This is the dormitory from the Senanque Abbey close to Gordes. This is the 30m long room where monks would sleep at night. It's located right beside the church (small door in the foreground) since praying in the church was the last and first thing they would do each day.
The room was erected in 1170 with typical simple architecture from the cistercian style trying to cancel any distracting element from the environnement so the monk could be fully dedicated to prayer.
I've been in that abbey a dozen of times now thanks to my wife and each time I'm amazed by the way the monks did master the stones in their architecture technics. You have the feeling that the light is playing with the stones endlessly. That's a pure marvel to me.
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KLB (23723) 2007-06-23 14:46
Tu as raison, cet endroit est une merveille. L'abbaye dégage une telle force malgré sa simplicité.
J'aime la couleur chaude de ta photo, même si le dormitorium est beaucoup plus sombre quand on l'admire de l'intérieur. Néanmoins, ça permet de faire ressortir, et donc découvrir, les pierres et la magnifique architecture.
Merci du partage et de raviver les souvenirs ;o)
oanna (1202) 2007-06-23 15:01
hi steven,dynamic POV and good sharpness and light.the photo emphasizes what you said in the note,the builders` skill and the atmosphere created by light.
eshirey (325) 2007-06-23 15:24
Lovely light and POV. Simplicity is beautiful here. Nice work!
Thrax (2554) 2007-06-23 15:26
Very nice pov and light! Well Done!
euryan (8438) 2007-06-23 15:34
This is a very beautiful space and the lighting is sublime. I can't believe those little windows let in this much light! I really like your angle for capturing this beautiful room. The shadow of the arch on the ceiling gives it some good contrast and allows it to stand out very nicely, as does the darker colored cross and small door. Great shot.
Uzi (1240) 2007-06-23 17:46
nice light, good perspective
very good photo
giorgimer (34814) 2007-07-19 14:18
very nice view, perfect perspective and good light.
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 17-40/4L USM, Digital RAW, Hama UV 77 mm
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-23 14:29