One of several fine properties to be found in the picturesque village of Clécy.
Clécy is a village and commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France. It is located on the River Orne, in the middle of the area known as Swiss Normandy (French: Suisse Normande), some 35 kilometres (22 miles) south of Caen. Covering 2,463 hectares (6,090 acres) it is the largest commune in the canton of Thury-Harcourt. In 1932 it was awarded the title 'The Capital of Swiss Normandy' by the then Tourism Minister Monsieur Gourdeau.
In 1800, the commune had a population of 2171. By 2008, this had shrunk to 1225. The local inhabitants are known as Clécyens. The village's location in the Suisse Normande means that it is popular with tourists and the population swells in the summer months. Many outdoor activities are available including kayaking, paragliding, climbing, hill walking and mountain biking.
The commune has a wealth of historical treasures in the form of châteaux and manor houses that are spread all over Clécy and its surroundings. In the early part of the twentieth century painters such as Pissaro, Moteley and Hardy visited the area and painted landscapes around Clécy. Pissaro moved to Clécy in 1936.
Taken from an article about the commune in Wikipedea.
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Nicou (150892) 2012-10-15 0:50
Très belle compo e tiamge de maison toute carrée avec ces belles cheminées quel rendu sur les facade le cadrage avec l'angle sueprbe ocmpo.
Bravo et amitié
besnard (57228) 2012-10-15 1:35
Un titre qui convient tout à fait à cette maison d'une autre époque mis à part la porte bleue et les volets roulants.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-10-15 4:31
yes this is a grand looking place. Love your POV which makes it look so impressive and magnificent. A beautifully detailed image with warm tones and a subtle yet flattering light. Excellent!
Have a good week - Brian.
Sergiom (88141) 2012-10-15 6:05
La maison semble avoir beaucoup de caractère et se dresse fièrement dans l'image. Je crois tout de même que le cadrage aurait pu être plus soigné.
williewhistler (16474) 2012-10-15 7:23
Hello Stephen,there are lots of interesting features in this rather grand property,it would appear to have had happier times but still retains a great deal of charm .
The warm tones are delightful.
tedesse (25135) 2012-10-15 7:24
Bon point de vue qui montre l'architecture intéressante de cette grande maison.
Bonne netteté et la couleur met en valeur les détails architecturaux.
avoir un bel après-midi
Fis2 (106222) 2012-10-15 9:02
I like walls.
Good frame and perspective.
Have a nice evening
saxo042 (37966) 2012-10-15 9:25
A good POV with the two trees on each side that balance the composition. Unfortunately the weather was not on your side when you visited this part of France, but still a fine capture, in spite of lack of sunshine
dkmurphys (64467) 2012-10-16 2:07
VEry picturesque street corner. I like the old attractive building and the textures. Well seen.
pierrefonds (71037) 2012-10-16 7:12
The house is well placed in the frame. The point of view isshowing the details and colors of the architecture of the house. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Noel_Byrne (33584) 2012-10-21 3:26
A very fine house, and your angle and point of view makes it even more grand and impressive. The detail on the brickwork and rooftop is excellent. Is this still occupied? The boarding on the windows would lead me to think not, but either way, the building is still very majestic.
All the best
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (106393)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-15 0:35