Loches is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. The town is situated 29 miles (47 km) south-east of Tours by railway, on the left bank of the Indre River.
Loches (the Roman Leucae) grew up around a monastery founded about 500 by St. Ours and belonged to the Counts of Anjou from 886 until 1205. In the latter year it was seized from King John of England by Philip Augustus, and from the middle of the 13th century until after the time of Charles IX of France the castle was a residence of the kings of France, apart for a brief interlude in 1424 when it was granted to Archibald Douglas, Duke of Touraine, through an inheritance.
The Logis Royal or Royal Lodge, seen here in the background, is built on a rocky spur, which dominates the northern point of the medieval city,. Many important scenes in the history of France have taken place in the Royal lodge. Joan of Arc, Agnès Sorel and Anne de Bretagne were among the famous ladies who held court here. This country seat is now a monument to Femininity and Courtly love. Richly furnished, it contains beautiful collections of Flemish tapestries and paintings.
The above information is taken from Wikipedea and http://www.loches-tourainecotesud.com
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-01-05 0:40
Hello Stephen! Very interesting castle. Superb POV, good capture, very good composition. Superb lightness, interesting natural colours. Perfect contrast. Very fine note. Well done!
Budapestman (82620) 2010-01-05 1:21
a spectacular photo of this beautiful place, the composition is very attractive, the Royal Lodge is beautiful, the park in the foreground is very nice, superb view. Tfs! Have a nice day!
lousat (75049) 2010-01-05 1:38
Hi Steph,i didn't know this castle and your pic is very interesting.You manage very well the light for a perfect result,the reflections on the water are fantastics!!My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO
mauro61 (52623) 2010-01-05 3:58
bella immagine con il castello sullo sfondo e il parco in Fg a dare profondità.
Ben gestite le luci.
un caro saluto
mortijo (12828) 2010-01-05 3:58
Nice shot of the Royal Lodge in Loches, contrasts very well against the blue sky. It has a slight tilt though. We visited Loches and the Lodge in october last year.
You took that shot on a funny date :~)
jlbrthnn (79791) 2010-01-05 4:29
Il y a du soleil et de la lumière, pourtant il me semble que la température devait être basse. Le point de vue en recul est très bien choisi. Le château et ses multiples détails sont nets et mis en relief par la lumière latérale. Encore un château qu'il me faut photographier. Bravo.
lucasgalodoido (21051) 2010-01-05 6:25
muito bonita mesmo essa imagem do palácio com esse bem cuidado jardim na frente, e a qualidade de sua imagem ficou ótima também.
Parabéns e Abraço
feather (51130) 2010-01-05 8:25
The castle certainly dominates all it surveys. It's quite an unusual composition with the other buildings in front and I particularly like the pond in teh foreground which holds some reflections. The gravel path holds the scene together.
saxo042 (37226) 2010-01-05 10:05
A beautiful castle and a very good capture. This will also be part of our planning for our yearly trip to France in springtime. we are in the middle of the planning period now...
john1 (4028) 2010-01-05 13:18
Excellent framing the foreground and background are both interesting.
A composition with full details of this magnificent and imposing castle.
the colors are a natural and beautiful clarity.
A beautiful view and beautiful depth of field
swiatopelk777 (0) 2010-01-06 2:51
Very fine architecture. Good long perspective. Good contrast and sharpness.
Greetings from Warszawa!
rodgerg (55767) 2010-01-06 3:43
Le large FG donne une belle profondeur à l'aime et met bien ce magnifique château en valeur. L'avant-plan est riche en détails graphiques: les courbes de la pelouse, les refets, les ombres des arbres. Détails de l'architecture du château bien captés également.