October 30th, 2011
La Couvertoirade 120082 12230
43.917 3.317 785 m
The tailor, La Couvertoirade
Another view. The inn.
A "medieval" sign on the Causse of Larzac.
On CAUSSE OF LARZAC, in a medieval village built at the 12th century by the Knights of the order of the Temple, and in a fortified enclosure built with the 15th century by the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, during seven centuries, the Knights Templar, then the Hospitaller Order in 1312, practised the culture and the breeding there, providing provisioning for the war.
Knights of the Order of the Temple, Knights Templar.
In 1119, Hugues de Payns, knight originating in Champagne, melt a militia, "The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon", which will become the "Knights of the Order of the Temple". Monks, knights, monks and soldiers, Templiers will defend Jerusalem, and the pilgrims going on the tomb of Christ.
In 1291, following the fall Saint-Jean-d'Acre, the Knights Templar are folded up in Cyprus, then in Rhodos.
In 1312, the order is dissolved, and after a lawsuit, the large Master Jacques de Molay and other Knights templar are sharp flarings on roughing-hew it.
Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem
Before the first crusade, a hospital is founded in Jerusalem close of the Holy Sepulchre for the Western pilgrims, other Hospitals are create in the ports Italian and Provencaux. In 1113, the Hospital of Midsummer's Day of Jerusalem is recognized like an independent hospital order.
In 1140, the Order of the Hospital becomes in military order, with nevertheless vocation of charity and defense of Christendom.
In 1312, the goods of Templiers, after their dissolution, are allotted to the Hospital ones.
In 1522, Turkish takes Rhodos.
In 1530, the emperor Charles Quint allots Malta to the Hospital ones. They since are called Sovereign Military Order of Malta or Knights of Malta .
_ The CAUSSE of LARZAC is vastest and southernmost of "GRANDS CAUSSES", large causses. Its 1000 km ² of plateau rise from 600 to 900 meters. It is limited to the North-East by Dourbie river which separates it from "Causse Noir", in the North-West the Tarn river separates it from the plateau of Lévézou, in the west it stops with the depression of Roquefort. Its surface is strewn with famous sites with the military orders, Knights of the Order of the Temple and Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem.
_ The GRANDS CAUSSES, in the south of the Massif Central, are delimited in north by the plateau of "Aubrac", in the east by the Cévennes, the south by the plain of the "lodévois", in the west by the plateau of "Lévézou". These are plateaus limestones whose altitude varies from 700 to 1250 meters of altitude, and of surface going up to 1000 km².
The "Grands Causses" are formed by important "Causses of Larzac" (1000 km²), of "Sauveterre" (550 km²), "Méjean" (330 km²), and "Noir" (200 km²), but also of the causses "Comtal", "Rouge" and of "Sévérac", and many small peripheral causses like causses of "Mende", "Blandas", "Changefèges", "Bégon", etc… No waterway circulates on the surface of the plates, because the rainwater infiltrates in the karstic, generating networks of many swallow-holes and caves, to re-appear in the valleys. Geology of causses and the cévennes.
LA COUVERTOIRADE is a french commune, located in the department of Aveyron of the Midi-Pyrénées area, populated of 179 Couvertoiradois in 2009, distributed on 61.9 km², that is to say 2.9 hab./km².
The village of La Couvertoirade is quoted, Cubertoirata, as of the 11th century.
La Couvertoirade is one of the most beautiful villages of France.
My images of la Couvertoirade.
My images of the Causse du larzac.
Copyright © All rights reserved. The use or the reproduction, on any media, for profit or not profit, of my photographs, including my photographs published in workshop, the notes or the texts, is prohibited without my written authorization. Joel Berthonneau.
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npecanhuk (59016) 2012-03-09 4:47
Ce sont détails urbains merveilleux!
C'est une photo très belle!
J'adore surtout la compo serrée, la gestion de la lumière et les couleurs douces!
Merci du partage,
ChrisJ (93428) 2012-03-09 5:11
Good textural details in the stone wall with superb shadow details as well. Impeccable sharpenss & taken from a good pov. The pale yellow lamp contrasts well against the blue sky. Tfs!
pierrefonds (53298) 2012-03-09 5:23
Le lampadaire aide au cadrage de l'image. La prise de vue permet devoir les détails et les couleurs des immeubles et de la machine à coudre. La bonne luminosité met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.
Sergiom (50552) 2012-03-09 5:56
Un endroit comme un autre pour accrocher une machine à coudre, mais cela dit ce que cela veut dire.Un cadrage simple mais efficace et d'une grande qualité.
TopGeo (38128) 2012-03-09 9:23
This is wonderful seen, almost an artwork with these elements! Or the tailor, he was tall or sewing flies;
Lovely detail with these gears as subject, excellent framing and interesting look
Nice composition, splendid colors too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
jjcordier (70535) 2012-03-09 9:32
Voilà une bonne façon de recycler sa vieille machine à coudre fatiguée! Une note détaillée très intéressante, comme toujours.
Cricri (96959) 2012-03-09 10:27
Superbe le cadrage, la lumière et le rendu des détails des pierres, la lanterne et le top avec la vielle machine a coudre comme enseigne, idée original qui me plaît
Sonata11 (32261) 2012-03-09 13:03
very intetesting composition of the part of this stones wall, lamp and sewing mashine. Wonderfully executed with fantastic natural colors, interesting POV. Perfectly well done. Like it a lot. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a nice WE,
Royaldevon (24312) 2012-03-09 13:13
A very well composed shot which follows the rules of thirds and with focal elements strongly positioned in the frame.
The textural details are pinsharp with excellent use of light and shade.
Have a lovely w/e,
Zucca (4674) 2012-03-09 13:18
Grâce à ce cadrage serré, je trouve amusant le contraste entre la vieille fenêtre à meneau et, de l'autre côté de la rue, cette lanterne et sa machine à coudre plutôt originale !
Bon week-end !
Gigidusud (12193) 2012-03-09 13:23
Composition originale avec cette machine à coudre suspendue.Bon cadrage de cette belle architecture.
bukitgolfb301 (33724) 2012-03-10 0:12
Hi my dear Joel
Sorry for my late reaction.
An attractive shot as your trademark thema and style!
Great European image for long histroy and deep culture you present very well. So tasteful and impressive color much lights presentation is remarkable. Perfect framework and exposure are as usual. Wondeful to see at weekend, indeed.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest posting and have a good Saturday!
Takero from rainy Tokyo
jhm (131812) 2012-03-10 3:48
What a nice detailed image with sewing machine upwards.
This in these pictoresque corner of the street.
You chose a excellent picture, excellent sharpness and clarity.
Excellent composition, perfectly captured too.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend,
mesutilgim (76734) 2012-03-10 9:20
Hello dear Joel,
Just amazing !
You have made a fine obesarvation. This capture includes many interesting details; my favorite is the old sewing machine !
TFS and best regards
Nicou (111282) 2012-03-10 12:01
Une chachine é coudre qui pend comme cela est original, sueprbe captage et compo mervielleus image, ce rendus ur les pierres ave cla fenêtre et la belle lampe sueprbe captage et cadrage.
bravo et amitié
kordinator (14829) 2012-03-12 1:31
An interesting article on this old place.
Impressive texture of the old walls, elegant details and a piece of the sky.
Two more good work are made in your workshop.
- Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) (79791)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Cybershot DSCHX100V
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/250 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Causse du Larzac [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-09 2:00