This row of houses close to the Hotel-de-Ville in the town of Falaise caught my attention.
Falaise is a small town and commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in northwestern France. It lies on the Ante River, about 30 kilometres (19 miles) south-east of Caen. The population in 2008 was 8387.
The town was the birthplace of William I the Conqueror, first of the Norman Kings of England. He was born in the Château of Falaise (12th-13th century), which overlooks the town from a high crag from which the town receives its name (falaise is French for crag or cliff), The castle was formerly the seat of the Dukes of Normandy. The Treaty of Falaise was signed at the castle in December 1174 between the captive William I, King of Scots, and the King of England, Henry II Plantagenet.
In modern times it is known for the battle of the "Falaise Pocket", a battle of fierce proportions and recognised as the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy. During the Allied reconquest of France (Operation Overlord) in August 1944 two German armies were encircled and destroyed around the town of Falaise by Allied armies. Though estimates vary, it is thought that some 10,000 German troops were killed and 50,000 taken prisoner. Two days after the battle Paris was liberated, and by 30 August the last German remnants had retreated across the Seine, effectively ending Operation Overlord. There is a museum dedicated to the battle that includes several military vehicles, pieces of artillery, and other weapons.
Two-thirds of Falaise was destroyed by Allied bombing before the town was taken by a combined force of Canadian and Polish troops. The town was largely restored after the war.
Taken from articles on Wikipedea.
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Nicou (143096) 2012-10-10 0:49
Grandisoe iamge quel cadrage sur ces facades superbe quelle couleur et perspective elle sont toutes différentes et collées les une aux autres, mangigique.
Bravo et amitié
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-10-10 4:07
Les façades, toutes hautes, sont en fait très différentes les unes des autres. Une photo qui décrit agréablement cette rue et le village. La qualité est bonne. Bravo.
thebest (4276) 2012-10-10 4:09
Not just a row of houses - the different facades are wonderful - stone brick timber rendered all working well together - very nice POV & natural colours are wonderful.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-10-10 4:36
Very good shoot with superb architectural details.The age of the buildings can be calculated and that's perfect.Great job.Well done!
Sergiom (80684) 2012-10-10 5:40
J'aime beaucoup la diagonale que forme la rangée de maisons dans l'image. Elle donne une belle profondeur à l'ensemble.Le cadrage est excellent et on perçoit bien la texture de la pierre.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-10-10 6:21
a simple title but what a beautiful mixture of houses they are! Such wonderful and contrasting detail and an immaculately executed shot and composition. Fascinating!
Regards - Brian.
Fis2 (98543) 2012-10-10 7:31
A very curious old buildings.
Good frame and perspective.
Have a nice afternoon
macjake (68458) 2012-10-10 11:23
I'm always intrigued to see these row homes.
I'd be even more intrigued to see the inside, see how its constructed and laid out.
love seeing the detailed and textured brickwork. some of the homes look to be in better condition that the others, and we can even see some lace drapes.
Cricri (120143) 2012-10-10 11:43
Yes une rangée de maisons, toutes de style différents, des façades aussi intéressante les unes comme les autres, bon POV, belle présentation
delpeoples (58278) 2012-10-10 22:04
Yes I can see why these houses would catch your attention, they're quite beautiful with their variety and the detailed old architecture. They really can't match it for class these days, can they? The squarish framing works well, the sharpness is impeccable and you did a good job with cropping it as you did. Such a remarkable town, with so much violence, drama and history going on inside its walls. If they could only speak!
Warm regards and thanks for sharing
Didi (60588) 2012-10-11 3:17
Of course an interesting lateral perspective of the houses.
It was impossible to set a good exposure of the sky, that's why I have done a WS
Graal (102928) 2012-10-11 3:40
amazing segments of facades here. Good composition and POV. An interesting informations. Photo is well done.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (59181) 2012-10-11 5:32
Charming old street. Those houses are truly attractive, it's so great that are still standiing. Well catch scene.
wolf38 (31296) 2012-10-11 22:00
Hi Stephen. Terraced houses, - and yet each house differently. That is precisely individuality of the architectural style. The text complements the photo. Truly an original shot.
Silvio1953 (144334) 2012-10-12 7:21
Ciao Stephen, parade of lovely facades, wonderful pastel colors, excellent perspective and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
npecanhuk (75502) 2012-10-12 15:25
Pretty interesting different façades!
Truly attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, squarish format and composition really pleased me here too!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (100034)
- 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, 1/60 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-10 0:34