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The "Rue Droite", La Couvertoirade

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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: 2012-08-24
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Causse du Larzac [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-10-04 3:12
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Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
August 24th, 2012
La Couvertoirade 120082 12230
Aveyron Midi-Pyrenees
43.917 3.317 785 m

The "Rue Droite", La Couvertoirade

One view.
Another view.

The "Rue Droite", straight street, in la Couvertoirade. This is the main street lined with traditional houses of the plateau, vaulted ground floor. The first floor accessed by an external staircase and an attic covered with slate.

On CAUSSE OF LARZAC, in a medieval village built at the 12th century by the KNIGHTS OF THE ORDER OF THE TEMPLE, and in a fortified enclosure built with the 15th century by the SOVEREIGN MILITARY HOSPITALLER ORDER OF SAINT JOHN OF JERUSALEM, during seven centuries, the Knights Templar, then the Hospitaller Order in 1312, practised the culture and the breeding there, providing provisioning for the war.

In 1119, Hugues de Payns, knight originating in Champagne, melt a militia, "The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon", which will become the "Knights of the Order of the Temple". Monks, knights, monks and soldiers, Templiers will defend Jerusalem, and the pilgrims going on the tomb of Christ.
In 1291, following the fall Saint-Jean-d'Acre, the Knights Templar are folded up in Cyprus, then in Rhodos.
In 1312, the order is dissolved, and after a lawsuit, the large Master Jacques de Molay and other Knights templar are sharp flarings on roughing-hew it.

Before the first crusade, a hospital is founded in Jerusalem close of the Holy Sepulchre for the Western pilgrims, other Hospitals are create in the ports Italian and Provencaux. In 1113, the Hospital of Midsummer's Day of Jerusalem is recognized like an independent hospital order.
In 1140, the Order of the Hospital becomes in military order, with nevertheless vocation of charity and defense of Christendom.
In 1312, the goods of Templiers, after their dissolution, are allotted to the Hospital ones.
In 1522, Turkish takes Rhodos.
In 1530, the emperor Charles Quint allots Malta to the Hospital ones. They since are called SOVEREIGN MILITARY ORDER OF MALTA or Knights of Malta .

La Couvertoirade history.

_ The CAUSSE of LARZAC is vastest and southernmost of "GRANDS CAUSSES", large causses. Its 1000 km ² of plateau rise from 600 to 900 meters. It is limited to the North-East by Dourbie river which separates it from "Causse Noir", in the North-West the Tarn river separates it from the plateau of Lévézou, in the west it stops with the depression of Roquefort. Its surface is strewn with famous sites with the military orders, Knights of the Order of the Temple and Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem.

_ The GRANDS CAUSSES, in the south of the Massif Central, are delimited in north by the plateau of "Aubrac", in the east by the Cévennes, the south by the plain of the "lodévois", in the west by the plateau of "Lévézou". These are plateaus limestones whose altitude varies from 700 to 1250 meters of altitude, and of surface going up to 1000 km².
The "Grands Causses" are formed by important "Causses of Larzac" (1000 km²), of "Sauveterre" (550 km²), "Méjean" (330 km²), and "Noir" (200 km²), but also of the causses "Comtal", "Rouge" and of "Sévérac", and many small peripheral causses like causses of "Mende", "Blandas", "Changefèges", "Bégon", etc… No waterway circulates on the surface of the plates, because the rainwater infiltrates in the karstic, generating networks of many swallow-holes and caves, to re-appear in the valleys. Geology of causses and the cévennes.

LA COUVERTOIRADE is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrénées area, populated of 179 Couvertoiradois in 2009, distributed on 61.9 km², that is to say 2.9 hab./km².

The village of La Couvertoirade is quoted, Cubertoirata, as of the 11th century.

La Couvertoirade is one of the most beautiful villages of France.

My images of la Couvertoirade.
My images of the Causse du larzac.

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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Hi Joel
I like the atmosphere of the old world charm, its architecture and tradition is truely admirable. Lovely matured colors, details, layout and clarity with the pov leads in nicely. Excellent pp treatment and your well written notes. Well done, TFS
Warm regards

Bonjour Joël,
J'aime bien ce POV sur la rue étroite de ce charmant village ancien. Tu mènes notre regard le long de la rue , puis au-delà sur les champs et les collines. Un nouvel endroit bien pittoresque de ta région que tu sais si bien nous faire découvrir.
Peut-être voudrais-tu ajouter cette photo au thème de l'anniversaire de TE ?

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2012-10-04 3:44]

Hello Joel,

You're capturing well this village scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the houses and narrow street with historical and medieval background. Stone-made houses are firm, are tasted and are deep. And, it is melted well with green plateau of background.

