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The neo-gothic castle, Bressuire

The neo-gothic castle, Bressuire
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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: 2012-07-23
Categories: Castles, Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-08-24 13:45
Viewed: 2144
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 23th, 2012
Bressuire 790049 79300
Deux-Sèvres Poitou-Charentes
46.840 -0.491 182 m

The neo-gothic castle, Bressuire

One view.
Another view.

The neogothic castle of Bressuire was built in the 19th century, 1878, in the courtyard of the donjon of the MEDIEVAL CASTLE of 11th 12th 13th centuries.

_ The MEDIEVAL CASTLE which dominates the city and the valley of Dolo , is quoted in a charter of 1029.
Its first known Lord is Thibault de Beaumont, founder of Notre-Dame de Bressuire church.
Built on a Gallic oppidum, its visible oldest parts go back to 1066.
Initially a rectangular keep, and a first enclosure at the 11th century were built.
In 1190, 38 turns are divided on an enclosure of 700 m, which surrounded the fortress and its 8 grosses towers. the entries were defended by towers comprising 4 stages of defense.
The One hundred Year old War started in 1338, and the initial French defeats had as a consequence, the treaty of Brétigny in 1360, which delivered to the English Poitou, Saintonge, the Angoumois, the Limousin, the English Channel, Périgord and Quercy. The castle was delivered to the English garrisons and was released by the Constable of King de France Charles V, Bertrand du Guesclin, in 1371.
Property of the town of Bressuire since 1975, the castle is registered with the Historic buildings since 1997.

BRESSUIRE is a french commune, located in the department of Deux-Sèvres of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 18634 Bressuirais in 2009, distributed out of 180.6 km², that is to say 103.2 hab./km².

_ Bressuire is located in the middle of the bocage from Poitou, where hedges and trees are the limits of meadows and fields of forms irregular and variable surfaces, there where the isolated farms or the hamlets are dispersed in the countryside. The hedges contribute to the storage of water, with the regulation of the local climate, as has the limitation of the populations of devastating insects, by protecting the birds and other wild animals.
_ Bressuire bore the name of “Berzoriacum” in 1029, then “Bercorium” in 1095, which would mean “the fortress on the hill”. Bressuire has the ruins of old and wide medieval fortress.
_ The Wars of religion of the 16th century, the Wars of the Vendée of the 18th century, the Second world war 1939-1945, damaged successively the city.

Bressuire history.

My images of Bressuire.

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 dear Joel,
Nice capture of this not often seen neogothic architecture.
Very good pov and good layout.
Many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Best regards

Ciao Joel
ci stai mostrando tante bellezze di questi luoghi, anche questo castello è ben tenuto e la sua architettura è interessante.
Bello il POV, il moderno passaggio per l'ingresso risalta con il suo colore rosso.
Ottima condivisione

Ciao Joel, great view of fantastic castle on beautiful blue sky, excellent clarity, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Bonsoir Joël,

Les arbres cadrent bien le château. La prise de vue permet de distinguer les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du château. La bonne luminosité met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.


Hi Joel,
a splendid photo of this beautiful castle, the composition is very nice, great colours and lights. Elegant an beautiful photo, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!

Tu as réussi là une très belle photo de ce magnifique château de Bressuire. Belle lumière et joli travail de redressement.

Salut Joel,
très bonne présentation avec ce cadrage qui valorise l'architecture toute en hauteur de ce château, très jolie luminosité et un ciel bleu idéal en fond.

Hi Joel
this is a superbly taken and presented image. Love the POV and the immaculate detail just jumps out at you in this light and set against the deep blue sky. A powerful image, I love it!

Enjoy your weekend - kind regards Brian.

Bonjour, cher Joël,
Infatigable voyageur, tu nous offres de nombreuses découvertes du patrimoine français. C'est toujours avec un réel plaisir que de rencontrer l'Histoire de France et la géographie sous cette forme.
Une fois encore, la réussite est bien présente.
Mille mercis.

Hello Joël,
A splendid capture of this impressive castle that would not seem out of place in a Dracula film:-) I like the point of view and the excellent detail. The peerless blue sky makes a splendid backdrop for the grey stonework. Excellent technical presentation.

Bonjour Joël
Un travail nickel comme à ton habitude. Une bonne présentation de ce superbe château qui se détache de belle manière sur un ciel tout bleu.
Bravo et bon week-end.

Hi Joël,
A very impressive and beautiful castle. The red handicap access stands out against the grey building and the blue sky. A very readable note too!
Kind regards

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9856 W: 157 N: 16038] (126419)
  • [2012-08-25 11:49]

Witaj Joel!
Beautiful castle!
I like it.
Excellent farame and perspective.
Super light and sharpness.
Very inpressive picture.
Have a nice sunday

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15707 W: 159 N: 27472] (144116)
  • [2012-08-25 23:24]

Bonjour Joel
Bel angle de prise du château, une lumière et un fond bleu qui le met bien en valeur et rend bien les détails comme les couleurs
Beau dimanche

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25979] (125663)
  • [2012-08-25 23:53]

Hi dear Joel,

Interesting neo-Gothic castle, wonderful shot in nice strong colours, even this red looks attractive. Beautiful place,excellent photo job.

Warm regrads


Bonjour Joël
Une composition soignée dans ce carré avec ici un excellent contraste obtenu par ce ciel bleu dense.Le rouge apporte une belle petite touche à cette image.
Bon dimanche

Hi dear Joel, how are you?

Another greatly fresh and comfortable shot! Outstandingly sharp and clear image as usual as yours. Red decks are very good accent in this fresh shot. Thank you for your sharing and have a good Sunday!

Takero from Tokyo

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14065 W: 0 N: 16135] (171632)
  • [2012-08-26 1:15]

Hello Joël,

quelle architecture, sueprbe ce ch^'ateau le toits qui brillent pointus avec des contraste de construction le point de captage est parfait on voit tous les détails architecturaux, sueprbe.

Bravo et amitié


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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2012-08-26 1:18]

Hi Joel,
Superb image of this beautiful castle. Like its simple architecture perfectly presented on the clear blue sky. Great exposure, sharpness and saturation results achieved. TFS.

Warm regards,

Salut Joël!
C'est un bâtiment merveilleux!
C'est une photo très belle!
La qualité photo en générale est superbe!
Merci du partage,
Bon Dimanche,

Bonsoir Joel

Belle prise de cette architecture néo-gothique que on ne voit pas souvent
Très bon pov et contrast avec le ciel
Beaucoup de notes intéressantes et utiles et bons WS,le troisième est mon préféré
J aime la note de couleur rouge


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