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Medieval town, Parthenay


Medieval town, Parthenay
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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: 2008-07-13
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Thouet valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-22 1:07
Viewed: 3636
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 13, 2008
Parthenay 790202 79200
Deux-Sèvres Poitou-Charentes
46.648 -0.245 169 m

In the low medieval part of the town of Parthenay, the roofs of the Saint-Jacques district border the "la Vau Saint-Jacques" street.
This street descends towards the Saint-Jacques gate of XIIIe century, thus called since traversed by the pilgrims in way for Compostelle.
As of the end of XIe century a textile craft industry developed on the banks of the Thouet river in the Saint-Jacques district.
In XVe century, Parthenay has the essence of its economic activity, important, concentrated along the street of "la Vau Saint-Jacques", where exist still the traces of shops of tisserands on the frontages of the houses with wood side, carved.

Situated in middle of Gâtine area, Parthenay appears in 1012 like the seat of a small châtellenie, which, during XIIe and XIIIe centuries, figure among most powerful of Poitou.
At the beginning of XIIIe century, Parthenay occupies a strategic place in the fight which opposes kings de France and of England for the possession of Poitou. With subsidies of king of England "Jean sans Terre", the city is surrounded of three concentric lines of fortifications, the castle, the citadel and the medieval city surrounded of an enclosure of which does not remain that the "Porte Saint-Jacques", Saint-Jacques gate.

Parthenay is a french commune, located in the department of Deux-Sèvres of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 10466 Parthenaisiens, distributed on 11 km², that is to say 918 hab./km².

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Hello Joel! Amazing POV, wonderful rooftops. Original cityscape. Very original composition. Good luck!

Hello Joël,
A very appealing perspective along this street looking over the lovely old tiled roof towards the church tower in the distance. The different tones of the roof tiles are well rendered and the clarity excellent.

Hi Joel,
I like your pictures very much, I discover new landscapes and cities by way of them in France always. You guided us onto beautiful place now. The rooftops guide the look wonderfully towards the city's centre. The mood superb, road driving into the distance onto a discovery lures. Beautiful shot. Have a nice week
George

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2008-09-22 3:21]

Bonjour Joël,
Une capture avec beaucoup de bonne profondeur et de détail. Il me semble une ville très intéressante, que nous dites dans votre lettre. Il devrait également être très transeute si elle est sur le Camino de Santiago. Excellente perspective et un beau ciel nuageux.
Bonne semaine,
Amicalement,
Charo

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12889 W: 0 N: 15707] (160931)
  • [2008-09-22 6:41]

Hello Joël,

Très beauc cadrage sur cette ville, la rue est superbe avec ces beaux toits de tuiles, le clocher qui file ver ce ciel bleu-blanc, très très bien réalisé, mangigique.

Bravo et amitié

Nicou

Salut Joel,
J'aime bien la perspective et la profondeur ici.
C'est bien composé, bien vu,
Bonne soirée,
JB.

Ciao Joel,
molto bella questa cittadina medievale vista dai tetti. Mi piace molto la stradina stretta che divide i palazzi.
ottimo lavoro
Giorgio

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7885 W: 56 N: 6399] (45863)
  • [2008-09-22 15:54]

Joel,
A imagem é muito linda, com destaque para a interessante arquitetura. A execução da fotografia está muito boa.

Abraço

Paulo

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2008-09-22 16:38]

Bonsoir Joel, ami,

une tres belle vue sur cette rue de Parthenay. On se plaise de rester quelques bons moments en contempalnt ce panorama. Le cas echeant, tu as pu couper un qart du cote gauche (il n'arrive pas grand chose de ce cote la) et revenir a ton format prefere. Mais, pas necessaire sans grande raison. Encore une belle prise sur ta longue liste. merci et felicitations,

Branko

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9446 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2008-09-23 0:10]

Bonjour Joel,
an interesting glance over the roofs of houses. Good pov, well quality of photos (in WS also). Fine reportage and presentation of town. Good work.
Gr., Aleksander

Bonjour Joël,
Ce point de vue est superbe, on a une forte impression de 3D. Cette rue en courbe, les toits en ligne guident nos yeux à l'église, magnifiquement placée un peu décentralisée.
La luminosité est très bien captée aussi.
Bravo!
MCV

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