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The Episcopal city, Albi


The Episcopal city, Albi
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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: 2012-07-13
Categories: Castles, Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Tarn valley and canyon [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-08-26 1:48
Viewed: 1937
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 13th, 2012
Albi 810004 81000
Tarn Midi-Pyrénées
43.928 2.143 174 m

The Episcopal city, Albi

One view.
Another view.

In Albi, the red city, dominating the Tarn, the Cité Épiscopale of Albi structured around the CATHÉDRALE SAINTE-CÉCILE, and the PALAIS DE LA BERBIE. The episcopal City of Albi is on the list UNESCO world heritage list since 2010.

The CATHEDRAL SAINTE-CÉCILE of Southern Gothic style, built in 13th 15th centuries to assert the catholic faith against the Cathar heresy, is the biggest brick-built cathedral in the world 113 m, 35 m, 78 m. Cathedral of the superlative degrees, it shelters unique works as the biggest mural of the Last Judgment in the world, and the biggest organ of France, and the vastest set Italian paintings in France.

The PALACE OF THE BERBIE of 17th 18th centuries, is the episcopal palace, ancient fortess of bishops of Albi, strengthened and very well defended with the Tour Mage, donjon of 50 m of height with 4 towers of angle. It becomes then, after the death of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec born in Albi, 1864-1901, the musée Toulouse-Lautrec in 1922.

Cité Épiscopale Virtual visit.

ALBI is a French municipality, placed in the department of Tarn of the region Midi-Pyrénées, populated with 48 858 Albigeois in 2009, distributed on 44.3 km², that is to say 1 103.9 hab./km².

Albi history.

My images of Albi.
My images of Tarn valley and canyon.

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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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13120 W: 298 N: 26111] (104816)
  • [2012-08-26 2:30]

Hello Joel,
the well chosen POV of the Episcopal creates this massif side of it and in combination with the contrast with the blue of the sky makes the image even more effective.
I like the good placement of the construction in the frame as the created scale from the passing by people.

Have a good Sunday,Danos

Hello Joël,
A well presented and finely constructed image. The point of view shows the massive architecture of the cathedral to best advantage and sets it in context. The people offer scale and a sense of animation. Light, colours and sharpness are all very good. Bon dimanche!

Hello Joel,

This is such a robust building and is placed in a commanding position within the frame. It absolutely dwarfs everything else!
I applaud the strong composition with natural guides and a good sense of scale. Your exposure is pin sharp!

Well done,
Bev :-)

Bonjour Joël,
Une sacrée architecture qui en impose ! On croirait voir une forteresse ! Les promeneurs au sol témoignent de son gigantisme. Le point de vue permet d'en apprécier le volume sous une belle luminosité et un ciel bleu qui met bien en valeur l'édifice. Belle photo.
Jean

Bonjour Joël,

La grandeur de la place donne de la profondeur à l'image. la prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture de la cathédrale Sainte-Cécile. La bonne luminosité met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bon dimanche.

Pierre

Bonjour Joel,

Quand je suis passé dans la région, j'ai malheureusement raté Albi et je le regrette encore aujourd'hui. Ce bâtiment est très impressionnant et le ciel d'un bleu très pur est un parfait arrière plan.

Bon dimanche

Serge

Salut Joël!
C'est un endroit urbain et ces sont des détails architecturaux magnifiques!
C'est une photo merveilleuse!
La netteté, la gestion de la lumière, les couleurs, le pdv choisi, le format horizontal, les contrastes, l'encadrement noir & blanc et la compo sont excellents!
Merci du partage,
Amitiés,
Neyvan

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14412 W: 156 N: 24966] (132022)
  • [2012-08-26 8:32]

Bonjour Joel
Impressionnante cette cathédrale a l'architecture et couleur des plus original, lumière, netteté et présentation excellente
Beau dimanche
cricri

Ciao Joel
archiettura interessante e particolare, anche il colore delle pietre è diverso dalle classiche cattedrali.
La costruzione è enorme e le persone lo evidenziano.
Una bella condivisione.
Saluti
Carlo

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2012-08-26 11:11]

Joel,
Mes félicitations pour cette merveille de photo de la catédrale d'Albi, la composition et la clarté sont fantastiques!
Amicalement,
juan

Salut Joel,
Imposante architecture pour ce monument, ta prise est très réussie, le rendu parfait pour valoriser l'édifice, bien fait.

Hello Joel,
Wow!!! what a impressive architecture of Episcopal city. Stunningly beautiful composition and frame too. Splendid colors, perfect sharpness, perfect clarity, fabulous POV. Very beautiful snapshot you done it and fantastic executed image. Love it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a nice beginning new week,
Barbara

Hi Joel,
a beautiful photo of this amazing cathedral (I was here in 1998) the composition is very nice, superb lights and colours, great details and the POV is very attractive. Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
György

Joël
Cette cathédrale massive est vraiment très impressionnante et se détache magnifiquement sur ce ciel bleu. Le cadrage est très bon et la photo de grande qualité.
Amicalement
JJ

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12617 W: 0 N: 15607] (158678)
  • [2012-08-28 0:43]

Hello

quelle cathédrale c'est vraiment un joyaux, sueprbe iamge et cadrage, très imposante construction, le point de captage la met parfaitement en valeur, quel ensemble.

Bravo et amitié

Nicou

Hello Joel,

very fine picture from Albi with an interesting composition, fine colors and perfect sharpness.I like the view very much. You added life to your picture by integrating persons into your picture.TFS.

With regards from Luxembourg

JC

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9448 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-08-29 0:19]

Bonjour Joel,
unusual architecture of cathedral. Good presentation. An interesting note and complementary WS. Photos are well done.
Have a nice day.
Aleksander

Bonjour, cher ami Joël,
une belle composition, basée sur un cadrage très bien choisi, avec un angle efficace visuel pour inclure l'architecture fantastique du Palais et de la Cathédrale, dans une image très nette.
Le bleu intense du ciel si propre est un joli rideau de fond sur lequel les éléments architectoniques de la photo se détachent.
La présence des gens est une bonne référence pour l'échelle, et ajoute un bon dynamisme à l'ensemble.
Un beau travail.
Bien amicalement,
Josep

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8604 W: 4441 N: 15086] (60590)
  • [2012-08-29 10:07]

Salut Joël
Une vue magnifique de près sous une belle luminosité et pas trop de monde pour gêner la composition.
J'apprécie beaucoup
Samedi je serai sur la route de Gruissan
A bientôt
Bien cordialement

Hi Joel
another fine photo for your gallery.
this Cathedral just towers over everything in its path.
and the blue sky around it gives it the perfect backdrop for contrast.
such an imposing subject, even the buildings around it look tiny.
well photographed and composed.
cheers
craig

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