A view of the main street in Candes-Saint-Martin, depicting some of the fine architecture to be admired.
Candes-Saint-Martinis a French commune in the Indre et Loire département. It stands at the confluence of the Loire and Vienne rivers, 40 kilometres to the west of Tours. The village is situated at the extreme edge of the département, just one kilometre from the Maine et Loire département. With a population of just over 200, its inhabitants are known as Candais(e)s.
Until 1949, the commune was known simply as Candes, The suffix was added to denote the village's association with Saint Martin of Tours who died there in the year 397. He was originally buried in the village church, which he had had built there. His tomb became a place of pilgrimage being visited by amongst others by Saint Clotilde, Saint Radegonde, Philippe Augustus, Henri II of England, Charles VII of France and Louis XI of France. His remains were later removed to Tours.
Besides the existing church, which dates from the 12th century, there are a number of fine medieval buildings to be admired. The village is classified as one of the finest villages in France.
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sabermonajati (11317) 2009-08-05 0:34
you have nice photos from buildings in your gallery.
this place have nice architectur.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-08-05 0:44
Hello Stephen! Nice natural light and bright, perfect colours and saturation. Very interesting street and architecture. Original composition. Well done!
Budapestman (82620) 2009-08-05 1:10
Very lovely and nostalgic street photo, I like the attractive details and the mood, beautiful colours and lights, superb POV, Tfs! Have a nice day!
besnard (56794) 2009-08-05 1:59
La grande rue qui n'en porte que le nom car tout a l'air plutôt calme. Une grande netteté, des couleurs chaudes qui sentent bon le soleil.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
SNOOP_Chan (4377) 2009-08-05 2:05
Hello Stephen, nice image of this French corner, i'm surprised that nobody was there. Good light, nice colors and ..it is a little tilted or is it just me?
sandpiper (6788) 2009-08-05 2:11
I do love these small French laneways. I ssaw many in small villages when I was in southern France earlier this year. Each one is unique with wonderous character.
Great natural light and good composition.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-08-05 3:44
Un autre beau village que tu nous présentes ici. Très bon cadrage avec cette rue qui nous invites à la découverte. La luminosiét valorise bien la belle couleur des matériaux de construction.
ChrisJ (116674) 2009-08-05 4:00
Good shadow detail & excellent sharpness & framing. Superb perspective with a wonderful tonal range in the cloud studded blue sky. Tfs!
jlbrthnn (76039) 2009-08-05 4:29
C'est une rue typique des villages de la Vallée de la Loire angevine et tourangelle. Jolie composition diagonale qui intègre une réverbère du meilleur effet sur le ciel contrasté. Une image qui a pour moi un "look" familier. Bonne réalisation, bravo.
chinchini (31529) 2009-08-05 9:47
Restant toujours dans des tons softs, tu continues à nous promener dans Candes-St-Martin. J'apprécie l'architecture et les pierres des bâtiments et édifices de cette région. Tu as su trouver des périodes non animées. A croire que toute la population est partie en vacances ;o))
darek1978 (13361) 2009-08-05 13:08
A fine "main" street scene, remarkably free from the cars and people. The details and sharpness to this wonderful architecture are superb. Very good light and colours.
Thanks for sharing,
jurek1951 (42196) 2009-08-05 13:13
Amazing color. Good light and bright, very good sharp. Original job.
Fis2 (102234) 2009-08-05 13:30
A very interesting place.
Good frame and light.
feather (51130) 2009-08-05 14:46
Did you realise this is your 1000th post!!? That is something to be celebrated. Congratulations!
You are becoming the master of French architecture. Also you use colours in a very subtle way. You chose a good POV so the perspective of the road goes diagonally from the bottom left corner. Well done. You can start on the next 1000!
jjanczyk (2579) 2009-08-05 17:16
Interesting POV, lovely, natural colours.
dip (23890) 2009-08-05 22:36
a well composed image of the street with many beautiful details,
good POV and light managment,
jasmis (58330) 2009-08-06 0:53
First of all congratulations due to your nr 1000.
Fine small town. Calm place shown in an impressive way.
delpeoples (59184) 2009-08-06 3:24
Hi Stephen, felicitations on your 1000th post, this is an amazing feat. Thank you for your beautiful photos, I hope to be seeing them for a long time to come. I like how you've cropped this shot and the inclusion of the pedestrian crossing is somehow "Beatlesesque" to me. Have a wonderful week, Lisa
John_F_Kennedy (43757) 2009-08-06 6:33
The angle gives this a nice look allong the road. This is a wonderful perspective.
Nicou (146688) 2009-08-06 8:30
elle est merveilleuse ta grande ure, ces deux côté avec les facades, ja'iem beaucoup cette lanterne au iuele, la chminée, ce toit braillant, superbe image.
Bravo et amitié
Royaldevon (40988) 2009-08-06 10:04
Oh, this is so French in style: the large, faced stones, the narrow street, the hanging lamp, the greenery cascading over the wall from the fenced garden and the tall iron gates, with a radiating pattern at the top.
Your pov is perfect for composition, for balance and it leads well into the shot.
Excellent light to add shadows and colour tones.
dareco (17134) 2009-08-06 18:53
Impressive crop and I like the pov. Very nice lighting and detail. TFS
pablominto (53746) 2009-08-07 21:43
A picturesque street, where the green foliage provides a fine colour contrast!
The street lamp is an eye-catcher seen against the sky, good depth and sharp fine details...
By the way, an impressive gate to the left..!
macondo (19756) 2009-08-08 6:52
This really is a lovely photo. The sky is great, especially those bulbous clouds. Your viewpoint is superbly chosen, and I think it was a good idea to include the climbers on the fence on the left. The angle of view down the street is subtle enough to make one want to know what lies just beyond.