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Saint-andre church, Niort


Saint-andre church, Niort
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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: 2008-05-16
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sevre Niortaise valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-01 2:31
Viewed: 5685
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
May 16, 2008
Niort 790191 79000
Deux-Sèvres Poitou-Charentes
46.324 -0.463 28 m

The Saint-André church, XIXe century.

8 mn later
3 mn still later

It remains little thing of the important Roman style building, increased in Gothic, modified with the Rebirth, ruined by the destruction of the wars of religion in 1588. Restored, then rebuilt in 1685, it was damaged and used with civil and military purpose during the French revolution of 1789.
The current church was built of 1855 to 1863 by the Niort architect Segrétain.


Niort is a french commune, located in the department of Deux-Sèvres of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 56663 Niortais, distributed on 68 km², that is to say 828 hab./km².

Niort is the principal entrance point of the marsh poitevin.

Initially a Gallo-Roman agglomeration, then occupied by the francs, devastated by the Norman ones, the city as the remainder of Poitou, passes under English domination at the time of the second marriage of Aliénor of Aquitaine. English strengthened citadel with castle and enclosure which had a 2.800 m length, whose today KEEP, Keep.
Bertrand of Guesclin took again Niort of the hands of the English on March 23, 1372.

Francoise d' Aubigné was born there. Future Mrs. de Maintenon (Niort 1635 - Saint-Cyr-l'Ecole 1719). Favorite, then morganatic wife in 1683 of the king Louis XIV. Her father Constant d'Aubigné, was the son of the famous poet Agrippa d'Aubigné.

The economy in Niort rests primarily on the tertiary sector. Capital of the mutual insurance companies, it is also the capital of the French social economy.
Niort shelters many head offices. (MAAIF MAAF MACIF SMACL IMA GCA SMIP etc…).

According to Banque de France, Niort is the fourth French money market, in term of exchanges of financial flows, behind Paris, Lyon and Lille.
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niort

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Dear Joel,

Beautiful and very well composed picture.Good POV and DOF

Rgds,

Ha Thanh

Hello Joël,
A good capture of this beautiful church, which dominates the surrounding houses. The composition is well balanced and nicely framed by the trees, which help relieve the rather gloomy sky. Good sharpness.

Ciao Joel,
una bella luce colpisce sia le case che la chiesa, il pov e' eccezionale con questa cattedrale maestosa che sovrasta il paese.
ottima la cornice delle piante.
ben fatto
Giorgio

Bonjour Joël.
La lumière du soleil couchant, rendue veloué par le ciel nuagé, donne a ce mayesteux chef d'oeuvre gothique, et aux maisons autour, des teintes delicates, et l'ensemble est joliement encadré par les arbres.
Bien vu.
Amicalement, Bobo.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12868 W: 0 N: 15687] (160769)
  • [2008-07-01 3:28]

Hello Joël,

Trois images à des temps différents, très beau boulot, sur les trois les teintes sont mangigiques et le cadrage superbe, travail remarquable.

Bravo et amitiés

Nicou

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  • alainh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3770 W: 143 N: 6587] (33209)
  • [2008-07-01 4:18]

bonjour Joel

oh tiens, une silhouette qui me semble familiere !!! tu as su trouver une teinte tres sympa et un cadrage végétal qui ne l'est pas moins.
bonne journée à toi
amicalement
alain

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2008-07-01 6:30]

Bonjour Joël,

très bon exploitation de lumière! Les conditions étaient bien défavorables mais tu il a su profiter bien du moment pour ce jeu de lumière intéressante. Un joli échantillon. Félicitations!
Amicalement,
Carlos

Ciao Joel!
Thanks for your useful comment.
I appreciated it very much!
Ths view of Saint-André church is precious. You let us to know about corners unknown. It's a pleasure to see them!
Marco

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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2008-07-01 10:07]

Salut Joël,
Une très belle lumière rosée sur cette ville et son église.
Le cadrage entre les arbres est très bien vu.
Amitiés
Marc

bonsoir Joël
quel beau cadrage pour cette belle église!C'est celui que je préfère parmi les 3 proposés,par contre je pense que je préfère la lumière des 2 WS!Mais les teintes rosées sont ici aussi très belles,et se détachent joliment sur le ciel bleu pâle!C'est très beau!
Amitiés.
Pascale

Salut Joël,
Étonnante cette couleur saumonée qui s'accorde parfaitement à la teinte bleutée du ciel. Jolie compo avec ce cadre végétal.
Amitiés, Gilles

joli point de vue et bonne compo, cette lumière rosée est vraiment du plus bel effet !
amicalement
jo

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7885 W: 56 N: 6399] (45863)
  • [2008-07-01 13:34]

Joel,
A composição, tomando partido da árvore, emoldurou de forma excelente a fotografia da linda igreja. Uma obra de arte, como de costume são suas fotografias.

Abraço

Paulo

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2008-07-01 15:49]

Je dirais les couleurs de l'apres-midi. Un peu plus tard, la rose devienne jaune. Cette belle eglise est belle sous n'importe quelle palette. Cela te soulage le travail, Joel, ami. Beau choix et la visite justifiee a fond. Merci encore une fois, Joel.

Branko

Joel, what wonderful lighting your patience has brought us. The setting sun has delivered a prize for sure and you were there to capture it perfectly, great job.

Greg

Bonsoir Joel
Bien vu d'avoir cadré les deux flèches entre ce bouquet de végétation de plus la lumière qui éclaire l'architecture est d'une belle tonalité chaude.
Bonne soirée à toi.
Amicalement
Gildas

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8155 W: 57 N: 13662] (50334)
  • [2008-07-03 2:05]

Bonjour Joël,
The view of the city and the church is so well framed by the trees in the upper right and bottom left hand corner. The church stands out so nicely too against the cloudy sky with its nice, warm hue. Very well captured and thanks for sharing!
Regards,
Lars

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1913 W: 31 N: 2944] (20202)
  • [2008-07-08 2:45]

Good morning Joel!
Great view at the Saint-andre church.The scenery is very well framed by the branches of the tree.The green colour of the trees is contrasting nicely against warm colours of the buildings and church's walls. My compliments.Thanks for the note
best regards
ziggy

Hello Joel,

A nice photo with a well managed framing and superb colors. You chose a good POV to take this shot. Well done!

Regards,
Abbas

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