hello,

Merci, pareillement, profite bien de ces beaux moment.
Très belle photo, un beau spin dans un mangigique décor, une bien belle vue pour ces fêtes, merci.

Belle soirée

Nicou

Hi Joel,
Beautiful festive image with splendid details. Great!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Friendly Regards
George

Salut Joel,
Un beau boulot d'exposition, les lumières ne bouhent pas complétement les zones plus sombres.
J'aime bien ,ça mélange aussi les guirlandes et de belles pièces d'art et d'architecture.
Passes de bonnes fêtes,
JB.

Joël, je vois que tu t'en es donné à coeur joie pour photographier la ville en nocturne. Cette photo est superbe avec la Fontaine des Trois Grâces et ces illuminations très classes.
Joyeux Noël !
Jacques

Ciao Joel ,
bella foto per fare gli auguri ,
molto belle le luci che decorano l'edificio .
ottimo lavoro

Buon Natale e Felice Anno nuovo

Giorgio

Salut Joël,
nice capture of the tree between lights with a good exposure.
Joyeux Noël for you and yours.
Fröhliche Weihnachten, Ulf

Hello Joël,
A very good capture of these Christmas lights. I like the composition, just a pity the left hand lamp is cropped as the image loses some symmetry. Good exposure with some nice tones and very good clarity. Bon Noël!

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2007-12-24 4:36]

Salut Joël. Une photo qui va bien avec l'occasion; une photo de nuit bien équilibrée et bonne netteté. Joyeux Noël à toi et toute ta famille!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 23514 W: 523 N: 39037] (168696)
  • [2007-12-24 5:03]

Hello Joël,

Bonnes Fetes Joyeux Noël.

The city Monpellier show a nice christmas light and also the curtain with light make this picture very well.
Nice composition and good presentation for this fiesta.
Very well done. Thanks for sharing.

Bonne soirée with your family,
John.

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2007-12-24 5:10]

Hi Joël,

wonderful shot, full of lights and colors. Really beautiful. Well done!
Regards,
Carlos
PS: Merry Christmas to you too!

j'approuve totalement ce concept de faire tous ces liens vers d'autres photos :)
belle photo de circonstance, bon réveillon
amicalement
jo

salut joel
une image de saison pour ces fêtes, bon cadrage j'aurai fermé un poil de plus pour avoir les détails de la facades qui sont superbes
amitiés et un bon noel a toi et tes proches
gilbert

Bonsoir Joel
Très bon rendu du cliché par un choix très fin de l'exposition.J'aime le rendu de la statue juste ce qu'il faut.
Très bonne soirée.
Bon Noël
Amicalement
Gildas

Hello Joel
Wonderful picture....

MERRY CHRISTMES AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

Cheers,Braca

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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2007-12-24 12:52]

Salut Joël,
C'est une vraie rivière de lumières que tu nous offres pour Noël.
Joyeuses fêtes à toi aussi.
Amitiés
Marc

Bonjour Joel,
Thank you so much for a beautiful Christmas postcard perfectly done! much appreciated!
Sincerely wishing you and family:-
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
BEST REGARDS
Merci
Tony

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14644 W: 157 N: 25460] (134260)
  • [2007-12-25 2:48]
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Salut Joel,
Je vois que tu a pris plaisir de te ballader dans les rues de MOntpellier illuminer et décorer de ces plus belles lumiéres, et oui c'est trés joli la preuve sur ton image
bonne journée de Noel
cricri

bonsoir joel
joli message illuminé pour ces fêtes de Noel, ta note, tres complete, est digne d'un guide touristique.

bonnes fêtes a toi aussi et a tout tes proches.

didier

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  • vincz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 77 N: 5252] (19113)
  • [2007-12-26 10:17]

Superbe vue de Noel avec des tons particulierment interessants. La gestion de la lumiere est excellente. Joyeuses Fetes!

Bonjour Joël!
Prise de vue réussie de ces illuminations élégantes! J'aime aussi le premier WS!
Merci por tes bons voeux, et j'espère que tu passes de joyeuses fêtes!
Amicalement§
Marie Louise.

Hi Joel, A wonderfully lit photo, with great architecture &, a perfect seasonal theme, nice symmetry &, the chandeliers are stunning, kind regards Wilson.

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