This is the front wall of a former bakery in a typical village of Provence called Lacoste.
One have to fall on this small house when walking down the main street of the small strengthen village.
I liked very much the old painting meaning "Bakery" on the wall and the light on the stones. It seemed so peaceful to me.
But that's also embodies the fact that such small villages are losing their main activities even if they look so nice to live in. We have to admit that this remote summer paradise offer difficult conditions of living in winter. And it's so far now from the main cities where most of the new jobs are available...
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Aegean (2571) 2003-08-30 6:44
This is a wonderful shot Steven...So peaceful and pleasant...The combination of colors and light is superb...The composition excellent...I adore those special small vilages with this kind of pictures...Very well done!
Geo (1243) 2003-08-30 7:04
You have captured beautifully the old Provence before tourists. Well composed. I can almost smell the baguettes.
anadai (2687) 2003-08-30 7:36
Great photo, one can smell the baguette even if the sign is old. Pity that such places are dissapearing.
ninadev (5377) 2003-08-30 8:17
Well done. and lovely shot. I love these old stone houses, they have so much history. It would be nice even without the flowers but this little addition is great. Seeing the pavement gives a general idea of what the village must look like.
forlife (892) 2003-08-30 9:37
wonderfull,charming shot Steven!
i love those old houses and villages.
two month ago we went to Aiz- next to Villefranche and this reminds me of that village.i guess it typical for that area.
very well done!
philip_coggan (11) 2003-08-30 9:53
Beautiful photo of a beautiful place. Your little story is much appreciated too.
Darren (6823) 2003-08-31 1:04
Realy a nice, simple composition. Very well thought out and captured. I too like your message you have posted along with the photo. I think perhaps your shot could use just a little sharpening, especially at the bottom, but this does not really detract either. Nice work.
femkevdh (2633) 2003-09-18 17:59
indeed, very 'Provence'. Excellent composition!
very well seen!!
bluedolphin (364) 2003-09-21 15:25
I like this photo too much!
Please try to crop the left section.Make a new composition for better results.
CoolDan (2516) 2003-10-18 11:12
Jolie photo, très bon angle de prise de vue. J'adore ces vieilles maisons fleuries dans les ruelles. Elles attirent l'oeil des artistes. Bravo..
maciekda (19895) 2003-10-21 23:09
very interesting house, looks modest and very charmful, good that you notice such compositions, very nice photo
Armindo (593) 2003-12-06 13:51
Le pain devrait être formidable dans une petite boîte comme ça... Le vrai pain maison.
kooki (556) 2003-12-13 5:21
Quelle belle architecture l'antique vielle pierres. Image du passé présent... Pourvu que sa dure...
Jean-Luc (5488) 2004-02-23 6:57
J'aime beaucoup cette photo. J'ai toujours un faible pour les vieilles pierres, surtout lorsqu'elles sont marquées par le temps qui passe!
J'aurais aimé voir un peu plus de la partie supérieure, ce fronton à moitié caché. Je reste sur ma faim.
eleparc (24063) 2004-05-14 11:05
i missed that shot of yours steven! superb shot of our old village bakeries.. could be also in italy, but it is definitely in our belle Provence;-) greta colors, and great compo;-)) Provence 10 points ( getting ready for the eurovision this saturday night;-) lol
Porteplume (3432) 2004-10-26 7:52
I was in Lacoste last October, and just like you I enjoyed the picturesque streets...
Very well framed image, I like it being very tight in this composition. And the sharpness is incredible too.
Well observed and executed Steven!
jestal (2) 2007-10-22 3:26
Cette devanture ne se trouve-t-elle pas dans le village de Lacoste, dans le Luberon ?
Je vais rapidement mettre en ligne deux clichés du même lieu, malheureusement pris en toute fin d'après-midi, mais qui pourront satisfaire les curieux voulant plus d'informations sur le lieu.
francio64 (39697) 2008-06-04 12:03
doors and windows make part of one of my preferred topics. This photo is much beautiful and I have inserted in this my topic. Hello!
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-05-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony DSC-S70, JPEG 100 ISO
- Exposure: f/4, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Perfums and colors of Provence, Maisons typiques / Typical houses, Charm and colors of my Provence, Doors, Windows and architectural details [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-08-30 6:21
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