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Church and chapel, la Couvertoirade


Church and chapel, la Couvertoirade
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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: 2007-10-14
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Causse du Larzac [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-07 1:33
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Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
October 14, 2007
La Couvertoirade 120082 12230
Aveyron Midi-Pyrenees
43.917 3.317 785 m

Saint-Christol church, built by the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem in XIVème century. Composed of three spans closed by a flat apse in the East, overcome of a powerful bell-tower in the West, the church took part in defense.

One can see, 500 m in the East and the village, the ruins of a chapel of Knights Templar of XIIe century, arched subsequently, devoted to saint Christol, priory in 1135, which preceded the church built in the village.

On Causse of Larzac, in a medieval village built at the 12th century by the Knights of the order of the Temple, and in a fortified enclosure built with the 15e century by the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. They practised culture and breeding there, providing provisioning for the war.

Knights of the Order of the Temple, Knights Templar.
In 1119, Hugues de Payns, knight originating in Champagne, melt a militia, "The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon", which will become the "Knights of the Order of the Temple". Monks, knights, monks and soldiers, Templiers will defend Jerusalem, and the pilgrims going on the tomb of Christ.
In 1291, following the fall Saint-Jean-d'Acre, the Knights Templar are folded up in Cyprus, then in Rhodos.
In 1312, the order is dissolved, and after a lawsuit, the large Master Jacques de Molay and other Knights templar are sharp flarings on roughing-hew it.

Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem
Before the first crusade, a hospital is founded in Jerusalem close of the Holy Sepulchre for the Western pilgrims, other Hospitals are create in the wearing of loading Italian and Provencaux. In 1113, the Hospital of Midsummer's Day of Jerusalem is recognized like an independent hospital order.
In 1140, the Order of the Hospital becomes in military order, with néanmmoins vocation of charity and defenders of Christendom.
In 1312, the goods of Templiers, after their dissolution, are allotted to the Hospital ones.
In 1522, Turkish takes Rhodos.
In 1530, the emperor Charles Quint allots Malta to the Hospital ones. They since are called Sovereign Military Order of Malta or Knights of Malta .

La Couvertoirade is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrénées area, populated of 153 Couvertoiradois, distributed on 62 km², that is to say 2 hab/km².

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Hello Joël,
I see you keep coming back to this fascinating place in your postings. A lovely village with lots of photographic potential. A good point of view here that helps put the church in its context atop the hill. Nice tones and good clarity.

Joel ,
mi piace questa piccola chiesa , l'omino sulla sinistra da' l'idea delle proporzioni , molto belli i colori , peccato per il cielo grigio.
Matteo

Hi Joel,
Very attractive image for this place and the composition is spectacular. I like the fine details, note is excellent. Beautiful premiére once more, Very well done! Have a nice day
George

Salut Joël,
looks a bit mystic by the soft darkness, but well done, pleasant mood. A good POV having the trees included. Looks like a cemetery of the Templiers? Good sharpness and diagonal lines.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 23244 W: 523 N: 38458] (166580)
  • [2008-02-07 5:01]

Hello Joël,

A very well composition, together with your very interesting note.
We see also neither a part of the old cemetery in foreground.
Quality and presentation are very well.
Thanks for sharing.

Best regards,
John.

Bonjour Joel
Bel habillage de cette église et chapelle par ces arbres au feuillage délicat.Un très beau ciel agrémenta la composition de toits et de belle pierre et le coup comme à l'accoutumé accompagné du texte qui va bien.Bonne fin de journée à toi.
Amicalement
Gildas

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2008-02-07 11:39]

Hi Joël,

you keep posting excellent shots of the french churches. This one is rustic but not less beautiful than the others. The visible bricks are one signal of its charming architecture. I like to see it between those two trees. One more great work, Joël!
Amicalement,
Carlos

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4041 W: 93 N: 8298] (38216)
  • [2008-02-07 12:41]

The Stone as material of structure and the interesting churches are the architectural creations of your regions! I like also the descriptions and the placements. I believe that it is from the better work. I greet you!Joel, Mes salutations je vous envoie et encore une fois dire !
Georgios

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14404 W: 156 N: 24946] (131940)
  • [2008-02-07 12:54]

Bonsoir Joel,
Une jolie vue d'ensemble de l'église et de la chapelle joliment présenter et avec de jolies teintes chaudes des pierres, belle présentation
Bonne soirée
cricri
ps) tu a vu qu'il y a un meetings à Nîmes le 26 et 27 Avril ( voir forum)??

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2008-02-07 16:10]

Joel, je vois ta derniere serie comme une encyclopedie thematique dans laquelle on a a voir et a apprendre. Et c'est un privilege de pouvoir te suivre. Je le fais avec grand interet et plaisir. Amities, Branko

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9448 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2008-02-08 0:12]

Bonjour Joel,
another interesting old church and chapel. Fine complementary WS as always by You. Superb quality. Good informations also.
Gr., Aleksander

Hi Joel,
A very well captured old church here with cemetary in the foreground - intereting looking grave markers? I am impressed by the masonry using many varied sizes of stones. Good details and light. TFS. later...Gerald

Hello Joël,
A very well composition, together with your very interesting note. Quality and presentation are very well. Well done.
Regards,
Charles
Malta

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