View to Port of Fécamp
In Normandy, the Alabaster Coast, 2 hours from Paris, Fécamp seduced by its authenticity. At the junction of four roads historical and heiress of a great past, she has witnessed the greatest period of industrial fishing.
Fécamp is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France. Fécamp is situated in the valley of the river Valmont, at the heart of the Pays de Caux, on the Albaster Coast. It is around 35 km northeast of Le Havre, and around 60 km northwest of Rouen.
Fécamp developed over the centuries to become the leading French cod-fishing port, and a museum is devoted to the "Terre-neuvas", the Fécamp fishermen who caught cod in the waters off Newfoundland. The fishermen's houses can be seen by the port, and their chapel on the cliffs, with its votive boats (which express a wish) is worth the visit.
Situated on the alabaster Coast, Fécamp's authenticity and natural charm appeal to visitors. The abbey church of the Holy Trinity, the palace of the Dukes of Normandy and the rich collections in the terre-veuvas museum are not to be missed. The heady perfume of plants and spices which go into the famous liquor make it difficult to pass by the impressive Benedictine Palace without stepping inside.
According to its late medieval founding legend, the trunk of a fig tree (ficus) carrying the Precious Blood of Christ collected by Joseph of Arimathea was washed ashore on the riverbank at Fécamp in the 1st century. Immediately, a fountain of holy blood gushed from the site; the relic attracted many medieval pilgrims, enhancing the reputation of the city.
The monks' legend justified the artificial etymology of the name to Fici-campus, the camp of the fig tree. Fécamp, however, is mentioned in 875 as Fiscannum and in 990 as Fiscannus and as late as 1496 which stem from the Germanic root fisc (English "fish") with an unknown suffix. It used to be the name of the Valmont River.
In the 6th century, Saint Leger was exiled to Fécamp. In 932, William I of Normandy (Long-Sword) founded the castle that was to be the residence of the Dukes of Normandy up until 1204, after which, the Norman Duchy was integrated within the French royal domain. The castle was the birthplace of many Norman dukes, including Richard I of Normandy (born 933) and Richard II of Normandy (who died 22 August 1027).(Source:Fécamp & wikipedia)
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timecapturer (48046) 2012-09-17 2:52
a shot that gives us so much to look at. A wonderful mix of lines and elements that mesmerise and look so at home together. Beautiful detail and a compelling composition.
Have a great week - regards Brian.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-09-17 2:55
The boats are less spectacular than the yachts of Saint Tropez, but they are infinitely more charming. A good picture of the Normandy coast, and excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Gigidusud (15147) 2012-09-17 3:05
Splendid view on the port with splendid village in BG.Nice composition,well done!
snunney (82559) 2012-09-17 3:06
A splendid well chosen point of view here. The multitude of boats contain much of interest and contrast well with the houses rising up the hillside, as well as helping to give the image depth. I like the soft light and muted tones; also, the movement to be observed in the rippling water in the foreground.
jhm (138244) 2012-09-17 3:15
Perfect image of these marina and village in background.
Perspective and depth make this image nice.
Perfect composition, nice of colors good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice new week,
Sergiom (58734) 2012-09-17 5:35
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue qui nous donne beaucoup de lignes horizontales dans l'image ŕ plusieurs niveaux.Les bateaux, les maisons et les collines.
danos (85785) 2012-09-17 8:01
tight the frame with the port of the village to be full of sailing boats.I like the created layers on the backdrop as the panoramic view of the place.
Have a good aftrnoon,Danos
mohammad_H (9198) 2012-09-17 9:02
Very nice display, you will see an area to a depth
Beautiful combination of colors, the clarity and "transparency
Very good job, congratulations to you
tedesse (25129) 2012-09-17 10:59
It is a pity that the summer season ends: (
Beautiful view of the marina in Fecamp.
Excellent sharpness and colors.
Royaldevon (28641) 2012-09-17 15:49
A fine, sharp exposure of this busy harbour.
The boats, harbour and hilside make very different horizontal layers, which progresively lead from the f/g to the b/g.
The boats all appear to be sulking at the camera, as they turn their backs and face the shore!
My warm regards,
Sonata11 (33225) 2012-09-17 20:01
wondeful composition of this port with so many yachts and interesting architecture in the BG, beautiful colors, sharpness, clarity. I like also the perspective. Beautiful executed photo. Congratulation.
All the best,
dkmurphys (48446) 2012-09-18 4:52
Very fine composition with lines of boats, houses and nature green. Well observed scene, enjoy a good day.
cornejo (30664) 2012-09-18 9:11
Hello György, very good photo of this interesting composition, very interesting and nice picture technically very good, very good and nice job excellently done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Graal (96799) 2012-09-18 23:21
Jó napot George,
an interesting view of port with sailboats. Good panoramic format and composition. Well note and photowork.
Have a nice day.
Silvio1953 (120652) 2012-09-19 1:48
Ciao George, great parade of a lot of boats, lovely composition, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (42664) 2012-09-19 9:33
Attractive to see that small area of bright colors in the bg particularly the greenery actually serve as strong focal of interest to anchor the eye in this shot. And the rest of the elements just flow smoothly into the whole image complementing each other. Great keen eyes, Well done.
siamesa (27739) 2012-09-19 15:33
Boa noite George
Beautiful view of this port. The anchored boats make a very nice composition.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-17 2:48