Curepipe (French: La Ville-Lumière) is a town in Mauritius, located in the Plaines Wilhems District, the eastern part also lies in the Moka District. The town is administered by the Municipal Council of Curepipe. Curepipe lies at a higher elevation, often referred to as the "Central Plateau". According to the census made by Statistics Mauritius in 2012, the population of the town was at 85,049.
The town's name, Curepipe, is said to be originated from the French curer sa pipe, which translates to "cleaning the pipe". There are several theories by historians as to the naming of the city. Some historians believe that the name was given as travelers and soldiers from the 19th century, traveled from Port Louis and Grand Port (now Mahébourg) to refill their pipes in Curepipe. Other historians believe that the name was given after a late landowner during the 18th century.
The town officially covers an area of 23.8 square kilometres (9.2 sq mi). It is located in the Plaine Wilhems district on the central plateau of Mauritius at an altitude of 561 meters. Of the larger towns of the island's central plateau, Curepipe is the most southern and also the highest. As a consequence of its height, Curepipe is known for its relatively cool and rainy climate.
The town hosts several textile factories, a diamond processing industry and a range of jewelry businesses. In addition, handicraft shops, restaurants and shopping centres add to the commercial mix of the town.
The relatively affluent suburbs are also home to a great deal of business activity, and the head office of the Beachcomber Group of Hotels is located in Curepipe.
...SOTTO UN CIELO STUPENDO
Panoramica sulla citta' mauriziana di Curepipe,che è la traduzione in creolo di Ville Lumiere,il piu' famoso detto che caratterizza Parigi.
Curepipe si trova nel centro-sud dell'isola, nel distretto di Plaines Wilhems,ed è la seconda città del paese dopo la capitale Port Louis.
Nelle immediate vicinanze si trova il cratere di un vulcano spento, chiamato Trou-aux-Cerfs.
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pierrefonds (65774) 2014-03-22 17:00
La distance entre les arbres et les montagnes au loin donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs du paysage de Mauritius. La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.
PaulVDV (28741) 2014-03-22 17:28
A curious landscape, for a big part flat with the occasional mountains rising abruptly from the plain.
The mountain at the left even has some very sharp peaks.
Best regards, Paul
npecanhuk (75026) 2014-03-22 17:43
Beautiful sky indeed!
But I also enjoy the shapes of those hills in the background! Attractive place and picture too!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition highlighting that sky are all excellent photo qualities!
TFS - congrats,
ricardomattos (6819) 2014-03-22 19:33
Yes, it is a magnificent sky. Lovely blue and cloudy formations. Beautiful green FG and mountains at the BG.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-03-22 23:47
a beautiful landscape with very nice composition and fantastic lights, great clouds and colours,
jemaflor (96689) 2014-03-23 0:32
En fette une belle luminosité et un beau ciel bleu qui contraste avec le vert de la végétation, intéressant cette ligne d'horizon avec le relief caractéristique des montagnes de l'île.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-03-23 0:48
Quelle jolie photo de ce beau paysage des îles Maurice! Beau ciel auquel tu as donné une grande place avec raison. J'aime aussi les reliefs sur l'horizon.
carlo62 (47311) 2014-03-23 1:25
l'hai detto tu, il cielo è stupendo e il panorama è caratterizzato da quelle alture scure, senza una continuità e di forma triangolare, originali secondo i nostri standard.
Bella condivisione, troppo spesso si vedono particolari bellissimi, ma non si vede il territorio nel sul insieme.
jmdias (63890) 2014-03-23 1:27
very beautiful the shapes of those mountains ahead of the town, texture of these clouds is very nice to see too. nice job. a very unusual view of this country. TFS.
shreya2000 (2485) 2014-03-23 1:41
The sky is very nice. The hills far away are also nicely captured. Thanks for shaing.
ourania (44926) 2014-03-23 2:04
un cielo magnifico, un' opera d' arte. Bellissimi colori e disegni naturali molto intriganti, giustamente hai offerto a essi la parte piu' grande del tuo quadro. Ma anche la vista sulla terra e' molto profonda e comprensibile e le tonailta' verdi sono vivaci e deliziose. Calma e dinamismo sono combinati surebamente. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona domenica,
Nicou (141078) 2014-03-23 2:07
Quel beau panorama et vue sueprbe image avec un ciel mervielleux quelle compo et vue quel belle campagne avec cette ligne en premier plan.
Bravo et amitié
Romano46 (18472) 2014-03-23 2:30
il cielo è stupendo e la ripresa ben fatta dal punto di vista tecnico però ho la sensazione che la quantità di spazio che hai dedicato ad essa sia un tantino eccessiva.
Ci avrei visto meglio un taglio in formato 16/9: qualche nuvola sarebbe rimasta fuori ma la composizione sarebbe stata più equilibrata, anche se davanti ai bei cieli anche io spesso faccio lo stesso errore.
