St Pierre Church, Collonges-la-Rouge, district of Corrèze.
Two aspects in particular struck me when visiting Saint Peter's Church of Collonges-la-Rouge.
First, the stark white 12th century tympanum contrasts with the red sandstone rocks. In addition to color, the tympanum is remarkable for its elegant sculptures. They contrast with the austere style of the church, which has been fortified. The tympanum is in exceptional state of preservation since it had been hidden since the Wars of Religion (sixteenth century) until his replacement in 1923.
Another feature that I find particularly beautiful: during the wars of religion, the place of worship was used alternately by Catholics and Protestants. However, both communities had their own aisle. This portal provides access to the right aisle, novel style, reserved for Protestants. The left aisle, Catholic, is itself Gothic.
Today, the church is Catholic worship.
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Gigidusud (10200) 2013-09-26 12:49
Très beau close-up sur cette belle architecture. Bravo!
Romano46 (11461) 2013-09-26 14:37
questa tua foto mi piace sia per la composizione molto curtata che per il soggetto che per il modo nel quale sei stata capace di fotografarlo.
La luce è eccellente e mette in risalto in maniera meravigliosa la bella architettura. I colori sono splendidi e ben definiti e la definizione di alto livello.
Ciao e buona notte
jjcordier (67214) 2013-09-26 23:22
Un beau portail avec des arches assez originales et un beau tympan qui tranche avec la couleur du grès rouge.
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-09-27 7:21
Great narratives as usual making this shot more value as we get to enjoy the immense detail of this frontage. You have made the most of situation so well in particular love the angled light that helps to boost the depth, color and clarity. The touches of green and white are great boosting the contrast the overall contrast effectively. A pleasing and sublime shot, Congrats.
- Copyright: Delphine Digeon (tatadalou) (3975)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S5IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Quercy - Périgord 2012
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-26 12:24