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The bridge, Avignon


The bridge, Avignon
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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: 2012-05-06
Categories: Architecture, Ruins
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1600 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-25 1:46
Viewed: 2415
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
May 6th, 2012
Avignon 840007 84000
Vaucluse Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
43.946 4.810 19 m

The bridge, Avignon

One view.
Another view.

In Avignon, above the Rhone River, the SAINT-BÉNÉZET BRIDGE, known as the pont d'Avignon, the SAINT-BÉNÉZET CHAPEL, the SAINT-NICOLAS CHAPEL, built in the 12th 13th 17h centuries in the Romanesque style of Provence.

It is probably on the site of a roman bridge, that was built from 1177 to 1185, according to legend at the initiative of Bénézet, 1165-1184, a wooden deck bridge with 22 arches for a length of 900 meters. Is is on one of the piles of stone that was built the CHAPELLE SAINT-BENEZET.
Destroyed in 1226, the bridge was immediately rebuilt with a higher stone deck. A SAINT-NICOLAS CHAPEL was built above the Saint-Benezet chapel, and enlarged in the 16th century.
The Rhone floods destroyed some arches in 1603, 1605, rebuilt about 1628 and again in 1633 and 1669, which caused the abandonment of the bridge.

The SAINT BENEZET BRIDGE, the Palais des Papes with its towers and ramparts, the Notre-Dame des Doms cathedral, are part of a group classified by UNESCO as World Heritage of Humanity.

Bridge history.

The famous nursery rhyme.

AVIGNON is a French commune located in the department of Vaucluse, of the area Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, populated of 89592 Avignonais in 2009, divided on 65 km², that is to say 1378 hab./km².

Avignon is located at the confluence of the Rhône river and Durance.

Avignon history.
Pont d'Avignon history.

My images of Avignon.

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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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5819 W: 277 N: 10942] (86006)
  • [2012-05-25 2:01]

Bonjour Joel ,
On voit souvent ce pont en diagonale . Cette vue est intéressante aussi . Les reflets n'ont rien d'extraordinaire (on n'a pas toujours cette chance) , mais le ciel est splendide .
Amicalement

Hello Joel,

J'aime bien cette photo du fameux pont D'Avignon bien inscrit dans l'image entre un ciel superbe avec blancs moutons et les eaux du Rhône.
Je trouve que cette prise montre le pont sous un jour qui n'est pas forcement celui sous lequel les gens qui ne l'ont jamais vu l'imaginent. Car en fait à défaut d'être entier il n'a rien d'un pont rustique et même ne manque pas d'élégance surtout avec sa chapelle.
Je trouve le format 1/3 2/3 judicieusement choisi au niveau du cadrage.
Cordialement.

Bonjour Joël
Un bon cliché du célèbre pont qui est à l'origine d'une chanson qui a bercé notre enfance. L'image est profonde, bien cadré avec des nuages aux formes élégantes.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
Nicole

Olá Joel,

Avignon é um local muito conhecido no sul de França pela sua historia. Recentemente li um livro sobre os "Cavaleiros Templários".
Suas notas são muito importantes bem como os Ws.
Boa cor e contraste, este lugar deve ser exatamente bonito.

Cumprimentos,
Filipe

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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2012-05-25 3:02]

Bonjour Joël!
Simplement spectaculaire! J'adore les ciels de Provence! Belle reflection aussi.

Amicalement,
Juan

Hi Joel

Excellent capture, the photo really gets across the message in your note. The architecture of bridge with clear sky in background makes this picture quiet impressive ..I like the softness in this image its not too harsh or sharp.

Good composition ..Very well done.
TFS
Regards,
Ravi

Bonjour, cher ami Joël,
c'est une composition magnifique, dans laquelle tu as créé une forte lutte entre l'élégance architectonique de ce pont si connu, et la beauté splendide des nuages dans un ciel très esthétique.
La profondeur de l'image, sa perspective, la qualité des couleurs, et la grande lumière, augmentent l'énorme attrait de la photo.
Un travail superbe.
Bien amicalement,
Josep

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  • siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2782 W: 23 N: 4581] (34141)
  • [2012-05-25 3:42]

Hi Joel,

Beautiful landscape post with strong composition. Love the blue sky with the white clouds. Amazing view!

