Saujon is a town and commune in South-West of France, located in the department of Charente-Maritime in the region Poitou-Charentes. Its inhabitants are called Saujonnais / Saujonnaises .
With 6796 (2010) inhabitants, it is now the tenth largest city in the department and ranks second among the 34 municipalities of the Urban Community of Royan. It owes this position to its geographical location, which it has learned to put to great advantage, as well as diverse natural assets that have favoured the local economy.
The city was first developed in the seventeenth century as a river port on the Seudre through its port facilities in the district of Ribérou. Thanks to its privileged position in the south-west of the department, near the bathing resort of Royan, which was also expanding, it became in the second half of the nineteenth century an important railway stop, and subsequently in the next century, a key transit point in the local road network. Its role developed through strong commercial services, becoming particularly renowned for its monthly fairs .
Since the late nineteenth century, Saujon has also become a spa and a tourist resort in a popular part of the mainland section of the Côte de Beauté. Its accommodations and sport and leisure activities have developed accordingly.
(Source: French Wikipedea)
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jurek1951 (42196) 2014-03-12 0:56
a beautiful photo of this splendid architecture, the composition is very nice, superb POV and details,
mirosu (16273) 2014-03-12 1:02
The view up is clever. The composition is well chosen, with excellent combination of light and colors, excellent depth. I like the clear blue color of the sky because it contrasts nicely with the white house walls and the dark roof.
Very well done.
papagolf21 (108233) 2014-03-12 1:18
Bonjour, cher Stephen,
Cela fait plaisir de voir ces maisons typiques de la région. Cette maison bénéficie d'un intérêt architectural particulier.
Très beau toit ardoisé en pavillon.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-03-12 2:57
a nice looking building is here which you presented with a fine angular POV. Like the depth you achieved here. A fantastic frame from France. Tfs.
lousat (96833) 2014-03-12 3:09
Bonjour Steph,une architechure elegante et serieuse au meme temps,un petit palais bien capturee' dans une excellent perspective et avec details au top,tres interessant le style.Belle journee' et merci,Luciano
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-12 3:55
an impressive looking property this and this POV does make it all the more imposing. Flawlessly controlled light and tones make this a striking shot of this mini-palace. Excellent!
Regards - B.
dip (23890) 2014-03-12 4:00
nice and well framed shot of the house,
a good presentation of the place accompanied of an informative note,
thanks for sharing.
sandpiper (6788) 2014-03-12 4:41
wonderful view of this big old house. Nice architecture and good light management.
Royaldevon (42683) 2014-03-12 5:09
This is a grand house. I love the balcony, the tall chimneys and the walled front garden. What surprises me is the lack of shutters; all other aspects are perfectly French but where are the shutters!
It is a nicely angled shot to define the parameters of the house and still get good details of the architectural features and decorations.
Have a good day,
Sergiom (87363) 2014-03-12 5:37
Un point de vue parfait pour nous montrer avec une belle netteté dans les détails cette belle maison blanche qui reluit au soleil avec un magnifique ciel en arrière plan.
Nicou (149978) 2014-03-12 7:01
Très très belle maison très cossue et carrée sueprbe iamge et compo quel blanc avec les grilles et cette entrée une belle demeur comme je lea aimes.
bravo et amitié
Graal (103038) 2014-03-12 7:55
nice old architecture here. Interesting building like after renovation. I like the facade and fence. Well presentation.
Have a nice evening.
Fis2 (105322) 2014-03-12 14:11
a very curious roof.
Excellent light and colors.
Photo has climate.
emka (105722) 2014-03-12 23:45
The house is not so big, but the architecture is very pleasant and it looks really nice. excellent composition.
WArm regrad s MAlgo
npecanhuk (77825) 2014-03-13 2:28
Attractive architecture picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Cricri (124988) 2014-03-13 10:32
C'est comme une maison de maitre, imposante et simple a la fois, bon POV, détails et lumière extra
Noel_Byrne (33458) 2014-03-13 12:19
This is amazing, it looks almost like a drawing! This could be a scene from anytime over the past hundreds of years, I love how you have done this. The white and bright blue is broken very nicely by the green of the railing. Love the title too, in Ireland that phrase summons up such emotions of past times and the upstairs downstairs thought, and this house suits that really well.
pierrefonds (70553) 2014-03-13 16:52
La clôture aide au cadrage de la maison. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs des deux côtés de la maison. La bonne luminosité rehausse la beauté des couleurs. Bonne soirée.
carlo62 (54258) 2014-03-14 15:56
un'architettura francese classica, semplice e rigorosa.
Sembra una vecchia e gloriosa villa, abitata sicuramente da benestanti.
Mi piace come costruzione, il rigore delle linee è ripetuto anche nel muro di cinta.
delpeoples (59684) 2014-03-21 7:40
Salut cher Stephen
A delightful old house with a really cool "Amityville Horror" style of roof that I love and personally think has created a really atmosphere of creepiness. Like that you took the photo on the angle and the excellent textures you got on the wall to the left.
Thanks for sharing, bonne amities
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (105679)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-12 0:53