Montpellier, Peyrou square.
Ancient royal square built in 1689 next to the hitorical centre of town, on its west.
In the background set the water tower built in 1768 by Henri Pitot to supply the water of the Lez spring, going to there thanks to the aqueduc Saint-Clément (14 km long).
In the middle of the square set the equestrian statue of king Louis XIV.
A first bonze statue (1718) was destroyed under the franch Revolution to make guns. A new one was erected in 1814. Then, the present one was ericted in 1828, by sculptors Debay and Carbonneaux. The king show Spain with his right arm.
A rumour says the scultor commited suicide when he saw he has forgotten to put stirrup at the king's feet...
If this tourist could look back, he could see that Louis XIV shos him the way to go ;-)
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marabu61 (6301) 2012-10-25 11:24
Great capture of this decisive moment. Your pushed the trigger of your camera at exactlly the right moment. Louis in the back really seems to point out the directions to the lost tourist. Well seen and nicely executed.
CLODO (27498) 2012-10-25 11:57
j'apprécie le titre qui évoque bien la situation; c'est par là, OK, mais c'est encore loin?
Tu aurais pu recadrer plus serré (le ciel sans nuage en haut n'ajoute rien).
baclama (16689) 2012-10-25 12:08
bien vu, bien saisi....tu excelles dans ce style photo je trouve!!
abmdsudi (35340) 2012-11-02 6:18
I like your ideas. You make this picture works drawing the eyes in with that stunning statue, while the man put this totally into perspective. The overall effect is very pleasing, an image full of interest with local flavors. Greta lighting, color and contrast. Well done, TFS
annjackman (16479) 2012-11-11 21:03
Very well seen! The juxtaposition of the lost tourist and the statue is clever. Very good exposure, colour and sharpness.
Kind Regards, Ann
- Copyright: Yannis Bautrait (yaya13baut) (3344)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-22
- Categories: Humorous, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Pentax K5, Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-25 8:05