This unusually shaped house in the upper part of Roussillon caught my eye. The date inscribed on the lintel above the door is 1678.
Roussillon is a commune in the Vaucluse department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. In 2006 the population was recorded as 1265.
It is noted for its large ochre deposits found in the clay surrounding the village. Ochres are pigments ranging from yellow and orange to red. The walls of many of the buildings in the village are covered in paint made from ochre pigment giving the village a very distinctive ambiance.
One of the former ochre quarries can be visited via the 'Sentier des Ocres' (Ochre Path), a walk of either 30 or 60 minutes through the old workings. The large quarries at Roussillon were mined from the end of the 18th century until 1930. At their peak thousands of people found work in the quarries and factories. Nowadays the mining of ochre is prohibited here in order to protect the sites from degradation or even complete destruction.
Nowadays, apart from tourism, agriculture is the commune's principal activity. Fruit, including cherries, peaches and melons are grown. Much of this is used in crystallized fruit production in nearby Apt. Wine-making is also very important and there are several wineries producing red, rosé, and white wines within the Ventoux AOC.
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jemaflor (74392) 2013-08-31 0:33
Nice big format for the old house, beautiful colors and light management, good angle, tfs.
jhm (128325) 2013-08-31 0:49
I like this type of buildings, certainly through the old style and the lovely decorative masonry above the tower.
The colours and light are pleasant to look at.
This cares for depth and perspective.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
gildasjan (39628) 2013-08-31 1:26
Bon rendu du volume pour cette image prise sous cet angle.Un bon équilibre entre ombres et lumière.
jurek1951 (37040) 2013-08-31 1:54
A splendid view of this old house. Perfect point of view and a excellent picture that has excellent sharpness and beautiful colours.
ChrisJ (91420) 2013-08-31 2:39
I recently stayed in Nice for a day or 2 on my way from Genoa to Nimes and Paris. Good sharpness and superb shadow detail. A good upward pov and the reddish brown facade of the building contrasts well against the blue sky. Perspective has been well managed. Excellent textural details. Tfs!
amaryllis (32077) 2013-08-31 2:59
Hum! ce sud que j'aime pour nous offrir d'aussi bellles couleurs de façades de maison, avec ces entrées fleuries de plantes, ces ombres ausol et la date signifie que cette maison n'est pas jeune du tout
une belle porte d'entrée
lousat (64601) 2013-08-31 3:41
Salut Steph,encore bien conservee' cette historique maison comme je peu voir,une tres jolie capture,perspective imposante et couleurs merveilleuses,mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
Fis2 (77192) 2013-08-31 5:02
Curious old building,
Good vertical frame and super colors.
Sergiom (45918) 2013-08-31 5:33
Ce cadrage vertical donne une drôle d'impression. Il semble que tout soit désaxé dans cette maison avec cette porte qui penche d'un côté et la tour de l'autre.
Silvio1953 (106048) 2013-08-31 5:38
Ciao Stephen, great view of fantastic house, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Kielia (21603) 2013-08-31 6:21
a wonderful presentation of this fascinating building, taken from an excellent POV. I like the perspective and the beautiful light a lot. The composition is also outstanding. My compliments!
chrisvek (6995) 2013-08-31 7:18
Very good capture with splendid lightning usage and colors.Nice architectural details and splendid POV.Well done for your click.TFS
All the best
Romano46 (11951) 2013-08-31 8:32
l'inquadratura dal basso è particolarmente interessante e dà una particolare imponenza a questo edificio che già si distingue di suo per il piacevole colore e la grazia delle sue forme.
Una bella composizione, caratterizzata da ottima nitidezza e piacevole contrasto, oltre che colore.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
subhendu_bagchi (21370) 2013-08-31 10:00
it is no doubt a great composition... Like your selected lower POV. Excellent depth and vibrant colour tone. Light/depth/sharpness all are fabulous. Excellent. Tfs.
carlo62 (19797) 2013-08-31 14:53
i colori di questa terra si riflettono anche sui colori delle abitazioni e il contrasto con il cielo è perfetto.
Bella inquadratura, ripresa da un ottimo pov.
Nicou (106307) 2013-08-31 19:39
Quelle forme ce bâtiment sueprbe tout fin et la couleur rose et les belle plantes qui garnissent l'entrée merveilleuse vue et compo.
Brasov et amitié
Graal (92340) 2013-09-01 11:32
unusual old house. Good shot and presentation here. Interesting note. I like the windows and door. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
wolf38 (29150) 2013-09-05 2:45
Hi Stephen. A remarkable photo with great colors and the best light. Excellent composition and perspective.
ourania (19024) 2013-09-05 6:53
a lovely presentation of the entrance and a part of this unique house. It's an interesting and unusual building but what makes it so attractive is its originality and its unique personality. I like very much the perspective you gave to your composition from a fairly close point of view. The light and the colours are beautiful and really heart warming. The fine rendering of textures enhances the sense of vividness and, for me, the high wall and closed door and windows arouse irresistible curiosity. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (73060)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-31 0:05