Albi, located on the River Tarn, 85 km northeast of Toulouse, was the seat of the Archbishop of Albi.
Sainte Cécile cathedral, which stands at the background of the shot, is a masterpiece of the Southern Gothic style, built between the 13th and 15th centuries. It is characterised by a strong contrast between its austere, defensive exterior and its sumptuous interior decoration.
The Old Bridge (Pont Vieux), which is visible on the painting of the street-painter, was originally built in stone in 1035, then clad with brick. Later, in the 14th century, it was fortified, reinforced with a drawbridge and houses were built on the piers.
Albi is the home of the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, formely the Palais de la Berbie. The largest public collection in the world devoted to Toulouse-Lautrec, the museum harbors more than 1000 works, including the 31 famous posters.
Scanned from a slide, increased sharpness & saturation, cropped a bit and applied gradual toning.
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cure79 (213) 2010-08-12 23:12
To be honest the beautiful panorama looks like painting already. Great subject and amazing warm colours. Perfectly framed to. I like it a lot. Well done.
daddo (26794) 2010-08-12 23:43
Greetings Erdem.Lovely shot of this absorbed artist who by the time he's finished is going to have a sore back. Beautiful light in the distance and on his upper body. Lovely contrast between the clear and darker foreground and the hazy and illuminated distance. Selamlar. Klaudio.
CLODO (34552) 2010-08-13 7:24
You were at the right place at the right moment, to get an unusual shot of this city!Congratulations! I would have stepped on the right in order to have the painter on the left and the cathedral at the top right of the picture.
Kenggaroo (849) 2010-08-13 8:40
It's an artistic double vision of the great scenery.
Didi (60588) 2010-08-13 14:00
Very nice scene great warm colours on background
I ask mods to coorect the town name You have wrote Toulouse and the town is Albi.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-08-18 4:37
a very nice photo of this picturesqeue place with beautiful soft lights, the composition is spectacular. You concentrated on the foreground, the background blurred because of this....the artist in the foreground is the main character of the photo...like this the realization appropriate and nice, indeed. Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
JFS (32459) 2010-08-30 5:11
This is the nicest picture I've ever seen of Albi, city that I know well. Beautiful composition and delicious colors. Bravo!
- Copyright: Erdem Kutukoglu (Suppiluliuma) (3913)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1990-07-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon AE-1P, Soligor AF 28-210mm f : 4,5 - 5,6, Kodak Ektachrome 100
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-12 22:48