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The Saint Pierre church, Lodeve

The Saint Pierre church, Lodeve
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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: 2007-10-21
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Salagou lake and landscape, Lergue Valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-29 2:00
Viewed: 4665
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
October 21, 2007
Lodève 340142 34700
Hérault Languedoc-Roussillon
43.717 3.317 304 m

Saint-Pierre Church, XIXe Century, Lodève town.

This beautiful building was built in 1851, neo-classic way and was inspired of the style Jesuit.
The church has a plan in Latin cross and a large cupola which rapelle the plan of Saint-Pierre to the Vatican.

One view
Other view

Lodève was the seat of one évêché as of the 4th century.
Testify to this past, the Saint-Fulcran cathedral XIIIe XVe century, XVIIe XXe century.

Lodève, Lodeva in occitan, is a french commune, located at 54 km of Montpellier, in the department of the Herault of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 7400 Lodèvois, distributed on 23 km², that is to say 297 hab./km².
Located in the narrow valley of Lergue, tributary of the Herault river, with the foot of Causse of Larzac, before the Step of Escalette. It is circumvented by the motorway A75, old trunk road 9, which connects Clermont-Ferrand (290 km) to Béziers (65 km) and Montpellier (55 km).

Lodève was the capital of a tribe Volque, Lutevani, then became the Roman city Luteva whose oppidum constitutes one of the centers of settlement of Celtic Mediterranean.
This city, episcopal until the Revolution, is one of the royal textile centers under Louis XV with one of the two only royal tapestry workshops, the other being the Manufacture of the Goblins in Paris.
Was born here, on June 28, 1653, the Cardinal Andre Hercules de Fleury, deceased on January 29, 1743 in Issy-les-Moulineaux: tutor then principal minister of State of Louis XV (1726-1743).
Thank you Wikipedia, http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lod%C3%A8ve

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Hello Joel,
You performed a nice composition with the roofs. Colors and sharpness are all beautiful,
Best regards,

Hello Joël,
A magnificent point of view for this very good composition that shows the church closely surrounded by the houses of its parishioners. I very much like the colour contrasts between red roofs, and ochre walls and the black dome of the church. The tones and detail are excellent. Very good work.

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  • Morac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1990 W: 221 N: 2765] (27725)
  • [2007-12-29 2:19]

Bonjour Joel,

Composition originale entre les toits de la ville et celui de l'église; le tout bien mis en valeur par la couleur si typique des tuiles du Languedoc-Roussillon

Hello Joel.
Marvellous shot. The colours and shapes make this a treat for the eyes. Such clarity, too. It is marvellous to see so many old buildings and their red roofs in this composition. With the dome standing out just above the middle. A superb photo.

Hi Joel,
very strong photo, nice tight cropping from a priviledged POV. Of course, good oclours and sharpness.
Well done
Bets wishes for 2008

bonjour Joël
en voilà une qu'il serait bien diffile de prendre depuis le plancher des vaches, le POV est idéal, et le cadrage serré est bien vu, bon graphisme entre ces toits et ces murs, en plus du bel ensoleillement, j'aime beaucoup

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2007-12-29 5:52]

Hola Joël,
Excelente toma de esta iglesia rodeada por los edificios de la villa. Magníficos detalles y resolución. Bien visto.
Buen fin de semana.

Bonjour Joel
Ces toits du midi,ça passe toujours bien photo.Ici le mélange des textures est très agréable et le contraste avec le dôme est parfait.
Bonne soirée et bonne fin d'année.

Hi Joel,
What a nice pov and great capture ! Roofs of buildings (both in İtaly and France) with those old fashioned tiles are allways great. And you have seen and captured it perfectly.
TFS , have a nice weekend and a happy and prosperous new year !
Best regards

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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2007-12-29 8:45]

Salut Joël,
La coupole noire se détache bien sur ce fond rouge des toits de tuiles. Belle composition beaucoup de finesse.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2007-12-29 8:48]

Salut Joel
Alors je fonce droit sur cette image que j'aurais bien nommé Les toits de Lodève.
Ton point de vue est bien choisi, le fait d'habiter la région, facilite sa découverte, contrairement à moi lors d'un parcours itinérant.
J'apprécie beaucoup.
J-3 pour 2008.

