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The Roche Courbon castle, St-Porchaire


The Roche Courbon castle, St-Porchaire
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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: 2009-07-15
Categories: Castles, Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Charente valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-07 3:53
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 15th, 2009
Saint-Porchaire 170387 17250
Charente-Maritime Charentes-Poitou
45.823 -0.785 21 m

The Roche Courbon castle, Saint-Porchaire.

One sight.
Other sight.

The castle was built at the 15th century, on banks of Bruant river, tributary of Charente, and was deeply altered at the 17th century.

It is Jehan of LATOUR which made build around 1475, a defensive castle equipped with 4 powerful towers and a massive keep.
Jean-Louis of COURBON, transforms at the 17th century the castle of military architecture, in residence surrounded by French gardens.

The castle which was not sold like national good with the French revolution, is sold with the biddings by a heiress of the COURBON in 1817.
The hundreds of hectares of forest will then be transformed into charcoal, while the castle is left with the abandonment until the beginning of the 20th century.

It is thanks to a call in the newspaper Le Figaro of October 21st, 1908, of Julien Viaud, known as Pierre Loti, for whom the field was a place of walk of his youth, that in 1920 Paul Chénereau (1869-1967), fortunate child of the country, acquires the Roche Courbon, and makes reappear of 1928 to 1939, the gardens and the castle.
The whole will be classified with the historic buildings on September 17th, 1946.

Louis Marie Julien Viaud, is a French writer whose pen name becomes Pierre Loti in 1876. Born in Rochefort on January 14th, 1850, died in Hendaye on June 10th, 1923, buried in the island of Oléron.
He wrote inter alia the book "Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant", “the Castle of the Sleeping Beauty”, appeared in 1910, inspired of the castle and the forest of the Roche Courbon, and by his discovery of the carnal shivers.

Saint-Porchaire is a french commune, located in the department of the Charente-Maritime of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 1335 Saint-Porcherois, divided on 17 km², that is to say 77 hab./km².

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Joel,
This is a great shot of this majestic castle. The flower beds in the foreground add a nice splash of color to the scene. You have used the walkway to create a diagonal through the shot creating a nice sense of direction. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness.
TFS,
Asa

Hi Joel,
great shot. Very beautiful photo of this castle, very well balanced composition, the colours and lights are very nice, picturesque image, Congratulations! Have a nice day!
George

Salut Joël!
C'est un château très beau et une photo vraiment intéressante et attirante!
La netteté, la gestion de la lumière, la profondeur et les couleurs douces et naturelles sont excellentes!
Le point de vue a été bien choisi et la compo est simple, mais efficace et jolie!
Merci beaucoup de ce partage!
Amitiés,
Neyvan

Joël
Encore une superbe découverte pour moi. Ce château est superbe et tu en as réalisé trois belles photos.
Amicalement
JJ

Belle prise de vue de ce château. Le jaune des fleurs égaye un peu la masse grise du château.
Amitiés
John

Howdy Joel!
Amazing castle, perfect POV and composition, excellent sharpness. Good colors. Interesting info.
Greetings from Warszawa!

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  • Morac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2021 W: 225 N: 2765] (27723)
  • [2009-10-07 4:58]

Bonjour Joel,

Une belle composition coloriée dans laquelle j'aime la parfaite harmonie entre les gris des murs et ceux du ciel.
Amicalement
Marc

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5816 W: 277 N: 10935] (85966)
  • [2009-10-07 5:13]

Bonjour Joel ,
joli cadre de ce chateau , avec l'avant plan fleuri , et un ciel de toute beauté . le cchemin semble surexposé , mais ce n'est pas genant .
Amicalement

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9448 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2009-10-07 5:14]

Bonjour Joel,
great castle, very interesting old architecture, good 3 images well done. Beautiful garden and summer weather. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

Hi Joel!

Wow this castle looks amazing! Fantastic POV and the contrast between the blues of the sky and yellow flowers brings so much life and joy to the picture :) Great shot!

Hugs,

Marina

Ola Joel ,
A França e muito rica em castelos são uma beleza com belos jardins , bonito ponto de visão , boas cores e luz, parabéns!
Um abraço Gonçalo

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14396 W: 156 N: 24933] (131870)
  • [2009-10-07 5:52]
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Bonjour Joel
Très jolie celle ci, un château magnifique joliment présenter avec les parterres de fleurs jaunes et sous une belle lumière qui filtre ce ciel nuageux, super bien capturer, belles complèmentaires en WS
Passe une belle journée
cricri
ps) ma tout première 6 points et 469 vues, hum.....:-))

marvelous place Joel,
a very good point of view, fine those flowers in front of this marvelous castle, good balance very good photo job here, I like it a lot, have a good day.
regard jaap

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  • Muse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 149 N: 6379] (34962)
  • [2009-10-07 7:23]

Bonjour Joel,
Un magnifique chateau et un superbe environnement, le tout parfaitement cadré.
Jolies couleurs et très bonne lumière ainsi qu'un ciel superbe.
Excellente après midi,
Denise

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12595 W: 0 N: 15607] (158512)
  • [2009-10-07 7:40]

Hello Joël,
quelle merveilleus image de ce château, avec le par-terre de flerus jaunes, ce tour et leur toits brillabnt, ce ciel bougeant, granisoe compo, très belle image.

