Bonnieux is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. It is one of the many historic "hill villages" in the region. Dating back to Roman times, it sits on top of the Luberon hills casting a watchful gaze across the rest of the valley. Next to the village is a cedar forest that began with trees imported from North Africa during the Napoleonic era. It sits opposite Mont Ventoux. Other notable villages in the area include Ménerbes, Lacoste, Roussillon, and Gordes.
The region has been occupied since neolithic times, with evidence scattered throughout the Luberon. Monuments dating from Roman times exist near the village including the Pont Julien built in 3 BC located only 3 miles to the north. A monastery was first built here in the 6th century, and walls were in place by the 10th century. The town reached a maximum population in the mid 19th century, with 2804 people in 1841. It has since declined to less than half its peak with 1363 in 2004.
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dkmurphys (42409) 2013-09-02 1:28
Nice old narrow street. I like the textures and the contrasts, fine mood for a lazy walk.
Enjoy a good week.
jhm (127883) 2013-09-02 4:17
You chose the most classic angle with a wonderful result.
The stair leads us excellent to very far in background.
These shows perfect depth and perspective picture.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (45244) 2013-09-02 4:39
J'aimerais beaucoup mieux les descendre que les monter, surtout par temps chaud comme tu sembles avoir.La contre plongée semble accentuer l'impression qu'il faut escalader plus que marcher.
subhendu_bagchi (20960) 2013-09-02 4:40
a very good composition in vertical. Great light and superb clarity. An image with perfect settings. Really eye catching. Very well done. Tfs.
timecapturer (36972) 2013-09-02 5:39
this look like a trek and you have captured the atmosphere and arduous effort that goes with this climb superbly. A glorious perspective and wonderfully textured image. Original and effective imagery!
Have a good week - Brian.
Nicou (105629) 2013-09-02 6:05
quelle perspective et compo sueprbe iamge et captage avec ces escaliers qui montent fantastique compo et vue le rendu sur le pierre les personnages au sommet, sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (76908) 2013-09-02 7:56
A very interesting old architecture.
Good POV and colors.
I like light and shadow.
jurek1951 (37040) 2013-09-02 9:31
an effective photo of this modern architecture, great details and the POV is attractive,
tedesse (23996) 2013-09-02 18:14
A beautiful urban landscape.
Excellent POV and composition.
Super colors and sharpness.
Sonata11 (31197) 2013-09-02 21:31
wonderful capture these stairs and fantastic perspective with fabulous management of colors, perfect sharpness, and clarity. Awesome !!!
Warm regards, Barbara
ChrisJ (91168) 2013-09-03 1:57
Not fun for anyone with a suitcase either! Good upward pov with superb sharpness and excellent density and colour saturation. Good to include the 3 people at the top to add interest and reward the visual journey funnelled there by the perspective and converging lines. Tfs!
ikeharel (43877) 2013-09-03 5:18
Excelent up-hiil's view on the old alley, Stephen, and well made perspective.
The big tree decorated the far side, and the people stroll down added depth and dynamism to the scene.
Fine clear view over the enchanting place.
Silvio1953 (105343) 2013-09-03 11:24
Ciao Stephen, great perspective on lovely place, wonderrful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
rogerl (1156) 2013-09-06 15:38
Stephen, interesting point of view here; without the visual clues like the stones in the wall to the right it would be hard to tell what the angle of the path really is. Good choice of vertical presentation for an essentially vertical image.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (72566)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-02 0:08