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The castle entrance, Azay-le-Rideau


The castle entrance, Azay-le-Rideau
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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: 2010-07-29
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Loire valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-03-19 5:09
Viewed: 2160
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 29th, 2010
Azay-le-Rideau 370014 37190
Indre-et-Loire Centre
47.262 0.466 45 m

The castle entrance, Azay-le-Rideau

One view.
Other view. (4 images).

The entrance of the castle with the monumental main staircase with straight banisters, of Renaissance style.

The current Azay-le-Rideau, on bank of Indre river tributary of the Loire river, 16th 19th centuries, Renaissance style, was built between 1518 and 1527, by Gilles Berthelot,? -1529, treasurer of King François Ier, and his wife Philippa Lesbahy on the ruins of a castle built in 1119 and destroyed in 1418. Property offered in 1535 by Antoine Francois Raffin, a fellow soldier. The castle bought during the French Revolution by the Marquis Charles de Biencourt, 1747-1824, was sold to the French government in 1905. Historical Monument.

Although built on bank of the INDRE river, a tributary of the LOIRE, the Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau is one Chateau of the Loire . It is classified as historical monuments since 1840.

_ The LOIRE river, the “last wild river” and longest of France, takes its source at 1048 meters of altitude in the Massif-Central on mount "Mont Gerbier de Jonc", in the Sainte-Eulalie commune in Ardèche departement, and after a course of 1 012.7 kilometers through a catchment area of 117,000 km², 1/5 of the French territory, is thrown by a broad estuary in the Atlantic Ocean in the Loire-Atlantique departement, in Saint-Nazaire, where the flow can go down to 100 m³/s and can very largely exceed 5000 m³/s. the Loire Valley from Sully-sur-Loire in Loiret departement to Saint-Florent-le-Vieil in Maine-et-Loire, is registered since the year 2000 with the World heritage of UNESCO, for its biological diversity and its historical and cultural richness. The Loire river description.

AZAY-LE-RIDEAU is a French commune, located in the departement of Indre-et-Loire in the Centre region, populated by 3442 Ridellois in 2006, spread across 27.3 km² is 125.9 inhabitants per km².

The city of Azay-le-Rideau, bisected by the River Indre tributary of the Loire, is located in the regional park Loire-Anjou-Touraine.

The town of Azay-le-Rideau is producing wines, Denomination of Origin checked.

My images of Azay-le-Rideau.
My images of the Loire river valley.

Copyright © All rights reserved. The use or the reproduction, on any media, for profit or not profit, of my photographs, including my photographs published in workshop, the notes or the texts, is prohibited without my written authorization. Joel Berthonneau.

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Bonjour Joël,

POV très bien choisi avec l'allée qui guide notre regard vers la façade de ce beau château. Le feuillage des deux arbres crée un cadre naturel et reforce la profondeur. De très agréables touches de couleurs vives apportées par les fleurs.
Amitiés,
Roger

Bonjour Joel,

Mais quel bosquet de fleurs multicolores, je ne me souvenais pas en avoir vu autant. Je me souviens par contre que c'est un château difficile à photographier et qu'ici, c'est bien réussi.

Bon samedi

Serge

Salut Joel
I like the fantastic composition and very great sharpness. You did better to choice a overcast day for the light diffusing. Bravo is great bon weekend ihsan

Hello Joël,
The visitors offer a sense of scale as we look at this lovely Renaissance château. The flower beds in the foreground add a nice splash of colour on what seems to be a dull overcast day and direct us towards the entrance. Bon weekend!

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2011-03-19 7:27]

Hi Joel,
You presented today a very wonderful castle. Love its architecture and colorful garden in the foreground. Beautiful composition. Well done.
Best, Malgorzata

Hi Joël,
A beautiful castle, just as all these famous French castles are. All the flowers and the people in this view make add a lot of value. I really like this kind of architecture, maybe we will see this place once...
Kind regards
Gunnar

Bonsoir Joël,

La distance entre les urnes et l'entrée du château donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du château Aza-le-Rideau. Le ciel nuageux donne un bon contraste aux couleurs. Bonne soirée.

Pierre

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14607 W: 157 N: 25386] (133948)
  • [2011-03-19 11:35]

Bonjour Joel
Très joli la présentation de l'entrée avec les branches vertes des arbres de chaque cotés, les parterres fleuris et les " carrioles!!) d'un autre temps, un château fort intéressant a voir
Beau weekend
cricri

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2011-03-19 15:44]

Bonsoir Joël,
Bien que j'aime les trois photos, je vais rester avec "Altered Image # 1: «J'aime son point de vue, tandis que le principal est tout aussi agréable.
L'architecture du château est magnifique et donne aux gens une dimension bonne échelle
Amicalement,
Charo

Hi Joel,
the composition of the photo is superb, I like the atmosphere of the photo and the beautiful details, superb POV, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
György

Joël
Pour une fois, la lumière n'était pas vraiment avec toi mais tu as quand même réussi à faire trois photos intéressantes de ce joli château, la version "une vue" en donnant peut-être une meilleure image d'ensemble.
Amicalement
JJ

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12858 W: 0 N: 15674] (160681)
  • [2011-03-20 6:44]

Hello Joël,

Avec ces allées fleuries quelle mise en valeur de ce château superbe, ce caléche, quel cadrage avec l'allée qui nous mène à la mervielle, super.

Bravo et amitié

Nicou

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9446 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2011-03-20 9:56]

Bonsoir Joel,
another nice castle in Your collection. Good 3 photos and presentation. Beautiful details. Well note and done photo. I like it.
Have a nice evening.
Aleksander

Ciao caro Joel,
piacevole composizione, nella quale hai unito la bellezza architettonica del castello con la bellezza di queste aiuole piene di fiori e coloratissime. Una interessante immagine anche dal lato compositivo, con una buona simmetria che dà profondità alla scena. Molto belli anche i WS, in particolare il #1, che forse avrebbe meritato un post in prima pagina. Bravissimo!
Ciao, ti auguro una buona settimana!
Paolo

Bonjour Joel
Belle image, comme d'habitude sans tâche.
Puis, merci parce qu'à travers tes images et tes notes, on connait un peu plus la belle France!
Lily

Hi Joel,
What a magnificent castle hidden behind the trees, beautiful gardening that comprises variety type of flora, tidy shot to show the facade, good WS photos to show the castle from different pov, distinct photos, well done.
Ally

Bonjour Joël,
Un château que je connais bien et que j'ai visité plusieurs fois !
Ici, ton point de vue est bien choisi depuis l'allée fleurie qui mène à l'allée principale et au bel escalier monumental.
Les arbres de chaque côté constituent un encadrement de choix, et la diligence ainsi que le landau donnent un air d'époque.
Merci du partage et bon dimanche.
Marie-Louise.

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