A view of the interior of the Collegiate Church of Saint Martin in the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, Indre et Loire département. The picture is a horizontal stitch of two images.
The church is reputed to stand on the place where Saint Martin of Tours died in 397. He had come to the area to convert the people and established the first church some years before he died. He was originally buried in his church at what was then known as the village of Candes. His remains now rest in Tours. Legend has it that the monks from Tours came by night to steal his body and carry it back to the cathedral in Tours.
The existing church dates from the 12th and 13th centuries; it was later fortified in the 15th century, making it one of the rare fortified churches of the Touraine. It is notable for its Plantagenet Gothic style and the many statues that decorate its façade, as well as the stained glass windows tracing the story of the relics of Saint Martin, including the 'theft' of the remains.
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-08-08 0:40
Hello Stephen! Amazing capture, perfect focus and sharpness. Excellent architecture. Great effect. Well done!
saxo042 (37908) 2009-08-08 0:44
This vertical view is very good and I am impressed by the stitching here. Always very good notes to your photos! A very fine TE contribution!
Nicou (146722) 2009-08-08 0:56
quelle immensité, ce intérieur est fantasique comme tu nous le présente, la docueur de blanc roés , toutes ces colonnes, avec le schiases brunes, grandisoe iamge, l'effet des arches est splendide.
merci et amitié
chinchini (31529) 2009-08-08 1:07
En l'absence de toute personne, il semble y régner "un silence de cathédrale" ;o) Cet endroit est digne de silence.
Très hautes ces colonnes austères, très belle la nef de la collégiale. Merci du partage.
ChrisJ (116674) 2009-08-08 2:58
A nice interior shot of this imposing cathedral with a pleasant soft diffused light & excellent sharpness. Nice repetition of the pews. Have a great weekend!
jlbrthnn (76039) 2009-08-08 3:12
Un assemblage convaincant, à la lumière bien dosée. Excellente image d'intérieur de cette église, descriptif intéressant et grandiose. Netteté et détails précis. Bravo.
delpeoples (59184) 2009-08-08 4:07
Hi Stephen, oooh look at all those lovely straight lines. I'm envious. the symmetry here is excellent and I really like the small shaft of light iluminating the chairs in the FG. Hope you don;t mind me pinching this photo for my Theme on Symmetry. Great job, Lisa.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-08-08 4:16
Une belle lumière pour cette photo d'intérieurqui rend bien la majesté et le dépouillement de l'endroit. Le POV bien choisi donne une agréable impression de symétrie légèrement décentrée. Bon travail une fois encore.
darek1978 (13361) 2009-08-08 5:24
A fantastic internal shot with available lighting. The symmetrical perspective of the chairs is greatly interpreted with the angle from the point of view you adopted! Well done!
Have a nice afternoon
Fis2 (102276) 2009-08-08 7:35
A very interesting interior.
Good frame and perspective.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-08-08 7:44
Great interior photo with amazing details, the composition is splendid, Tfs! Have a nice weekend!
jurek1951 (42196) 2009-08-08 8:55
a beautiful interior photo again, the composition is splendid.The rich details are marvelous and its show all the beauty of the architecture of the church,
gunbud (34066) 2009-08-08 18:15
Magnificet capture of these impressive columns of beautiful white marble.
The light here is special exposing the lovely intricate details of this beautiful altar.
wolf38 (31296) 2009-08-09 9:33
Hello Stephen. A really impressing photo. The special is the masterful composition. Compliment for this successful work. Best regards, Wolfgang.
jjanczyk (2579) 2009-08-10 1:32
Magnificent shot! Impressive architecture.
I like the atmosphere there. Lovely colours and stunning light.
swiatopelk777 (0) 2009-08-13 2:11
Excellent interior, excellent columns, wonderful altar. Good focus. Perfect exposure.
Greetings from Warszawa!
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (103207)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-06-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 10 D, Canon 28-80 3,5-4,8 USM IV
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Symmetry [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-08-08 0:39