Saujon is a town and commune in South-West of France, located in the department of Charente-Maritime in the region Poitou-Charentes. Its inhabitants are called Saujonnais / Saujonnaises .
With 6796 (2010) inhabitants, it is now the tenth largest city in the department and ranks second among the 34 municipalities of the Urban Community of Royan. It owes this position to its geographical location, which it has learned to put to great advantage, as well as diverse natural assets that have favoured the local economy.
The city was first developed in the seventeenth century as a river port on the Seudre through its port facilities in the district of Ribérou. Thanks to its privileged position in the south-west of the department, near the bathing resort of Royan, which was also expanding, it became in the second half of the nineteenth century an important railway stop, and subsequently in the next century, a key transit point in the local road network. Its role developed through strong commercial services, becoming particularly renowned for its monthly fairs .
Since the late nineteenth century, Saujon has also become a spa and a tourist resort in a popular part of the mainland section of the Côte de Beauté. Its accommodations and sport and leisure activities have developed accordingly.
(Source: French Wikipedea)
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carlo62 (29309) 2014-03-10 1:47
una bella prospettiva completa di autoscatto.....
Sembra che dell'antica architettura rimane solo la facciata, il resto è stato completamente fatto da nuovo, un'interessante opera di rifacimento, anche se le differenze sono un po' troppo evidenti.
subhendu_bagchi (25394) 2014-03-10 3:02
a nice architecture shot is here. Like your angular presentation and the fine depth achieved. Nice control over light too. A very good one indeed. Tfs.
timecapturer (46401) 2014-03-10 3:54
excellent sweeping perspective this and a shot that begs the question, "where is everyone?" Lots of wonderful architectural gems in this old town for sure and captured beautifully.
Have a good week - B.
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-03-10 3:59
a beautiful photo of this elegant architecture, the composition is very nice, great lights and details, splendid shot,
Apurba20 (984) 2014-03-10 5:18
This is a nice angular photo of an edifice that has a very unique architecture.
The colors are alluring and the cleanliness is excellent.
SnapRJW (29976) 2014-03-10 5:32
I've never visited a spa town in France Stephen but I imagine that they are as elegant as the ones in England. This building certainly looks the part with its classical architecture and Greek Key design trim, it's a pity that the lovely facade is spoiled by the more modern looking 'additions' behind it.
Sergiom (56449) 2014-03-10 5:47
Un point de vue qui nous offre une ligne de fuite exemplaire tout en étant très nette sur l'ensemble. Une lumière difficile parfaitement gérée.
Nicou (117978) 2014-03-10 7:20
Très très belle perspective et vue de ces therme toujour des bâtiment de classe et de belle facture architecturale avec ces colonnes et le jue de lumirèe sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (54045) 2014-03-10 9:47
A pillars archade that its best days long gone, but still most impressive addition to the spa edifice.
The intersection mirror added a modern touch to the old styled building.
Fine details and the view along, as the road curving, contribute to the DOF collected.
Fis2 (83120) 2014-03-10 10:13
Excellent frame and perspective.
I like colors and sharpness.
Have a nice evening
npecanhuk (62452) 2014-03-10 19:11
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week,
wolf38 (31014) 2014-03-11 7:13
Hello Stephen. Here again I see a striking building with classic details. The text provides the background knowledge. A thermal spa I would not have suspected from the outer impression here.
Cricri (102943) 2014-03-12 7:19
Intéressant ce bâtiment moderne qui a conserver la façade ancienne des piliers, bon PVO, perspective et lumière
Didi (55441) 2014-03-13 9:03
Very good lateral perspective of the building
Nice vien on the quiet street
It's possible to give more blue to the sky with a grad blue filter
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (80537)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-10 0:52