No, the shooting angle here is 90 degrees to the horizon; rather the today's papagolfade, La Chapelle Saint-Gonéry, which is the parish church of Plougrescant, a pretty place in the Côtes-d'Armor department in Bretagne in north-western France, was built without too much respect for the gravity rules. The church dates from 15-16C. Funny that the lead-covered wooden spire, added afterwards, in 1612, is tilted as well, but to the other direction!
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baba_flies (8829) 2010-02-07 4:10
Hello Alexander! This feels GOOD, a little color on this grey day. Such a charming church and yes funny how it "tilts" to all sides and yet there it stands, strong as ever! Wonder why the architects chose to build it this way, maybe they had a good sense of humour and wanted to leave something behind that makes us smile up to our days. Great shot, a wonderful presentation with the flowers hanging in. Enjoy your Sunday, Barbara.
carper (96) 2010-02-07 4:13
the title says enough to me, well seen and good composed shot, fine colors and good contrast here, very good sunday.
csabagaba (6628) 2010-02-07 4:22
Find something good :-) Funny pictures. In Bad Ischl in Austria also is a similar, but there is a tower of wood and curved bend. This can ease the French? :-) But it is also possible that the builder-master a lot of wine drunk :-)
You can check here:
http://hu.wikipedia.org/wiki/F% C3% A1jl: Nikolauskirche_Ischl_01.JPG
snunney (87386) 2010-02-07 4:23
A fine composition of this charming little church with its extraordinary angles. I like the framing from the lovely flowers, which make a fine contrast with the grey stones and the blue sky. Very good light with superb natural colours and excellent clarity.
bema (26361) 2010-02-07 4:53
interessting building and a very smart capture..
beautiful colors and a perfect pov..
like it a lot..
have a fine day, kind regards Bernd
eversmile (11636) 2010-02-07 5:08
Funny, cute, charming, with these bright colors; but, above all, with this so puzzling tilt! It has something from a scarecrow! Haha! Well seen! Bravo!
asajernigan (21372) 2010-02-07 7:14
This is a great shot of this funny little church. The crooked steeple accentuates how much the building tilts. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has nice sharpness. The deep blue sky provides a fine backdrop for the stone church.
alin-m (3716) 2010-02-07 8:19
How interesting image of this stone church.
Good clarity and colors of yours picture.Well done.
chawax (19570) 2010-02-07 10:27
The famous tiltled Saint-Gonéry chapel ! A nice POV on this piece of art. The light is very pleasant and I love the pink flowers in the foreground that add depth to the composition. Excellent sharpness too.
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2010-02-07 10:41
Hi, Alex -
That IS a strange construction! At first I thought your title was a snippy comment on the people (sometimes including me) who post tilted photos, but I see what you're getting at. It does go every which way, doesn't it!
Nice spotting. And nice framing too, with the flowers on the border to give some color.
xavshot (69835) 2010-02-07 11:30
tu as bien trouvé le titre de cette photo ;o) cette chapelle est très impressionnante... espérons qu'elle dure encore longtemps.
gilou530 (34) 2010-02-07 13:16
super le cadrage de cette église que j'ai ailleurs posté en plan plus large, lumiére bretonne magnifique
jasmis (57906) 2010-02-07 22:30
Really extraordinary church tower. Superb observation.
dta (69490) 2010-02-08 0:28
Hello Alexander .
An excellent picture of this famous breton chapel excellent . Superb POV and framing . Good inclusion of the pink flowers in the FG . A great breton blue sky , too :) .
Budapestman (82620) 2010-02-08 8:56
a beautiful architectural photo with attractive composition, the colours and details are very nice, Tfs! Have a nice week!
gildasjan (41944) 2010-02-09 2:17
Une église maintenant bien connue sur TE.Une image agréable avec ce massif de fleurs à droite.
papagolf21 (88203) 2010-02-10 4:57
Bonjour, cher Alexander,
Excellente prise de vue de cette église ou chapelle !
C'est la première fois que je vois un tel édifice.
Une photo digne de figurer parmi les grandes réalisations d'églises sur TE !
Mille mercis pour cette image.
patdeph (35748) 2010-02-15 3:56
the architecture is really stunning,and this is superbly enhanced by the light and the colors,especially the blue sky and the pink flowers!Superb!
sevy (15365) 2010-02-24 1:28
I know so well this place that I recognized at first glance. It is not so ofter to have a bended church by the wind.
Nice view with the touch of colors of the flowers and the full clean blue sky.
nels (2621) 2010-09-30 3:26
hello alexander, thought i was seeing things at first, your view point shows the "tilt" perfectly
kiasari (62) 2011-02-04 12:19
You chose a good POV to take this shot. A nice photo with a well managed framing and superb colors. Well done!
- Copyright: Alexander Pasternak (pasternak) (15181)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-06-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 18-200 f3.5-6.3, Hama HTMC PL circular M62
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-07 3:53