Regards,
Malgorzata

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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1587 W: 0 N: 3418] (16279)
  • [2012-05-25 3:46]

Hi Joel, this is a great photo of the famous Bridge from Avignon. The composition with the river and bridge in the lower part and the great sky above is just perfect. Fabulous lighting, viewpoint and DOF. Excellent presentation.

Bonsoir Joel,

recuerdo este puente de cuando estuve por alli, has hecho una composicion interesante con una perspectiva llamativa, me gusta,

Buen fin de semana,

Sergio

Bonjour Joel.

Tiens tiens...un point de vue que je n'ai pas essayé et qui est du plus bel effet. J'aime bien cette ville ou les couleurs de la pierre changent avec le mouvement du soleil. Cette photo est superbe.

Amicalement

Serge

Πολύ καλό καρέ!

Ωραίος ουρανός, άριστη διαχείριση φωτός, προοπτική και βάθος πεδίου σε πολύ καλό επίπεδο! Η οξύτητα είναι χωρίς υπερβολή, άψογη!

Χαιρετισμούς από την Ελλάδα!

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13274 W: 1022 N: 25835] (125559)
  • [2012-05-25 4:23]

Bonjour Joel

The people walking along the top of the distant bridge add size & scale. Good sharpness & graphism with marvellous impressionist reflections. Wonderful colour saturation & well framed & composed. The Rhone river has been unkind to this old bridge! Tfs!

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13121 W: 298 N: 26115] (104838)
  • [2012-05-25 4:29]

Bonjour Joel,
the presention of the brigde as is placement in the frame is superb,with the puffy clouds in the blue sky to complete perfect the image.
I like the beauty of the place as the creative depth from the right waterfront.

Have a good afternoon,Danos

Hi Joel,
a beautiful photo of this famous bridge, the composition is superb, great colours and lights, the POV is very attractive, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
György

Hello Joel

Very nice capture of this place.It seems so peacefull and relaxing.I wolu like to spend there my free time.Also,very wonderful backfground and great composition.So good colors and clarity.Well done

Have a superb weekend
Chris

Ciao Joel,
una composizione di largo respiro che mette in evidenza questo bel ponte di Avignone che ha una storia molto interessante sia per la cappella Saint Benezet sia per le inondazioni del Rodano che hanno ripetutamente distrutto alcune arcate del ponte.
Mi piace molto la ripresa, la nitidezza e hai catturato un cielo magnifico.
TFS!!!
Buon w.e.
Amicalement
Mario

salut Joel,
Un pont intéressant et célèbre bien pris, depuis ce pdv, le résultat est réussi avec ces reflets et ces drôles de nuages dans le ciel, bons compléments pour la présentation du Pont.

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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2012-05-25 10:15]

Bonsoir Joël,

Quel beau ciel bleu, mis en valeur par ces nuages qui apportent de la profondeur à l'image ! Je n'avais jusqu'alors jamais remarqué qu'une chapelle avait été construite sur l'une des piles du pont... Bon cadrage et superbes couleurs !

Bon week-end,

Sylvain

Ciao Joel
bellissima Avignone ed il suo ponte è molto famoso.
Sono stato sul ponte ed ho cantato la famosa canzone con mia figlia.
La foto è ben composta, con il ponte a dividere acqua e cielo, la qualità è eccellente, le nuvole sono splendide.
Un gran bel lavoro.
Buon fine settimana
Carlo

Hi dear Joel

Another great shot! So impressive postcard shot.
Wonderful and omfortable image to see in the Sat moroning. Thanks for your sharng with nice job and have a good weekend!
Best regrads,

Takero from Morioka, north erea

Hello Joel,
Fabulous photo of this amazingly beautiful bridge and surroundings. Wonderfully executed with beautiful colors, sharpness clarity, fantastic perspective, POV and great depth of field. An excellent job. Thanks for sharing. I like it a lot. Awesome shot.
All the best and have a great WE,
Barbara

Joël
Une belle lumière et un joli ciel qui t'ont permis de réaliser une belle série de photos de ce célèbre pont-piste de danse. Finalement, sa non reconstruction a fait beaucoup pour sa célébrité.
Amicalement
JJ

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9021 W: 136 N: 22747] (113771)
  • [2012-05-26 0:00]

Hi Joel, is this the famous bridge of Avinio on which they danse? fantastic okld co nstruction. Well selected POV, with the road giving good depth.

