This fine house and garden in the village of Sainte-Radegonde rather took my fancy. It is one of several imposing houses in this village, which seems to have more than its fair share of them for such a small village.
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 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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besnard (55842) 2008-11-11 0:50
C'est vrai qu'elle a fière allure cette jolie maison à l'architecture particulière et élégante.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée;
daddo (26482) 2008-11-11 0:54
Hi Stephen.A fine photo of this fine house. Nice choice of POV making us sticky-beak into the front yard. Lovely light, excellent details. The red shutters and roof tiles stand out nicely against the masonry and sky. Regards. Klaudio.
terez93 (1186) 2008-11-11 1:02
Beautiful composition. I might try cropping the foreground a bit to focus on your subject at the center and to "balance" the photo a bit more, but it's great; beautiful lighting, clarity and colors!
pablominto (53746) 2008-11-11 1:04
The view to this fine piece of architecture is well framed, and the plants create a pleasant sense of depth!
The brick wall makes a good diagonal in the composition, and the red details in the house add nice colour contrast...
delic (6735) 2008-11-11 1:28
It's those red blinds that attract me to the picture, Stephen. The house is handsomely framed but as a personal preferance, I would crop the empty green area at the bottom corner.
Fis2 (93853) 2008-11-11 2:06
Curious building. Good frame and composition. I like the delicate colors. Photo has climate. Well done.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2008-11-11 2:53
Ce n'est pas véritablement une maison typique, malgré les matériaux, celà semble être une maison bourgeoise qui a dû appartenir à un notable de la région, peut être un viticulteur. En tout cas, une bonne photo d'un bâtiment à l'architecture peu commune. Bravo.
John_F_Kennedy (43625) 2008-11-11 3:22
Very good point of view and very nice architectural capture. Beautiful light, well done.
carper (96) 2008-11-11 4:05
very nice one Stephen,
the perspective leading us to the house with the red colours, the red and the blue of the sky are working good together a very good photojob here, have a nice day.
jhm (148756) 2008-11-11 5:03
This house are exactly a old house of a Doctor or a mayor
Excellent perspective, nice colours image.
Good old architecture picture.
Very well composition and nice presentaton too. TFS.
Tobias__Ortmann (2638) 2008-11-11 5:22
I really like the depth and pov in your picture also great saturation and colours
well done Toba
gunbud (34066) 2008-11-11 5:37
Beautiful old French home surrounded by a lovely garden.
Wonderful details and sharpness with the red shutters contrasting nicely with the blue sky and its wispy clouds.
asajernigan (21427) 2008-11-11 5:57
This is a well composed shot of this fine house. The inclusion of the wall in the foreground was a nice choice. The wall creates a nice diagonal through the shot which gives the scene a nice sense of direction. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail. The trees and vegetation provide nice framing for the scene.
wolf38 (31286) 2008-11-11 7:37
Hello Stephen. Beautifully, worth seeing and color-gladly. Outstanding composition. Regards, Wolfgang.
saxo042 (37792) 2008-11-11 7:46
A very attractive combination of colours; the red window shutters are excellent against the green details. A very fine house!
kevinos (7507) 2008-11-11 8:19
It is such a pretty house, Stephen, and one that helps to build a very decorative image.You have very nice colours and textures. regards kevin
testmaniac (13508) 2008-11-11 9:30
Hello Stephen, nice and interesting house and cool photo. Nice colors and sharpness.
TFS and regards,
feather (51130) 2008-11-11 9:39
How wonderful. The red really stands out and catches the eye. You have very good depth with front to back sharpness. The diagonal wall leads the eye nicely into the frame.
Gerrit (51914) 2008-11-11 10:06
A fine house indeed and a lovely garden.
COSTANTINO (62695) 2008-11-11 12:53
Une photo simple mait tres interessante..
Une belle photo d un batiment avec beaucoup
de detailles d architecture
merci pour partager
Charo (51210) 2008-11-11 13:57
Il s'agit d'une belle maison avec une belle architecture. Superbe composition du mur de clôture et à l'avant-plan. Excellent avec une bonne lumière de couleur et les détails.
kermit350 (9016) 2008-11-11 14:04
Hello Stephen, J' like much this gray wall and soils like line of prospect, which brings the glance on this charming house and its shutters Bordeaux wine of the more flachis, very beautiful soft light that this frontage rich in color and this roof of the same quality, that belonged to the decoration this these old villages, sincerely ................Bonjour Stephen,
J'aime beaucoup ce mur gris et défraîchit comme ligne de perspective, ce qui amène le regard sur cette charmante maison et ses volets bordeaux des plus flachis,
très belle lumière douce que cette façade riche en couleur et cette toiture du même acabit, cela fait partie du décor ce ces vieux villages, bien amicalement
dareco (17134) 2008-11-11 14:55
This is a beautiful house!! WOW! I love it! Nice pov and very nice lighting and colors. I'd like to see more of these homes as they are so different from ours. An interesting post. TFS
jaywalker (16101) 2008-11-11 14:55
Hi Stephen, A very impressive house & a great POV, I love its colours & the overall composition is excellent, wonderful light & fabulous detail, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
amaryllis (36455) 2008-11-12 7:43
une superbe petite maison avec ses volets rouges, un tres bon cadrage, un youcca dans ce jardin, et la toiture est superbe également
une maison pleine de charme
gracious (20025) 2008-11-12 10:08
I loved the pov how you captured this fine house with it's lovely surrounding garden!
the design on the house is real nice with it's good colour!
the lighting and sharpness is good too!
many thanks for the sharing
Cricri (115557) 2008-11-12 10:49
Trés jolie cette maison qui ne manque pas de charme avec ces volets et sa portes rouges, l'arbre dénudé de feuilles permet d'avoir une vue plus compléte de la façade, bon POV et cadrage
trés belle compo
Royaldevon (36135) 2008-11-12 13:33
A really well composed shot.
I like the nicely-textured, diagonal wall which leads to the imposing house. The central architecture is unusual but the tall rectangular windows with wooden shutters is so very French.
The two plants, one left and the other right, give a nice balance to the shot.
npecanhuk (73492) 2008-11-13 1:18
I like this photo a lot!
The old house is very interesting and beautiful! But your composition here is the real highlight! It was very well-thought and very well-elaborated! I like a lot all the vegetation you added around the main subject! The wall in the foreground was also very well placed! Sharpness, brightness and colors are all excellent!
TFS - Congratulations!
jurek1951 (42196) 2008-11-19 21:35
Very interesting architecture. Original POV and composition. Very good shot. Well done