At the end of the Albigensian Crusade , the power of the bishop is reinforced by the political elimination of Trencavels family. The construction of a bishop's palace began in the thirteenth century under the leadership of Durand de Beaucaire . This is first of a noble house, which includes housing of the bishop, a reception hall, a watchtower and backed by the ecclesiastical court prison. Durand 's successor , Bernard de Combret , bigger buildings and surrounded by ramparts .
From 1276 , Bernard de Castanet actually a fortress. Tower Saint -Michel is enhanced and it is a sister Assistant , St. Catherine's turn. All peaks at 50 meters as a stately tower. The accommodation is expanded to accommodate the Inquisitors charged to destroy any trace of heresy cathare.
The construction of such a building to protect the bishops of Albi, became masters of the city after the Albigensian Crusade , hostilities of the Cathars and the citizens of the city. It also helps protect against possible external attacks and strengthen the presence of Inquisition3 . The palace is surrounded by curtain walls and exterior walls to Tarn .
During the fourteenth century, the building does not change : the plague depopulated the countryside and weakened the finances of the city. It is from 1474 that Louis I d'Amboise , thanks to his personal fortune and his knowledge of artists close to the government , is major work . The curtain wall is replaced by buildings is fashionable Loire ( slate roof among others) the dungeon partially dismantled , the parade replaced by a French garden and the walls overlooking the Tarn reduced to become a promenade . his work is continued by his nephew, Louis II d'Amboise .
In 1905 , the palace houses the Museum Albi . After the death of the painter Henri de Toulouse- Lautrec in 1922 , he became the Toulouse-Lautrec museum , housing many works of the artist.
The palace is listed as a historic monument in 1862 after the ceiling was restored by the painter Léon Soulie ; some interiors are 14 September 1965 . In 2010 , it is included with the Sainte -Cécile cathedral in the site of the Episcopal City of Albi , inscribed in 2010 by UNESCO on the list of worldwide heritage.
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DINOZOR (16019) 2014-05-05 8:03
Hello jean Philippe,
Bravo pour cette belle image d'Albi avec ce premier plan d'iris pas uniformément bleus comme le ciel.
siudzi (32381) 2014-05-05 9:18
Wow! What a spectacular presentation this taken from a low POV to get such a fantastic sight on that impressive building. Like it a lot! Very well seen and executed image with great quality. TFS!
Herquin (7267) 2014-05-05 12:17
ce palais à une architecture intéressante et plaisante .
Je regrette deux choses ; la 1° , le massif de fleurs un peu trop important bouchant en partie la vue sur l'édifice et en 2 , l'effet de moiré sur les tours .
Bonne soirée .
abmdsudi (39660) 2014-05-05 23:19
An awesome capture of the majestic castle beautifully composed, the low point of view ensures both depth and interest is maintained. I like the impressive, good colours with the catchy flowers add as strong fg element. A well thought out and smartly shot, Congrats
Giustiniani (2787) 2014-05-06 10:37
Salut Jean Philippe,
très bon choix du pov qui met en valeur ce beau palais. Un superbe ciel bleu et un beau rappel de couleur avec les iris en premier plan.
Un bonsoir de Lorraine.
Romano46 (16578) 2014-05-06 12:04
Ciao Jean Philippe
mi piace molto l'eleganza di questa fotografia nella quale alla solenne maestosità dell'architettura hai contrapposto il cespuglio di meravigliosi iris che con i loro colori formano una piacevole macchia di colore.
La composizione è notevole e composta al meglio, la nitidezza straordinaria mentre contrasto e luminosità concorrono ulteriormente per un risultato sicuramente sopra la media.
Ciao e buona serata
dekanski (2424) 2014-05-10 13:55
No objections to the framing! Great!
benenuts (234) 2014-06-01 3:10
Pour ma part j aime beaucoup le premier plan qui fait bien ressortir le palais
Les iris ont un bel effet de relief.
On a des merveilles à portée de main qu'on a tendance à oublié.
- Copyright: Jean Philippe TUR (tenretin) (2294)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony alpha 37, DT 3.5-5.6 / 18-55 SAM
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-05 2:29