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The booktown, Montmorillon


The booktown, Montmorillon
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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: 2009-07-14
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Gartempe valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-26 1:03
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 14th, 2009
Montmorillon 860165 86500
Vienne Poitou-Charentes
46.426 0.871 90 m

The booktown, "La Cité de l'Écrit", Montmorillon.

One sight.
Other sight.

Since the year 2000, in a restored medieval district, the city proposes many gravers of secondhand booksellers and craftsmen, dedicated to the trades of the book.

The novelist Régine Deforges originating on the town, took part in the creation of the biennial living room of the book of Montmorillon. She is also at the origin of the idea of the City of the Writing and the trades of the book, unique in France, following the example of other foreign cities.

Régine Deforges, French writer born on August 15th, 1935 in Montmorillon, adopts a very free tone, to defend the women's right to only assume itself, including in their sexuality.

She published in 1981 "La Bicyclette Bleue", "The Blue Bicycle", first volume of a trilogy which also understands “101 avenue Henri Martin” and "le diable en rit encore".
She republished under the title “Irene”, “Le Con d'Irène”, erotic novel of Louis Aragon clandestinely published in 1928. the book was seized for its erotic contents!…

One can see in Montmorillon, The Pont Vieux, the old bridge, gothic bridge of the 15th 16th centuries which crosses Gartempe river, and The chapel Saint-Laurent of the 12th century, like l'Octogone, chapel of cemetery of the 12th century presenting of old paintings on the veins of the vault. One sees also l'église Notre-Dame, of the 12th 14th centuries.

These three monuments belong to the “Valley of the Frescos, "La Vallée des Fresques”.

The VALLEY of GARTEMPE RIVER concentrates from Saulgé to Saint-Savin, in Vienna, several builbings decorated with frescos of the 11th to 19th centuries, and is called for that, the FRESCOS VALLEY.

The GARTEMPE is a river of Poitou and of the Limousin, which takes its source close to the village of Pétillat, the commune of Peyrabout in the department of Creuse, and is thrown in the Creuse river close of "la Roche-Posay" in the department of Vienne, after a way of almost 200 kilometers. It crosses remarkable canyons in granitic landscapes, downstream from "Les Portes de l'Enfer", "The Hell Doors” to Lathus in Vienne.

Montmorillon is a french commune, located in the department of Vienne of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 6898 Montmorillonnais in 1999, divided on 57 km², that is to say 121 hab./km².

Of medieval origin, Montmorillon proposes to the visitors a broad inheritance, made of houses, private mansions, chapels, churches etc…

La Cité de l'Écrit.

My images of Montmorillon.

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Bonjour Joël
Elle est pimpante cette ancienne vitrine d'un rose vif. A une trentaine de kms de Rennes nous avons aussi une cité du livre à Bécherel. C'est toujours intéressant d'y flaner pour découvrir tous les ouvrages en vitrine.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
Nicole

Hi Joel,
Wow, doesn't that red make a statement, I can see why you were attracted to this shot.
A lovely view, nicely spotted.
Regards
Peter

Hello Joël,
As you may guess I am a fan of shop fronts and this one really jumps out at you. I like the perspective here and the use of the surroundings to provide an excellent contrast with its rich red tones. The lady walking down the street adds to the mood. Very good colours and sharpness. Well done.

Bonjour Joel,
Quelle belle vitrine pour cette librairie. Excellente photo, très bien cadrée.
Amitiés
John

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 71 N: 2279] (10993)
  • [2009-10-26 1:53]

A good one Joel helped by the red of the shop. I live in an area that promotes itself as Australia's booktown so can appreciate the sentiments of this photo.
cheers
Ian

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2009-10-26 1:53]

Deforges n'etait pas dans le programme de mes etudes de la litterature francaise, mais je comprend que son role dans Montmorillon depasse l'impacte local. Belle illustration pour le sujet que je trouve valable et utile a aborder ce matin. merci Joel et bonne continuation. J'ai impression que tu sois la un peu pour moi aussi.

