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Sainte-Croix Church, Nantes

Sainte-Croix Church, 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: 2007-03-24
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Nantes featured sites, Loire valley, Sevre-Nantaise valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-31 3:13
Viewed: 4624
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
March 24, 2007
Nantes 440109 44000
Loire-Atlantique Pays-de-la-Loire
47.217 -1.55 7 m

Sainte-Croix church

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At the 11th century, the church is the vault of the castle of Bouffay of Conan-the-Lay.
About 1106, the vault is given to the monks of the abbey of Marmoutiers-the-turns.
In 1138, the church becomes parochial.
It is in 1665 that one decides to destroy the church because of his smallness. Lastly, under the Empire second the church takes his final aspect.
It is in 1860 that the architect Henri DRIOLLET surmounts the church Ste Croix of the belfry of the tower of Bouffay, with its curious lantern and its allegorical round of angels sounding of the trumpet. This last capped the Tower of Bouffay, which rose until 1848 with the north-western angle of the place of the same name, near the church. It includes there the bell (4.5T) most important of Nantes which will be unfortunately molten in 1663 and the chime destroys in 1848. In this sanctuary, one venerates Our-injury of Good Help, very called upon if one judges some by the many ex-votos which paper the walls. The stalls date from the XVIIIe century. Jean-Baptist Carrier, Coventionnel responsible for the drownings of Nantes, held of the speeches top of the pulpit. The parochial register carries at the date of February 8, 1828 the transcription of the birth certificate of Jules Verne.


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Hello Joel,
Not an easy church to photograph because of the confined space outside the façade. Nevertheless, you have done so very successfully. The detail is particularly well captured with natural tones and very good clarity.

Salut Joel
Un POV à nous décrocher les cervicales mais les perspectives restent très réalistes. pour l'avoir déjà vu, je sais qu'elle n'est pas facile à photographier.
Beau travail donc et note complète

Hello Joel,
this was a narrow spot but you accomplished it! The point of view is very good and the details are fine. Congratulations!
Have a nice weekend,

Salut Joel,
Un bon cadrage qui donne de la hauteur à l'édifice, bon angle qui se faufile entre les immeubles, bon rendu des détails architecturaux.

Hello Joey,
Nice capture of the church with good POV. The lens distortion of the top left & right buildings actually enhance the framing of the church tower. Well done. Have a great weekend. Regards. Latiff.

Bonjour Joël,
Bon cadrage entre contre-plongée de cette église, malgré la prise de vue rapprochée, pas trop de problème de perspectives.

Bonjour Joël,

Une belle image de l'église Sainte-Croix, la photo a une bonne composition, netteté et de jolies couleurs. Bonne journée.


Salut Joel,
that front of the church is majestic. Wonderful POV through those houses with excellent texture of the wall. And it is a beautiful architecture in good contrast.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf

Even though the tower is tightly placed, the other buildings have been used well as a frame. I like the beautiful and ornate architecture.

Bonjour Joel
Bien vu d'avoir pu cadrer la totalité de l'église entre les deux bâtiments.La contre plongée donne un aspect imposant à l'édifice.Bel ouvrage accompagné de la note qui va bien.
Bon WE

Le POV permet de mettre en valeur la taille de l'architecture, contrastes et netteté sont agréables, beau travail,
Bonne soirée,

Magnifique église dans un cadrage serré et réussi qui nous permet d'en apprécier les détails
église massive et très belle réalisation pas toujours facile
a bientôt

salut joel
une superbe église ton POV lui donne encore plus de hauteur, tu trouves toujours la lumiére adaptée a ces édifices, bien travaillé

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2007-09-01 2:02]

Hola Joël,
Buena toma pese a la dificultad del encuadre.
Bella arquitectura con una fachada muy esbelta y buenos detalles y luz.
Buen fin de semana

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15702 W: 159 N: 27465] (144074)
  • [2007-09-01 11:31]

Salut Joel,
Bon cadrage et mise en valeur de l'église, belle architecture et détails bien montrer en WS,
joli titre :-)
bonne soirée

Ciao Joel ,
Not an easy church to photograph,for the largeness and little the space to disposition.Good POV with great sharp and fabulous colours.
well done

Hi Joel,
This is an excellent and very interesting architecture shot, again. POV is attractive, I like the beautiful details, lights are superb. Splendid note, TFS. Have a nice weekend

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9354] (52987)
  • [2007-09-02 5:37]

Hi Joël.
majestic baroque architecture and a very well framed picture in great colours.
Regards, Gerrit

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