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Liberty breaking its chains, Bordeaux

Liberty breaking its chains, Bordeaux
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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: 2010-01-08
Categories: Architecture, Artwork
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Painters and sculptors [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-30 3:08
Viewed: 2887
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
January 8th, 2010
Bordeaux 330063 33000
Aquitaine Gironde
44.843 -0.575 16 m

Liberty breaking its chains, Bordeaux

The column to the girondins.
The column to the girondins. June 1st, 2008.

Another sight of the statue, May 31st, 2008.

The statue of Liberty, 11 meters high, surmounts the column of Girondins, 43 meters high.
The monument to the Girondins, was built on the square of the Quinconces from 1893 to 1902, to the republic and in memory of the deputies of Gironde victims of Terror, during the French revolution. Works of the sculptor Achilles Dumilâtre 1844-1923, and the architect Victor Rich.

The monument is composed of a base, two basins and marble and bronzes sculptures, and a column. Among these works:
_The platform and the French cockerel.
_"Le Triomphe de la concorde, La Fraternité, l'Abondance, le Bonheur", triumph of the harmony, fraternity, abundance, happiness.

During the French revolution, under the Convention which lasted of September 20, 1792 to October 26, 1795 which ensured the executive power of the First French Republic, deputies of the Gironde moderate and attached to individual freedoms and economic of 1789, led a political group in favour of the republic and a federal organization of the State. It were eliminated by another political group, most radical of the assembly, (on the initiative of Terror, dictatorial period of illegal repression from August 1792 to Jully 1794), les Montagnards, (the Mountain dwellers), who put them to death, (guillotine), on the 10 Brumaire year II, (October 31, 1793). They were buried in the Cemetery of the Madeleine today public garden Louis XVI in Paris.

The place of the Quinconces, with its 12 hectares, is the greatest place of Europe, arranged of 1810 to 1828.

BORDEAUX is a french commune, located in the department of the Gironde of the Aquitaine region, populated of 235178 Bordelais in 2007, distributed on 50 km², that is to say 4351 hab./km .

The 192 communes of the urban surface have nearly a million inhabitants.

Initially name of Burdigala, founded Gallic city in IIIe century before J.- C., Bordeaux had an animated history. History.
Bordeaux is classified Ville of Art and History, and UNESCO has registered Bordeaux registered with the World heritage on June 28, 2007. Half of the city is classified, that is to say 150 hectares.

The Aquitaine is one of the 22 areas of France, it includes 5 departments: la Dordogne (24), la Gironde (33), les Landes (40), le Lot-et-Garonne (47), les Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64).

My images of Bordeaux

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14063 W: 0 N: 16135] (171592)
  • [2010-01-30 3:23]

Hello Joël,

Qiuel captage et cadrage sur cette sutatue de la liberté, une notion que nous on a la chance d'en profiter, mais pas tous, si seulement, et que ton iamge donne cette liberté totale, dans ce ciel elle est merveilleuse.

bravo et amitié


Hi Joel,
beautiful and elegant sight with decorative details, the composition is attractive and well balanced, the colours and lights are beautiful, the note is excellent, the WS pictures give a superb supplement to the photo, Tfs! Have a nice weekend!

Hello Joel, a nice composition from u here, i like the way u placed it in the composition, leaving the cotton-like cloud in the right side, so the image is complete.
Regards and a nice weekend i wish u!

Hello Joël,
The lovely sky makes the perfect backdrop to show off the statue to good effect. Excellent colours and sharpness. I like also how the light falls across the left wing and leg. Bonn weekend!

Bonjour Joël,

La prise de vue permet de distinguer avec précision les détails et les couleurs de la statue de la Liberté. Elle est bien placée dans le cadrage. La bonne luminosité valorise les couleurs de l'image. Bon weekend.


Ciao caro Joel,
in questa foto hai lavorato bene con la luce, specialmente con i mezzitoni, che mettono in risalto le forme della scultura. La testa della colonna e la statua sono maggiormente apprezzate grazie al piacevole contrasto con il cielo azzurro, catturato senza la minima traccia di rumore. Hai fatto un bel close-up di questa statua della libertà in versione francese. Ottimi anche i due WS che ci danno la sensazione delle proporzioni del monumento. Bravo!
Ciao, passa un buon fine settimana!

Salut Joel!
C`est une belle photo ou tous les details de cette statue magnifique peuvent etre vus parfaitement!
J`adore le ciel aussi comme un contraste interessant!
Merci beaucoup de ce partage!

Salut Joel.
Une belle statue de symboles significatifs, aussi la capitale sur laquelle il repose est très beau et élégant. Très bonne lumière et la netteté est assurée parce que la statue ressemble beaucoup et pas facile de choisir le meilleur moment de bronze.
Un beau ciel et de la couleur douce qui lui sert très bien comme rideau de fond.
Jouissant de tout le week-end.

Ciao Joel,
une photo avec une netteté excellente qu'il nous permet de goûter tous les particuliers, intéressants comme toujours les deux ws qu'ils font y comprendre la beauté de l'oeuvre.

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2010-01-30 14:57]

C'est une parfaite realisation Joel. Ton concours comme l'oeuvre de deux artistes. J'ai lu la note avec interet. Bonne idee et genereuse. A tres bientot,


Hi Joël,
A very interesting sculpture and a very good composition of this photo. I appreciate that you have included all the WS:s to show the column in full size. The soft clouds as the background are very attractive.
Kind regards

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 4002] (27524)
  • [2010-01-30 20:23]

Nitidez e cores fantásticas aqui. Lindo trabalho.



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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14479 W: 1045 N: 29249] (138304)
  • [2010-01-30 22:37]

Bonjour joel

A superb blue sky & good upward pov on the statue. Excellent sharpness & framing in this outstanding minimalist composition. Merci pour ce partage et bon Dimanche. Amicalement!

Excellent cadrage de cette statue magnifiquement éclairée. Très beau rendu et belle qualité d'image.

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2010-01-30 23:52]

Bonjour Joel,
statue once more. Good shot and images from links and WS. Beautiful artistic work, good informations and done photo.
Have a nice sunday.

Bonjour Joel
quel cadrage sublime de cette statue de la liberté, une netteté remarquable, un fond de ciel bleu et quelques filets de nuage et une note toujours remarquable aussi et les ws qui complètent bien cette présentation
bon dimanche

Salut Joel, cette image est belle, claire et se détachant sur un ciel parfait. J'aime aussi beaucoup ce qu'elle représente. Félicitations. Ciao Letizia

Hi Joel
very elegant photo!
looking at it, its amazingly clear, sharp and well detailed. lovely colors, and light management.
excellent quality

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