Montpellier, Peyrou square.
Ancient royal square built in 1689 next to the hitorical centre of town, on its west.
In the middle of the square set the equestrian statue of king Louis XIV.
A first bonze statue (1718) was destroyed under the franch Revolution to make guns. A new one was erected in 1814. Then, the present one was ericted in 1828, by sculptors Debay and Carbonneaux.
A rumour says the scultor commited suicide when he saw he has forgotten to put stirrup at the king's feet...
Here, the king seems to show the way to go to the shadows of the walker and the street lamp.
I posted some weeks ago a picture from the same place but in another angle of view :
if you're lost, ask to Louis XIV.
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baclama (18896) 2013-02-11 11:11
une tres belle compo avec les ombres en parallele, en bonne diagonale...pretes à suivre le cheval ..chez Findus ?;-)
fabbs99 (17179) 2013-02-11 12:12
Excellent composition with some B&W effects coupled with nice light management and presentation.Beautiful POV and with vivid contrast and proper light management.
Very well done, TFS.
Keep sharing and exchanging views.
Best wishes and warm regards
wolf38 (31296) 2013-02-18 23:43
Hello Yannis. Monuments of this kind are usually on the central squares of the city. The equestrian statues show the glorious rulers of past eras. Your photo is a good example. The inclusion of the people around them like it very much.
- Copyright: Yannis Bautrait (yaya13baut) (3344)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-02-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Fujifilm Finepix X100
- Exposure: f/16, 1/4000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-11 11:05