The old casino on the seafront in Arromanches-les-Bains, now abandoned.
Arromanches-les-Bains (or, simply Arromanches) is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in north-western France. It is located on the coast (approximately 25 kilometres north-west of Caen) in the heart of the area where the Normandy landings took place on D-Day, on 6 June 1944.
The town lies along the stretch of coastline designated as Gold Beach during the D-Day landings, one of the beaches used by British troops in the Allied invasion. Arromanches was selected as one of the sites for two Mulberry Harbours built on the Normandy coast and used to off-load men and equipment shipped across the English Channel from the United Kingdom. Sections of the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches still remain today with huge concrete blocks sitting on the sand, and more can be seen further out at sea.
Today Arromanches is mainly a tourist town. Situated in a good location for visiting all of the battle sites and War Cemeteries, there is also a museum with information about Operation Overlord, the military code name for the D-Day landings, and in particular, the Mulberry harbours.
The above was taken from Wikipedea. For more information about the Mulberry Harbours, follow the link here.
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Nicou (124229) 2012-09-15 23:12
super compo e tiamge quelle viel édifice fantastique quel compo e tiamge avec ce rendu doux sur la facade sueprbe captage et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
JFS (32459) 2012-09-16 0:15
It's a pity beacause the house is beautiful, i like french architecture very much. Good composition.
Have a nice Sunday!
jhm (140629) 2012-09-16 0:45
Arromanches is etched in many of my age their memory.
These building or casino is very well restaured.
You chose a very well angle this care for depth and perspective.
But excellent composition, splendid colors too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
lousat (78445) 2012-09-16 1:42
Hi Steph,great choice of point of view to create this imposing perspective,very nice and interesting old casino,the abandoned buildings are always fascinated me!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (58921) 2012-09-16 2:25
An a skew angel over this mansion, show well it's old grandeur, and what a shame this was left empty. maybe in future it will have a restored honor.
details are impressive, easily colud had been a local inn or a B&B place.
Well taken, good details.
Enjoy a nice sunday,
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-16 2:29
a superb photo of this place once more, the composition is attractive and I like the special lights and the dramatic sky. Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot kívánok!
papagolf21 (86988) 2012-09-16 3:15
Bonjour, cher Stephen,
Heureusement le casino n'a pas subi les affres de la dernière guerre et du débarquement.
Le casino conserve tout à fait l'esprit architectural de la région.
Une très bonne mise en image.
Graal (98295) 2012-09-16 10:06
an interesting architecture. Pity that it's abandoned building. Well note and photowork. I like it.
Have a nice evening.
kathryn_weir (2056) 2012-09-16 11:51
What a shame for such a beautiful old building to be abandoned. You have chosen a great POV and the dramatic grey overcast sky certainly adds to the solemn feel of your shot.
Thanks for sharing
Fis2 (86801) 2012-09-16 13:15
I wish that forgotten :(
Good frame and warm colors.
dkmurphys (50218) 2012-09-16 14:06
Nice catch of this old house. I like a lot the architecture and the way you've shown it to us.
saxo042 (37588) 2012-09-17 0:20
Great POV, this building looks very impressive from this perspective. A very interetsing note too.
Silvio1953 (124653) 2012-09-18 9:28
Ciao Stephen, great POV on fascinating old building, lovely composition with fantastic Grey sky, splendid light and wonderful soft colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
pierrefonds (57973) 2012-09-19 17:24
The subject is well framed. The point of view is allowing me to distinguish the details and colors of the architecture of the abandoned house. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
Noel_Byrne (25296) 2012-10-02 6:17
Another beautiful and majestic abandoned building. I love the design of this, it looks so grand considering how small the building appears to be. Excellent POV to enforce this too. Great colour and a great sky!
All the best
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (85659)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-00
- 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
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-15 23:01