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North remparts , la Couvertoirade


North remparts , 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: 2007-10-28
Categories: Castles, Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): ancient towers from all the world, Causse du Larzac [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-07 2:13
Viewed: 3971
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
October 28, 2007
La Couvertoirade 120082 12230
Aveyron Midi-Pyrenees
43.917 3.317 785 m

North ramparts and gate of the strengthened village of the couvertoirade.

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Square tower known as "El Portal d' Amoun" in occitan, 20 m height, crowned with machicoulis, it was built in XVème century.

La Couvertoirade is a French commune, located in the department of Aveyron and the Midday-Pyrenees area, populated of 153 Couvertoiradois distributed on 62 km², that is too say 2 hab/km².

On Causse of Larzac, a medieval village built at the 12th century by the Knights of the order of the Temple, in a strengthened enclosure built with the 15e century by the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem. The templiers, then the Hospital ones in 1312, practised the culture and the breeding there, providing provisioning for the war.

Knights of the Order of the Temple, Templiers.
In 1119, Hugues de Payns, knight originating in Champagne, melt a militia 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 1312, the order is dissolved, and after a lawsuit, the large Master Jacques de Molay and other Templiers are sharp flarings on roughing-hew it.

Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem
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 wearing of loading 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 néanmmoins vocation of charity and defenders of Christendom.
In 1291, following the fall of Midsummer's Day d' Acre, the Knights Templar are folded up in Cyprus, then in Rhodos.
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 .

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12624 W: 0 N: 15607] (158712)
  • [2007-11-07 2:16]

Hello,

mangigique tout coupe en diagonale parfaite par l'ombre, un beau cadrage verdoyant, une très belle image.
Les 2 rocher en premier plan me plaisent également beaucoup.

Bravo et belle journée

Nicou

Hello Joel,
A closer view of this tower than the one posted previously and which now seems to have been removed. Again, good use of the vertical format and I like the inclusion of the foreground stones which provided a sense of depth. Some very nice light and shadow contrasts on the grass and, particularly, through the gateway and far wall. Very good tones and clarity.

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  • KLB Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1178 W: 946 N: 3826] (23723)
  • [2007-11-07 2:20]

Bonjour Joël

Très joli jeu d'ombre et lumière.
La lumière filtrant à travers le porche est très jolie et permet d'admirer la texture de la pierre de cet édifice.
Bravo pour le coup d'oeil.

Bonne journée, amicalement
Karine

bonjour,
bravo pour ce jeu d'ombre et de zone ensoleillée ainsi que par la petite entrée, bon cadrage de cette tour qui s'élève dans ce ciel bleu et je trouve moi aussi, que d'avoir inclus les deux rochers devant sur ta photo se confondent très bien avec la pierre de ces remparts
merci pour les autres vues
juliette

bonjour Joël
bel angle et belle lumière, un contraste avec l'ombre moins marqué et plus agréable, bonne compo avec ces pierre à l'avant plan
amicalement
jo

Bonsoir Joel
De la belle pierre pour agrémenter ce jeu d'ombre et de lumière,j'apprécie particulièrement la lucarne jaune sous l'arche,cela est un point fort de la composition.
Bonne soirée.
Amicalement
Gildas

ciao Joel ,
Magnifica torre mi piace molto la luce che passa atraverso l'arco .
ottima nei colori e nello sharp .
Ben fatto
Giorgio

Salut Joël,
mighty walls and tower captured from a good angle to a good time. The light through the gate is great. And I like the good contrasts of the stones and the high tower against the sky.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf

Bonjour Joel
Une belle réalisation sur cette tour, j'aime beaucoup le rayon de lumière qui traverse le porte. Un univers minéral bien contrebalancé par l'arbre sur la gauche.
Du bon boulot
Amicalement
Hervé

Salut Joel,
Une compo équilibrée, un bon choix de format vertical qui renforce la taille de la tour.
C'est du beau boulot, avec une bonne gestion des ombres.
Bonne soirée,
JB.

bonsoir Joël
très bon point de vue sur cette tour et ces remparts qui met les angles et les ombres en valeur.J'aime l'opposition entre les murs de pierres tout droits et la légèreté du grand arbre sur la gauche.Le soleil qui entre par la porte done une jolie touche de lumière danc la partie ombragée.Une belle réussite!
Amicalement.
Pascale

Hi Joel,
Great colours, light, detail and clarity in your picture.Nice perspective,
Georg

salut joel
entrée principale de la cité médievale, toujour aussi majestueuse dans sa simplicité; bien cadrée et pas facile car elle est souvent a l'ombre
amitiés
gilbert

Bonsoir Joel,

Une belle image de la tour nord de La Couvertoirade, la photo a une bonne composition, netteté et de jolies couleurs. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

Hi Joel,
Very impressive and spectacular image for this place the POV is splendid. I like the gleaming tower gate and the effective details, colours and lights are beautiful. Note is superb once more, Very well done! Have a nice weekend
George

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