Place du Champ Jacquet, Rennes, with the seventeenth century timber-framed houses needing each other for support.
I'm intrigued by the way successive generations of builders have propped up these tenements, with no apparent heed for geometry. But it makes an interesting study.
Jean Jacques (jjcordier) recently posted a similar, tighter image, and I stupidly said I had something similar from the same city. But Rennes is not Rouen. Nevertheless, this is for him!
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dta (56664) 2013-09-17 10:15
Hello Will ,
That reminds me the time I've passed in Rennes when I was a student . This is a beautiful but little part of the medieval town , that has not been burnt in the "Grand Incendie" de 1720 .
yquem46 (35368) 2013-09-17 10:23
How could I not like this one, as I was born a couple of hundred meters away from this place and I return next week !!
Excellent graphism afforded by these timber framed houses
TFS of course, best regards
Noel_Byrne (13356) 2013-09-17 10:37
The angles of these buildings are brilliant, and emphasized by the crop you have chosen highlighting the verticals. It looks as if each building relies on the next to stay up, great scene and shot. I love this style of building, and it's one I see very rarely.
All the best
jemaflor (74044) 2013-09-17 11:02
Interesting architecture well framed, good presentation and sharpness, tfs.
kasianowak (3474) 2013-09-17 11:07
Captivating study indeed. I can't stop looking at these houses, there are so many eye-catching patterns and interesting details. It's puzzling how these buildings are "glued" together, especially the two on the right.
dkmurphys (42493) 2013-09-17 11:45
Charming detail, a fine capture of the impressive facades. Well seen, enjoy a good night.
macjake (45588) 2013-09-17 11:59
I'm sure JJ will enjoy this one.
its amazing how these were built, or did they move and shift over time? I'm not sure? do you know?
love seeing the repetitive patterns of white windows, the compo is quite effective this way.
cool looking shot
emka (64144) 2013-09-17 13:58
Fine shot with half-timbered houses. Indeed, it seemed that they didn't care about the right angles.
I was today in Rennes but there was difficult to find the place for parking, it was raining, so we went farther, without visiting :(
Warm regards Malgo
tyro (15711) 2013-09-17 14:11
You have given us an interesting note here. I was also interested to read Denis's critique which mentions that these fabulous buildings thankfully escaped a great fire of 1720.
The rather haphazard way in which these buildings have been constructed over time is fascinating but clearly earlier ones must have suffered from some degree of subsidence and subsequent ones were built with a view to helping support them. That has provided you with a wonderful photographic subject which you have captured perfectly.
A wonderfully graphic picture with lots of lovely features and textures perfectly portrayed. Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
Royaldevon (21463) 2013-09-18 1:42
What an interesting set of facades!
Certainly not a view to study after a few glasses of wine!!
I just can't imagine how they were constructed so far from plumb!
However, they have made a wonderful camera study. The details of the timber fretting have been very sharply captured with lovely, natural colours.
Have a good day,
macondo (18461) 2013-09-18 4:13
Recognised the town as soon as I saw the thumbnail; once been, never forgotten, all those half-timbered buildings. You probably won't remember, but I bet there were dozens of students milling around at ground level - I think this might have been taken in the central square. I wished that I could spend more time in Rennes. Anyway, your photo makes creates great graphical pleasure from these cheek-to-cheek leaning houses. I couldn't get over how tall they were when I was there, which I think was in 2008.
Nicou (105809) 2013-09-18 4:23
Fantastique grphsime et détail de façades quel de fenêtres uqel ensemble avec les reflets, des rideux des anciennes fenêtres quel cadrage au millimètre sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (127995) 2013-09-18 4:26
All these half timbered facades make these picture very attractive.
Excellent depth and perspective.
This everything in nice colours and excellent sharpness.
Very well done, TFS.
abmdsudi (32505) 2013-09-18 20:38
Intriguing capture of this architecture with it's deep chocolaty taste full of life but what I like the most is the unique timber frames leaning this way and that. Lovely colour palette with just the right amount of contrast to all white window frames and your crop is spot on to concentrate straight on the composition. A striking shot and this is just wonderful with the treatments for it looks classic and timeless. Indeed a very eye pleasing shot to be proud off. Very well done and tfs.
fredon (5052) 2013-09-18 22:23
Superbes façades à colombages. On recherche désespérément des verticales...mais ça tient toujours debout malgré les siècles qui ont passé. Très bel effet graphique !
gervaso (9247) 2013-10-01 9:20
It's really interesting and it looks like everything was improvised there! But the graphical effect is great! Excellent framing and sharpness to show it! Beautiful job!