Spotted these attractive houses with their colourful gardens in the upper part of Roussillon. Hope you like them too.
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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dta (56746) 2013-09-01 0:46
Hello Stephen ,
Très belles maisons de ce village typique . J'aime particulièrement la texture des vieux murs et l'entrée joliment fleurie .
papagolf21 (79582) 2013-09-01 0:51
Bonjour, cher Stephen,
Vous avez un grand talent pour nous faire découvrir ces lieux emplis de charme et d'élégance.
Ici, encore, le résultat est parfait pour apprécier cette très belle composition.
carlo62 (19485) 2013-09-01 1:12
un angolo molto bello, le abitazioni sono molto antiche e contrastano con i fiori freschi in modo piacevole.
jurek1951 (37040) 2013-09-01 1:30
a very effective photo of this interesting architecture, great details and POV,
subhendu_bagchi (21110) 2013-09-01 2:56
a beautiful house with the little garden aside. Great composition with angular POV. Excellent colour contrast through out the frame. Very well managed light. A superb one. Tfs.
annjackman (15541) 2013-09-01 3:24
Isn't it interesting how much we appreciate old, crumbling exteriors particularly when the architecture is interesting and quaint. A lovely view is shown here with the pink flowers adding a dash of summer colour. I did wonder whether cropping a little off the side would be useful to reduce the amount of road surface and therefore concentrate on the delightful house - just a thought! Beautifully sharp and well exposed image - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
ikeharel (44081) 2013-09-01 3:48
This mansion had gone through diff. times renovations, each section looks a bit from some other era.
The overall view is enchanting, with the addition of lavish green in front of the facade.
Good clarity, light and colors in fine harmony.
Sergiom (45527) 2013-09-01 5:20
C'est ce qui fait le grand charme des maisons et des villages français.Beaucoup de verdure et de fleurs mais surtout du caractère et de la texture.
Nicou (105903) 2013-09-01 7:49
quelle belle entrée et iamge sueprbe avec cette végétation et les fleurs superbe avec la perspective les vielle pierres de la façade une splendeur grandiose.
Bravo et amitié
saxo042 (33934) 2013-09-01 8:41
A very attractive perspective and many fine details in this picture. A very beautiful house and also some fine flowers that provide an accent in the composition.
Romano46 (11573) 2013-09-01 10:07
è tipico della Provenza abbellire le case con fiori e bella vegetazione e tu sei stato molto bravo a trovare questa bella abitazione della quale è ben visibile anche l'antica origine evidenziata dalla pietra che traspare da un intonaco fatiscente che però non riesce a nascondere il suo fascino.
La bellezza della pietra unita alla rigogliosa vegetazione che la circonda ne fanno un edificio un po' malandato ma ricco di una intrinseca bellezza che hai colto in una bella composizione, alla quale concorrono anche i colori, con particolare riguardo all'azzurro del cielo.
Una bella ripresa che ci permette di ammirare un altro angolo della bella Provenza.
Ciao e buona giornata
Noel_Byrne (13416) 2013-09-01 10:12
I love the textures of the walls here, and as you say, the colors of the gardens look beautiful alongside the buildings. A lot of thought has gone into this I would think, and a lot of work to keep it looking so well. beautiful scene, and as always such beautiful light.
Fis2 (77022) 2013-09-01 12:08
Beautiful garden and old building.
Excellent colors and light.
dkmurphys (42567) 2013-09-01 13:29
Charming old street. I like the colors and the vegetation within the buildings. Well taken scene, have a good night.
emka (64182) 2013-09-02 0:00
very picturesque place, full of sun, lovely flowers. it would be great to sit by this table and relax. Charming shot.
ChrisJ (91292) 2013-09-02 1:45
I like the diagonal lead in line from the bottom right corner which provides excellent lead in lines and perspective. Good density, color and sharpness. The splash of purple from the flowers adds interest. Good textural details in the crumbling yellow ochre wall. Tfs!
cornejo (22568) 2013-09-02 10:21
Salut Stephen vue en perspective intéressante et belle de ce bâtiment intéressant, très bien rendue avec une bonne pov, dans cette très bonne et belle photo. Une image intéressante avec netteté bonne, belle couleur et de la lumière. Un bon travail bien fait, félicitations mon ami. Merci de partager ce travail intéressant.
Bonsoir et début heureux de la semaine.
Meilleures Desos du sud de l'Espagne.
Silvio1953 (105599) 2013-09-02 11:13
Ciao Stephen, lovely composition with beautiful perspective on nice house, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
pierrefonds (51040) 2013-09-02 17:51
Les arbres et les arbustes cadrent bien la maison. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture de la maison. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.
macjake (45588) 2013-09-04 11:32
yes, its easy to see why you wanted to photograph this little commune.
bright, colorful and full of life despite having nobody in the photo.
the middle home or building is for sure the best of the bunch, alot of character and class there.
ourania (18704) 2013-09-08 6:59
this is a beautiful detail from a neighbourhood of the famous picturesque village. You've chosen an effective point of view and composition to show us a thorough, close and detailed view of this attractive facade. The garden is attached to the house giving it colour and a unique character. I love the rendering of the textures and the natural and vivid light and colours. The mix of old and new features is very interesting. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (72762)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-00
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-01 0:17