''The city is located 50 km south-east of Poitiers and 90 km northwest of Limoges. The territory is watered by the river Gartempe.
City Montmorillon gave its name to the montmorillonite, a component of certain varieties of clay. This substance is used against gastroenteritis.
In the Middle Ages, Montmorillon had a castle. He stood atop a cliff near the Notre-Dame it remains no trace today.
The foundation of Montmorillon by Pierre du Marché, member of oldest secular Poitou brotherhood , obtains confirmation episcopal and pontifical in 1107 at the Council of Reims. It is on this ground that the Hotel Dieu of the city then develops. The property is fortified during the Hundred Years War.
Ruined by the wars of religion, the Hôtel Dieu is raised by the Augustinian Order reformed, which assume its mission and charity medical care until the Revolution.
Under the Ancien Régime, the city was the seat of a royal seneschal.
The introduction of new taxes sometimes caused inter-class solidarity: thus, in 1707, when the establishment of new aid on the wine, the mayor himself causes resistance and insurrection. It is held responsible for the riot that followed.
Like the rest of France, Montmorillon welcomes the progress of the French Revolution. it planted the tree of liberty, symbol of the Revolution and became the rallying point of all the festivals and major events révolutionnaires. Chief town of the district of Montmorillon from 1790, and sub-prefecture from the Consulate, Montmorillon also maintains a district court since then.''
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Nicou (97679) 2012-10-20 3:12
quels reflet et iamge superbe un vbrai miroir sur cette rivière fnatastique iamge quelle couleur avec la belle végétation sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
corjan3 (1879) 2012-10-20 3:31
When I saw the name of the city in the title I thought the mineral montmorillonite must have been named after it but it is just the opposite as you explain in your note. So will have to find out where the name came from. Very beautiful and tranquil image in excellent quality. A pleasure to view.
Thanoslim (310) 2012-10-20 3:34
Very beautiful photo and reflection Alessandro
Hansaphotos (5429) 2012-10-20 3:44
This is a great photo of this charming place. Beutifully composed with the river with its reflections as a nice lead through the image. A crisp and clear image with well controlled light and colours. Beautiful:) TFS. Have a nice WE.
Best regards, Erling
dta (51418) 2012-10-20 3:53
Ciao Alessandro ,
Superbe perspective sur la petite ville et ses belles maisosns se mirant dans la calme rivière .
lousat (57626) 2012-10-20 4:07
Ciao Ale,ci vorrebbe anche sul Naviglio qualche bella architettura di questo genere..davvero una vista magnifica e gran qualita' con la perfetta cattura di dettagli e riflessi.Complimenti e buona giornata,Luciano
JanH (864) 2012-10-20 5:13
There is a calm rustique atmosphere in this picture which I like. Lovely light and natural colours. And ofcourse the reflections.
npecanhuk (53901) 2012-10-20 9:04
What a charming place!
What a lovely and beautiful picture!
I love those reflections!
Level of sharpness, management of light, soft colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
carlo62 (12582) 2012-10-20 10:14
questi sono posti che mi piacciono ed il riflesso ne esalta le caratteristiche. Bello il taglio, con la diagonale delle case che taglia la foto.
cornejo (18054) 2012-10-20 11:22
Ciao Alessandro, foto molto bene di questa bella immagine con il fiume e la bella riflessione degli edifici interessanti. Bella foto ed interessante molto ben composta, eseguita con chiarezza, profondità, buona luce e colore. Ottimo lavoro e interessante perfettamente fatto, complimenti amico mio. TFS.
Buona notte e buona Domenica.
Cordiali saluti e auguri.
divail (7223) 2012-10-20 20:20
J'aime la sérénité de ce paysage. Les reflets sur la rivière sont parfaits et la composition présente une belle courbe. C'est très réussi.
emka (58140) 2012-10-20 23:47
Thge calm waters make an good mirror and the result is very pleasant to the eyes. Very nice peaceful atmosphere.
francio64 (38188) 2012-10-21 5:27
Ciao caro Alessandro,
molto belli i riflessi che contribuiscono ad arricchire la composizione.
Ottima la profondità data dal POV diagonale.
claudeD (24173) 2012-10-21 7:54
Wonderful reflection picture with an perfect composition and excellent light managment. You did a very fine fotojob here. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
JFS (32129) 2012-10-21 9:33
What a beautiful image Alessandro! You use to offer us these unique wonderful and perfect shots. The reflection is superb too. A delight for our eyes!
dkmurphys (36801) 2012-10-21 9:35
Splendid atmosphere along the river. I like the perfect reflections and the colors. Well seen, have a nice evening.
Schnappilic (7927) 2012-10-21 10:43
A very good quality picture with great sharpness, splendid light, colors and reflections! Congratulations!
Didi (48926) 2012-10-22 11:18
Very nice point of view on the town in a nice curve.
Very good lights ambiance and interesting reflctions on the river.
mkamionka (24529) 2012-10-23 14:11
what a beautiful town. You have found a great POV which allowed to include a great reflection.
Great soft natural colors. Very picturesque.
COSTANTINO (42746) 2012-10-28 4:55
unique postcard with a hundred of interesting
details,a real pleasure to this view,
calm and rustique atmosphere
lovely scenery with no more
comments,one shot is one thousand
Kielia (20445) 2012-11-22 8:12
an excellently composed impression of this interesting village accompanied by very interesting notes. The light and the gentle colors create a fascinating mood. Your high POV works very well. Thanks for sharing!
- Copyright: ALESSANDRO MACCHI (SWEETFREEDOM) (18415)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 550D, 17-40 f/4 L USM Canon, 77 B+W MRC UV
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: French 2012
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-20 3:06