2 km from the tip of the Arcouest, north of Paimpol, Brehat is the center of a dozen islands and found traces of occupation dating from the Neolithic. These are the visible traces of a time when Breton islands were not islands, but peaks separated by valleys coastal current coastline: to settle, our Neolithic ancestors did not have to get wet feet! Here as elsewhere, the coastal landscape, then experienced major changes. The volume of the sea has varied with climate. The water locked in ice during cold periods, was released for the warming of the atmosphere to return to the oceans, creating these islands.
Traces of occupation during the Gallo-Roman period.
PARISH Brehat, landlocked in the diocese of Saint-Brieuc was part of the deanery Lanvollon under the bishopric of Dol and was in the words of St. Samson and Notre Dame.
In the Middle Ages, Brehat becomes a strategic military point, and the Duke of Penthievre decided to fortify the island. Despite these fortifications, Brehat is regularly invaded by the English, and even the Spaniards.
Many personalities and artists stayed on the island: Prosper Mérimée, Ernest Renan, Pierre Loti, Theodore Botrel, brothers Edmond and Jules de Goncourt, Paul Gauguin, Andre Barsacq, Emil Cioran, Robert Giraud or Keiichiro Kume.
Theme Une journée à l'île de Bréhat
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Budapestman (82620) 2010-01-23 1:55
a nostalgic and peaceful atmosphere with attractive composition, the flowers in the foreground are beautiful, the colours and lights are very nice, Tfs! Have a nice weekend!
Ps. I doubled the note somehow at the Panthéon photo. Thank you for the warning.
delpeoples (59186) 2010-01-23 2:55
Salut Valerie, I am in a purple mood too today :) These flowers are magnificent and so are the ruins in the BG. You are so lucky to live so close to this amazing history and you have captured it for us so well. Amities, Lisa
ikeharel (74791) 2010-01-23 3:19
Beautiful scean, and lovely purple flowers.
I'd suggest you may add some brightning to it.
Cretense (68703) 2010-01-23 6:48
This looks like a beautiful, "sweet" and atmospheric village, excellent architecture photography! Great composition and framing, great light management, beautiful, "soft" colours!
asajernigan (21427) 2010-01-23 7:26
This is a nicely composed shot of these fine stone buildings. The purple flowers frame the scene nicely as well as providing a nice splash of color for the shot. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness.
prabut (3548) 2010-01-23 7:32
Very nice composition with beautiful flowers in the foreground. Pretty country cottage inspired by the blue color of the flowers. Nice colors and good sharpness.
Emile (20352) 2010-01-23 10:47
Wonderful composition, good management of lights and shadows, lovely colors, this place looks very peaceful and calm. Good frame.
guytoc (3614) 2010-01-23 13:55
Une note estivale en plein hiver nettoie un peu les rétines...La jolie explosion de fleurs bleues à l'avant donne une profondeur intéressante à la vue.
Une belle harmonie dans tout le tableau. Beau travail.
Un beau dimanche par chez Toi.
mitsikas (883) 2010-01-23 15:43
Hi Valerie. The beautiful flowers in front of the house is a good topic for your photo lens. Very good framing, a nice photo in your collection with beautiful soft colors. Your Good evening. Christos
emjleclercq (15780) 2010-01-24 13:17
Belles couleurs pour ces jolies maisons bretonnes et les fleurs font un premier plan trés agréable.
kastanaras (1160) 2010-01-24 14:46
Amazing composition and very good frame.
Very good management of light, very good sharpness.
Beautiful soft colors and very good note.
Very good job.
Vasa (515) 2010-01-27 9:54
Ah, ces maisons en pierres...caressent toutes les fleures. J'ai des cartes postales de Brehat avec hortenzias. Quel monde, chere Valerie, tu nous partages! Grand merci de cette inspiration ce soir.
quillo (11856) 2010-03-04 9:09
Hola Valerie ------>
Interesante y atractivo encuadre con las flores
en primer termino en contraste con las casas
de piedra .... buen color y una luz muy especial,
Un abrazo ....
- Copyright: Valerie Leconte (Leconte) (5795)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-16
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Une journée à l'île de Bréhat [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-01-23 1:27