View of the city of Albi, at the river Tarn, the photo shows a part of the shore opposite the historic center of the city and thus the cathedral.
"Albi is a French town in the South of France, capital of the department of Tarn in the Midi-Pyrenees and the seat of the Archbishop.
With 49 179 inhabitants in 2011 called Albigensian Albi, which is the main city of the metropolitan area in the Albigensian (80 121 inhabitants (2010)), is positioned as the third largest city in the Midi-Pyrenees region, after Montauban and Toulouse in terms of population. Albi is also the second economic city in the region. The urban area of Albi (95 892 (2010) inhabitants) and its urban unit that has 72 453 (2010). The suburb extends Arthès, St. Juery, The Sequestrator and other towns in the Albigensian city. Albi is nicknamed the "Red City" because of the color of the brick cathedral and historical center.
Albi is notable for its impressive fortified cathedral Sainte-Cécile and Berbie Palace, the former palace of the Archbishops of Albi, which dominate the historic downtown and the river. Birthplace of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, it houses a museum with the largest collection in the world of post-Impressionist painter works. Finally, Albi is mostly a historical landmark whose name was given to the Cathars, the Albigensians, who suffered a violent crackdown in the thirteenth century by the Roman Catholic Church known as the Albigensian Crusade. The St. Cecilia Cathedral was built by the Catholics to fight against the Cathar heresy.
On Saturday, July 31, 2010, in Brasilia, the Episcopal city of Albi is added to the World Heritage List of UNESCO. It includes within its scope the Sainte-Cécile cathedral, church fortified exposed ocher brick built between 1282 and 1480, the Berbie palace, home to the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, the church of Saint Salvi cloister, the banks of Tarn and the old buildings and several historic monuments bridge .... "according to Wikipedia
Critiques | Translate
worldcitizen (8198) 2014-08-16 18:45
This is a lovely view with nice reflections. I like the old architecture, and the leaves that frame the top of the image. The different levels of stone and brick that rise up from the water are also very charming.
siudzi (34141) 2014-08-16 23:07
You have found a great POV for taking this image! The scene looks simply charming with that framing of nature and soft water reflections. Very well done and observed. Like it!
Have a nice Sunday!
jjcordier (79295) 2014-08-16 23:33
Bon cadrage d'Albi se reflétant joliment dans les eaux du Tarn.
snunney (94813) 2014-08-17 3:21
A fine perspective across the river looking toward the rose city. The framing vegetation helps create depth and complements the greenery on the far side. A nicely exposed image with lovely colours and some fine reflections. Very good sharpness.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-17 4:21
a perfectly framed and executed shot of this delightful city. All the elements of appeal are here and you have captured them beautifully.
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
Sergiom (73346) 2014-08-17 7:13
J'ai beaucoup regretté de manquer Albi lors de mon passage entre Toulouse et Barcelone. La ville est magnifique et ton cadrage réussit à la sublimer encore plus.
asajernigan (21427) 2014-08-17 11:06
This is a nicely composed shot, the use of the vertical format is well chosen. The reflection is great providing depth and balance for the shot. The overhanging trees and bushes provide excellent framing for the shot. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness.
tenretin (2545) 2014-08-17 11:12
Je ne suis pas fan du cadrage vertical, c'est cependant une belle photo bien équilibrée... le commentaire est utile.
npecanhuk (73492) 2014-08-17 15:16
Another beautiful and charming place!
Another attractive and pleasant-looking picture!
I love those reflections!
As for the composition, I like it with just one "but": those branches on top the photo, maybe, shouldn't touch the cypress on the top left corner!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, large vertical format and chosen pov really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
gildasjan (43356) 2014-08-19 10:16
Un bon cadrage vertical qui laisse toute sa place aux reflets bien densifiées par le phénomène optique créé par l'eau.Les teintes brique apportent la bonne touche chaude de couleurs à cette réalisation.
Royaldevon (36087) 2014-08-20 2:20
The f/g reflections grab immediate attention and act as a guide to the beauty of the original buildings and gardens. The warmth of the colours is very pleasing, almost soothing!
I really like how you have included the greenery in the f/g; it adds to the sense of depth and it creates most attractive, natural frame for the picture.
Have a lovely day,
ourania (41166) 2014-08-29 7:40
your vantage point and composition are excellent. You provided a solid frame and foreground that also adds depth and colour balance. We can concentrate on the clear and interesting view of the town, enjoy the details, the colours and the reflections. I like very much the vividness of the colours in such a mild and moody light. Your work with the light is great, you created an appealing romantic atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
- Copyright: Magaly PAGANO (Giustiniani) (3632)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-08-16
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon EF-S 18-55 IS f3.5:5.6, 52mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-16 15:58