Merci et amitié

Nicou

Olá, Joel!
É um castelo maravilhoso e os jardins floridos dão mais vida e beleza à imagem. Um excelente enquadramento, perfeita nitidez e cores bem distintas. Belo trabalho, parabéns!

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2009-10-07 9:12]

Bonsoir Joël,

Tu nous proposes 3 photos de qualité sur ce magnifique château à l'histoire plutôt chaotique mais qui finit bien, et je comprends que son style et son environnement puisse développer l'imagination fertile des écrivains. Une belle lumière estivale pour mettre en valeur cette belle architecture ainsi que ce parterre fleuri et toujours ce ciel magnifique qui donne du relief à l'ensemble. Belles réalisations et merci pour la note intéressante Joël.

Avec toutes mes amitiés et une très bonne soirée,

Jean-Charles

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2009-10-07 9:15]

Bonsoir Joël,

il n'y a personne mieux de ce que tu pour que eux il apporte la belle architecture des châteaux français dans une photo d'excellents détails et la jolie lumière. Excellente option inclure les fleurs dans premier plan. Beau registre!
Amitiés,
Carlos

salut joel
magnifique ce chateau, le jaune flashe bien dans ce ciel gris, un cadrage parfait comme toujours
amitiés
gilbert

Bonsoir Joel
La demeure est bien mise en valeur entre ces fleurs jaunes et la complémentaire bleue du ciel.Les parties luisantes sur les toits des deux tours leur donnent du volume.Il y a un ciel à la "façon" que j'aime bien évidemment.
Bonne soirée
Amicalement
gildas

Ciao Joel,
magnifica la vista di questo castello, mi piace molto il grigio della facciata contrasta a meraviglia con il giallo dei fiori, eccellente il cielo.
bravo
Giorgio

Bonsoir Joël,

Les jardins et les arbres cadrent bien le château. La prise de vue en coin permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du château de Roche Courbon. La bonne luminosité valorise les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

Ciao dear Joel,
incredibile la bellezza di questo castello che sembra uscito da una fiaba. Questa immagine e le due dei WS sono state catturate in modo piacevole ed interessante, mostrandoci questa affascinante e suggestiva architettura. Questa foto è una delle tue migliori, complimenti!
Ciao, buon giovedì!
Paolo

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2009-10-07 17:37]

Bonsoir Joël,
Magnifique cadre de ce grand château, un ciel magnifique et un parc plein de fleurs.
Excellent point de vue et la lumière, l'image très attractive.
Amicalement,
Charo

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  • plimrn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4003 W: 227 N: 6734] (21344)
  • [2009-10-07 17:51]

Bonsoir Joel,
From the thumbnail, the lovely framing of the castle under the beautiful sky drew me and when I opened the photo, I fell in love with the beds of daisies framing the foreground.
SAJ, Pat

Hi Joel

Wow what a beautiful chateau. Perfect compostion with the flower garden in the foreground. Good WS. Great architecture, I must find this place next time I'm in France. TFS

Chris

This is one of those photos which you can stare for ages without being tired! Quel spectacle!
This castle is fantastic and your composition gives a strong sense of tridimensionality: one almost feel to be there on the spot! The light conditions were the ideal creating a very fine contrast with the cloudy sky. I love those bed flowers in the foreground.
An excellent work.
Amicalement,
Donato

salut Joel,
Bien présenté et cadré ce château, le premier plan fleuri et jaune agrémente parfaitement la vue.

bonjour Joel
Hum! une superbe composition et cadrage de ce chateau dont l'architecture est superbe, les parterres de jardins bien entretenus et une belle luminosité
un très bon travail
juliette

Hi Joel,
Good pov to show the old castle and beautiful gardening, full in relaxing feel, an idea place to visit, completed with WS too show the other sides of the catle, well done.
Ally

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2009-10-10 16:09]

Y a t il la fin des merveilles qui t'entournent, Joel. Tu peux bien vivre sur TE encore longtemps en parcourant les lieux pas tres loin de chez toi. Ton role y est precieux pour ton bercail et pour nous qui te regardent de jour en jour. Grand merci,

Branko

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 71 N: 2277] (10987)
  • [2009-10-11 2:17]

There seems to be no end of great photo opportunities around where, I assume, that you live Joel.
beautifully composed and good colour. Great management of the clouds.
cheers
Ian

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  • akm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 197 W: 119 N: 240] (1216)
  • [2009-11-29 17:02]

Bonsoir Joel,
I'm working my way back through the archives to catch up on what I've missed during an absence form the site. This is one of your best chateau "portraits." Beautifully composed, great colors and just the right amount of human presence to make it live. Thank you also for an excellent note.
Best regards,
Mary

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