Promenade of Fécamp
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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snunney (99000) 2012-09-20 2:07
A touch of romance captured in this agreeable composition. I like the point of view, using the footpath to draw us in and direct us toward the cliff in the background. Pleasant natural tones captured under a poor light; very good sharpness.
Royaldevon (38814) 2012-09-20 2:11
We want to look at the scenery but I'm afraid it takes second place to the attention of the romantic couple! A beautiful moment, frozen in time!
A very well composed shot with fine guide lines, lots of sharp details and the focal couple, strongly positioned in frame.
Have a lovely day,
sandpiper (6788) 2012-09-20 4:19
a beautiful location and well captured. The vertical composition is perfect.
JFS (32459) 2012-09-20 4:33
How well you captured the light and the atmopshere of this part of France! good shot George!
Sergiom (79601) 2012-09-20 5:20
J'aime beaucoup le format vertical pour cette composition.J'aime le couple qui s'embrasse et la grande profondeur de l'image ainsi que l'ampleur de la côte devant.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-09-20 5:56
excellently composed view along the prom. Wonderful lines and light plus the lovers add that little touch of je ne sais quoi!
Best Wishes - Brian.
danos (97783) 2012-09-20 10:31
nice the snapshot with the existence of the couple to makes the image even more attractive.I like the creative depth with the hill on the backdrop to completes perfect the image.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-09-20 12:03
Lovely photo, I like to see people happy. The framing is interesting and the view of the houses built on terraces is spectacular. Good light and colors, excellent sharpness and depth. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
Sonata11 (33811) 2012-09-20 12:53
interesting information and place you share with us. Wonderfully executed photo with love birds kissing each other. This place must be an amazing to see. Beautiful picture. I like it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
carlo62 (48239) 2012-09-21 0:13
una bella passeggiata qui la farei anch'io.
Molto ben composta, ci sono molti elementi e tutti ben posizionati, dalla montagna alla spiaggia, dalle costruzioni ai pali e per finire la coppia che passeggia pensando piů ad altre cose....
Graal (102858) 2012-09-21 0:45
Jó napot George,
good shot! Fine caught romantic scene. Nice view of promenade and hill in BG. Good vrtical composition. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (58654) 2012-09-21 1:30
Picturesque compsition of the superb place. How wonderful the small houses are made on the hill. Well seen scene, enjoy the weekend.
tedesse (25135) 2012-09-21 7:47
Beautiful POV, great view, nice scene of a young couple on the boardwalk.
Have a nice weekend
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-20 1:59