Two men stand chatting in the shade on the otherwise deserted main street of Bonnieux, a village in Provence, France.
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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saxo042 (33912) 2013-09-05 1:29
A very typical and attractive street scne from this part of France. It seems to be very warm here and I can understand why the men are resting in the shadow here.
dkmurphys (42483) 2013-09-05 1:46
Charming old street. I like the pov and the atmosphere, very well taken.
Have a nice day.
Nicou (105767) 2013-09-05 2:04
ces deux homme qui papotent devant le bistrot avec leurs chapeaux quelle vue sueprbe l'entrée en bois et la vue sur la rue dans le tournant avec la courbe ce rendu sur les façades sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
wolf38 (29116) 2013-09-05 2:43
Hi Stephen. A contemplative photo with old houses. I get an idea of how people lived centuries ago. The two men in the background are certainly tourists. Informative text - as always.
carlo62 (19399) 2013-09-05 2:57
uno scorcio tipico dei villaggi del sud, sono molto simili ad alcuni luoghi della Toscana.
Piacevole la presenza delle persone con la strada vuota, danno un senso di ranquillità molto piacevole.
cargus (7556) 2013-09-05 3:02
Beautiful architectural scene,sharpness exposure and colors are excellent!...Well done.!!
ChrisJ (91276) 2013-09-05 4:32
The street provides good lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective. Excellent sharpness and soft pastel colours faded by the strong sunlight over years no doubt. The warm cold colour contrast between the blue sky and pale yellow and magenta facades of the buildings is excellent. Tfs!
timecapturer (37064) 2013-09-05 4:39
love little sleepy French towns like this. Your POV and composition brings out all the charm and laid back atmosphere so beautifully. Wonderful!
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-05 5:04
Very good perspective of the street, with the old walls being a beautiful detail in the picture! The two guys talking complete the scene! Excellent composition! Beautiful job!
Sergiom (45398) 2013-09-05 5:30
On voit que le rythme de vie est beaucoup plus lent que celui des grandes villes. On prend le temps de jaser et surtout d'écouter l'autre.Je constate qu'il n'y a pas de téléphone intelligent dans l'image.
Fis2 (76958) 2013-09-05 5:49
Lovely street, curious houses.
Good frame and light.
I like it.
Have a nice evening.
subhendu_bagchi (21024) 2013-09-05 7:07
a nice relaxed mood can be seen here where they are chatting in the peopleless alley. Good control over light. Nice one.
Silvio1953 (105467) 2013-09-05 11:59
Ciao Stephen, great perspective on lovely street, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Romano46 (11461) 2013-09-05 12:37
non posso fare a meno di osservare che nulla sfugge al tuo obiettivo quando passi in una località.
Io ho la pessima abitudine di essere selettivo e di non riprendere talune situazioni, però devo ammettere che il tuo sistema di cogliere ogni situazione che si presenti ai tuoi occhi è molto efficace e permette di ripresentare situazioni quali questa nella quale il borgo appare addormentato e rappresentato in una situazione veritiera di solitudine e di luce abbagliante.
Ciao e buona serata
tedesse (24000) 2013-09-05 18:04
Nice street photo, interesting old architecture.
Pobry POV and composition, beautiful colors and light that nicely trimmed picture.
fabbs99 (11102) 2013-09-05 21:53
Nice shot of the colorful buildings in strong daylights.Very attractive capture in great contrasts and colors.Keep posting.TFS.
Graal (92158) 2013-09-05 23:32
pleasant peaceful atmosphere on the street in village. Good composition. Fine live accent with two persons.
Have a nice day.
emka (64142) 2013-09-05 23:56
in a sunny hot day it is nice to chat in the shadow. very piocturesque view of this old street. attractive scene.
macjake (45588) 2013-09-06 22:30
another great look down the street of this old town.
As of today it looks somewhat rustic and 'used' which is great, but I often look at these buildings and think what did it look like when it was constructed!
If only we had a time machine eh!?
the 2 men work fine as focal points, and of course the architecture is second to none.
npecanhuk (56360) 2013-09-07 6:11
Special regards to the horizontal format, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
ourania (18616) 2013-09-16 8:36
I like very much this composition and the way you've captured the perspectives and placed them in the frame. The two sides of the street are distinguished by so many charcteristics and you found a point of view that makes them both attractive and interesting while your composition has obtained a nice balance. I also like the effective depiction of both the powerful sunshine and the delightful shade. The sharpness is great and the colours are lovely. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
annjackman (15529) 2013-09-18 1:27
I love pictures that suggest a quieter pace of life in villages with real character. The two men chatting add life to this quiet street. You managed the bright light well. A lovely moment in time - well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (72680)
- 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/22, 1/30 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-09-05 0:17
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