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In the snow, La Couvertoirade


In the snow, La Couvertoirade
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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: 2013-02-12
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Causse du Larzac [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-02-16 4:41
Viewed: 1765
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
February 12th, 2013
La Couvertoirade 120082 12230
Aveyron Midi-Pyrenees
43.917 3.317 785 m

In the snow, La Couvertoirade

One view. February 11th, 2013.
Another view. February 13th, 2013.

In la Couvertoirade, the Saint-Christol church, built by the SOVEREIGN MILITARY HOSPITALLER ORDER OF SAINT JOHN OF JERUSALEM, the Knights Hospitaller, in the 14th century.

The village streets are lined with traditional houses of the plateau, vaulted ground floor. The first floor accessed by an external staircase and an attic covered with slate.

On CAUSSE OF LARZAC, in a medieval village built at the 12th century by the KNIGHTS OF THE ORDER OF THE TEMPLE, and in a fortified enclosure built with the 15th century by the SOVEREIGN MILITARY HOSPITALLER ORDER OF SAINT JOHN OF JERUSALEM, during seven centuries, the Knights Templar, then the Hospitaller Order in 1312, practised the culture and the breeding there, providing provisioning for the war.

KNIGHTS OF THE ORDER OF THE TEMPLE, Knights Templar.
In 1119, Hugues de Payns, knight originating in Champagne, melt a militia, "The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon", which will become the "Knights of the Order of the Temple". Monks, knights, monks and soldiers, Templiers will defend Jerusalem, and the pilgrims going on the tomb of Christ.
In 1291, following the fall Saint-Jean-d'Acre, the Knights Templar are folded up in Cyprus, then in Rhodos.
In 1312, the order is dissolved, and after a lawsuit, the large Master Jacques de Molay and other Knights templar are sharp flarings on roughing-hew it.

SOVEREIGN MILITARY HOSPITALLER ORDER OF SAINT JOHN OF JERUSALEM, Knights Hospitaller.
Before the first crusade, a hospital is founded in Jerusalem close of the Holy Sepulchre for the Western pilgrims, other Hospitals are create in the ports Italian and Provencaux. In 1113, the Hospital of Midsummer's Day of Jerusalem is recognized like an independent hospital order.
In 1140, the Order of the Hospital becomes in military order, with nevertheless vocation of charity and defense of Christendom.
In 1312, the goods of Templiers, after their dissolution, are allotted to the Hospital ones.
In 1522, Turkish takes Rhodos.
In 1530, the emperor Charles Quint allots Malta to the Hospital ones. They since are called SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA or Knights of Malta .

La Couvertoirade history.

_ The CAUSSE of LARZAC is vastest and southernmost of "GRANDS CAUSSES", large causses. Its 1000 km ² of plateau rise from 600 to 900 meters. It is limited to the North-East by Dourbie river which separates it from "Causse Noir", in the North-West the Tarn river separates it from the plateau of Lévézou, in the west it stops with the depression of Roquefort. Its surface is strewn with famous sites with the military orders, Knights of the Order of the Temple and Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem.

_ The GRANDS CAUSSES, in the south of the Massif Central, are delimited in north by the plateau of "Aubrac", in the east by the Cévennes, the south by the plain of the "lodévois", in the west by the plateau of "Lévézou". These are plateaus limestones whose altitude varies from 700 to 1250 meters of altitude, and of surface going up to 1000 km². The "Grands Causses" are formed by important "Causses of Larzac" (1000 km²), of "Sauveterre" (550 km²), "Méjean" (330 km²), and "Noir" (200 km²), but also of the causses "Comtal", "Rouge" and of "Sévérac", and many small peripheral causses like causses of "Mende", "Blandas", "Changefèges", "Bégon", etc… No waterway circulates on the surface of the plates, because the rainwater infiltrates in the karstic, generating networks of many swallow-holes and caves, to re-appear in the valleys. Geology of causses and the cévennes.

LA COUVERTOIRADE is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrénées area, populated of 179 Couvertoiradois in 2009, distributed on 61.9 km², that is to say 2.9 hab./km².

The village of La Couvertoirade is quoted, Cubertoirata, as of the 11th century.

La Couvertoirade is one of the most beautiful villages of France.

My images of la Couvertoirade.
My images of the Causse du larzac.

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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Salut Joel, J'aime cette photo du village médiéval avec l'embellissement ajouté de la neige blanche, une belle image très bien composée et encadré, avec une excellente netteté, profondeur, une bonne lumière et la couleur. Très bon travail tout à fait charmant et fait avec la qualité, félicitations mon ami. Merci de partager ce beau travail.

