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Saint-Luc powder-house, Hiers-Brouage

Saint-Luc powder-house, Hiers-Brouage
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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: 2008-07-21
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Charente valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-01 3:13
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 21, 2008
Hiers-Brouage 170189 17320
Charente-Maritime Poitou-Charentes
45.850 -1.067 4 m

Brouage, square of 400 m by side strengthened as from 1569, with the construction of ramparts, forging mills, stores, warehouse, barracks and explosives magazines.

SAINT-LUC POWDER-HOUSE with four flying-buttresses contained 30 tons of powder.
Another, known as "La Brèche", built by Vauban in 1692, contained 20 tons of powder.

One sight
Other sight

Brouage is founded in 1555 by Jacques de Pons, like outer harbour of the village of Hiers. The economy of the city is then based on salt. The city is then located at edge of the sea, in the gulf of Saintonge.
In 1576, at the time of the sixth war of religion, the duke of Own way takes the city in order to supplement the surrounding of the Protestant place of the Small rock.
In 1586, Rochelais make unusable the port of Brouage.
The ocean is withdrawn gradually far from the city, and the bay is clogged. The rise of Rochefort makes forget the city as of the XVIIIe century.
With Revolution, the city is used as center of detention where several are piled up hundreds of suspects during 1793, then off-set priests come from let us bridge of Rochefort since 1794.

Jean-Armand of the PLESSIS, Cardinal of RICHELIEU was the governor from 1627.

Marie MANCINI, niece of the Cardinal of Mazarin, dépitée to be able to marry Louis XIV for reason of State exiled a few times with Brouage.

Samuel of CHAMPLAIN, founder of Quebec in 1608, was born in Brouage.

Many commemorative plates are sealed on the walls of Brouage of which this one close to the decorated royal door of the weapons of France and Navarre:
"Born in Brouage towards 1570, cartographer and colonizer of world fame, Champlain departed from Honfleur in March 1603 , at the time of the first of a score of crossings between France and Canada. Five years after having weighed the anchor, it melted Quebec thus throwing the bases of the French empire in North America. Intrepid explorer, it traversed the interior of the continent and penetrated to the heart of the territory become now Ontario. The accounts of its voyages provide the first description of an area which was, two centuries during, principal trade route towards the Canadian west. Builder, administrator and defender of the colony, his untameable energy deserved to him the title of "Father of new France". It died on December 25, 1635 in Quebec where it was buried."

Hiers-Brouage is a french commune, located in the department of the Charente-Maritime of the area Poitou-Charentes, populated of 472 Hiersois and Brouageais, distributed on 32 km², is 15 hab./km².

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Hi Joel,
Excellent shot from this interesting place with superb note. The POV is impressive, the colours and lights are very nice. Effective premiére and the historical background informations are very interesting. Thank you for sharing.
Have a nice week

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5783 W: 95 N: 9355] (52989)
  • [2008-09-01 3:57]

Hi Joël,
impressive architecture and in fact a beautiful building for such a dangerous destination.
regards, gerrit

Hello Joël,
A very good composition with an excellent point of view. The powder-house makes a good anchor point from which the yes can then take in the perspective along the wall and parallel footpath. I like the soft light and natural colours. Very good clarity to enable us to fully appreciate the architecture. Interesting note on the history of this fascinating place.

Salut Joël,
the "L" formed by the powder house and wall behind it, makes this one large and deep. Good natural colours and textures in the view, the extra wall parts on the side of the house remind me to constructions of churches.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf

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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2008-09-01 5:53]

Bonjour Joël,

ceci a presque l'âge de mon pays! Tu il a choisi une excellent point de vue. La vision est suffisante et les détails sont présents dans toute l'image. Belle image!

Excellent shot from a great POV. The angle of the shot is fine creating nice depth and direction. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail. The line of trees and wall leads the eye through the shot.

Bonjour Joel,

Jolie prise de vue mettant en relief cette architecture d'un bâtiment militaire. Bel éclairage et note très intéressante.

Bonne Journée

Bonjour Joel,
Thank you for the wonderful notes regarding this beautiful place that cames with a excellent image!
very sharp with a good pov in good colouration and superb details over it
well done

Hi Joel
One more excellent present of art of South France build masters and this is your art to make great pic. like this

Salut Joel
Belle architecture et bien intégré dans l'ensemble. une belle lumière d'été qui fut particulièrement rare en Bretagne cette année!!
Beau boulot

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14084 W: 0 N: 16149] (171804)
  • [2008-09-02 1:13]

Hello Joël,

superbe cette poudrière, très beau bâtiment bien renforcé d'une architecture originale, superbe.

Bravo et amitié


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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2008-09-02 3:45]
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Salut Joël,
Une note de bas de page intéressante à ce document une grande photo. Le bâtiment a une architecture unique, bien que je ne comprends pas très bien ce qu'il a été utilisé, comment arsenal?.
Excellent perspective et des couleurs.

Ciao Joel,
bella foto di questo particolare edificio, interessante la nota, il POV è perfetto e la foto gode di una ottima profondita' di campo.
bello anche il cielo

Hello Joël. Interesting note from this 16th century architecture. The framing is very good with pleasing perspective under the light and the beautiful sky. Thanks for sharing and warmest regards. Jusni

Bonjour Joël,
Belle présentation, toutes les trois photos sont magnifiques, de qualité supérieure. Les POVs sont très efficaces pour donner une bonne idée de la place et de l'architecture.
Note très utile!
Merci pour le partage,
Porquoi il y a des indications de skype au début de ta note? Ou c'est mon navigateur qui ajoute cela?

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