Bayeux is a town and commune in the Calvados department in Normandy in northwestern France. It is located 7 kilometres from the coast of La Manche (English Channel) and 30 kilometres north-west of Caen. The city, with elevations varying from 32 to 67 metres above sea level is bisected by the River Aure. Apart from its magnificent cathedral it is perhaps best known as being home to the Bayeux tapestry that depicts William the Conqueror's defeat of Harold of England at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, thus allowing William to take the throne of England.
The city was known as Augustodurum in the Roman Empire. It means the durum (Celtic word duro- 'door', 'gate', Welsh dor, Breton dor 'door', 'gate') dedicated to Augustus, Roman Emperor. In the Late Empire it took the name of the Celtic tribe who lived here : the Bodiocassi, Latinized in Bajocassi, Bajocasses, and this word explains the place-names Bayeux and Bessin. Bodiocassi has been compared with Old Irish Buidechass 'with blond locks,
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Nicou (97679) 2012-10-20 2:23
quel captage de cette calèche sueprbe iamge un bien beua cheval on a envie de monter et d'aller se ballader, merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
timecapturer (30324) 2012-10-20 3:32
impressive take this. Executed superbly and full of wonderfully sharp detail and a quite special POV. An attractive image that has a real sense of movement and elegance about it.
Enjoy your weekend - regards Brian.
Sergiom (39223) 2012-10-20 6:28
Les enfants doivent beaucoup aimer la ballade. Le cadrage est impeccable et suit une belle diagonale qui donne de la profondeur à l'ensemble.
saxo042 (31800) 2012-10-20 6:37
A evry pleasant street scene and a very interesting note. I am a bit surprised to see that, although July, people are wearing thick jackets. Not much of a summer this year...
Fis2 (73100) 2012-10-20 8:36
Good reportorial photo.
I like colors and frame.
Have a nice evening and sunday.
dkmurphys (36801) 2012-10-20 9:02
A good way to see a city. I like the atmosphere and the unusual subject for you...so many people:P Good catch, enjoy a fine evening.
wolf38 (28180) 2012-10-20 22:14
Hi Stephen. What a beautiful and vibrant photo. There are so many details to see. Good and informative text as always.
Best regards, Wolfgang.
delpeoples (44904) 2012-10-21 2:11
Good morning Stephen
What a dynamic photo you've got here, both in human and equine terms. I love the superb sharpness here, it looks almost three dimensional, like the horse is going to trot through the frame at us. I also like the alignment of the street, with the gutters running straight out of the right hand FG corner. The colour is lovely and natural too. A beautiful scene, expertly captured.
Warm regards and happy Sunday
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-10-21 6:26
C'est un spectacle toujours très agréable à voir. J'espère qu'un jour pour sauvegarder la planète, on reviendra à ce mode de transport si agréable, qui donne le temps de vivre. Bonnr qualité. Bravo.
amaryllis (30149) 2012-10-21 9:31
Bayeux est une jolie ville et avec ce moyen de transport pour la visite aucun problème
Cricri (86431) 2012-10-21 10:05
Une façon agréable de visiter la ville, bonne profondeur et cadrage de ce beau cheval, belle présentation
Silvio1953 (98129) 2012-10-21 11:26
Ciao Stephen, lovely composition with beautiful orse in FG and a lot of people, great perspective, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Didi (48926) 2012-10-21 15:34
Well this is an interesting scene.
Very nice way for visiting a town.
serp2000 (29188) 2012-10-22 4:08
Amazing scene. Funny capture of a daily life,the horses are good attraction for our life in the cities and towns. Fine report.
mirosu (5509) 2012-10-22 4:38
Excellently composed photo. The deep depth of field is integral in joining the buildings along the street but still allowing the horse carriage to remain major focal point. I like it!
ikeharel (37316) 2012-10-27 4:05
the best way to see the town, Stephen, the horse is usualy takes a slow ride through, on places with intererst and on a nice day you get to feel the ambiance out on town.
Your series about Bayeux is enlighting and I see places new to me - that's the TE true mission.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (67334)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-20 0:34