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The castle ramparts, Nantes


The castle ramparts, Nantes
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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: 2012-07-20
Categories: Castles, Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/500 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Loire valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-09-21 0:43
Viewed: 2069
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 20th, 2012
Nantes 440109 44000
Loire-Atlantique Pays de la loire
47.219 -1.554 20 m

The castle ramparts, Nantes

One view. the tower "Tour du Fer à Cheval".
Another view. the tower "Tour du Fer à Cheval".

In the city of Nantes, the Castle of Dukes of Brittany, also says castle of Anne of Brittany, 13th 14th 15th 16th centuries. Classified as "Historic Monument" since 1840.

the castle ramparts. The curtain wall, the postern and the "Pont de Secours", bridge, and the "Tour du Fer à Cheval", tower, with thick walls 8 meters from of the end of 15th century and early 16th century.

Guy de thouars, ?-1213, built here in the 13th century the beginnings of the castle under the shape of a circular tower.
Jean IV de Bretagne, 1339-1399, added several polygonales towers in the 14th century.
François II de Bretagne, 1433-1488, reconstructed the castle in the 15th century.
Anne de Bretagne, 1477-1514, will continue the transformations till the beginning of the 16th century.
Different modifications of military inspiration, followed by the 16th to the 20th century.

The castle construction chronology.

The castle description.

The castle virtual visit.

NANTES is a French municipality, placed in the department of Loire-Atlantique of the region Pays de la Loire, populated with 282 047 Nantais in 2009, distributed on 65,2 km² en 2009, that is to say 4 326.5 hab./km².

The city of Nantes is situated on the banks of the Loire river, in 50 km of the Atlantic Ocean.

My images of Nantes
My images of the Loire 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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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5884 W: 277 N: 11117] (87025)
  • [2012-09-21 0:48]

Salut Joel ,
Je suppose que tu étais particulièrement content d'avoir ce ciel et cette lumière lors de ta visite du château de Nantes .
La perspective est excellente .
Amicalement

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10935 W: 126 N: 19851] (103693)
  • [2012-09-21 0:59]

Bonjour Joel,une excellente prise de vue et un moment magnifique avec le soleil qui baise la facade en haut pour creer un tres haut et joli contrast avec le ciel nuageu,interessante architechture et excellente qualite' comme d'habitude.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12895 W: 0 N: 15708] (161013)
  • [2012-09-21 1:03]

Hello Joël,

Quel cile plafond gris-bleu, quel cha^teau et iamge sueprbe il se fond dans l'ensemble, le point de captage est parfait quelle mur de forteresse et ce clocher très effilés sueprbe.

Bravo et amitié

Nicou

Bonjour Joël
Un ciel chargé, une luminosité particulière pour mettre en valeur l'entrée du château. Je l'ai visité voici quelques années et ta photo me rappelle de bons souvenirs.
Amitiés
Nicole

Hi Joel,
a beautiful photo of this castle with spectacular composition and I like the stromy sky and the romantic atmosphere, superb POV and details, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
György

Hello Joël,
A fine view along the ramparts taking in this attractive ensemble of architecture. The menacing sky suits the subject well and brings a particular light to the scene. Good colour contrasts and clarity. Bravo!

Bonjour Joel
un cielo drammatico rende ancor più maestoso ed imponente questo castello molto sobrio ed elegante, a smorzare l'atmosfera ci sono le persone ben posizionate.
Saluti
Carlo

Bonjour Joel,

J'aime beaucoup la diagonale que forment les murailles dans l'image. Elle donne de la profondeur à l'ensemble. Mais c'est surtout le ciel très noir qui se fait remarquer et la lumière en diagonale qui frappe le bâtiment.

Amicalement

Serge

Bonjour Joël,

La prise de vue permet de distinguer les détails et les copuleurs de l'architecture des ramparts du château. L'image est claire et nette. Le ciel nuageux donne un bon contraste aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.

Pierre

Joël
Ta photo nous rappelle que le mois de juillet n'était pas terrible côté météo mais ça donne de belles photos avec une lumière particulière. Je serai là bas dans un mois (si tout va bien!), je commence donc à repérer les endroits intéressants en regardant tes photos et celles d'autres amis nantais. J'ai déjà coché ce beau château.
Amicalement
JJ

Hello Joel,
another beautiful and impressive architecture of this huge castle. Beautifully executed with great framing. Splendid colors and fantastic POV. Awesome. Love it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a great WE,
Barbara

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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2012-09-21 12:52]

Bonsoir Joël,

On a rarement l'occasion d'admirer des remparts sous cet angle-là, au-dessus des douves et de l'ancien pont-levis... Un cadre verdoyant, pas trop de monde, une superbe lumière malgré un ciel menaçant, tous les ingrédients sont réunis pour une excellente photo !

Bon week-end,

Sylvain

Hi Joel

Wow.So perfect architectural details and so nice lightning and framing.Very good atmosphere and colors.Very well done for your great job as always.TFS

Have a nice weekend
Chris

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 23514 W: 523 N: 39037] (168696)
  • [2012-09-22 0:37]

Bonjour Joël,

A splendid image taken, out of the hight.
This gives a very good view on the castle, the bridge and the entrance.
You did perfect addition the people this is perfect for the scale.
Nice captured and good composed.
very well done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,
John

Hello Joel - The success of this shot is due to the magnificent light. The contrasts between the sunlight falling on the white areas of the building and the shadowed areas are super. Add in the heavy grey sky and the small figures standing on the bridge and you have a fine composition which is full of life. What a lovely image. Warm regards rosemary

Hi Joël,
The dark and sinister sky adds an extra dimension to this view. The sunshine over the castle makes a very attractive contrast here. A ver impressive castle!
Kind regards
Gunnar

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8626 W: 157 N: 13637] (116027)
  • [2012-09-22 6:47]

Witaj Joel!
A very curious castle.
Good POV and composition.
Interesting sky.
Photo has climate.
Have a nice afternoon
Krzysztof

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4041 W: 93 N: 8298] (38216)
  • [2012-09-23 4:48]

Hello Joel! Nice detailed image pleasant for look at.
Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very, very impressive photo, very atmospheric, with a beautiful of castle side! Technically ! Great composition and framing, outstanding light management, wonderful colours! Top quality photo! Congratulations!
Georgios

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1978 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2012-09-23 6:23]

Hello Joël,
You have captured this historic monument in such a way that many elements of its architecture are seen. The green vegetation and dramatic sky make some kind of framing that adds interesting compositional components and soften austere features of the castle. Right moment of capturing, when the sun is shining despite the gloomy sky, excellent composition and ideal quality!
Best regards,
Sergiy

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