Warm regrads

MAlgo

Salut Joël,
Ah que j'aime ces ciels larges, bleus et si joliment exposé. Un cadrage que j'apprécie beaucoup pour les eaux du Rhône et pour le bleu du ciel. Bien joué à nouveau en ne suivant pas à la lettre les règles de composition classique.
Amicalement,
Fabrice

Hi Joel,
Superb clearity and depth in view along the river and upon the bridge.
Clouds hang above looks as patching the blue sky's.
Fine taken from water level, people on the bridge give a sense about it's size.
Bonn weekend,
Ike

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2012-05-26 8:13]

Hi Joel,

You're capturing well this landscape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the medieval beautiful bridge with elegant style. The whole is also harmonized and balanced well with beautiful color combination of river, bridge and sky. And, the reflection projected to calm river draws out a good atmosphere as well as random clouds in the sky.
Have a nice day.

Kind regards,
mikio

bonsoir,
un endroit tres photogenique avec un beau ciel à la LOOOK13
mais tu etais dans l'eau?;-)) ou sur une peniche?
je n'ai pas pu aller sur l'autre rive..je pense qu'il y a des vues sympas aussi
bon WE
amicalement
vero

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14426 W: 156 N: 24986] (132114)
  • [2012-05-26 11:32]

Bonjour Joel
Magnifique vue du pont ( ou j'ai mis mes deux petits pieds dessus :-)), superbe lumière et un bel effet 3D des nuages blancs sur le ciel bleu , vraiment une belle image
Belle soirée
cricri

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12630 W: 0 N: 15610] (158788)
  • [2012-05-26 21:58]

Hello Joël

quelle emrceille quel ciel et cette immensité sueprbe avec le pont la jetée quelc adrage et ce léger reflet grandisoe.

très belle journée
Nicou

Hello Joel,
Wonderful composition, beautiful cloudy sky, very good clarity and sharpness, lovely light and colors, excellent POV and DOF, TfS!
Have a nice Sunday, Vasilis.

Bonjour Joël,

La rivière envoie mon regard vers le pont ce qui donne de la profondeur à l'image. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du pont. La qualité de la lumière donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bon dimanche.

Pierre

Hi Joel
geometry at its best.
long straight lines, arches, half circles, soft puffy clouds, and perfect exposure levels.
wonderful scene.
cheers
craig

Hello Joel,
Very nice architectorial capture from Avignon.
Good pov and a perfect "photogenic" sky as background.
Nice framing and many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
MESUT ILGIM

Bonjour Joel,
the bridge is famous in Poland too due to the poem which you mention in your note.
I like very much this charming presentation. The sky is lovely with the clouds so pretty. Great natural colors.
Very well done!
M

Hi Joel
Brilliant lead in wonderful detail of the spanning bridge, awesome looking view. There's loads of depth there nicely cropped and composed as you are blessed with quality lighting condition and rich calming colors shaded by those equally brilliant skyscape. Mesmerising shot, Congrats, TFS
Best regards

.. e dopo il ponte di notte di Vero, ecco la versione diurna di Joel :-)) La sua architettura è straordinaria, ma certo, il cielo qui ha fatto da sfondo eccellente ;-) Bellissima veduta, che forse hai fatto con i piedi dentro l'acqua :-)
buona serata
amitié
Simonetta

Hello
simple shot with symmetry and beauty
the amazing blue sky and the white clouds
add dynamism to the whole scenery
beautiful landscape indeed
regards
have a nice evening
Costantino

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