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Friars and nuns, Saint-Savin


Friars and nuns, Saint-Savin
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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: 2012-07-19
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/640 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Gartempe valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-09-23 10:48
Viewed: 2235
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 19th, 2012
Saint-Savin 860246 86310
Vienne Poitou-Charentes
46.566 0.865 90 m

Friars and nuns, Saint-Savin

One view. In the Nave.
Another view. In the hall and the narthex.

In Saint-Savin, the parish church, romanesque abbey church of the 11th century, of the Saint-Savin abbey, nicknamed "romanesque sistine chapel" by André Malraux, 1901-1976, Minister of the Cultural affairs from 1959 till 1969. Registered on Historic monuments since 1840, and classified in UNESCO world heritage since 1983.

The church, built on the left bank of the GARTEMPE, is impressive by its size, 76 m length, 77 m height.
It also stands out by its murals 11th 12th centuries.
The frescoes of the hall describe the Apocalypse, those of the stand describe the Passion and the Resurrection of the Christ, whereas the frescoes of the nave describe themes of the Old Testament. The paintings of the choir and the crypt are dedicated to Saint-Savin and Saint-Cyprien.

Saint-Savin abbey virtual visit.

The Saint-Savin abbey was probably established at the beginning of the 9th century under Charlemagne, 742?-814, under the name of Saint-Savin.

Saint-Savin abbey history.

_ The GARTEMPE is a river of Poitou and of the Limousin, which takes its source close to the village of Pétillat, the commune of Peyrabout in the department of Creuse, and is thrown in the Creuse river close of "la Roche-Posay" in the department of Vienne, after a way of almost 204 kilometers in a catchment area of 3913 km². It crosses remarkable canyons in granitic landscapes, downstream from "Les Portes de l'Enfer", "The Doors of the Hell” to Lathus in Vienne. Description de la Gartempe.

SAINT-SAVIN is a french commune, located in the department of Vienne of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 907 Saint-Savinois in 2009, divided on 18.8 km², that is to say 48.2 hab./km².

Saint-Savin is crossed by the river GARTEMPE, passable by a bridge of the 11th century, Registered on Historic monuments since 1896.

The GARTEMPE valley concentrates from Montmorillon to Saint-Savin, in Vienne departement, several romanesque churches decorated with frescos of the 14th century, and is called for that, the FRESCOS VALLEY.

My images of Saint-Savin.
My images of the Gartempe 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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  • Great 
  • bema Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2766 W: 28 N: 3938] (26427)
  • [2012-09-23 10:51]

Bonsoir Joel,

as informative in your good note as always and a real fine snapshot too..

thanks for sharing, amicalement, Bernd

Bonsoir Joël
Bien saisies toutes ces religieuses avec leurs robes qui volent au vent devant le parvis de l'église.
Amitiés et bonne fin de journée.
Nicole

Hello Joel,
This is the power of faith !
Nice capture with good pov and perfect timing.
Interesting notes and nice framing.
TFS and best regards
MESUT ILGIM

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12889 W: 0 N: 15707] (160931)
  • [2012-09-23 11:08]

Hello Joël,

elles sont poussées par le vent ces soeurs, elle vont pas à la poste je pense mais plutôt à l'église, sueprbe cpatage et compo.

Bravo et amitié
Nicou

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5879 W: 277 N: 11104] (86969)
  • [2012-09-23 11:12]

Salut Joel ,
Quelle chance tu as eu d'avoir ce groupe de bonnes soeurs arrivant à l'église . Encore fallait il avoir le bon timing pour les "capturer" au bon endroit et réussir ainsi la composition . j'aime bien l'effet de mouvement créé par le vent dans les étoffes .
Amicalement

Bonsoir, cher Joël,
Quel plaisir de contempler cette prise de vue. Il semble que le vent soufflait fort ce jour-là à voir les robes et soutanes se soulever.
Quant aux liens et particulièrement celui ayant trait à la visite virtuelle, quel régal ! Je n'ai eu de cesse de m'exclamer par des oh ! des ah ! des "Magnifiques"...
L'humour est fort apprécié dans cette réalisation.
Et comme toujours, un travail très apprécié.
Admiration.
Amitiés.
Philippe

Bonsoir Joel
Merci pour la note trés informative. Belle photo avec un vrai sense de humour. Bien vu et bien reagir aussi pour presser le bouton de ton camera.
bonne nouvelle semaine
Daniel

Salut Joel.
Très belle image de ces chalets caractéristiques, à côté de l'abbaye de deviner ... groupe de religieuses face de l'église, sont une contribution magnifique à la composition.
Eh bien capturé le moment de votre maîtrise habituelle.
Bonne nuit.
Cordialement.
Luis.

Hello Joel,
what an interesting scene and interesting composition. Beautifully executed like always perfectly done with great framing. I really like this curious scene. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a great Sunday,
Barbara

Hi Joel,
a fascinating atmosphere with attractive composition and lovely details, superb lights and colours, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
György

Joël
On se bouscule pour être le premier ou la première à pénétrer dans l'église...ou alors c'est la queue pour le guichet de la Poste -) Un bon moment que tu as su bien mettre en image.
Amicalement
JJ

Hi dear Joel

Another wonderful presentation! Best match of many sisters with historical and artstic architectures.
Thick but moderate color tone and color contarst are so tasteful. Thanks for your sharing with finest work and have a good start of new week!

Takero from Tokyo

Hello Joel,

Bravo pour cette version de "sister act" à Saint Savin, devant l'abbatiale, lieu que je connais bien.
Présentement ya même du vent dans les voiles.
Cordialement.

Hello Joël,
A very opportune capture and a well presented one. Very well framed and with good colours and sharpness.

Hello Joel,
This is a great stone church which you have presented well here. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail. The friars and nuins adds wonderful to the scenery.
Have a nice day,
Regards,
Maria

Bonjour Joel

Une chance qu'il n'y a pas une soeur à cornette parce qu'elle s'envolerait sous ce fort vent comme la soeur volante. Un bien beau moment.

Amicalement

Serge

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4041 W: 93 N: 8298] (38216)
  • [2012-09-24 15:00]

Hello Joel,
Great daily life scene, great POV, very good framing and composition!Ideal moment Excellent perspective! Great light management, excellent choice
Nice capture with good pov and perfect timing.
Interesting notes and nice framing.
best regards
Georgios

Bonsoir Joël,

La présence des religieux a un effet d'échelle de grandeur. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture des maisons. La lumière a un bel effet sur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2012-09-29 1:34]

Hello Joel,

You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle that friars and nuns are entering to the parish church. It's interesting that they are wearing black/long clothes and the nun has attached the white scarf to the head, too. And, it's a tasteful building for post office in behind.

Kind regards,
mikio

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