An old barn in the small but picturesque village of Sainte-Radegonde filled with an interesting assortment of rather eclectic items. I was particularly taken by the tresses of garlic hung out to dry in the rafters.
This picture is dedicated to Karen Arnold (dareco), who has delighted us with her pictures of Canadian barns.
The village of Sainte-Radegonde is in the commune of Baignes-Sainte-Radegonde, which was formed in 1865 from the merger of Sainte-Radegonde and the now larger village of Baignes. The area has a long history dating back until at least Roman times when there was a settlement known as Cathmeriacum. It lay on the Roman road that linked Saintes to Bordeaux.
Quite an extensive article about the geography and history of Baignes-Sainte-Radegonde can be found on the French wikipedea site here:. It is written, of course, in French.
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mauro61 (52887) 2008-11-08 0:42
bella immagine rurale con un perfetto dosaggio delle luci.
Ogni elemento presente contribuisce ad arricchire la composizione.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-11-08 0:57
Hello Stephen! Interesting barn. Good capture. Original work. Very good picture. Well done!
jlbrthnn (76039) 2008-11-08 2:34
Encore une image familière de campagne et de bâtiment typique avec les accessoires de base, brouettes et échelle. Les aulx stockés de façon traditionnelle sont un élément agréable. Une belle image utile.
jonathan_hart (21276) 2008-11-08 2:37
indeed in France, we have old barns too ;)
good angle to take this one, well framed
saylan-cb (12738) 2008-11-08 3:02
Very nice compositions and good light,good capture.
phwall (6785) 2008-11-08 4:20
I can just imagine the treasures this old building must be hiding inside.
Informative shot, gives us a real sense of the local colour and way of life. I'm thinking the concrete blocks at the front do take away some of the rustic charm though.
Gustaw (21670) 2008-11-08 5:44
Hi, my friend!
Interesting scene. Good capture. Yes, it is not sunset... It is oryginal work.
wolf38 (31296) 2008-11-08 8:35
Hello Stephen. Barns. An interesting topic. I like the photo. Thus the everyday life looks. Best regards, Wolfgang.
Fis2 (107416) 2008-11-08 9:47
Very curious plkace and scene. Delicate colors and good light. Very impressive picture.
Have a nice weekend
jurek1951 (42198) 2008-11-08 13:58
original building.Good perspective and nice presentation,sharpness and colours are very good.
dareco (17134) 2008-11-08 15:47
Thank you! This is so sweet of you, and interesting to see this barn which is much different than ours. I am looking with much curiousity at the items in this picture. Nice detail and lighting. TFS and I'd love to see more of these.
gunbud (34066) 2008-11-08 17:53
Charming capture of this quaint country barn made from a wonderful collection of building materials.
Love the open air view of the garlic drying.
ChrisJ (118895) 2008-11-08 23:07
Hi Stephen & greetings from Durango CO USA!
A good daily life scene with subdued colors & excellent sharpness & framing. I like the repetition of the hanging garlic. Tfs!