looking up on a street corner
in the old town of Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence is an old, but lively town in the heart of the Provence. Maybe because it has a university, there is a very young and lively atmosphere. It seems like a nice place to spend more time, even though - I suppose - in summer it can get quite busy with tourists.
It is also the hometown of the famous painter Paul CÚzanne.
The saint on the corner here is Saint Nicolas, the patron saint of all innocent children. This interesting figure actually has his roots in what is now Turkey. Yet, the story goes he hails from Spain, and his main relics are supposed to be in Italy. A globalized saint!
In the Netherlands the day of Saint Nicolas (6 December) is the day all children get presents. Sinterklaas (i.e. Saint Nicolas in Dutch) was later used as a template for the American Santa Claus character.
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dkmurphys (51416) 2014-04-23 7:28
Well spotted detail, very common to Mediterranean countries. Well seen, enjoy a fine evening.
abmdsudi (45644) 2014-04-23 10:45
The crop takes me right into the corner, really emphasises the aged rustic walls and takes the left edge off centre which I find more pleasing & the very careful placement of the statue. These carry enough interest to make it an effective photograph as it conveys the local flavour full of matured colours. An interesting piece well shot, Congrats.
Mics (793) 2014-04-24 1:11
This shot only proves that art is everywhere, in every corner. Very informative and useful note too!
Have a nice day!
dip (23820) 2014-04-24 13:50
nice details of architecture,
good clarity and sharpness,
well seen,captured and composed,
macjake (59954) 2014-05-01 3:22
this is a rather simple scene but there's also something about it that i like so much.
love the window shutters, love the yellow stone and the statue.
there's also a hint of grime and grunge that i like.
- Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) (14129)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3200, Tamron AF18-200mm 3,5-6,3 XR Di II E 6
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-23 7:15