Bonjour et bon dimanche.
Salutations du sud de l'Espagne.
Angel.

Bonjour Joël,

La longueur de la rue donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture des maisons et de l'église. Le ciel nuageux ne nuit pas trop au rendu des couleurs. Bon weekend.

Pierre

Bonjour Joel

Tout pousse le regard dans la direction de la tour dans cette image. À partir du sentier blanc de neige et les murs hauts qui se rejoignent à sa base.Le ciel gris ajoute au charme de l'ensemble.

Amicalement

Serge

Ciao Joel, lovely winter view, splendid light and wonderful perspective, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Joël,
Really interesting to see this very beautiful town when all the tourists have disappeared. I remember this street very well. Along the stairs to the left were pots with red flowers on each step. The street looks much different now! A very enjoyable picture and a very interesting note!
Kind regards
Gunnar

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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2013-02-16 8:28]

Bonsoir Joël,

Tu auras eu du soleil un jour sur trois ;0) Les maisons et les ruelles du village semblent désertes en cette période de l'année. Belle perspective sur le clocher et bon aperçu de l'architecture des maisons caussenardes (Je ne connaissais pas cet adjectif, merci de me l'apprendre !).

Bonne soirée,

Sylvain

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2013-02-16 8:43]

Hello Joel,

You're capturing well this medieval village by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see stone-made houses which stand in a row on both sides of a snowy street and temple. Here looks like historical village as you note. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and beautiful color combination.

Kind regards,
mikio

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9447 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2013-02-16 9:31]

Bonsoir Joel,
another nice presentation from La Couvertoirade. Good serie. This old village is interesting. Well note and links to other informations. Photo here with WS are well done.
Have a nice evening.
Aleksander

Hello Joel,
very beautiful composition and great framework as well. This picture is very beautiful in winter scenery. An excellent executed with fabulous quality. Perfectly well done. Tfs.
All the best and have a great WE,
Barbara

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10713 W: 126 N: 19486] (102324)
  • [2013-02-16 15:06]

Salut Joel,une nouvelle magie composee' par la neige et les vieilles architechtures apres ton chateau,prise de vue excellente et un effect 3D vraiment super,qualite' parfaite malgre' la difficile lumiere.Mes compliments et bon Dimanche,Luciano

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12630 W: 0 N: 15610] (158788)
  • [2013-02-16 22:20]

Hello Joël

Superbe village en maison de pierre, avec la neige dans la ruelle quel mise en valeur quelle vue et captage notre regard est attiré par le clocher, fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
Nicou

Joël
Une intéressante vision hivernale de ce charmant village, un peu délaissé par les touristes en cette saison(il faut dire que, sans chaussures à clous, la promenade ne doit pas être facile!).
Amicalement
JJ

Dobar dan.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na ulicu i kuce ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazane kuce u tradicionalnom stilu.
Lepa arhitektura.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
Paja.


Good day.
Very interesting and good text with the given data and history ...
A nice view of the street and the house ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice house shown in the traditional style.
Beautiful architecture.
Have a nice day to rest, all the best.
Paja.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13121 W: 298 N: 26115] (104838)
  • [2013-02-17 1:43]

Hello Joel,
nice the view of this stone made village with the snows to have covered the road overtone it and creating contrast in the scene.
I like the depth, as the excellent clarity of the image.

Have a good Sunday,Dnaos

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8360 W: 157 N: 13036] (113911)
  • [2013-02-17 3:52]

Witaj Joel!
Curious alley.
Interesting architecture.
I like tower.
Well done.
Have a nice afternoon
Krzysztof

Bonjoour Joël,

There is a timelessness to this medieval street. I can see cloaked monks, peasants, and an occasional soldier traipsing up this medieval street... in the snow. Here it resonates the ghosts of the centuries past. A wonderful photo and a complementary note.

Warm regards,

Bulent

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14426 W: 156 N: 24986] (132114)
  • [2013-02-17 12:38]

Bonjour Joel
Trois jours dans les Pyrénées!! une lumière différentes, super le ciel bleu le 13, par contre j'aime le POV de celle ci, le rendu des vielles pierres et la tour au fond, magnifique
Belle soirée
cricri

Salut Joel.
Superbe point de vue de cette rue tout en pierre, ce qui adoucit le manteau blanc de la neige, image idéale de l'église au fond des choses, cette population a eu la chance de visiter, c'est magnifique et grand cadre est preuve.
Très bon à la fois la luminosité, la netteté optimale en.
Bien fait.
Bon début de semaine.
Meilleurs vœux.
Luis.

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