Hello Joel,
Excellent composition of these great architecture!
perfect sharpness, exposure and focus with great details in it
very well done

Caro Joel,
le tue composizioni sono sempre geniali. Questo mosaico di tetti è stupendo e anche il mix archittetonico è molto piacevole. Ottima la gestione della luce piena. Sei molto bravo.
A presto

Salut Joël,
follwoing this and then the workshop is like reducing the zoom, good idea as we see more and more roofs. Good quality an all, a lot to explore. The POV with all this in diagonal is good.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf

Hello Joel,
Excellent POV on this one! I really like all the roofs!
The red color is beautiful , great sharpness too! TFs

I've got alot of catching up to do!

Hello Joel
This is excellent view form top to .....
Excellent presenting
Happy new year

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2007-12-30 0:03]

Bonjour Joel,
unusual POV, an interesting view on the roofs of buildings. Very nice old architecture of church. Good shot. I like it.
Gr., Aleksander

Bonjour Joël
J'aime bien le patchwork fait par les toits avec leurs tuiles orangées. Le dôme du milieu tranche et fait ressortir les toits traditionnels.

bonjour joel,
j'aime bien ton POV avec le dome noir qui ressort au milieu des toits en tuiles rouges, le cadrage serré et la repetition des toits emplifient le coté graphique de l'image.


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14063 W: 0 N: 16135] (171592)
  • [2007-12-30 2:31]


Très belle vue plongeante sur cett église, la coupole noire contraste parfaitement avec les beaux toits de tuile ocres et ces vielle maison, un très beau cadrage serré bien recherché.

Belle années 2008 et amitiés


Hi Joel,
Splendid architecture image with fantastic POV. Very impressive and spectacular shot, colours and lights are beautiful. Great!
Happy New Year to You and your family!

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  • Jimbal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 100 W: 7 N: 147] (1229)
  • [2007-12-30 10:08]

Bonsoir Joel.
Beau cadrage serré et couleurs somptueuses. J'aime beaucoup cette photo.
Meilleurs voeux pour 2008.

Bonsoir Joël,
Merci pour ton passage dans ma galerie où je ne suis pas très présent ces jours-ci.
Jolie compo que tu nous présentes ici avec cet enchevêtrement de formes et de volumes différents, avec comme dénominateur commun, ces toitures de briques rouges. Toutes ces maisons semblent se serrer et protéger cette belle église témoin d'un riche passé.
Je te souhaite, ainsi qu'aux personnes qui te sont proche, une belle année 2008.

Hi Joel,
Good pov to show an old church, crowd surrounnding by others architectures, good pov and the only way to show it from above, thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year 2008.

marvelous one Joel.
the red roofs a re fantastic set into a good compostion, very good and clear qiulity and a pleasured for the eyes. good photojob, have a good 2008 for you and your family.
gr. jaap

Hi Joel,

great POV for this charming church. Excellent details on the roofs and wonderful southern colours. TFS


Salut Joel,
Une très intéressante pièce d'architecture que ce dome.
J'aime bien ton cadrage qui nous plonge au coeur de ces toits.
C'est agréable à l'oeil, bien vu,
Bonne fin d'année,

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  • aral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 5 N: 103] (1195)
  • [2008-01-02 3:57]

Hi joel,
nice shot. I like the compo with terracota tiled roofs all around, though I might crop it a bit from the left side. I also like fine control over the dynamic range and clarity.

Hola Joel
Bella panoramica aerea, donde se destacan múltiples detalles. El manejo de la luz, la nitidez y resolución, el realce de los tonos rojos de los tejados y el esquema arquitectonico, determinan una increible composición. Perfecto encuadre.

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1105 W: 96 N: 1988] (6804)
  • [2008-01-08 17:39]

Hi Joel!
My admirations for this outstanding composition of the shot! It looks so intensive, though static...

Salut Joel,

perfetto punto di vista, permette di ammirare questa meravigliosa architettura immersa nella città. Bellissimi i colori dei tetti.



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