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Saint-Pierre church abbey, Nant

Saint-Pierre church abbey, Nant
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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: 2008-11-23
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dourbie valley and canyon [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-29 1:05
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
November 23, 2008
Nant 120168 12230
Aveyron Midi-Pyrénées
44.022 3.301 498 m

Saint-Pierre abbey, XIIth XIVth centuries. (4 images).

One sight, Exterior>, (3 images).
Other sight, Interior.

Church of a founded Benedictine abbey with Xe century, it is the largest of Romanesque churches of the area.
The primitive intersecting ribs date from the end of XIIe century. Chapels and fortifications were added to XIVe century.
The blind arcades, cornices and capitals take as a starting point a model reproduced in Puy, Aurillac and Conques.

This church shelters a superb Christ out of wooden of the XVIIIe century.

After having been a priory Benedictine until 1135 attached to other abbeys, autonomy is acquired in 1135. The abbey was removed in 1777, by royal decree.

The inheritance is important, with its abbey and its five other Romanesque churches disseminated on the territory of the commune, and other churches and chapel, market and bridge medieval.

Nant is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrénées area, populated of 846 Nantais, distributed on 110 km², That is to say 8 hab./km².

Nant with its 110 km², is one of the most extended communes of France, extending on part of causse of Larzac and its buttresses, the valley of Durzon and part of the valley of Dourbie. Nant is located at the edge of the Templier Country and in edge of the Regional natural park of Large Causses.

The Large Causses are formations limestones of the Jurassic means and superior, a thickness of more than 500 meters, creating generating karstic systems of sources in the valleys.

Dourbie is a Cevennes river. It takes its source with the mount of Aulas, in Linguas, to 1300 m, the south of the mountain of Aigoual, in the department of Gard.
It also runs in the department of Aveyron and is thrown, after 920 m of unevenness and 72 km of course through throats and valleys between Black Causse and Causse of Larzac, in Millau in the Tarn with the bridge of Cureplat to 320 m, him even tributary of the Garonne.
Its irregular and seasonal course with known the minimal flow of 2,9 cubic meters a second, to reach up to 728 cubic meters a second maximum flow.
Dourbie is famous near the trout fishermen.

My images of Nant

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Bonjour Joel.
Les formes et les volumes de cet edificie religieux se montrent dans leur marveilleuse complexité dans cette image tirée depuis un très bien choisi point de vue.
Très beau contrast avec quelques surespositions locales sur la droite.
Bien vu.
Amicalement, Bobo.

Hi Joel,
I see it, finding a good optic angle was not easy to the photo. The church was built around fairly much. We received a beautiful architectural series again from you with a superb note. According to me the other two photos could have received an independent appearance. Great series. Congratulations.
With a friendly greeting. Have a nice weekend!

Bonjour Joël
Ta très belle collection d'églises augmente de jour en jour et celle-ci vaut le détour. Tu l'a bien cadrée et tu as su jouer avec l'ombre et la lumière. Certains ont de la chance de voir le soleil, chez nous il est aux abonnés absents ce mois-ci.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.

Hello Joel! Amazing architecture. Amazing church. Original composition, good perspective and very good capture. Nice light and colours. Superb work. Good luck!

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2008-11-29 1:56]

Hallo Joel!
What a beautiful and "complicated" architecture! A truly venerable and most interesting building. I seldom saw a church like this one. In combination with your excellent note you present an outstanding contribution here. Thank you!
Greetings from grey and cold Germany!

Olá Joël!
A Igreja é muito bela e interessante, típica das regiões em que você costuma fotografar!
Essa sua fotografia esta muito boa, com um controle de luminosidade excelente, assim como a nitidez e cores naturais! Esse ponto de tomada na parte traseira do templo é sempre muito bem-vindo, aprecio bastante! Cada detalhe foi muito importante na composição dessa imagem, como aquela mesinha do canto inferior direito!
Parabéns, abraços e até mais!

Hello Joël,
A very interesting church captured from a well chosen point of view. The presence of the table and chairs outside the cafe hints at the human touch. I also like the light and shadow contrasts.

