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 Hotel de Ville (Town Hall), seen here on the left, is linked to the Porte Picois. It was built in the Renaissance style between 1535 and 1543, on the orders of François I, and consists of a main building and a Renaissance wing for the staircase. The windows of the façade are decorated with the town arms and the salamander of François I.
The above information is taken from Wikipedea and http://www.loches-tourainecotesud.com
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-01-07 0:49
Hello Stephen! Very original architecture. Amazing picture. Nice light and shadow. Very nice colours. Good contrast and sharpness. Original composition. Superb shot. Well done!
Nicou (128864) 2010-01-07 1:36
sueprbe image, quel beaux ontraste entre les plans et un mangigique cadrage, la facade et le retour, mangigique.
Bravoe t amitié
Budapestman (82620) 2010-01-07 1:43
a spectacular architectural photo, we may discover beautiful details on the photo. The composition is attractive, the atmosphere is superb. Tfs!
Have a nice day!
jusninasirun (17162) 2010-01-07 3:22
Beautiful spotless blue sky and this architecture is so well framed under very good lighting. Very well written historical note complementing the image.
Thanks for sharing and best regards.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-01-07 3:36
Un cadrage efficace qui permet de concentrer le regard sur les bâtimenst et nons ur ce qui se passe dans la rue. De trés beaux bâtiemnst dont tu as bien captés les détails architecturaux. De très beaux jeux d'ombre bien captés également.
mauro61 (52631) 2010-01-07 3:38
sempre molto belle queste architetture in mattoni bianchi specie se ben riprese come in questo caso dal tuo perfetto POV,
npecanhuk (69500) 2010-01-07 4:09
Superb focus on the architectural details of those façades!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, soft colors and composition are truly excellent!
TFS - congratulations1
JT50 (1491) 2010-01-07 4:46
I think a tight shot with clear architectural details.
I like the shadow on the wall creating its own architectural design. Adds a nice touch to the wall. The only distracting factor is the cone like structure in the right corner. But we
can´t choose. Thank you for sharing.
Have a nice day.
coco (30439) 2010-01-07 5:47
Very nice place and also good composition. THe light was good and the whole work looks very interesting.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-01-07 8:40
Tu as photographié Tours d'une façon exhaustive. le cadrage est excellent, l'exposition aussi. Bravo.
Fis2 (89347) 2010-01-07 10:39
I like POV and composition.
The light and shadow add savor of photo.
saxo042 (37602) 2010-01-07 11:31
A good closer look at this intersting castle, many details to absorb here. The colours of the flags liven up the picture considerably!
Gerrit (50880) 2010-01-07 13:42
beautiful building in a fine streetscene, Good composition.
Royaldevon (33007) 2010-01-07 14:23
This was a tough task with such a large building and such different light conditions!
The building has such wonderful architectural details that I think you were absolutely right to give us a close up of part of the building, rather than giving us a less detailed view of the whole building and its situation.
The l/h building, at right angles to the focal one, channels the view inward and makes an interesting lead into the shot.
Charo (51210) 2010-01-07 14:46
Une architecture très belle prise à partir d'un bon angle.
Magnifique détail et un ciel bleu intense qui contraste avec le bâtiment.
feather (51130) 2010-01-07 14:54
I have said this before, but I continue to be impressed by the standard of the French town halls. Well captured architectural image with touches of colour from thr tricolors.
ChrisJ (103531) 2010-01-08 4:25
Missed this one. Good sharpness & well composed. I like the repetition of the French flags. Bon weekend!
gunbud (34066) 2010-01-08 21:45
The harsh light was well managed to allow for striking details to this wonderful architecture.
Love the placement of the clock and the lovely balcony.
jhm (143445) 2011-08-26 4:11
France has a lot lovely town-halls, this is one with a lovely tower and splendid decorations above
Well taken care off image with original colors.
A very succesfully image, high quality picture.
Composition and presentation are pleasant for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
thebest (4276) 2012-10-24 4:22
You have provided very interesting notes & I do like this photo for all the small details that capture my attention including the weather vanes.