Branko

bonjour joel,
la couleur et le placement de la boutique attire irrémédiablement l'oeil, le soleil n'était pas au rendez vous mais j'espere que les amateurs de beaux livres étaient nombreux pour apprécier cette manifestation.


didier

Hi Joël,
Hard to decided which one of your pictures here (including the WS:s) is the best one; they are all very good. A very fine idea with all these differently coloured store fronts! Must be a paradise for photographers!
Kind regards
Gunnar

Hi Joel,
a beautiful coloured street photo with nostalgic mood and superb perspective, the composition is very impressive, the details are splendid. Excellent photo and note, Tfs! Have a nice week!
George

Hi Joel,
nicely composed shot. The sky was not help you in this occation but you managed the light nicely. Great to see the alley. The red wall creates here fine with the rest. Depth is great. Tfs.
Congrats.
Subhendu

Hi Joel,
Great presentation. Wonderful colours. Nice tight framework here that very much suits.
Regards,
Graham.

salut Joel,
fine details of this bookshop, yourr note is very interesting. That's the spirit of TE i think.
It is a very good POV with the diagonal of the building with its iron banister.
Have a good week
Hartmut

Bonjour Joêl,

La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de la facade du magasin et des autres maisons. L'image est claire et nette. Il y a un bon contraste entre le rouge de la facade du magasin et la couleur des murs de l'édifice. Bonne journée.

Pierre

Bonjour Joël,

Nous avons aussi en wallonie un village dédié aux activités du livre et qui d'ailleurs a ainsi retrouvé une vivacité certaine.
J'aime beaucoup l'efficacité de ton cadrage qui tire opportunément parti de cette superbe devanture rouge. Notre oeil est ensuite attiré vers les autres maisons et la ruelle qui poursuit son chemin.
Amitiés et bonne semaine,
Roger

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  • toto Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2832 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-10-26 7:57]

Bonjour,
belle photo de cette ruelle qui descent et qui a sa devanture rouge et superbe sur le côté.
Bonne idée ce renvoie a ce texte en français" la cité de l' écrit " avec ces différentes porte qui mènent vers des jolies ruelles aux thèmes différentes.
Belle explication sur ces livre et ces histoires.


Amitiés Thomas

Dobro vece.
Kontrast boja koji mami pogled, dobra kompozicija dopunjena tekstom koji prati fotografiju. Dobar rad.
Prijatno vece i uspeh u radu, Paja.

Ciao Joel,
una bella vista di questo villaggio, leggo nella nota e vedo le foto di interessanti monumenti, come sempre guardare una tua foto è come fare un viaggio.
ottimo lavoro
Giorgio

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2009-10-26 18:39]

Bonsoir Joël,
Une vitrine magnifique bibliothèque, qui met en évidence sur les façades de la ville.
Superbe présentation avec un cadre unique et bien fait.
J'aime aussi le WS, qui, à part la note qui explique qu'il est clair que la ville vit de livres et de livres.
Amitiés,
Charo

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9448 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2009-10-27 0:31]

Bonjour Joel,
very nice peaceful backstreet. Fine contrast of colours, amazing red door and other hues in WS. Unusual booktown. Good presentation. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12604 W: 0 N: 15607] (158586)
  • [2009-10-27 6:42]

Hello Joël,

la facade refaite tout rouge ressort à merveille dans ce ensembel gris, un cadrage parfait, avec le fer forgé, superbe image de cette cité médiévale, mangigique.

Bravo et amitié

Nicou

Hello Joel

This bright red door seems so out of place, seems like it was simply placed there.
there are some vibrant colours of red, blue, and green.
Great little scene
Thanks for sharing
Craig

bonsoir Joel
C'est très bien composé avec la perspective de cette façade rouge,un peu dommage pour le coin de ciel laiteux mais tu n'y pouvais pas grand-chose.
Bonne soirée à toi
Amicalement
gildas

Bonjour Joël!
Quel endroit agréable pour les amoureux des livres!
J'aime beaucoup ces devantures à l'ancienne, peintes de couleurs vives.
Le point de vue est très agréable, avec la vitrine rouge en premier plan, dominant l'allée qui descend! Cela donne vraiment envie d'y flanner!
Merci du partage et bien amicalement.
Marie Louise.

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