Place Plumereau lies at the heart of Old Tours. It is a busy square frequented by tourists and locals alike for its many bars and restaurants. It is lined by many well restored medieval buildings and at the time we visited featured a merry-go-round.
Tours is a city in central France, the capital of the Indre-et-Loire department. It is located on the lower reaches of the river Loire, between Orléans and the Atlantic coast. Touraine, the region around Tours, is known for its wines, the alleged perfection (as perceived by some speakers) of its local spoken French, and for the famous Battle of Tours in 732. It is also the site of the Paris-Tours cycling race. Tours is the largest city in the Centre region of France, although it is not the regional capital, which resides in its second-largest city of Orléans. In 2006, the city itself had 142,000 inhabitants and the metropolitan area had 306,974.
The above information is extracted from an extensive article on Wikipedea on the history of the city, which can be viewed by clicking here.
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-12-29 0:39
Hello Stephen! Nice place, very nice square. Amazing chairs. What about coffee? Nice people. Very interesting houses. Good shot. Very good contrast and sharp. Well done!
Gerrit (49590) 2009-12-29 0:50
a beautiful square in wonderful light.
The atmosphere is well captured.
gentedilivello (3095) 2009-12-29 1:11
very charming shot of this everyday life moment. You managed very well a difficult light, the image is very sharp and clear.
rahulm (175) 2009-12-29 1:22
excellent snap, everythings are pefect and its very very original.
lousat (78993) 2009-12-29 1:56
Hi Steph,the light so strange and beautiful is a secret of a beauty of this pic.Excellent composition,crop and perspective,fantastic sharpness too.Thanks a lot for this different postcard from Tours,i wish you all the best for the new year cominng! Luciano
diomed (13926) 2009-12-29 2:06
a very nice square, an animated daily life scene riche of contrast and soft colours. Pretty light, relaxed atmosphere. TFS.
Happy New 2010 to you and your Family
besnard (53914) 2009-12-29 2:06
Le soleil après la pluie qui invite les consammateurs à s'installer en terrasse, sans doute plutôt les fumeurs. Une image souriante, animée bien présentée.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-12-29 2:28
J'apprécie cette image bien vivante, et à l'exposition remarquablement gérée. Les détails éclairés ou ombrés sont nombreux et agréables à voir. Excellente composition, une image très bien réalisée. Bravo.
saxo042 (37594) 2009-12-29 2:29
This is a very pleasant December picture of a typical French square, with outdoor cafées. And with people sitting ouside, apparently enjoying the possibility to sit outside! A fine capture, where also the different architecural styles provide an interesting part.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-12-29 2:34
a beautiful shot of this lovely square with very pleasant atmosphere, the composition is attractive, superb details and lights, nostalgic mood, Tfs! Have a nice day! Happy New Year!
npecanhuk (67368) 2009-12-29 3:39
That's a very beautiful and pleasant picture!
Architectural details and urban life were very nicely gathered!
TFS - congratulations!
A very HAPPY 2010!
jhm (141107) 2009-12-29 4:48
My friend and old cyclist Guido Reybrouck was two time the winner of Paris Tours, this is a old school friend we are in the same year born.
Nice cityscape good perspective and real colours.
Lovely sharpness and clarity.
Good captured and composed, nice presentation too.
Greetings TFS, Happy New Year and a healthy 2010
A nice tuesday,
wolf38 (31282) 2009-12-29 5:29
Hi Stephen. I'm amazed that in December, the chairs are still out there. And actually sit there still people. Really a contrast to the season. In the photo I also like the wonderful light. Overall, very nice. Very informative text. Regards, Wolfgang.
asajernigan (21360) 2009-12-29 6:38
This is a great shot of this square taken under great light. Your composition is fine using the walkway to lead the eye into the shot. The people add a sense of scale for the scene. The colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness.
gilou530 (34) 2009-12-29 8:45
une place bien occupée par les bars,une lumiére presque tamisée avec des maisons aux styles différents, un petit aperçu de tour que je ne connais pas, beau POV et beau travail
Buin (42350) 2009-12-29 9:20
Good evening Stephen!
What a wonderful - and difficult - light you have had here. It makes this place with its different facades even more beautiful and interesting. Seeing people sitting outdoor in December really is amazing
Greetings from cold and rainy Germany - and a Happy New Year to you and yours!
Cricri (108559) 2009-12-29 10:06
Une autre belle image de la Région de une belle, Tours et douce lumière hiver bien agréable sur la Petite Place, joliment bien cadrer
Fis2 (87247) 2009-12-29 10:38
I like old architecture.
Good frame and light.
Happy New Year to you and your Family.
gildasjan (41744) 2009-12-29 12:28
Malgré l'hiver une bonne scène de vie sur cette place et cette lumière bien exposée.
Une bonne soirée et une bonne fin d'année et tout pour 2010
feather (51130) 2009-12-29 14:23
Very pleasant scene for a winter's day. I expect it would be a lot busier in summer. I love the dappled light, especially the tree shadow on the wall, and the sheen from the reflected light on the wet ground.
Charo (51210) 2009-12-29 16:36
Il semble que le temps était agréable, à en juger par les gens qui étaient assis sur les terrasses en dépit de sa Décembre.
Simple et belle image de la vie quotidienne dans ce lieu. Excellente lumière et les contrastes d'architectures.
Nicou (124948) 2009-12-30 1:58
mangigique image, quelle belle palce avec ce pavage, les belles terrasses, ces maisons en fond, très bel ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
JanD (0) 2009-12-30 2:12
Nice place, very nice architectures. Very fine people. Good exposure, good saturation. Original image.
John_F_Kennedy (43163) 2009-12-30 2:36
This is a wonderful place. Great atmosphere here and a place for relaxing. Excellent sharpness and details too.
best wishes and have a nice day
subhendu_bagchi (25907) 2009-12-30 6:08
nice capture of this daily life scene. Great composition with the restaurant's table and nice detailing of the road's texture. Nice control of bright light and the shadowed portions. Great colour tone. Very well done. Tfs.
I wish you and your family a prosperous and happy new year.
Silvio1953 (125443) 2009-12-30 11:26
Ciao stephen, lovely composition with splendid perspective, great light and colors, very well done my friend, Happy New Year 2010, ciao Silvio
Graal (98608) 2009-12-30 23:36
nice place and presentation. Good quality of photo. An interesting informations. Nice light and natural colours. I like it.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-12-31 0:34
Toute l'ambiance d'une petite place dans une ville française très bein rendue par cette photo. De nombreux détails, de la vie et de l'animation, des contrastes forts... tout cela sous un magnifique ciel bleu.
Amitiés et le meilleur pour toi en 2010,
mauro61 (52623) 2009-12-31 7:37
un piacevole gioco di luci e ombre per inquadrare questo angolo di città.
un augurio di buon fine anno