Fanjeaux (Occitan: Fanjaus) is a picturesque village and commune in the Aude department in southern France. It is located west of Carcassonne. Between 1206 and 1215, Fanjeaux was the home of Saint Dominic, the founder of the Roman Catholic Church's Dominican Order.
In 2008 it boasted some 776 inhabitants who are known as Fanjuvéens. This contrasts with a population of around 2000 recorded in 1793.
In the second century, a fortified oppidum occupied the hill where Fanjeaux is now sited. A pagan cult was celebrated at the site of a spring dedicated to Jupiter, hence the Latin name: Fanum Jovis.
In 1193, the Cathar bishop of Castres, Guilhabert, moved to Fanjeaux. Saint Dominic founded a house of nuns nearby, later affiliated with the Order of Preachers or Dominicans he subsequently founded in Toulouse in 1215.
Between 1209 and 1214, Fanjeaux is the headquarters of Simon de Montfort. The city was destroyed by the Black Prince in 1355 during the Hundred Years War. It will be rebuilt and prospers thanks to the manufacture of pastel.
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fabbs99 (16817) 2013-10-02 23:53
Lovely shot of the stone house.I have lived stone house in Darjeeling and I know its great to live inside a stone house.Warm and cosy always.Very well done.TFS.
papagolf21 (90378) 2013-10-03 0:35
Bonjour, cher Stephen,
Très intéressante longère en pierre de pays couverte de tuiles canal.
Architecture régionale fort appréciée.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-03 3:10
a delightful looking place this and looks like it has only recently been refurbished. The sort of house that is let out to tourists, being full of character and a sense of history. Wonderful sweeping POV and nicely textured image.
Regards - Brian.
Noel_Byrne (27350) 2013-10-03 3:29
This house has a vy unique character and it's stone work is very fine. It's the type that modern houses try to emulate, but of course if never looks as good as original work like this. Love the hint of turbulence in the sky in the lower right corner, and the grey sky makes the red stone pop out of the scene.
All the best
Royaldevon (33379) 2013-10-03 5:32
Is this a longiere?
What an attractive building, with its random stone walls and shuttered windows, all so neatly kept.
I wonder if it has been recently renovated! Where my brother-in-law lives, a lot of English people have bought old properties and renovated them as permanent houses.
Have a lovely day,
Sergiom (67294) 2013-10-03 5:49
J'aime le point de fuite offert par le point de vue sur cette maison de pierres. Malheureusement le temps n'était pas idéal pour la photo.
SnapRJW (31627) 2013-10-03 8:19
Hello Stephen - Somebody loves this long low house and has spent tome re-pointing the stonework. It looks to be a quiet retreat and from what I can judge set in a rural area. The weather was rather dull but you have managed to get some good contrast and colour here. As neat as a pin. Warm regards Rosemary
Fis2 (89961) 2013-10-03 10:26
A very interesting wall and curious windows.
Good frame and perspective.
Excellent colors and sharpness.
Very well done.
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2013-10-03 11:21
an interesting presentation here. Like the textures of the wall. Great composition with angular POV. The light was not the best, but I think you adjust it nicely. A good one. Tfs.
Nicou (129921) 2013-10-03 20:50
Quelle eprspective sur cette façade sueprbe avec le volets et fenêtre de bous et le ren du sur la pierre mervielleuse compo et vue.
Bravo et amitié
pierrefonds (60300) 2013-10-05 18:00
Les arbres aident au cadrage de la maison. La prise de vue permet de voir avec précision les détails et les couleurs des pierres du mur de la maison. Le ciel laiteux ne nuit pas trop au rendu des couleurs. Bonne soirée.
macjake (61358) 2013-10-07 20:16
another excellent subject.
reading your note, i'm surprised the population is actually as high as it is today (or in 2008).
I know I say it all the time, but wouldn't it be great to take a walk inside and see what its like!!!!
love the stonework, the white windows and the brown shutters, truly classic charm
ourania (36366) 2013-10-10 11:26
I like the simple composition and the decisive perspective you've used to present this stone facade with its interesting array of windows. Despite the glowing backdrop and the moody lighting, your presentation is effective and agreeable due to the excellent definition of details and colours you've achieved. The four diverse windows of the same building are captivating and make us curious about the interior. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (89806)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-00
- 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
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-02 23:07