Today, I am posting a shot of the pretty French town of Langeais which we visited whilst on holiday near the Loire.
This town is most well known for its chateau. The Chateau of Langeais was where Anne of Brittany married the French King, Charles VIII, resulting in the unification of France.
I really like this view of the main street of the town. The chateau is behind us and to the left is a delightful street cafe where we slaked our thirst after a long, interesting tour of the chateau and gardens.
If you click here you will learn more about Langeais.
Many thanks for your interest.
Please feel free to feedback on any aspect of the photograph. Bev :-)
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gildasjan (40242) 2009-07-07 13:07
Aucun élément gênant ne vient perturber la composition sur cette rue.Un cadrage soigné sous ce beau ciel.
chawax (17600) 2009-07-07 13:15
Nice point of view on this nice street. The light and the colours are beautiful. Note Langeais is not in "Pays de la Loire" region but in Centre one ;)
asajernigan (19669) 2009-07-07 13:38
This is a well composed shot using the shadowed wall to frame the street scene. The street leads the eye through the shot giving the shot direction. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail. The angle of the shot works well giving the shot depth.
Clementi (52514) 2009-07-07 14:52
it was some time that your photos didn't see, I wondered me that end you had done, instead there it is with a splendid postcard from France.
macondo (18471) 2009-07-07 16:01
I, like Giorgio, was also wondering. No sign of you on TL either.
But it seems, like me, you have been on holiday in France.
This town looks delightful, with your viewpoint showing a good perspective and at the same time including some daily life elements that I always like to see. In this case, the sunlit salon de the patron and the shadowed pedestrian on the footpath, the one on the corner with the sun on her hat, plus the bike on the corner. A typical charming French town. I probaby would also have taken a close-up of the cafe, with its ivy covered wall and wooden shutters of the house next door. I expect you did, too.
Good to see you back.
Nicou (111328) 2009-07-08 0:40
superbe image, une bien belle ruel, avec ces maisons colorées ce pavage, la végétation qui granit le tout, mangigique ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
snunney (76402) 2009-07-08 1:00
I was in Langeais only the other day on a holiday in Saumur. A very pretty little town and you have captured the flavour well with a fine perspective down this lovely street with its eclectic mix of architecture. Very good colours and sharpness. The image has a very appealing summery atmosphere.
lousat (68565) 2009-07-08 2:30
Hi Bev,maybe the pic isn't perfectly horizontal..but the magic view is really wonderful.You play very well whit the lights and shadows for the best result as possible,very good colors too!! My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO
Greg1949 (9011) 2009-07-08 3:10
welcome back Bev, I was worried you had left because of the flap over the new look of the site. Nice shot with good details even in the shadow and then a wonderful deep shadow below the awning. Lovely place and a nice composition you have chosen here.
feather (51128) 2009-07-08 4:19
Great to see you back Bev!
What a beautiful little town this looks. Not a car in sight. Most times when I want to take a street shot there are cars all over the place. I like the angle you chose for the composition - not the simple perspective view up the street but onto a corner. It looks timeless. The people are small enough for the fashions not to impinge and the bike could be from any era. 'Salon de The'? - is that a tea shop?
Wonderful! I think we will have to investigate more of France!
npecanhuk (59020) 2009-07-08 7:33
A very well captured cityscape with interesting architecture, very good sharpness, exposure and natural colors!
TFS - congratulations!
Kielia (22293) 2009-07-08 8:27
long time no see! Nice to have you back here with such a charming image.
You have chosen a very nice POV on this beautiful and romantic place. If I were there in reality I did not know what to do first: visiting this tempting café or walking down the inviting lane? The view is magic indeed. Very beautiful colors! This is an impression with a great atmosphere! TFS!
rodgerg (55767) 2009-07-08 10:19
"Douce France"... An excellent POV very well selected give here a greta prospect to this street. An image rich in details well collected under a beautful blue sky with nice clouds. Very good and plesanat job.
Have a nice evening,
jonathan_hart (21274) 2009-07-08 17:48
well framed, from good angle, and the people are not so much but each one is adding interest
gunbud (34066) 2009-07-09 18:44
Lovely little French village captured here seen in bright strong light that brings out all the fine details of this beautiful archritecture that stands out nicely against the lovely blue sky.
Looks like a fine place for a lazy little stroll.
ellelloo (6570) 2009-07-12 12:17
I like this photo for its lovely atmosphere, good warm colours and a nice composition and perspective. TFS!
pablominto (53744) 2009-07-12 23:02
I like the point of view, giving great lines and adding depth to the composition!
Fine details in the town architecture, and it seems to be a lovely summer day...
But i wonder where are all the people! This is supposed to be a busy street this fine morning, unless it was a Sunday hehehe...
fanni (14250) 2009-10-07 0:34
this is so strange: I thought I had expressed my opinion about this photo!
I always like such perspective views taken in streets of various cities, towns and small villages: they give a good notion of what the architecture and sometimes even lifestyle is like in those places.
Lovely sunny day with the idyllic sky above :)
and warm greetings from semi-sunny Moscow,
- Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) (24324)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-06-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/350 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-07-07 12:10