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Two chapels on the bridge, Avignon


Two chapels on the bridge, Avignon
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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: 2012-05-06
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-06-07 2:06
Viewed: 2376
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
May 6th, 2012
Avignon 840007 84000
Vaucluse Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
43.946 4.810 19 m

Two chapels on the bridge, Avignon

One view.
Another view.

In Avignon, above the Rhone River, two chapels were built on top of one another, on a pile of SAINT-BÉNÉZET BRIDGE, known as the pont d'Avignon. The SAINT-BÉNÉZET CHAPEL is below the SAINT-NICOLAS CHAPEL. 12th 13th 17h centuries in the romanesque style of Provence.

It is probably on the site of a roman bridge, that was built from 1177 to 1185, according to legend at the initiative of Bénézet, 1165-1184, a wooden deck bridge with 22 arches for a length of 900 meters. Is is on one of the piles of stone that was built the CHAPELLE SAINT-BENEZET.
Destroyed in 1226, the bridge was immediately rebuilt with a higher stone deck. A SAINT-NICOLAS CHAPEL was built above the Saint-Benezet chapel, and enlarged in the 16th century.
The Rhone floods destroyed some arches in 1603, 1605, rebuilt about 1628 and again in 1633 and 1669, which caused the abandonment of the bridge.

The SAINT BENEZET BRIDGE, the Palais des Papes with its towers and ramparts, the Notre-Dame des Doms cathedral, are part of a group classified by UNESCO as World Heritage of Humanity.

Bridge history.

The famous nursery rhyme.

AVIGNON is a French commune located in the department of Vaucluse, of the area Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, populated of 89592 Avignonais in 2009, divided on 65 km², that is to say 1378 hab./km².

Avignon is located at the confluence of the Rhône river and Durance.

Avignon history.
Pont d'Avignon history.

My images of Avignon.

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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مرحبا
مرة أخرى، وجميل الصور والألوان والضوء والسطوع والوضوح مع فتوغراف.تبریک لطيف

Hi Joel,
As is usual for you another great capture. The sky provides a wonderful highlight to the well exposed bridge. The narrative is wonderfully informative.
GiovanniG

Merhaba
Tarih kokan ;guzel bir fotograf dostum.her sey iyi.tebrikler.

Bonjour Joël,

La longueur du pont donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du pont et de la chapelle. La lumière a un bel effet sur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.

Pierre

bonjour,
sympa cette vue aussi...
on s'est vraiment loupé de peu;-(
tu es monté sur le pont? et as vu les chapelles de l'interieur?
excellente note comme toujours!
amicalement
vero

Salut Joel,

A lieu de perdre son temps à bâtir des chapelles, on aurait pu tenter de rendre le pont sur la rive opposée. Mais il n'en demeure pas moins un symbole de la ville et une bien jolie chanson.

Amicalement

Serge

Bonjour Joel,
This place, the chapel and the bridge is a good find and the moment was worth capturing. The sky with overhung clouds, one over the Chapel itself, looks so nice.Good POV, lights are well managed with adequate sharpness.TFS,
Ranjan

Hello Joel.

I wish I had visited Avignon when I stayed in Arles. I hear so much about it. Your photo has a very pleasing arrangement of diagonals complemented by the long arches and the very well exposed clouds. To me it seems a rare thing to find even one chapel on a bridge, let alone two. Thanks for the WS shots, which show this bridge to be truly an interesting piece of design.
Regards,
Andrew

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12595 W: 0 N: 15607] (158512)
  • [2012-06-07 7:43]

Hello Joël
quel cpatage et compo superbe vue quel pont bien posé lourd et pesant avec la rivière qui s'écoule, le reflets ce ciel et l'églsie dans cet ensemble sueprbe bravo.
Belle soirée
Nicou

Hi Joel
A srong image and a remarkable long bridge. Excellent pov with great in-depth, fine detail and textures, a great combination of light and shadows with wonderful repeated shapes. An inevitably impressive old bridge and good scale ref as well. Great tones, colors and contrast, and the cotton clouds are icing on the cake!! Great work, Congrats.
Best regards

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2012-06-07 9:02]

Hi Joel,

Fantastic shot of this well-known landmark of Avignon. It has been captured from a very well selected point of view and with superb sense of perspective. Beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

Regards,
Malgorzata

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13246 W: 1022 N: 25760] (125261)
  • [2012-06-07 9:49]

Hi Joel,

Punchy light contrasts with good density & excellent sharpness, colour & saturation. Good shadow detail on the underside of the bridge. Nice repetition of the arches. The people atop the bridge add scale. The diagonal strip of green grass adds dynamism. Tfs!

