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The menhir of la Trivalle, Rogues


The menhir of la Trivalle, Rogues
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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: 2011-04-20
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vis valley and canyon, Megaliths [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-04-28 15:08
Viewed: 3373
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
April 20th, 2011
Rogues 300219 30120
Gard Languedoc-Roussillon
43.889 3.573 580 m

The menhir of la Trivalle, Rogues

One view.
Other view.

The menhir of Trivalle of 1,70 m height, on the CAUSSE DE BLANDAS, near the village of Rogues, in the departement of the Gard.

Menhirs are standing stones vertically. They are many in Europe, where they were raised between 4500 and 2500 BC

One finds on CAUSSE OF BLANDAS 25 dolmens, 55 menhirs, and also several cromlechs badly preserved. In 2009, speleologists discovered a cave remained closed during 5000 years and container of skulls and potteries.

_The CAUSSE DE BLANDAS is located in Languedoc-Roussillon in the department of Gard, is bordered in north by the valley of Arre river and the solid mass of the Cévennes, in the south by the valley of the Vis river and CAUSSE du LARZAC. Its surface is of approximately 80 km², its altitude varies from 540 meters to 955 meters. It belongs to small causses, in opposition to GRANDS CAUSSES, large causses.

_The "CAUSSE du LARZAC" is vastest and southernmost of "GRANDS CAUSSES", large causses. Its 1000 km ² of plateau rise from 600 to 900 meters. It is limited to the North-East by Dourbie river which separates it from "Causse Noir", in the North-West the Tarn river separates it from the plateau of Lévézou, in the west it stops with the depression of Roquefort. Its surface is strewn with famous sites with the military orders, Knights of the Order of the Temple and Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem.

_The "GRANDS CAUSSES", in the south of the Massif Central, are delimited in north by the plateau of "Aubrac", in the east by the Cévennes, the south by the plain of the "lodévois", in the west by the plateau of "Lévézou". These are plateaus limestones whose altitude varies from 700 to 1250 meters of altitude, and of surface going up to 1000 km².
The "Grands Causses" are formed by important "Causses of Larzac" (1000 km²), of "Sauveterre" (550 km²), "Méjean" (330 km²), and "Noir" (200 km²), but also of the causses "Comtal", "Rouge" and of "Sévérac", and many small peripheral causses like causses of "Mende", "Blandas", "Changefèges", "Bégon", etc… No waterway circulates on the surface of the plates, because the rainwater infiltrates in the karstic, generating networks of many swallow-holes and caves, to re-appear in the valleys. Geology of causses and the cévennes.

ROGUES is a French municipality, placed in the department of the Gard of the region Languedoc-Roussillon, populated with 110 Rogois in 2007, distributed on 30.2 km², that is to say 3.6 hab/km².

The river La VIS cross the territory of the municipality of Rogues.

My images of Rogues.
Vis River canyon and valley.

Copyright © All rights reserved. The use or the reproduction, on any media, for profit or not profit, of my photographs, including my photographs published in workshop, the notes or the texts, is prohibited without my written authorization. Joel Berthonneau.

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  • lgir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 623 W: 71 N: 1652] (7363)
  • [2011-04-29 0:02]

Bonjour Joel,

le menhir en premier plan et ce chemin qui se dessine donnent beaucoup de profondeur à ce paysage.
Avec toujours des couleurs très naturelles, ta composition est très plaisante.
Bien vu
Amicalement
Laurent

Hello Joël,
As well as giving depth to the image, the massive standing stones provides a wonderful anchor point before we go on to take in the rest of this fascinating landscape. A well composed image and fine technical presentation where all the elements are first class.

Bonjour Joel,

Il semble bien solitaire ce menhir. On cherche du regard Obélix et le village d'irréductibles. Mais il prend bien sa place dans le paysage.

Amicalement

Serge

Hi Joel,
an attractive photo of this menhir, the composition is well balanced, I like the beautiful view and the depth of the photo, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
György

Bonjour Joël,
C'est toujours impressionnant de rencontrer ces vestiges d'une civilisation dont on connaît peu de choses. La photo met ce menhir en valeur dans son environnement.
Amicalement
Jacques

Ciao Joel,
un paesaggio bello, semplice e senza effetti speciali può diventare molto attraente se si compone con grande bravura come hai fatto tu in questo caso.
Perfetto il masso collocato in quella posizione.
Un caro saluto
Giorgio

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2011-04-29 15:51]

Bonsoir Joël,
Il s'agit d'un menhir tout à fait unique, j'aurais pensé que c'était juste un gros rocher près de la route.
Très bonne perspective sur le paysage de douces collines. Excellente définition et la profondeur.
Amicalement,
Charo

Buongiorno Joel
una foto essenziale e scarna con colori più che sobri, e con fiori selvatici poco appariscenti. Un masso che è più basso di me eppure così importante perché sappiamo che qualcuno tanto tempo fa lo ha collocato lì, e questo lo rende unico. Interessante quanto scrivi a proposito delle Causses, e interessante questa tua immagine che senza essere pittoresca ha il pregio di farci immaginare il tempo lontano.
ti auguro un buon fine settimana
un caro saluto
amicalement
Simonetta

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12617 W: 0 N: 15607] (158678)
  • [2011-04-30 7:14]

Hello Joèel,

Quel menhir, sueprb ela mise en beuaté, le captage et cadrage, de tèrs belle couleur et lumières, fantastique cet objet d'art.

bravo et amitié

Nicou

Bonjour Joel
Une très belle pièce ce menhir du Languedoc-Roussillon,il est bien installé sur cette petite bute de roches.Nous ne sauront sans doute jamais pour pourquoi ces pierres placées ici et là à une époque lointaine sont présentes sur notre territoire.Il n'y avait pas de machines "Poclain" à cette époque !
Bon WE
Amicalement
gildas

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13120 W: 298 N: 26111] (104816)
  • [2011-04-30 8:20]

Salut Joel,
the lonely menhir of Trivalle dominates the environment and looks like as a watcher of the endless area.Informative your note as well.

Have a good afternoon,Dnaos

Hello dear.......
a very nice image and good work.......
pov is good and good and different view......
weldon..........
Tfs......

Bonjour Joël,

Le rocher envoie mon regard vers les montagnes ce qui donne de la profondeur à la composition. La mprise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du paysage. La bonne luminosité rehausse la beauté des couleurs. Bonne journée.

Pierre

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