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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timecapturer (30342) 2012-10-22 2:35
lovely composition that gives us an enticing and perfect view of this historic old town. Lots of elegant detailing here and a splashes of colour. Full of character and attractive tones. Excellent!
Have a good week - regards Brian.
tedesse (22124) 2012-10-22 3:59
An interesting point of view, showing the beautiful architecture of Bayeux.
Good frame and sharpness, beautiful colors and perspective.
Sergiom (39298) 2012-10-22 5:19
J'aime beaucoup le format carré de cette photo et la diagonale qu'offre la rangée de maisons dans l'image. Le tout est bien fait malgré la lumière très difficile.
Tigerlily (2343) 2012-10-22 5:20
Beautiful houses, lovely street.. wonderful POV.All these gave me a nice idea about the old town.
Nicou (97775) 2012-10-22 6:40
quel cadrage et perspective superbe image et compo avec les beaux drapeaux colorés flottant au vent sueprbe et ce colombage sur la facade, très belle compo.
bravo et amitié
Fis2 (73124) 2012-10-22 9:27
Next interesting photo from Bayeux'.
I like frame and perspective.
Have a nice evening
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-10-22 11:40
Après le profil, on découvre la façade de cette superbe maison. Le cadrage est bien fait. La photo est profonde et de bonne qualité. Bravo.
delpeoples (45006) 2012-10-22 16:18
Another good low POV and angle at which you took this. I like how you;ve included part of the cobblestone street and the contrast for everything it really good. There's a weird part in the sky on the right near the edge of the frame, on my monitor it looks a little OE'd, where I'd have probably cloned it out. But on a normal monitor, it probably looks normal. My monitor is having all sorts of problems with calibration.
Cheers and bonne semaine
Graal (88950) 2012-10-23 0:09
nice serie from Bayeux. An interesting view of street and old architecture of buildings. Amazing flags. Good reportage.
Have a nice day.
Cricri (86501) 2012-10-25 9:52
Excellent le choix du format qui accentue la profondeur de la rue, bon détails et scéne de vie,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (67394)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-22 1:17