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Saint-Maurice cathedral, Angers


Saint-Maurice cathedral, Angers
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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: 2009-07-19
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Loire valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-02-07 3:41
Viewed: 2232
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 19th, 2009
Angers 490007 49000
Maine-et-Loire Pays de la loire
47.471 -0.556 30 m

Saint-Maurice cathedral, Angers

The nave.
The main altar and the baldachin. (2 images).

The Saint-Maurice cathedral whose constructions and rebuildings extend from 6th to the 20th centuries, is an example of the Gothic style from Angers with semi way between the Romanesque arts and Gothic. It is classified with the historic buildings since 1962.

_One first church of the 6th century was rebuilt at the 8th century.
_Fires involved new rebuildings with 9th and 11th centuries. The arched nave of warheads was completed in 1153, the transept was rebuilt as from 1190, just as the chorus as from 1274.
_One new fire in 1533, the destruction of the wars of religion in 1562, the ransacks and plunders of the French revolutionists of 1789, justified restorations at the 19th century and the rebuilding of the spires at the beginning of the 20th century.

_With length a 91 meters for a width of 23 meters, it include a nave long 48 meters, broad 16 meters, and high 25 meters. Its bell-towers rise with 75 meters.

_La cathedral sheltered as from the 15th century the famous TAPISSERIE de l'APOCALYPSE. Its 104 meters length represent 69 complete pictures, and are now visible in the CHÂTEAU d'ANGERS.

ANGERS is a French commune, located in the department of Maine-et-Loire of the area of the Pays de la Loire, populated of 151179 Angevins in 1999, distributed out of 44 km², that is to say 3407 hab./km².

_Le climate of Angers is enough to justify the expression "LA DOULCEUR ANGEVINE", softness from Angers.
_Angers is the prefecture of the department of Maine-et-Loire, and the old capital of Anjou, located at the bnank of Maine river, close to its confluence with the Loire river. The city is classified with the world heritage of UNESCO.
_L' Anjou is a province familiar, genealogical old, and very dear, of which I know the village of "la Pommeraye" well in which I lived, and the Loire Valley. Angers is a familiar and cultural city of which I know well the Chevrollier college and the campus Belle-Beille.
_Year 2009 was the 600th birthday of the birth of King Rene, René 1st of Anjou, known as "Le Bon Roi René", good king René, born on January 16th in Angers, duke of Anjou of 1434 with its death, on July 10th, 1480 in Aix-en-Provence, and buried with the cathedral of Angers. Le King Rene by wikipedia..Le King René by facebook.

My images of Angers.

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Bonjour Joël,

Un angle de vue peu habituel mais que j'apprécie pourtant beaucoup. Il permet en effet de bien mettre en valeur l'architecture en insiatnt sur son côté impressionnant. C'est le cas ici avec ce colcher aux édtails bien captés qui se découpe dans un ciel nuageux, lui aussi très impressionnant.
Amitiés et bon dimanche,
Roger

Bonjour Noel!
Interesting point of view. The towers provide the perspective of the essence of Gothic architecture. It is true I think most of the early Gothic church. The colors are very good kontraztok. The internal pictures add a lot to see. Good for the nave perspective, the canopy is sufficiently informative.
Thank you showed me.
Csaba

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12604 W: 0 N: 15607] (158586)
  • [2010-02-07 4:04]

Hello Joël,

Fantastique cadrage et rès belle papogolfade sur cette cathédrale, l'architecture est merviellsue, et comme tu l'as bien mise en dévidnece, quel angle de captage, original et très recherché.

Bravo et maitié

Nicou

Hello Joël,
A good composition of this lovely Gothic tower captured at a totally different angle to mine. I like the framing and angle of view. The cloudy sky makes a sympathetic backdrop for the pale tones of the architecture. Very good sharpness.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 0 N: 531] (4028)
  • [2010-02-07 4:34]

Bonjour joel,

Un point de vue original de cette cathédral Angers, très technique et les détails de l'architecture sont bine mit en valeur. Les détails sont nets et bonne calrté.
Un bon dimanche.
john

Hello Joel, i've seen several photos of this magnificent building and every time it seems even more beautiful. A very interesting shooting angle resulting in a intriguing still pleasant composition. Good care for the details.
Regards!

Hi Joel,
a beautiful photo from this amazing architecture, I like the attractive POV and the splendid details, the colours and lights are very nice, excellent note as usual, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday!
George

Bonjour Joël,

La prise de vue permet de voir avec précision les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture des clocher de la cathédrale Saint-Maurice à Angers. Le sujet est bien cadré. Il y a un bon contraste entre les couleurs de la cathédrale et celles du ciel. Bonne journée.

Bonjour Joel
Une contre-plongée qui rend bien le côté élancé de ces deux flèches.Un très bon rendu naturel des couleurs et de bonnes textures.
Bon dimanche
Amicalement
gildas

Bonjour Joel
un cadrage effectivement pas facile, du moins pour moi, mais celà permet de voir de plus près cette superbe architecture et tes ws dont celui de l'autel est superbe, cet autel avec ces colonnes, se remarque, on ne peut être indifférent mais que sensibilisé par cette beauté
belle composition avec une luminosité extra
amicalement
juliette

Hello Joel,
Very impressive architecture to the top of the Church and excellent perspective composed from you.I enjoy it very much and I find your note very interesting!
Have a nice week!
Thomas

Hi Joël,
Looking straight up along a high church tower make me feel a slight vertigo. I get a feeling that those clouds above are moving quite fast. But a great POV and very beautiful architecture!
Kind regards
Gunnar

Ciao Joel,
très beau ce détail et splendide ciel, l'intérieur des deux ws me plaît très aussi. comme toujours un grand travail très intéressant
Giorgio

Bonsoir, cher ami Joël,
Je suppose que la Cathédrale Saint-Maurice a fait l'objet d'une restauration compte tenu de la beauté de la pierre.
L'on peut admirer tous les détails architecturaux et le savoir-faire de nos aînés.
L'étonnement est toujours présent en contemplant ce joyau architectural.
Merci pour les photos de la nef et de l'autel principal, je constate que les appareils numériques fleurissent partout, ce n'est pas une mauvaise chose, au moins, j'espère qu'il restera ainsi des traces du passé et de la conservation du patrimoine.
Les clochers se détachent avec grande élégance sur ce ciel mouvementé de nuages blancs.
Amitiés.
Philippe

Ciao caro Joel,
anche se la foto soffre un poco della dostorsione della lente, la bellezza di questo stile gotico è molto piacevole, specialmente se catturata da un interessante POV dal basso verso l'alto che enfatizza l'altezza della cattedrale. Stupendi i due WS che ci mostrano gli interni. Bravo!
Ciao, passa una buona settimana!
Paolo

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2010-02-07 16:27]

Me rappelle mon comantaire sur les sujets tres hauts - difficiles a attraper au total. De ta position, Joel, tu as remplis le cadre et la composition ne manque rien. Le sujet merite toute attention et la belle photo est soutenue par les paroles que j'ai suivi avec interet. Merci ami et bonne continuation.

Branko

Joël
Bon cadrage sur cette cathédrale et intéressantes vues complémentaires.
Amicalement
JJ

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9448 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2010-02-08 23:26]

Bonjour Joel,
cathedral is beautiful. Great details of architecture, superb interior (WS). I like it a lot. Well done photos, good note also.
Have a nice day.
Aleksander

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