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The Bontemps town house, Belves

The Bontemps town house, Belves
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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: 2011-07-30
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/2000 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dordogne Valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-04-26 3:45
Viewed: 2385
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 30th, 2011
Belvès 240035 24170
Dordogne Aquitaine
44.775 1.004 160 m

The Bontemps town house, Belvès

One view.
Another view.

The Bontemps town house of 12th 16th centuries. Classified as "Historic Monument" in 1948. Private property.

It is a noble house of the 12th century, with a facade of Renaissance style of 1520. It would have been occupied during the Hundred Years' War by an Englishman of Thomas Bontemps's name.

In Périgord Noir, and near the DORDOGNE VALLEY, BELVÈS has again the decorations of the Félibrée, Felibrejada in occitan, a festival which takes place every year in a city different from Périgord for the 1st Sunday of July, festival of the customs and of the traditions of the Périgord. This festival immortalizes the memory of the troubadours who sang the langue d'Oc in the Middle Ages.

_ The DORDOGNE is formed in its origin, of brooks taking their spring up to 1694 meters in height, on the sides of the Puy de Sancy in the Massif Central. After a course of 483 kilometers, and the crossing of a catchment basin of 23870 km², it flows in the Garonne, at the bec d'Ambès in the estuary of Gironde, before joining the Atlantic Ocean. Description of the la Dordogne.

The status of the Dordogne made sometimes discusses, between that of an tributary river of the Garonne, or that of a river flowing into the Atlantic Ocean, by the estuary of the Gironde.

BELVÈS is a french municipality, located in the department of the Dordogne of the Aquitaine region, populated of 1432 belvésois en 2009, distributed out of 23.7 km², that is to say 60.4 hab./km².

In the Périgord noir, The municipality of Belvès is crossed bye the Nauze which flows on left bank of the Dordogne.

The village of Belvès, is one of the most beautiful Village of France, near Domme, Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Beynac-et-Cazenac, château des Milandes, gardens of Marqueyssac, and Cadouin abbey.

My images of Belvès.
My images of the Dordogne 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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Hello Joel,
wow! what a history. This is gorgeous place to see and to be around. Worth every penny. Very beautiful and very attractive town. Beautifully executed, beautiful decor of red roses. Fantastic POV and DOF too. Excellent work. I love it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,

Bonjour Joel,

Le regard suit naturellement les belles décorations rouges dans l'image en s'accrochant sur les belles pierres au passage vers les gens au loin, ce qui donne une belle profondeur à l'image qui jouit d'une très belle lumière.



Bonjour Joë;,

Les décorations suspendues aident au cadrage de l'image. La longueur de la rue donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture des maisons. La bonne luminosité a un bel effet sur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Bonjour Joel,

What a fine town house! I think I could easily be tempted to live here!
I like your pov, using the edge of the building, on the left, to channel the view into the b/g, where the strung decorations add a sense of festivity and, therefore, warmth to the mood. The town house is tall and imposing, beautifully detailed with sharp relief.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6092 W: 277 N: 11813] (91052)
  • [2012-04-26 5:09]

Salut Joel ,
Ces décorations estivales , en plus du beau ciel bleu apportent de la couleur vive à cette architecture de pierre grise . Tout bon cadrage .

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  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2766 W: 28 N: 3978] (26567)
  • [2012-04-26 5:22]

Salut Joel,

i really love such old stone-wll-houses, and you have composed here a real big capture of them.. in addition with the flowered path it looks realy charming!

merci pour le partage, amicalement, Bernd

Bonjour Joel
Une bonne image de ce village en fête
Belles couleurs de la pierre, du ciel et des décorations
Mais pourquoi f2.8, 1/2000s !?
bonne journée, amitiés

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2012-04-26 5:41]

Bonjour Joël,
outstanding photo work and a very beautiful composition with a fantastic atmosphere. The flowers are very nicely contrasting with the gray walls of the ancient building! It was with great pleasure that I read the interesting note that is perfectly well accompanying the photo. My compliments!
Warm regards

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  • lgir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 71 N: 1652] (7363)
  • [2012-04-26 5:45]

Bonjour Joel,

la décoration de cette rue accentue sa perspective de façon colorée tout en donnant un coup de jeune à ses vieux murs.
Joli travail

Bonjour Joel,
Wonderful photo. The red contrast so nicely with the stone of the buildings. Great textures and light.

Tu nous offres trois nouvelles très belles photos de Belvès en fête. Ces décorations contrastent superbement avec le bleu du ciel. La lumière est splendide et met superbement la pierre en valeur. Ta composition d'image est excellente.

Hola Joel..