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  • Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5783 W: 95 N: 9355] (52989)
  • [2008-11-29 2:20]

Hi Joel,
well taken photo of this beautiful romaqnesc church in what seem gto be a quite rural village.
Regards, Gerrit

Bonjour Joel
une église romane superbe que tu nous présentes ce jour avec une belle architecture imposante, avec ombre et lumière; ton ws avec le clocher est superbe et tu as de la chance de les trouver ouvertes car là dessus j'ai moins de chances que toi
ton cadrage est excellent
bon week end

bonjour joel
bonne gestion de la lumiere sur cette église imposante , la photo de l'interieur est pas mal nonplus et permet d'apprecier l'art roman.

bon w.e

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6092 W: 277 N: 11813] (91054)
  • [2008-11-29 5:37]

Bonjour Joel ,
Un point de vue classique pour un édifice roman . Mais c'est toujours un des plus interessant . Beau cadrage , et belle gestion des ombres et lumières , malgré la difficulté .
Bravo , et amitiés .

Hello Joel!It is a line of pictures of eminent buildings of Nant city that him I know from her football team.A very interesting church Amazing architecture Good the POV and the place. Good color with a superb note Regards!

Bonjour Joël
Des nuages en mouvement dans le sens de la perspective et une très bonne gestion de la lumière entre parties ombrées et éclairées.Un cadrage soigné avec une bonne géométrie et une note d'histoire à la jlbrthnn.
Bon WE à toi

Bonjour Joel,
Amazing church!Great capture whit beautiful compositions.I also like the light and shadow.
xcellent work!

Hi Joel,
Another nice architectural capture with perfect pov and nicely composed.
The only detail which I didn't like too much, is the white plastic table and chairs at right bottom. But anyhow a good entry with nice usefull notes.
TFS and best regards

Hello Joel,
Very nice capture of this lovely old church, good
sharpness and depth of field, nice natural colors,
good clarity and nice textures.

Salut Joel,
C'est net et sans bavures, avec une belle expo et une architecture bien rendue.
Bonne soirée,

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2008-11-29 14:24]

Bonsoir Joel,

encore une tres belle. Tu en sors comme le magicien de son chapeau. J'aime bien la ruelle a droite et les details. Puis j'ai encore mal de ta photo de La Roque St-Marguerite. Je la revois nostalgiquement.

Tu merites un tres bon week end


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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2008-11-29 16:22]

Bonsoir Joël,
Une autre magnifique église à votre collection avec une impressionnante architecture. La lumière est magnifique et a choisi un cadre qui rend très bonne idée des dimensions de l'édifice. Bon travail et bonne nuit.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2139 W: 54 N: 1004] (17136)
  • [2008-11-29 22:51]

Both the interior and exterior are gorgeous!! The lighting here is very nice, and the colors are natural. Very nice pov and detail. TFS

Bonjour Joel,
Thank you for the fine informative notes regarding this beautiful Abbey history and the commune town!
the image is real good with that sharpness and the wonderful lighting over it!
the exposure and focus is spot on
well done

Salut Joel,
Belle mise en valeur de l'édifice, bon rendu avec cette luminosité et cette bonne netteté, intéressant résultat.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2008-11-30 4:56]

Salut Joël
Un bon stitch de cette église avec un parfait équilibre ombres lumières.
Je me suis permis d'afiner le clocher en WS à l'aide d'un nouveau procédé que je viens de découvrir.

Bonjour Joël.
Une très belle église romane comme on les aime !
La photo est très réussie, j'aime la bonne lumière sur ces vieilles pierres aux tons très doux. Tu es en train de devenir un spécialiste en photos d'architecture.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15725 W: 159 N: 27516] (144278)
  • [2008-11-30 9:59]

Bonsoir Joel
Intéressante formes de l'église, a l'architecture assez imposante, un jour de beau temps pour la mettre bien en valeur, bon cadrage aussi, et WS au top
Passe une belle soirée

Hello Jose,
Very big a church at the corner, not easy to show it entirely, I like the white furniture at the road side too.
I see it interior arranged with many long benches, and I can imagine how big this old church, this stone's make church with high walls and ceiling should always cold inside, so that i can not see fans, interesting composition, thanks for sharing.

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2008-12-03 6:44]

Bonjour Joël,

4 images, j'imagine qu'il était impossible de la prendre entièrement cette belle église. Un bien joli stitch et une agréable lumière matinale qui vient donner un peu plus de relief à cette architecture romane. J'aime beaucoup l'intérieur dépouillé que tu nous propose en WS où la luminosité est bien gérée. Encore une très belle représentation de notre patrimoine richement documenté comme à l'habitude, merci Joël.

Avec toutes mes amitiés et une très bonne fin de journée,


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