Ciao e buona domenica
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-23 3:12
lovely contrast of land and sky shot this. Big lover of huge skies to give impact to a shot and this succeeds so beautifully. An amazing and fascinating landscape to complement the effect perfectly.
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
snunney (98241) 2014-03-23 3:52
The sky is indeed very beautiful and mkaes a captivating backdrop for the landscape spread out beneath. An image ideally framed along classical lines and having the benefit of excellent light and colours.
dip (23888) 2014-03-23 4:00
without to read the title,I thought exactly the same with your title,"what a beautiful sky"!
very nice capture of the scenery,
excellent framed and composed!
papagolf21 (100790) 2014-03-23 4:09
Merci de nous faire voyager d'une aussi belle façon. chaque image est toujours très appréciée.
Très bonne journée.
ikeharel (70589) 2014-03-23 4:38
The mountain on far left is most beautiful point on the island, as already learnt on TE, Luciano.
Deserves a photo of its own, from closer range.
Title indicates why given 2/3 of pic. sace to sky, beautiful blue it was.
Inspite the mist prevailed, a fairly good depth and clarity achieved.
Silvio1953 (141915) 2014-03-23 4:54
Ciao Luciano, favoloso cielo che ultimamente trovo solo quando lavoro, magnifiche le montagne a far da sfondo, bella foto, bravo, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (30976) 2014-03-23 5:19
That sky is beautiful, like the work of an artist, with delicate brush strokes against a deep blue canvass. The composition is really nice, as the city below looks great, but also gives a great sense of vastness, it seems tiny below this sky.
Thanks as always.
Cricri (118673) 2014-03-23 5:26
Un grand espace laisser a ce ciel superbe, en beau contraste avec le vert, l'effet de relief des montagnes, belle présentation
jacquest (18927) 2014-03-23 5:28
This is a good view of this city and it,s curious landscape craeted by the hills. The distance creates deepness and the indeed beautiful sky adds to the image.
Sergiom (78425) 2014-03-23 5:30
Je serais curieux de connaître la distance entre les deux montagnes au loin . Cela semble être un paysage très large vu de très loin, mais le ciel est effectivement magnifique.
Fis2 (96665) 2014-03-23 6:46
Good frame and colours.
rychem (35221) 2014-03-23 9:42
Another excellent shot , the sky is really absolutely beautiful, interesting and eyecatching shapes of mountains in the Bg, beautiful photo
adramad (45290) 2014-03-23 10:11
Splendid plain with abundant greenery, whereby households are camouflaged with trees, wonderful horizon line with those mountains rising in the distance, the sky has a total beauty and is a great complement to round the beautiful work .
Excellent resolution and very good focus.
Beautiful colorful in very natural shades.
Very good job. I love it.
Enjoy a Happy Sunday.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-23 11:35
I like the amount of space you have provided for the sky i the frame, because it is really beautiful. Clear an blue with little white clouds floating low. I like the framing of the town with the hedge in the FG. The mountains in the BG are an attractive backdrop for this picturesque town. Good shot, thanks for sharing.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-03-23 12:06
simple,yet so beautiful and captivating scene!
The color combination is simply stunning my friend.Just two colors,cut so strong graphical impact.
I like also the way you balanced the horizon line here-perfect proportion to make the scene so expressive and eye-catching.
Have a nice week
Apurba20 (984) 2014-03-24 2:08
Beautiful picture. The wide open sky is a marvel to look at. Excellent colors too.
Giustiniani (3632) 2014-03-24 2:48
un très beau ciel effectivement, une clarté et une netteté d'image qui permet d'apprécier les détail du paysage dans le lointain. Belle capture.
mirosu (16129) 2014-03-24 4:54
Accept my congratulations on this excellent quality landscape photo. I like the landscape format which highlights the character of the composition as well as very smartly chosen POV. The multiple hills in BG create very pretty eye leading elements. The small white houses and the beautiful sky add very much to the composition in elegant way. Great light and colors, superb deep DOF.
Very well done.
p.s. thanks for excellent intro note.
Oceania (5202) 2014-03-24 6:09
It's sure a beautiful sky, crispy blue with puffy white clouds. So you gave the majority space to it, excellent in composition. Thanks for showing us this exotic place.
chrislo (4155) 2014-03-24 6:34
Une jolie photo où le ciel prend toute sa dimension et s'impose par la dynamique des nuages et de la lumière qu'il diffuse. La ville se devine par-delà l'épaisse haie végétale qui se dresse comme un rempart, tandis que les quelques sommets de l'arrière-plan sculptent un relief découpé qui tranche avec le relief plat de l'immense plaine.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-03-24 10:09
What a fantastic big sky in this lovely landscape in Mauritius.
