BOURGUEIL IV .
Candes-st-Martin is a picturesque little town along the river Loire, between Saumur and Tours. It's renowned for its basilica where st Martin died. The window on the picture is the window of the chapel supposed to be built on the exact site where the saint died.
St Martin was a soldier of the Roman army, then converted to Christianism ; he became one of the most important figures in the evangelisation of Gaul.The legend according to which he cut his coat into two , when he was still a soldier, in order to share it with a pauper is well-known throughout France.
As the bishop of Tours, the saintly man used to travel a lot on his missions;When he was 82 and getting weak, the people of Candes called him on a supposed emergency, knowing that he might not be able to go back, due to his poor health. In fact, he soon died afterwards, and they were determined to keep his body and his relics, for the place to become a site of pilgrimage; but the people from Tours came to steal his body at night and brought it back to their city by boat.
For a long time, he was the only Patron Saint of France. 485 towns bear his name; it's also one of the most common surnames and first names.
As WS, I have added another view of the basilica and a stained glass window, representing The saint as Bishop of Tours.
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UnTrained (0) 2006-12-31 5:57
Bonjour Marie Louise,
these lovely colors within the grey stones are very beautiful. And even knowing the story of st Martin, it is new for me, where he died. So thanks for the note too.
By best wishes and a Happy New Year for you and yours, Ulf
Mondaychild (378) 2006-12-31 7:35
idyllic view of this grey wall with the colorful flowers and leaves. The point of view is very good but you could have cropped a bit of the right side.
Happy New Year!
vbbreizh (2622) 2006-12-31 9:13
Superbe cette photo, joli cadrage avec ce premier plan fleuri...et cette contre-plongée qui conduit au clocher...
Dommage qu'elle soit en France, je l'aurais bien glissée parmis nos trésors (elle le vaut bien...)
Bon réveillon à toi et tous mes voeux...
Silvio1953 (116931) 2006-12-31 13:06
Ciao Marie Luise, bella foto con degli splendidi fiori, un caro augurio di un felice 2007, Buon Anno a te e ai tuoi cari, ciao Silvio
JCG (35129) 2006-12-31 14:09
Une très belle harmonie des couleurs dans ta composition, j'aime bien le cadrage en contre plongée qui nous mène à ce beau clocher. Une jolie composition.
Avec toutes mes amitiés et je te souhaite ainsi qu'à toute ta famille un très bon réveillon et une excellente année 2007. Bloavez mad.
MIG13 (0) 2007-01-03 8:07
Hi, Marie-Louise! it's very nice the contrast between the colorful flowers and the grey walls of this impressive church. Great POV and good note! TFS! Happy New Year! Salut! Miguel.
josepmarin (57591) 2007-01-04 11:58
Hola Marie Louise,
Buen encuadre con un contre-plongée perfecto, que da una gran perspectiva vertical a esta bella iglesia. El detalle de las flores y su colorido añaden más belleza y más interés a la foto.
vinicio (23415) 2007-01-04 18:04
Molto ben composta e con una bella prospettiva Marie Louse, complimenti, i colori sono delicati forse per il tempo nuvoloso ma il posto deve essere bello e interessante, brava.
Un augurio di un felice anno nuovo.
PARDAL (624) 2007-04-28 4:27
Bonjour Marie Louise!!!
Quelle jolie photo!!
Original punto de vista.
Les coleurs sont super!!!
Las plantas en primer plano y el lila son muy bonitos.
Natàlia i Joan
broken_nail (190) 2007-12-22 23:33
Ciaooo Marie Louise!!!
Il colore blu/viola dei fiori è splendido e la prospettiva scelta da te è molto particolare.
Ti auguro un bellissimo e sereno nuovo anno!!!
jafadabret (56501) 2008-02-26 22:55
La bonne idée c'est d'avoir inclus ce premier plan de pétunias qui correspond en diagonale avec le clocher.
Bien vu !
ikeharel (53071) 2013-01-11 1:48
Fine mingled the velvet and white flowers colors, with green.A good contrast in texture onto the basilica walls and turret. A wider view could show more of the statues up there.
- Copyright: MarieLouise Davies (maloutim) (9629)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Architecturial Pictures II, My favorite photos (7) (Gatti Matti) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-31 5:46