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Old artillery bastion, Nantes


Old artillery bastion, Nantes
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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: 2012-07-20
Categories: Castles, Architecture
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/640 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Loire valley [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-10-30 3:24
Viewed: 1979
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
July 20th, 2012
Nantes 440109 44000
Loire-Atlantique Pays de la loire
47.219 -1.554 20 m

Old artillery bastion, Nantes

One view.
Another view.

In the city of Nantes, the TOUR DU FER À CHEVAL, "horseshoe tower", initially artillery bastion, with thick walls 8 meters, from of the end of 15th century and early 16th century, in the Castle of Dukes of Brittany, also says castle of Anne of Brittany, 13th 14th 15th 16th centuries. Classified as "Historic Monument" since 1840.

Guy de thouars, ?-1213, built here in the 13th century the beginnings of the castle under the shape of a circular tower.
Jean IV de Bretagne, 1339-1399, added several polygonales towers in the 14th century.
François II de Bretagne, 1433-1488, reconstructed the castle in the 15th century.
Anne de Bretagne, 1477-1514, will continue the transformations till the beginning of the 16th century.
Different modifications of military inspiration, followed by the 16th to the 20th century.

The castle construction chronology.

The castle description.

The castle virtual visit.

NANTES is a French municipality, placed in the department of Loire-Atlantique of the region Pays de la Loire, populated with 282 047 Nantais in 2009, distributed on 65,2 km² en 2009, that is to say 4 326.5 hab./km².

The city of Nantes is situated on the banks of the Loire river, in 50 km of the Atlantic Ocean.

My images of Nantes
My images of the Loire 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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Hello Joël,
Excellent point of view using the ramparts to draw the viewer into the scene and direct their attention toward the tower. The stormy sky makes a good backdrop for the sunlit architecture. The visitors offer a sense of scale. Very well presented with good colours and sharpness.

Bonjour Joël,

La longueur de la passerelle donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture de la tour du Fer à Cheval. Le ciel nuageux donne un bon contraste aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.

Pierre

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 23510 W: 523 N: 39032] (168672)
  • [2012-10-30 6:15]

Hello Joël,

You places nice the old artillery bastion, a little out of the centre, this gives more space for the church in background.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
These picture here is nice with a very lovely panoramic area.
You chose the classic angle, but always the most beautiful.
Excellent composition, very well captured.
Nice done, TFS.

Best regards,
John.

Bonjour Joel,

Le regard n'a pas vraiment le choix, il doit suivre l'effet d'entonnoir vers cette très belle tour hexagonale qui brille sous une belle lumière malgré le ciel très gris.

Amicalement

Serge

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9446 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-10-30 8:16]

Joel bonsoir,
an interesting old historic monument in Nantes you present. Good 3 shots and informations. Photos are very well done. Solid photowork.
Have a nice evening.
Aleksander

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  • Zucca Gold Star Critiquer [C: 284 W: 2 N: 1] (8)
  • [2012-10-30 13:22]

Bonsoir Joël,

8 mètres d'épaisseur, il fallait bien cela pour que les murs résistent victorieusement aux assaillants ! Bon cadrage et excellente netteté, en plus, grâce au petit écriteau, s'il faut quitter les lieux précipitamment, on sait quelle direction prendre ;0)

Bonne soirée !

Sylvain

Hi Joël,
Your long note is a great lesson of French history, I will save the reading of this for later. French history from this period is indeed nore interesting than the Swedish contemporary history. A very interesting note and an excellent picture. Our ambition is of course to see as much of France as possible, we have to go here too, some day. Thanks for the information here.
Kind regards
Gunnar

Joël
J'étais là il y a quelques heures et j'avoue ne pas trop avoir réussi à en réaliser une photo correcte. Je n'en apprécie que plus le POV que tu as trouvé.
Amicalement
JJ

Hi dear Joel

Another wonderful and fantastic image, seeming like having solemn atmosphere too. So tasteful thick color and good warm day light are so marvelous. Sharp and clear image via wide focus appraoch are perfect as usual. Thank you for your sharing with your best work and have a good day!

Takero from sunny and a little cold Tokyo

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13211 W: 298 N: 26338] (105710)
  • [2012-10-31 0:35]

Good morning Joel,
nice the creative perspective from the old artillery bastion of the city,with the church to dominates the backdrop of the image.
I like the clarity as the sharpness of the scene with the details to are captured superb.

Have a good day,danos

Hello Joël
Excellent point of view over the bridge on the tower.
The stormy sky makes a good backdrop for nice architecture.
Very well presented with good colors and sharpness.
Kind regards
Saša

Salut Joel,
Originale architecture et bonne présentation avec ce passage qui mène au monument, très bon résultat pour la profondeur d'image.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12891 W: 0 N: 15708] (160969)
  • [2012-10-31 7:31]

Hlelo Joël

fantastique operspective sur le mur d'entrée avec la bastion en fond quel cadrage il nous mène à l'éfiffice, un cadrage très soignée avec l'arbre, le jeu d'ombre quelle vue.

bravo et amitié

Nicou

Bonjour Joel
Un très bon cadrage de ce bastion.
Belle architecture et perspective avec cette allée qui nous y emmène
Belle luminosité et une bonne note accompagne ta photo
Amicalement
Juliette

Hi Joel
another "goncalo" type of composition, with the super long lines and depth.
the grey clouds really help to add a visual punch and visual impact to the scene.
great choice of subject and comp.
cheers
craig

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8643 W: 4447 N: 15178] (61070)
  • [2012-11-04 16:25]

Salut Joël
Très bonne perspective sur cette partie du château des Ducs
Une image qui me rappelle beaucoup de souvenirs et plein de nostalgie.
La luminosité est belle et j'apprécie ce ciel dramatique.
Bien cordialement

Ciao Joel, fantastic perspective on wonderful castle, fascinating composition, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14640 W: 157 N: 25448] (134216)
  • [2012-11-06 10:59]

Bonjour Joel
Trois belles images pour présenter cet ancien bastion, bonne lumière malgré le ciel gris,la perspective du chemin, belle présentation
Belle soirée
cricri

Hello Joël,

Very nice point of view. The diagonal lines
of the walls creates a nice depth and
accompanies the eyes of the viewer to the
building. Light management and the composition
are as always great.

Friendly regards,
Robert

Bonjour Joel,
charming architecture. Great composition: the path very nicely leads the eye to the main structure. The light is extraordinary with dark clouds enhancing the contrast and atmosphere.
Excellent capture,
M

Hi Joel,
What a prominent big roof top in the depth, good perspective effect, nice to see the facade of this beautiful old castle in WS and the complicated walkway that connecting to this building too, interesting composition, thanks for sharing.
Ally

Bonjour, cher ami Joël,
dans ce bon cadrage tu nous montres la belle architecture du château, de sa tour svelte et la perspective profonde de la passerelle, en créant une composition très attractive et avec une grande richesse graphique.
La bonne luminosité, les ombres, les belles couleurs et la netteté de l'image ce sont facteurs importants pour atteindre une haute qualité esthétique.
Un beau travail.
Bien amicalement,
Josep

Hello
interesting architecture capture with a dramatic
cloudy sky trying to create a particular
atmosphere,you chose the classic angle
very wellpresented with excellent warm
and classical colours,I like shots of this
kind,interesting historic old monument
regards
have a nice weekend
Costantino

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