Magnifica imagen llena de colores, luz y buen rollo! sobre todo me gusta el contraste que hace el color rojo intenso con la piedra de este edificio antiguo! excelente trabajo..muy bien realizado! enhorabuena


Salut Joël!
C'est une photo très jolie!
L'endroit avec ses détails architecturaux anciens e ces décorations colorées est vraiment beau!
La qualité est superbe!
Merci du partage,

joel hello,super take on this,great view,stunning scene,lovely colorfull pic,love that red in this! tfs! dr

Bonjour Joël,

belle invitation à s'arrêter et à faire la fête .

Christian .

Hello Joël.
This is a beautiful street scene with colorful decor like lanterns during Chines New Year celebration in my country. Beautiful light and amazing details of the finely constructed building. A fine day with blue sky is a real charm.
Thanks and have a nice day.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14073 W: 0 N: 16143] (171698)
  • [2012-04-26 8:01]

Hello Joël

sueprbe vue et iamge quel effet ces guirlandes rouge dans la rue, quelle profondeur avec le rendu sur la pierre, c'est la fête superbe.

bravo et amitié


Bonjour Joel
Un joli petit coin de pierres dans ce village du Périgord.La lumière est bien gérée entre ombre et lumière et cette décoration de la rue crée le bon contraste de couleurs avec le bleu de ce ciel.
Bonne soirée

hi joel,
your notes are very extensive and informative.
there is a lovely depth to this picture, from the overhead decorations in the foreground, to the view down the street. the detail in the stone work is superb. lovely bright colours in the decorations, and the wonderful blue sky.

bonjour Joël
ces décorations florales roses et le ciel bleu donnent encore plus de charme à ce village déjà très beau,et donnent un superbe contraste avec la couleur neutre des pierres.La texture de celles-ci est superbement rendue.Magnifique!

Ola Joel ,
Beleza esta rua medieval nesta vila enfeitada com estas flores de papel , gostei muito dos detalhes das casas com estas paredes em pedra , boa profundidade de foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Ciao Joel,
a corredo della splendida foto note sempre molto interessanti, credo tu sia uno dei pochi ad offrire un servizio del genere alla comunità di TE, nel pieno spirito del sito.
Lo scorcio che hai fotografato è molto bello, ma con gli addobbi diventa addirittura fantastico, mi piace moltissimo la resa del rosso su un contesto di quasi monocolore, eccetto ovviamente il cielo. Complimenti.
Un caro abbraccio.

Bonsoir Joël
Les deux autres photos complètent bien la principale en nous faisant découvrir cette imposante maison sous différents angles. Les guirlandes de fleurs rouges attirent bien sur le regard tout en contrastant avec la pierre grise des constructions et le ciel bleu.


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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2012-04-26 12:54]

Bonsoir Joël,

Belle publicité, méritée, pour ce village qui semble tranquille et qui décore avec beaucoup de goût ses charmantes ruelles ! Même après la fête, c'est encore la fête... Quant à la bâtisse, elle est superbe, bien restaurée, j'aimerais m'y trouver à l'intérieur, un week-end ou toute une semaine, à la place de cet occupant chanceux qui ouvre les fenêtres !

Bonne soirée !


Hi Joel,
what a charming atmosphere, this is a beautiful photo from this place, the composition is very attractive, great details and colours, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!

Hello my dear Joel

Great fashinated comfortable shot!
Nice combination of vivid colors and commoditiies.
Very attractive and fresh shot with sharp and clear description. Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a good last working day, best regards,

Takero from Tokyo

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2012-04-27 7:43]

Hi Joel,

You're capturing well this narrow alley and old houses by a good angle and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see classical stone-made houses in Middle Ages on both side of alley. The whole is harmonized and pleased well by beautiful color combination of houses, blue sky and long/red decoration on alley.
Have a nice day.

Kind regards,

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-04-28 0:34]

Bonjour Joel,
amazing decorations on the street. Nice colours. I like the perspective also. Good photos in WS. Well presentation from Belves.
Have a nice day.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14486 W: 1045 N: 29278] (138426)
  • [2012-04-28 6:25]

Bonjour Joël

The warm cold color contrast between the red decorations & blue sky instantly caught my eye here. Good sharpness & well composed. Nice use of diminishing linear perspective with the alley at left. Nice textural & shadow details. The people in the bg add scale. Bon weekend!

Hi Joel
Very nice and interesting shot
It has a very good colors,light and details
Very good job
All the best

Hello Joel,
Excellent photograph of this lovely town house... it is so big. I love the red flower decorations which are very pretty and draw you into the photograph.
All the best

Salut joel
Belle image. Fantastic shot avec de bonnes couleurs et la composition excellente.
En ce qui concerne.

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