July 23rd, 2010
Angoulême 160015 16000
45.653 0.155 86 m
Saint-Pierre cathedral, Angoulême
The Saint-Pierre cathedral of style Romano-Byzantine is one of the most remarkable churches of Charente district.
Composed of a single nave, a vast transept and a Romanesque bedside of the 12th century in hemicycle with apsidioles, it is flanked of a northern tower of 59 meters on five floors, which shelters five bells of which the bumblebee of 4120 kilos. Its plan follows Latin cross a 79 meters length and 52 meters width.
The nave is covered by 4 cupolas of which one, with the top of the transept crossing and on an octagonal basis, is the most important.
The romanesque frontage of the 12th century resembles that of Notre-Dame Grande, of Poitiers, by the abundance of its sculptures.
A first cathedral was built at the 4th century, probably on the site of a Gallo-Roman temple, and was destroyed at the time of the catch of Angoulême by king Clovis.
One second cathedral was high at the 6th century, towards 560, and was burnt, probably by the Norman ones at the 10th century, towards 981.
A third cathedral was built at the 12th century as from 1110, in about thirty year.
During the wars of religion of the 16th century, in 1568, the church lost one of its towers located at the south.
At the 19th century, the architect PAUL ABADIE, restored the church of 1853 to 1876, while building, amongst other things, the dome with scales which covers the transept crossing.
At the 19th century, architecture took as a starting point the Byzantine architecture. Paul Abadie, (student of VIOLLET LE DUC), also restored, of 1852 to 1895, the Saint-Front cathedral of Périgueux, and the basilica of the Sacré-Coeur in Paris as from 1875.
PAUL ABADIE, is a French architect, born in Paris on November 9th, 1812 and died in Chatou on August 3rd, 1884.
EUGENE EMMANUEL VIOLLET-LE-DUC, is a French architect, born on January 27th, 1814 in Paris and died on September 17th, 1879 in Lausanne.
ANGOULÊME is a common Frenchwoman, located in the department of Charente of the Poitou-Charentes area, populated of 43171 Angoumoisins in 1999, distributed out of 22 km², evening 1980 hab./km².
My images of Angoulême.
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asajernigan (21427) 2010-08-04 4:50
This is a great shot of this majestic church. The angle of the shot is great adding depth and direction to the scene. The tree on the right adds depth and balance for the scene. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness.
snunney (103207) 2010-08-04 4:59
A fine composition of this wonderful façade. The point of view is well chosen with the tree creating a sense of depth and also enabling you to capture the three towers. The light was good bringing out the detail of the sculptures. Very good colours and sharpness.
Nicou (146722) 2010-08-04 5:08
quelle cathédrale, quelle luminosité et ce tons clairs net, sueprbe architecture, la facade tout en évidence, le cadrage toujours soigné, recherché, fantastique image, de toute beauté.
bravo et amitié
Sergiom (84371) 2010-08-04 5:24
L'angle est parfait. La touche de vert à l'avant plan est bien choisie.Les détails sont excellents et la lumière semble s'attacher à la pierre grise.
siudzi (34141) 2010-08-04 5:32
Extremely beautiful place you captured!
Good colors and contrast between the cathedral, tree and sky. Congrats!
macondo (19756) 2010-08-04 6:03
Yes, this is an impressive presentation of an impressive cathedral. You've captured the detail superbly without over-exposing any highlights, and the foliage on the right is a very pleasing contrast with the architecture. Also, the tree on the left helps to create a kind of frame for the church.
npecanhuk (75660) 2010-08-04 6:24
C'est une Cathedrale merveilleuse!
C'est une photo très belle!
La netteté, la gestion de la lumière, les couleurs, le point de vue choisi, le format carré géant, l'encadrement noir & blanc, le pp, les contrastes et la compo sont vraiment excellents!
Merci du partage!
pierrefonds (68855) 2010-08-04 7:18
Les arbres aident au cadrage de l'image. La prise de vue permet de distinguer les détails et les couleurs de la cathédrale Saint-Pierre. L'image est claire et nette. La bonne luminosité met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-08-04 8:21
a beautiful photo of this fantastic cathedral, great details and POV, the colours and sharpness are very nice, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
saxo042 (37908) 2010-08-04 12:54
A very intersting mixture of architectural styles in this church. Still a well proportioned building and furthermore, a well proportioned capture with attarctive green vegetation as a dominating part of the foreground!
edge (7409) 2010-08-04 21:57
Bonsoir Joel, This is a lovely church with its spires rising to the heavens. Beautiful facade and you have very successfully captured the entire chuch with you picture. Good framing with the foliage on the right lending itself to good depth here. As usual great notes and explanation of the picture. Regards,
ifege (10719) 2010-08-05 0:49
An excellent photo Joel - good POV, colour and detail.
yeln (11516) 2010-08-05 1:27
beautiful photo with good POV. Perfect light management. Great composition with bush in foreground and impressive palace in background. Strong sharpness with good DOF.
Charo (51212) 2010-08-05 16:43
Je pense que l'architecture est très belle, mais dans un style rarement vu par moi, la façade et les tours sont magnifiques.
J'ai comme l'arbre qui est venu avec la composition, le contraste et donne la vie. Bravo!
lgir (7363) 2010-08-07 9:24
belle présentation sur cette cathédrale sur une image bien contrastée grâce à ce premier plan feuillu.
Joli travail, comme toujours aussi bien documenté.
Vasa (515) 2010-12-09 15:50
Cette cathedrale est la fierte d'Angouleme et ton inevitable inspiration. Ton idee de privilegier le vert a cote au detriment de la presentation complete du sujet, explique ta structure romantique. Pourquoi pas, on a aussi d'autres images de meme sujet. Celle-ci est avec ta signature. Merci Joel.
- Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) (76039)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Charente valley [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-04 4:44