Less visited place - Abbaye de Fleury, also known as the Abbaye de Saint Benoît (Saint Benedict Abbey).
Founded around 630, it is one of the oldest abbeys of the Benedictine rule. In 660, the remains of Saint Benedict of Nursia were transferred to Saint Benoît from Monte Cassino.
The monastery, known for the Fleury Playbook, was pillaged and damaged multiple times over the course of history, including during the Norman conquests and the French Revolution. The current abbey church is in the Romanesque style and dates from the eleventh century. A community of approximately 40 monks currently resides in the monastery.
Benedict of Nursia (Italian: San Benedetto da Norcia) (c. 480 – 21 March 543 or 547) is a Christian saint, honored by the Catholic Church and the Anglican Church as the patron saint of Europe and students.
Benedict founded twelve communities for monks at Subiaco, Italy (about 40 miles (64 km) to the east of Rome), before moving to Monte Cassino in the mountains of southern Italy. The Catholic Order of St Benedict and the Anglican Order of St Benedict are of later origin and, moreover, not an "order" as commonly understood but merely a confederation of autonomous congregations.
Benedict's main achievement is his "Rule of Saint Benedict", containing precepts for his monks. It is heavily influenced by the writings of John Cassian, and shows strong affinity with the Rule of the Master. But it also has a unique spirit of balance, moderation and reasonableness (ἐπιείκεια, epieikeia), and this persuaded most religious communities founded throughout the Middle Ages to adopt it. As a result, his Rule became one of the most influential religious rules in Western Christendom. For this reason, Benedict is often called the founder of western monasticism.(After Wikipedia).
There is wall behind the monastery and the trees hiding it, so quite difficult to find a good POV.
Slightly different view in Workshop.
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lousat (90722) 2014-03-23 6:16
Hi Malgo,the architechture and the perpsective remember me a bit the Sacre Coeur of Montmartre,truly interesting and beautiful,great capture with excellent quality too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
rbassin (22733) 2014-03-23 6:18
C'est une très belle composition,le cadrage est bien fait et la vue sur l'Abbaye magnifique.
Lumière et détails sont excellents.
Un peu dommage le portail en bas de l'image, mais c'est un détail.
photoray (13981) 2014-03-23 6:26
Impressive Romanesque architecture, Saint Benedict Abbey vertical showing off the circular main, round nave, stacked tower, and all with arches. And fine resolution with natural color, and viewed from the brick and wood gate, over the top of the ancient rock wall.
Nicely composed and created,
DINOZOR (16428) 2014-03-23 6:37
La photo est fort belle, bien éclairée et bien nette pour distinguer tous les aspects du chevet de de cette superbe Abbaye.
Peut être eut-il été préférable de remonter un peu le bas de l'image pour éviter d'y inclure le haut du portail.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-03-23 7:02
una ottima foto con soggetto, colori, nitidezza e luce perfetti.
Ciao e buona domenica
snunney (98265) 2014-03-23 7:09
The point of view looking over the wall makes for a pleasing well balanced composition. I like the contrast offered by the brick pillar against the grey stonework of the church, which is typical French Romanesque style. A well presented image with very good colours and clarity.
dta (77606) 2014-03-23 8:02
Hello Malgo ,
A superb Church take fom an excellent POV . As others , The framing by the trees is excellent , even I'm not convinced by the the white gate . On the other hand , I like the presence of the red bricked pilar .
The WS , with another perspective is very good .
williamcoombs1 (363) 2014-03-23 9:11
Another beautiful photo! The greenery to frame this abbey in perfect light is a great inclusion. You manage the light - everything from the rust on the gate to the wispy clouds - so well. Nice rich browns and greys!
Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend,
rychem (35313) 2014-03-23 9:26
W tym ujeciu odbieram ten budynek jak w 3 D, doslownie widac wypuklosci i wkleslosci, pierwszorzedne zjecie
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-03-23 10:09
Excellent view of the abbey with great framing with the tall spire in superb contrast against the blue sky. You managed the bright light so well and brought out all the colours, textures and details. The foreground inclusions provide a beautiful frame for the picture.
thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
carlo62 (47465) 2014-03-23 10:30
inquadratura originale per questa bella architettura, l'inserimento del cancello e della muratura sembra essere azzardato, in realtà colpisce l'attenzione e sottolinea la chiesa.
Bella idea e bella realizzazione.
PS uff...qui è tornato freddo e pioggia
holmertz (52064) 2014-03-23 12:45
This is a lovely Romanesque abbey in a crystal clear photo with perfect colours. It's sometimes hard to decide which version out of several to use for the main upload, but this time I am tempted to prefer the workshop. I find it more harmonious with just the hedge in the foreground and the trees on the sides.
Corry (4508) 2014-03-23 20:53
Très belle vue sur cette abbaye avec ses toits superposés. La lumière est parfaite. Bon cadrage. Bien fait.
papagolf21 (100962) 2014-03-24 0:28
Bonjour, chère Malgo,
Félicitations pour ce choix très judicieux de cadrage.
Nous pouvons ainsi profiter pleinement de la beauté de cet édifice.
L'architecture est merveilleusement mise en lumière.
Très bonne journée.
jemaflor (96795) 2014-03-24 0:38
Interesting architecture taken and presented with a nice light, perfect sharpness and interesting with these 3 levels and the bell tower.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-03-24 3:30
Hello malgo - You say that it was difficult to get a good POV but I really like what you managed to do here. My eye immediately fell on the tiers of roof apexes; conical, pyramidal and surmounted by the pointed spire, a superb feature of this composition. No other vantage point would give you this, and I love it.
A very fine shot, well done!
adramad (45354) 2014-03-24 9:24
Delightful image in this photo of St. Benoit, in it we can recreate all the charm of the wonderful apse and tower, which is a model of harmony and beauty in their volumes.
An image to enjoy, with its beautiful colorful, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
Happy start to the week.
How wonderful travel great perspective you have, what fascinates me most is that of Georgia and Armenia, after seeing the photos of Paul, would give anything to be able to visit, but it must be complicated ....
pili51 (1853) 2014-03-24 13:01
Technical a superb picture, also colors and light management make these picture attractive.
Excellent soft contast image.
Nice captured too. TFS.
mcmtanyel (22216) 2014-03-24 19:36
This is quite a masterly architectural photo, with deep colors, excellent DOF, pleasant symmetry and a great POV that induces a sense of awe. Congratulations & TFS.
BTW, there is a high school called Saint Benoit in Istanbul.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-03-24 23:09
Super Pov, over the gate, brickwork and flint wall then we view the gorgeous Abbaye de Fleury. The contrast, textures are splendid.
Well done, Tfs,
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-03-24 23:34
czasami tag jest ze mamy przed soba jakis ciekawy obiekt a jest zamalo miejsca zeby go pokazac w calosci,pozdrawiam
mkamionka (36250) 2014-03-25 3:00
bardzo atrakcyjna architektura pokazana w pieknym swietle dajacym zywe kolory. Rowniez niebo pelne koloru jest przyjemnym tlem dla tego opactwa.
Pokazalas to z ciekawej strony I z interesujacym obramowaniem aczkolwiek zastanawiam sie czy osobiscie nie przycialbym tego bardziej. No ale to dyskusyjna sprawa -ja tez ostatnio coraz czesciej pokazuje rzeczy szerzej nawet jesli zblizenie mozxe byloby bardziej efektowne.
Didi (60588) 2014-03-25 10:45
:) :) :) I know it's not simple to take a point of view of this abbey you had a good idea and we are not allowed to visit the abbey from the back
I know this street of the village
But From outside the village it's possible to have a general view
I'l send you a link in a comment
Silvio1953 (142131) 2014-03-26 12:36
Ciao Malgorzata, great view of fantastic Abbey, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio