Petite-France is an area in Strasbourg, Alsace, France.
It is located on the Grande Île (Main Island), where the river Ill splits up into a number of canals and cascades through a small area of medieval half-timbered houses and baroque sandstone buildings. In the Middle Age, the Petite-France was the tanning-houses and slaughterhouses area.
The name Petite-France ("Little France") was not given for patriotic or architectural reasons. It comes from the "hospice of the syphilitic" (Hospice des Vérolés, in French), which was built in the late fifteenth century on this island, to cure persons with syphilis, then called the "French disease" in German, Franzosenkrankheit.
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snunney (72604) 2011-10-30 9:13
The restaurant although deserted at the moment looks a pleasant place to sit and eat whilst admiring the architecture and taking in the atmosphere. A nicely lit image with good colours and sharpness. The detail in the architecture is very well rendered.
jacquest (16360) 2011-10-30 10:34
The distance between the restaurant's furniture and the buildings gives deepness. The POV gives a good view of the architecture of the buildinds, well framed by the trees. The colors are natural and there is excellent sharpness.
cornejo (22452) 2011-10-30 13:17
Hello Asa, very good photo of this lovely image of the Petite France, a very good shot with clarity and depth, very good job, congratulations. Good night and happy week. Tfs.
PaulVDV (17217) 2011-10-30 20:49
Interesting story about the 'French disease' :)
From this terrace we have a wonderful view of the typical architecture of that district.
With its brown chairs and white tablecloths the terrace fits well with the facades of the houses.
You framed the picture well with the overhanging branches.
Best regards, Paul
TopGeo (38080) 2011-10-31 0:23
Hello Asa, very good photo of this lovely image of the "Petite France" Wonderful place, beautiful village and charactiristic architecture excellent photo! Great composition and framing, great depth of field! Excellent view! BG clarity, light management, wonderful colours!,
annjackman (15487) 2011-10-31 2:28
I like the half-timbered houses and the bright red geraniums very much. You have framed the picture perfectly with the branches and leaves. A super DOF and light management.
jlbrthnn (79789) 2011-10-31 7:49
It is a very beautiful district of Strasbourg, pleasantly photographed, in the composition which suggests the peace and the serenity. The framing under trees is very pleasant. Excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Budapestman (82620) 2011-10-31 14:21
a charming photo of this beautiful place, the composition is attractive, great architectural details, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
rodgerg (55767) 2011-11-01 0:43
Excellent view of this famous and beautiful district of Strasbourg. The large and very graphic FG give depht and learn the glance to the nice houses which arise in the BG.
Nicou (105679) 2011-11-01 2:43
super compo et iamge fantastique quel cadrage avec cette terasse aux chaises de bois ces maison en colombage en fond, ce fleur au balcon grandiose compo et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
geoant68 (2861) 2011-11-02 0:10
very nice the view as the presentation of Petite France,with the beautiful and traditional architectural style of the houses and hotels to dominates the scene.The clarity and the light management is fine.
Cricri (92095) 2011-11-03 0:42
Un endroit charmant de Strasbourg avec ces façades en colombages, bien cadrer avec la terrasse en avant plan
jemaflor (74044) 2011-11-04 5:53
Nice architecture for these traditionnal houses, good pov and light, interesting effect with the naturel frame with trees.
Hansaphotos (6051) 2011-11-04 11:55
A well framed shot from this welcoming corner of this city. The typical half-timbered houses has a prominent place in the composition, and I love the bias in the construction. I would love to enjoy a glass of gewürztraminer on the foreground restaurant. Great work:) TFS. Enjoy your WE.
Best regards, Erling
csabagaba (6538) 2011-11-07 22:41
True "lazy-photo ".:-)
You sat down on a very nice place, you're looking at the beautiful medieval houses, resting, and you drink a Bordeaux wine. something like this is heaven. And I'm jealous :-)
Have a nice day.
gunbud (34066) 2011-11-13 17:13
ONe can see a strong Swiss/German flavor to this lovely architecture.
Those window flowers add a fine splash of color to this wonderful lit scene that enjoys a very nice natural frame of green and contrasting blue sky.
John_F_Kennedy (41526) 2011-11-16 6:06
a nice view to the traditional Ffrench house, very good composition
alpi1500 (1518) 2012-06-07 12:16
Nice composition and succesful management of light.I'm sorry because my daily limit is full so ı can't give mark.
chrisvek (6995) 2012-06-08 6:40
Very nice shoot with great architectural details.Amazing POV with great atmosphere.Very well done for this result.Well done!
Have a nice day
pierrefonds (50972) 2012-06-10 4:34
The distance between the restaurant and the buildings is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the buildings. The morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
claudeD (26916) 2012-06-14 13:06
Very fine picture from Strasbourg with a fine framing and good sharpness I like the view very much. I was there a few weeks ago at the same terrace to have a drink.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
- Copyright: Asa Jernigan (asajernigan) (19669)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Tamron AF18-270mm F3,5-6,3 DI II VC LD
- Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-30 9:07