Salut Joel.
Tres belle perspective, le point de vue est tres bien choisi, et quel ciel...
As tu fredonne le petit air bien connu!
Bravo.

Bonjour Joel,
You have chosen a great POV for this shot. The diagonal created by the bridge gives the photo a nice sense of direction. The reflection provides depth and balance for the shot. The lighting is well captured yielding excellent detail throughout.
TFS,
Asa

bonsoir Joël
ta photo et la note me font penser au magnifique livre de Ken Follet, " un monde sans fin ", parlant des constructeurs de ponts de cette époque, et des difficultés à trouver des moyens pour qu'ils ne s'effondrent pas avec les courants parfois trop forts.
En ce qui concerne la photo, la perspective excellente, et les couleurs très belles.
Amitiés
Pascale

Salut Joel.
Superbe composition avec cette diagonale belle du pont sur l'image, en divisant le plan de la bel éclat et les reflets de la rivière et le grand ciel, belle couleur et des nuages ​​très picturales, un magnifique bâtiment à proximité, avec le bonus de deux chapelles, d'augmenter son charme. Un magnifique travail comme d'habitude.
Passez une bonne nuit.
Cordialement.
Luis.

Bonsoir Joel,
Superbe POV sur ce magnifique pont,qui se reflète dans le Rhône.J'aime bien aussi les chapelles dans ce beau ciel nuageux.Bravo!
Amicalement,Gigi.

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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2012-06-07 13:06]

Bonsoir Joël,

Je crois que je préfère encore ce point de vue au précédent, le clocher se découpe parfaitement sur un beau ciel nuageux comme je les aime ! Superbe lumière et bon cadrage, j'aime le printemps quand il fait ce temps-là, parce qu'en ce moment, le soleil se fait désirer...

Bonne soirée,

Sylvain

Hi Joel,
a beautiful photo of this famous bridge and I like the composition and the warm lights, the POV is superb, great view, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
György

Ciao Joel
uno dei ponti più famosi del mondo, senza che arrivi dalla parte opposta.
Molto bello, ci sono stato molti anni fa e ci ho cantato anche la canzone.
Bello il ponte tra il verde del prato ed il bellissimo cielo, il riflesso da luce all'acqua.
Saluti
Carlo

Salut Joël!
C'est un pont très beau!
C'est une photo vraiment attrayante!
La netteté, la gestion de la lumière, les couleurs obtenues, le format horizontal, l'encadrement gris & blanc, le pdv choisi et la compo sont superbes!
Merci du partage,
Amitiés,
Neyvan

Hello Joel,
Wonderful composition of this beautiful place. An amazing architecture of this bridge. Lovely atmosphere in this photo. Fabulous colors, clarity, sharpness, great POV and DOF also. I like it. Perfectly well done. Awesome. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
Barbara

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9448 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-06-08 0:42]

Bonjour Joel,
an interesting view of bridge in Avignon. Good 3 shots and presentation. Well note with interesting links also.
Have a nice day.
Aleksander

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8324 W: 157 N: 12961] (113651)
  • [2012-06-08 11:56]

Witaj Joel!
I love bridges ;)
Beautiful bridge, wonderful construction.
Good frame and perspective.
Super light and colors.
Well done.
Have a nice weekend
Krzysztof

Hello Joel,
an excellent composition, a great view of the bridge on a wonderful sunny day. The point of view and angle chosen are most effective giving superb perspective and depth. They also allow us to have a pleasing view under the arch, and appreciate the stunning contrasts along the bridge. Sharpness and clarity are extarordinary and relaxing, lighting is masterful. I love the colours, the textures, the reflections, the beautiful sky complementing the marvellous composition. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Ourania

Bonsoir Joel
Beau ciel nuageux au dessus, belle herbe verte en avant plan pour encadrer ce célèbre pont
assez belle pour qu'on puisse y danser tous en rond, LOL !
Bon WE
Patrick

Bonjour, cher ami Joël,
j'aime la perspective élégante diagonale du pont dans ce cadrage, que tu as capté avec une haute qualité de lumière et de couleurs et avec une grande netteté.
La présence des gens nous offre un grand dynamisme, et la petite chapelle sur le pont est un élément architectonique réellement étonnant. Les nuages ajoutent un bon complément esthétique à ta composition.
C'est un travail de toute beauté.
Bien amicalement,
Josep

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14396 W: 156 N: 24933] (131870)
  • [2012-06-09 22:53]

Bonjour Joel
Belle lumière et POV de ce célèbre et romantique pont!! superbe le ciel bleu avec les nuages blancs, le vert sur l'avant plan, les reflets, une image parfaite a tout point vue
Belle journée
cricri

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