What to say about the extraordinary Saint-Germain abbey of the city of Auxerre ?
The original place was an oratory with relics which was founded in 448 AC. Today, we can see some among the oldest mural paintings discovered in France. This crypt is in the basement of the successive layers of religious buildings (Basilica of Clotild from the 6th century; the Carolingian church from the 9th century, the lower & upper churchs between the 11th and the 14th centuries).
Taken from one bridge across the Yonne river, this shot allows us to see the church and the Saint-Jean tower from the 12th century.
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Aegean (2571) 2003-08-27 5:08
Fantastic light and very pleasant reflection makes the shot...Very well done!
ishaq (13) 2003-08-27 5:31
Nice photo you picked the right timing of the evening.The reflections are great...may be a bit of cropping from left would make it perfect......but hey its a great shot !!!
Abocc (3300) 2003-08-27 8:46
You have really the right procee and eye to take these evening shots.
The composition is very good, otherwise I would like to all the bell tower relection.
I suppose that it was impossible.
Anyway, Congratulations !
Mike (693) 2003-08-27 10:44
A very relaxing picture, really easy on the eye, those reflections are truly beautiful.
forlife (892) 2003-08-27 10:58
this is a FANTASTIC refflection shot Steven.
very well done!
imagine a big green smilley as i went over my limit...sorry!
Didi (60588) 2003-08-27 13:34
Il voyage beaucoup Steven ! il nous fait voir de merveilleux sites. Auxerre est une jolie ville. Au ceépuscule cette Abbaye illuminée dont l'image se réfléchit sur l'Yonne est magnifique.
pcostas (321) 2003-09-24 15:57
i can't recall the name of the album, or the photo it had, but i would seriously be considering that for the Queen's "Double Vision".
- Great shot steven, consider using it in some other advertisment!
greg (2835) 2004-08-25 11:14
Maybe this is before the tripod? A bit more space top and bottom would do no harm. I like the sky colour.
anakin (2775) 2004-12-19 18:44
Wonderful view, fantastic night shot is a fantastic relfection
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-06-00
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, 35-280mm f2.8-8.0, JPEG 100 ISO
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/3 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Reflections..., BURGUNDY [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-08-27 4:45
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