Dinan is a walled Breton town and a commune in the Côtes-d'Armor department in north-western France. Its inhabitants, of which there were 10,953 in 2008, are called dinannais / dinannaises.
It lies on the River Rance, though rather unusually most urban development has been on the hillside, overlooking the river. The area alongside the River Rance is known as the port of Dinan and is connected to the town by the steep streets of Rue Jerzual and its continuation outside the walls the Rue de Petit Fort.
The medieval town on the hilltop has many fine old buildings, some of which date from the 13th century. The town also retains a large section of the city walls, part of which can be walked round.
Major historical attractions include the Jacobins Theatre dating from 1224, the flamboyant Gothic St Malo's Church, the Romanesque St Saviour's Basilica, Duchess Anne's Tower and the Château de Dinan.
Taken from an article on Wikipedea.
Map references are approximate only.
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Fis2 (103954) 2012-11-21 0:37
Witaj neighbor :)
A very, very interesting building.
Wonderful old architecture.
I like it!
Good frame and colors.
Have a nice day
Silvio1953 (150289) 2012-11-21 1:19
Ciao Stephen, great view of lovely place, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent perspective, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Nicou (148498) 2012-11-21 1:56
très belle image de cette place avec le pavage ces belles maisons et leur colombage quelle vue et ocmpo avec ces terrasse sueprbe cpatage.
bravo et amitié
dkmurphys (62855) 2012-11-21 2:20
What a lovely old square. The architecture is just amazing. Well taken, enjoy a fine day.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-11-21 3:44
Hello Stephen - Lovely pavement cafes seem to be a feature of Dinan and the pedestrian walkways a feature of the town that create a nice relaxed atmosphere to allow visitors to stroll around or sit awhile and enjoy the wonderful old architecture. An attractive look at a town which seems to have much to commend it. Warm regards rosemary
jhm (157892) 2012-11-21 4:38
On these terrace would I also to drink, a good cup of coffee middle of the summer under the sunshade.
Lovely old architecture with the timbered facades.
Composition and presentation excellent.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
TopGeo (38216) 2012-11-21 4:54
Hello Stephen Excellent photo townscape Dinan The framing is excellently chosen, the colors are also very well controlled, bright and darker at the same time.
The deep depth of field is integral in joining the buildings with the foreground allowing to see all the nice details. I like it! well done
Sergiom (86039) 2012-11-21 5:01
J'ai beaucoup aimé cette petite ville. L'architecture est superbe avec ses belles maisons à colombages. Le rendu des couleurs et le traitement sont efficaces.
tedesse (25135) 2012-11-21 5:06
Beautiful old houses with half-timbered construction.
Excellent composition and presentation.
The colors, sharpness and clarity are superb.
Sonata11 (33971) 2012-11-21 5:32
very beautiful and impressive architecture you presented to us. Very beautiful composition and framing as well. I love the colors, sharpness, clarity You captred this from nice POV. Beautiful photo. Awesome. Thank you.
All the best,
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2012-11-21 6:24
Nice composition Stephen. Like these architectures for its shape and colours. Chosen POV is fine. Excellent work. Tfs.
Cricri (123740) 2012-11-21 9:26
Belle image de la place avec les bâtiments aux façades en colombages et colorées, les drapeau donne de l'animation comme la terrasse rouge
npecanhuk (76927) 2012-11-21 13:43
Very beautiful façades and architectural details!
Truly interesting and attractive picture!
It'd be great to have a Graduated ND filter for the bright sky (I don't have it either)!
Chosen pov, composition and colors really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
siudzi (34141) 2012-11-21 15:03
A nice place with an intresting architecture and patterns of the buildings. Well seen and composed with many great elements of the scene. Thanks for sharing.
carlo62 (53282) 2012-11-21 15:48
questi sono i luoghi che preferisco, in Francia ce ne sono molti e molti dei quali ho visistato, ma la Bretagna ancora mi manca....
Per adesso la assoporo anche attraverso le tue foto.
Graal (103038) 2012-11-22 23:54
another interesting place in Dinan. Nice old architecture after the renovation. Good shot and presentation. Pity that day was rainly.
Have a nice day.
emka (104216) 2012-11-26 23:43
Hi Stephen, I like the half-timbered houses so much and these look very attractive. This white and blue ids beautiful and unusual. Must be old. Nice view of the square in rather cloudy day.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (104729)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-21 0:29