Here is the door Craffe or Sacred Gate , landmark of the old town of Nancy , under a beautiful blue sky. Tthe sun will not always go unfortunately ...
" One vestige of the medieval fortifications of Nancy , this gate was built in the second half of the fourteenth century , during the reign of Duke John 1 of Lorraine ( 1346-1390 ) . It complemented the defensive system of the small city Nancy encompassing large and small bourgets .
Originally called Charkant Door , Door Paky , Sacred Gate and Gate Bordes (in relation to the plague who lived in huts nearby ) , the Gate of Craffe already known and in 1374 , took its present name in 1388 . According to Michel Parisse , a prominent medievalist Lorraine, the word " Craffe " seem to come from the old French " escraiffe " designating a dump on the outskirts of the city.
From the reign of John II (1452-1470) , the Gate of Craffe so simple square turn, dota, in 1463 , both high and massive towers and flanking the central part. It also became a prison until the nineteenth century .
Under the reign of René II (1473-1508) , despite repeated Burgundian troops in 1475 and 1476 attacks , the Gate of Craffe resisted . From 1498 to 1505 , the back of the door Craffe received a grand boulevard intended to strengthen against the gunfire ( bombardes. ..) .
1611 , Duke Henry II ( 1608-1624 ) integration Gate Craffe new bastioned walls which then cinched the old town ; Map of Nancy , directed by Claude de la Ruelle , perfectly shows with ditches fed by the stream Bouzonville .
In 1615 , the Governor Nancy Elisé Haraucourt , did restore the Gate of Craffe giving it the appearance it has today . Indeed, at that time, the exterior ( then called door of Notre -Dame , in reference to the scene of the Annunciation decorated ) was moved forcing the governor to connect the two parts of the split door , a long arch built in baffle ( to slow the progression of potential enemies who've crossed the first line of defense ) The central lantern , which contained a church steeple St. Epvre was added at this time .
In the 1630s , a neo-classical portal took place on the inner facade and part of the moat was filled .
In 1661, with the Treaty of Vincennes that made Nancy the Duke Charles III , the door Craffe no longer became a single city gate and lost , in fact, his defensive side!
In 1861 , the gate was restored Great side street, the engineer commander Trancart in the Gothic Revival style . The clock , which then existed , was removed. Copies profiles Dukes of Lorraine ( Raoul de Lorraine ( 1328-1346 ), Jean 1 of Lorraine ( 1346-1390 ), Charles II of Lorraine ( 1390-1431 ) and René II ( 1473-1508 ) ) were inserted into the masonry in addition to a cross of Lorraine perforated and a niche containing a Madonna and Child from the fourteenth century.
In 1870, the municipal architect Prosper Morey did drill two pedestrian gates on either side of the central part .
After 10 months of work, the Gate of Craffe just promote strengthening the vault, by building a plaza at the rear and placing fixtures. "
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lousat (96771) 2014-05-09 4:16
Ciao Magaly,una simmetria perfetta per una cattura spettacolare,davvero magnifica questa porta,non l'avevo mai vista e la piazzo tra le prime in Europa quanto a bellezza e imponenza,foto magnifica nella miglior luce e con grandi dettagli! Buon weekend e complimenti,Luciano
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-05-09 4:17
great view, this is a superb photo of this famous door, the composition is spectacular, beautiful lights and details,
snunney (105543) 2014-05-09 4:29
It is really most impressive this gateway and is shown very well in this excellent composition. The young man right on the edge of the frame offers a fine sense of scale. The image is very well lit and has excellent colours and clarity. Very good rendering of the textural detail.
Sergiom (87213) 2014-05-09 5:01
Première fois que j'ai l'occasion d'aller voir ta galerie de photos. Très impressionnante cette porte avec ses deux belles tours rondes jumelles . Une belle contre plongée qui donne de l'ampleur et une superbe lumière.
tenretin (2657) 2014-05-09 7:41
Bravo Magaly pour cette capture qui rend justice à l'édifice.
jemaflor (102261) 2014-05-09 8:41
une parfaite présentation de cette imposante porte, bon cadrage de face, bon rendu de la luminosité et des détails, la netteté est top.
cargus (10562) 2014-05-09 9:28
Beautiful architectural details,sharpness exposure and natural colors are excellent!...Well done.!!
Romano46 (18472) 2014-05-09 14:14
la Francia è ricca di queste porte imponenti e sempre caratterizzate da un'architettura aggraziata anche per la loro particolare copertura che ricorda la punta di una matita.
Un bel soggetto ripreso da un POV molto buono con buona nitidezza, colori ben spalmati e una composizione molto ben fatta e idonea ad una giusta valorizzazione dell'architettura.
Ciao, buona notte e buon fine settimana
PiotrF (22492) 2014-05-09 16:01
Superb architectural details,sharpness exposure and natural colors are excellent.Perfectly seen and done
Antipodean (666) 2014-05-09 19:15
Kia ora Magaly (greetings from New Zealand),
Great shot, well composed & taken from a good point of view with an interesting note to go with it. Cheers, Neil
Royaldevon (42563) 2014-05-10 1:24
This is one fine gateway. It is proud, magnificent and in no way deserves the title 'Dump'!
Your symmetrical capture does it justice, showing its strong design and sharp textures.
The oblique shadows help to give a very 3D effect to the towers.
Have a great w/e,
SimoAle (646) 2014-05-10 2:42
imponente questa porta catturata in tutto il suo splendore, l'occhio parte dal basso arrivando all'azzurro del cielo!
Bellissima la luce e la nitidezza a completare un ottimo lavoro.
Ti mando i miei saluti
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-10 3:55
superb capture of this amazing and magnificent gate. Its presence and imposition is irresistible from this POV. The clarity and detail in this fine capture are just superb. Love it!
Enjoy your weekend - B.
nikkitta (17068) 2014-05-10 14:10
First time I saw your gallery, it impress me by the informative notes and interesting buildings, like this one
Well captured with good POV and sharpness that let admire architecture and details like the statues
Well done, congrats from Argentina
Cricri (124884) 2014-05-11 7:56
Excellente présentation de cette imposante architecture, superbe lumière qui met en valeur les détails, très belle réalisation
romalek (3126) 2014-05-11 11:53
Ładny kadr piękna architektura
abmdsudi (57176) 2014-05-13 21:43
Picked randomly, This is a very imposing seen from a dramatic viewpoint which makes the church look massive with the converging verticals and exaggeration. The colors are sumptuous blessed by such great light and that guy gives a nice little touch. Impressive architectural shot, Congrats.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-05-31 10:32
a very impressive Castle, greatly presented here and the addition of the passing man is nice to show the difference in size of this majestic place!!
your note is very interesting and fascinating!!
macjake (71731) 2014-06-14 16:19
I just felt the need to check out this guy!
its because of these type of styles that fairy tale stories are made from.
such class and elegance, not to mention power and domination too.
I like your up close and personal choice of compo
- Copyright: Magaly PAGANO (Giustiniani) (3632)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-07
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon EF-S 18-55 IS f3.5:5.6
- Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-09 4:11