Kind regards,

Salut Joel, j'aime cette excellente photo prise d'en haut, de cette composition très agréable avec la rue intéressante et agréable, les toits et la campagne intéressants dans le fond. Travail très belle image et intéressant techniquement très bon, excellent et très agréable bien fait, bravo mon ami. Tfs.

Bon après-midi et le repos heureux de la semaine.
Meilleures salutations et meilleurs voeux.

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 277 N: 11724] (90429)
  • [2012-10-04 4:12]

Bonjour Joel ,
PAs une lumière exceptionnlelle , mais une excellente vur plongeante sur cette rue pittoresque , avec notamment ces remarquables escaliers extérieurs .

Bonjour Joël,

La longueur de la rue donne de la perspectivet et de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture des maisons. La lumière a un bel effet sur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Hello Joel,

De belles vieilles pierres, une belle enfilade de rue.
Ce décor est presque intact, mises à part quelques adaptations sages au modernisme.La tuile le dispute aux lauzes et ces escaliers externes en pierre ont bien du charme.
L'angle de prise donne tout son jus à cette photo de la "rue droite".
Bien vu.

Hello Joel - Your shot, taken from an elevated position is very good; here we see very clearly the narrowness of the street flanked by beautiful old houses with so many of the original feature still intact. I love the textures of the roof tiles and stone walls, they have a lovely rustic, mellowness that modern building just don't have. Easy to understand why this is regarded as one of the most beautiful villages in France. TFS this, a lovely shot and a very good note. Warm regards rosemary

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13818 W: 0 N: 16050] (169358)
  • [2012-10-04 7:28]

Hello Joël,

Quelle vue de haut sur cette petite rue sueprbe avec le graphsime de toits une dame en rose dans la rue superbe image de ce beau village.
Bravo et amitié


Hi Joël,
We appreciate that you so strongly recommended a visit to this place. It was definitely worth the trip and I am looking through all my pictures to try to find something equally good. This is indeed a very special place!
Kind regards

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11760 W: 126 N: 21153] (108907)
  • [2012-10-04 8:48]

Saut Joel.Vraiment super cette prise de vue et cette perspective si riche,heuresement il a pas de soleil pour avoir la meilleure exposition partout,excellent couleurs aussi.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

Hello dear Joel,
Nice capture with birdseye view which helps us to see those nice artisanal roofs.
Nice framing.
Another perfect TE entry with many good and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards

Salut Joel.
Grande perspective et vue d'ensemble de ce point de vue rue sinueuse d'un point élevé, ce qui nous donne aussi la vue sur les toits. Idéal POV avec de vertes collines en arrière-plan,
La lumière et la couleur très bon, avec la netteté d'habitude.
Have a nice day.

A wonderful view between the houses, nice photo full of details and old textures !

La "rue droite" semble avoir été conçue après la pause apéro de la DDE mais cela lui ajoute un charme supplémentaire. Joli POV plongeant avec juste un petit regret pour les parasols blancs.

Bonjour Joël,
A very beautiful and cozy street with a wonderful POV. The presence of people in the street making it live. Great composition. A beautiful place to live.

Eye-catching and beautiful scenery, and a spectacular old house with gable clay
Panoramic view of the streets
Beautiful colors and good resolution
Good evening

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15450 W: 159 N: 27003] (141836)
  • [2012-10-05 9:45]

Bonjour Joel
Le POV est bien choisi, j'apprécie les détails de l'architecture de ce vieux village la rue étroite, le paysage en arrière plan , les WS complète bien celle ci, une très belle réalisation
Belle soirée

Hello Joel,
Wonderful composition with the roofs from tiles to fill your frame and the stone poved between them adds a lot.
Very nice colours and light supplement your scene. Wonderful architectures details.
Have a nice Sunday,

Hi Joel,
Good bird view shot to show an old village at the mountain area, lovely tile roof tops, stone walls and even the path is also built by stone plates. Nice WS photos to show the beautiful medieval village in different pov, thanks for sharing the fascinating old village view.

Hi Joel
A very nice split-view of the town below.
its a photo that gives us a real true sense of the styles and textures of the architecture.
rustic with old elegance.
you have obtained an effective high pov for this one.

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2013-01-04 15:59]

Ce que j'ai omis pendant mon abscence. Quelle belle rue pour une inspiration artistique. Les premiers tuiles a gauche nous appellon CERAMIDA, et les tuiles a droite c'est BIBER. Les deux j'aime bien, et j'ai choisi BIBER por mon atelier au bord de Danube que j'ai construit l'ete dernier (en bois et en pierres, mon ami!). Les BIBER j'ai achete chez les paysans qui le gardaient deriere la maison, etant mis la nouvelle couverture sure les maisons modernes idiotes.



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