A view of the Mairie or Town Hall in the village of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens. I thought it was rather a magnificent building for such a small place. I have no idea as to its ancestry. The image is a vertical stitch of two images due to space constraints.
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens is a French commune in the Charente département located at the confluence of the Vienne and Issoire rivers, which meet just outside the village of the same name. With a population of around 100, its inhabitants are known as Saint-Germanotis.
The French Wikipedea site has an article about the geography and history of the area here. The above information was extracted and freely translated from that article.
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-05-15 0:31
Hello Stephen! Nice street, very interesting houses. Nice light and colours. Good contrast and sharp. Interesting composition. Good info. Well done!
robertosalguero (288) 2009-05-15 0:34
Older cities seem very clean and well kept in France. I really enjoy this type of buildings because of their simplicity of details. Good light and perspective of this quiet street. Thanks for sharing :-)
dip (23892) 2009-05-15 1:15
nice image of the village,I like the architectural details,
very good clarity and lighting as well,
Budapestman (82620) 2009-05-15 1:15
Beautiful shot of this nostalgic village with superb composition. Excellent colours and lights, fine details and enchanting atmosphere. Have a nice weekend!
dareco (17134) 2009-05-15 2:21
Very nice lighting, detail and color. Interesting architecture. TFS
Nicou (151064) 2009-05-15 2:24
Très belle maire, drapeaux au vent, mangigique facade, avec la tour au sommet qui ressort, superbe vue.
bravoe t amitié
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2009-05-15 3:31
Wonderful building with the bricked wall and great colours and good light! Lovely picture here.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2009-05-15 4:40
La façade visiblement ancienne est de toute beauté. La lumière est typique de la lumière du poitou-Charentes. Le cadrage est réussi avec la diagonale. Un assemblage impeccable, et une image très agréable. Bravo.
ChrisJ (117855) 2009-05-15 5:23
A smart choice of a vertical format here. Good sharpness & a marvellous blue sky. Excellent shadow detail & perspective with splendid architectural details. Bon weekend!
saxo042 (37966) 2009-05-15 8:28
The French flag is definitely an asset here, showing just the necessary piece of red and thus being the eye-catcher here. This looks like a very calm and quiet and typical French town!
jurek1951 (42198) 2009-05-15 14:00
Really very nice your architecture photos this one is very sharp and very well composed.The lighting is fantastic.
Fis2 (106408) 2009-05-15 15:33
Good frame and light.
I like the composition and colors.
gunbud (34066) 2009-05-15 17:55
Charming village architecute seen in all its rugged details.
Love the foreground stone hedge and of course the lovely blue sky backdrop.
Graal (103038) 2009-05-15 23:25
an interesting presentation. Simple architecture, nice town hall in village. Good documental shot from your journey.
maltese (22907) 2009-05-15 23:35
une très belle lumière sur cette ensemble et qui permet d'apprécier beaucoup de détails. Une perspective intéressante.
delpeoples (59774) 2009-05-16 0:40
Hi Stephen, there's something about a square framing that just works for me. Perhaps it's also that the building is of a similar shape. everything is really well-exposed. I like how the building takes up most of the frame, and the tricolor is a bonus. Excellent work, have a good weekend, Lisa.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-05-18 22:10
You got here the first pillar of a french village, now you need to find an angle where you can include the school and the monument to the fallen ones, so you'll have the fundaments of the republic ! Goodl light on this one and there seeems to be a nice tower rising over it
Have a nice day jY