Well managed, splendid presentation, Tfs,
pajaran (60011) 2014-03-24 12:58
Interesantan i dobar tekst o gradu sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto, planine i oblaci, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepa panorama.
Prijatno vece i lep noc, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
An interesting and good article on the town with a history and description of the ...
Nice view and a second ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place shown, mountains and clouds, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, beautiful panorama.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
Gigidusud (20825) 2014-03-24 14:58
Superbe panorama avec une grande profondeur et un beau contraste de couleurs. Le ciel qui occupe une grande partie de l'image est magnifique. Bravo!
jcpix (13916) 2014-03-24 16:16
Allowing the sky to take over this scene is perfect, it conveys the bright and sun filled tropics with pure delight. Not too often where this works best, but you sure used it splendidly here. I love the distant peaks, piquing the curiosity as to what lies far beyond the foreground. The blue/green color combination is always pleasing too...minimal, and yet very alluring! Have a great week ahead. All the best.
Didi (60588) 2014-03-24 18:50
Belle vue générale, il y a quand même du relief sur cette île, un peu moins élevé qu'à la Réunion
Bonne luminosité ambiante
Mais je aussi suis intéressé par ces montagnes éparpillées
mohammad_H (9904) 2014-03-24 22:07
Beautiful, eye-catching and has a wonderful view of the background, clouds and sky, magnificent green color and light management is in the foreground
Best wishes to you
danos (97377) 2014-03-25 3:07
a really panoramic view of the town from this advantage POV.The shapes of the Mts on the backdrop of the scene is a good focal point for the viewer with the foreground bushes to create a pleasant element.
kato (11630) 2014-03-25 5:08
You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the tasteful landscape by the greenery, city, strange dotted mountains and blue sky with the gentle clouds. Here seems to the peaceful place.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-03-25 8:53
Beautiful landscape but somehow I imagine this place as desert...learn something new everyday. Good lighting and sharp details with wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
macjake (67532) 2014-03-25 9:05
its hard to get a sense of just how large or small this Island is...did you find it to be larger or smaller than you thought? and how easy was it to get around?
these are the types of skies we'd all like to have in our photos isn't it! picture perfect.
lovely colors and fine exposure overall, its a beauty.
ciakgiak (30431) 2014-03-25 10:36
non fosse stato per questo splendido cielo avresti rischiato di cadere nel banale!!!
Ma non è stato così… la foto è davvero bella.
jhm (152152) 2014-03-25 11:12
This type picture use we as weather picture for our regional TV weather forecast.
Excellent depth and perspective picture, pleasant to look at.
A nice sharp and clear picture, nice colours too.
Very well done, TFS
ChrisJ (113111) 2014-03-25 12:42
These abrupt peaks on the horizon look volcanic. A wonderful big blue sky with the fg green hedge adding depth and framing the bg scene nicely. Good sharpness and the fg tree adds a graphic element. The tiny bg houses add scale. Tfs!
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-03-26 3:08
this is unusual view with the random hills on the plain. Some of the them have really pointy peaks and they are a real nature's wonder. I like the composition here with so much sky included in the image and the greenery framing it naturally. Great DOF and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
nikkitta (17066) 2014-03-27 16:00
Original landscape with the montains at the back, they , of course, add deepnees helping the rees at the front
What is no common at all are the scatered mountains with shap pics
All these and the imppresive sky made this a very good nice capture
Congrats and tfs
mkamionka (36250) 2014-03-28 5:51
beautiful panorama of the island. I like the extraordinary shapes of the mountains further on the horizon. Lovely sky is a highlight here with a very attractive pattern. There is so much light and color here. I like it very much!
Have a great weekend,
Miguel82 (27674) 2014-04-02 16:57
Luciano, what a beautiful panorama on Mauritian plateau with the silouhette of some mountains in the bg, great view, have a good thursday..
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-04-05 4:54
luce ben controllata e colori come ben saturi come piacciono a me.
imageme (1790) 2014-04-06 14:05
Hi Luciano, Incredible landscape with mass scale of the blue sky. The natural green fence in the FG has drawn a line for the city. the isolated mountains in the BG stands out the composition. The city is well captured in the frame. Excellent light with details. Thank for sharing
tomi1 (2218) 2014-05-14 15:45
I have not seen many photos of Mauritius and reading what you wrote the handicraft shops ever have its great wealth. Perhaps some day travel there because attracted for the beaches. Despite all I will have the opportunity to contact different people. So far only steped Asia in Instambul. I like this landscape with some mountain elevetations. The aerial landscape can be a good opportunity to achieve good photographic works. But climbing a mountain certainly the scope may be excellent. Warm regards. Domingos
- Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) (90594)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-01
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Sony DSC HX200v
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-22 16:46