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Medieval village, Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon

Medieval village, Ste-Eulalie-de-Cernon
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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: 2007-04-11
Categories: Castles, Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1600 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Causse du Larzac [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-08 0:28
Viewed: 16666
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Avril 11, 2007
Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon 120220 12230
Aveyron Midi-Pyrénées
43.983 3.133 600 m

Medieval village of Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon XIIe century, Commanderie of the Knights of the Order of the Temple then of the Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem.

The church of XIIe century, at the origin of pure Romanesque style, undergoes Gothic transformations, then baroques.
The church which depended with the Middle Ages on the Benedictines on Gellone, was given in 1151, against compensation, with the Knights of the Order of the Temple.

_1158: Templiers create Sainte-Eulalie, one of the most powerful commanderies of the south of France, also basing the villages of la Couvertoirade and la Cavalerie, on Larzac.
_1442-1450: Hospitaliers build the ramparts in protection against the hostile close lords and the large companies.
_1575: Plundering and destruction of the wars of religion. Rebuilding then, in a less austere style under the influence of the Rebirth.
_1789: Dispersion of the goods to the French revolution.
_1970: Beginning of the reorganization, restoration, and development.

Knights of the Order of the Temple, Templiers.
_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.
_1291 : following the fall of Saint-Jean d'Acre, the Templar ones are folded up in Cyprus, then in Rhodos.
_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.
_1113 : the Hospital of Midsummer's Day of Jerusalem is recognized like an independent hospital order.
_1140 : the Order of the Hospital becomes in military order, with néanmmoins vocation of charity and defenders of Christendom.
_1312 : the goods of Templiers, after their dissolution, are allotted to the Hospital ones.
_1522 : Turkish takes Rhodos.
_1530 : the emperor Charles Quint allots Malta to the Hospital ones. They since are called Sovereign Military Order of Malta or Knights of Malta .

Sainte-Eulalie-de-Cernon is a French commune, located in the department of Aveyron and the Midi-Pyrénées area. It is populated of 221 Saint-Eulaliens distributed out of 46 km² is 4 hab/km².
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Hello Joel! Very interesting cityscape. Good horizon. Very good composition. Nice light and sharp. Good luck!

Hi Joel,

Beautiful town and very well composed image. The image is sharp and the colours look great. I think your perspective is very good because of the inclusion of grass on the foreground. Nice framing!


Bonjour Joel.
Imege d'une grande sobrieté, j'aurais aimé peit-etre un arbre ou un petit ane au plan rapproché, mais non ne peut pas avoir tout, e j'aime aussi ce pré vert!
Bonne journée.
Amicalement, Bobo.

Hi Joel,
A beauiful village and a perfect note! A true TE contribution. I like the composition here with the green slopes leading down to the old buildings.
Greetings from Gothenburg

Bonjour Joel
Un passage de lumière vient illuminer l'architecture pour bien la mettre en valeur entre ciel et premier plan vert.Voilà encore de la belle texture de tuiles et de pierres.
Bonne journée

Ciao Joel!
A very interesting place. It seems to really be in an ancient village.
Good POV and composition.
Soft green color and the grey of the sky give to the pic an original effect.

This is a very nice shot of the Medieval city. The grassy field provides a nice buildup for the shot leading the eye into the scene. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14073 W: 0 N: 16143] (171698)
  • [2008-08-08 4:13]

Hello Joël,

Avec le pré vert, aprsemé d'herbe jaune, ce village est très bien mis en édivdenc,e une belle vue de campagne avec le site médivla, superbe.

Bravo et amitié


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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 172 N: 4300] (14348)
  • [2008-08-08 4:29]

hi Joel

A fine composed view of the village set in nice clean view with such stylish buildings. The dull sky did not prevent you from getting a good saturation of the lawn green and texture of the walls.

There are so many places in France that can provide photography opportunity and the long history must be interesting.

tfs, bill

Hi Joel,
What a nice scene; masterly captured. Good ov and very nice light and as allways, wonderfull notes. A perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards

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  • Muse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2048 W: 149 N: 6385] (35010)
  • [2008-08-08 4:35]

Bonjour Joel,
Un pov bien choisi pour faire découvrir ce charmant village.
Belle lumière et couleurs douces donnent une scène paisible.
Excellent week-end,

Hello Joël,
A very good composition of this lovely village whose architecture stands out well against the rather grey sky. Pleasing soft colours and very good clarity.

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2008-08-08 7:29]

Salut Joël,
Très belle vue de cette petite ville médiévale avec ses belles tours. Excellent lumière en dépit des nuages et de très bonnes couleurs naturelles.
Bon week-end.

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2008-08-08 7:31]

Bonjour Joel,
I am really fascinated by the beautiful light on this wonderful town. The perspective is excellent showing the walls and the roofs of these old buildings. Great work!
Best regards

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2008-08-08 7:32]

Hi Joel!
Impressive the villages the churches old in the nature spectacularly with Stone buildings and home create in the visitor pleasant atmosphere of simple pure past that they maintain and today. I love these places!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15712 W: 159 N: 27487] (144170)
  • [2008-08-08 10:49]

Salut Joel,
Jolie présentation du village, un beau mariage du vert et des couleurs des bâtiments, trés particuliére l'église en WS qui mérite d'être regarder, ben oui :-)
Passe un beau weekend, moi j'ai choper un virus alors je suis le plus souvent dans le divan o)

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2008-08-08 12:51]

Olá Joël,

très jolie scène de ce village médiéval. J'ai aimé voir ce champ vert en contrastant avec les maisons de roche et les toits rouges. Belle image!

Hi Joel
This is very great image of a vilage in south France....
Very sharp shot
Thanks for sharing

Hello Joel, A very beautiful & interesting scene with so much history, very well captured in excellent light & colour. The FG I think is a good idea it adds some contrast & colour.
Very well done a very beautiful scene. A very informative note, thank you.

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4788 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2008-08-09 0:11]

Salut Joël,
Une jolie vue de ce charmant village... le cadrage est bon et nous permet une vue d'ensemble. Détails nets et couleurs douce, avec un temps moyennement favorable...

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2008-08-09 1:02]

Hello Joel,
very nice and picturesque this medieval village,with its beautiful houses and the round constructions that looks like as towers.I like the sub light that cover the scene as the sharpness and the clerity of it.Well done.

Have a nice weekend,Danos

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5832 W: 95 N: 9354] (52987)
  • [2008-08-09 2:54]

Hi Joel.
Impressive row of monuments for such a small town. Excellent view.
Regards, Gerrit


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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2008-08-09 8:45]

Bonjour Joel,
another very interesting work and document in 3 images. Great old church in romanesque style. Amazing village with such old monuments. I like it. Fine quality - here and in WS.
Gr., Aleksander

Hola Joël,
me gusta la armonía y la tranquilidad que inspira esta preciosa villa medieval que presentas en este buen encuadre.
La luminosidad y los colores nos hacen disfrutar de la belleza, elegancia y fuerza de esta arquitectura.
Es un bonito trabajo, muy bien realizado, y acompañado de una excelente nota informativa.
Un abrazo,

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