A fountain dedicated to Nostrodamus, a reputed seer, who was born in the small French town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
Michel de Nostredame (depending on the source, 14 or 21 December 1503 – 2 July 1566), usually Latinized as Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide. He is best known for his book Les Propheties, the first edition of which appeared in 1555. Since the publication of this book, which has rarely been out of print since his death, Nostradamus has attracted a following that, along with much of the popular press, credits him with predicting many major world events.
Most academic sources maintain that the associations made between world events and Nostradamus's quatrains are largely the result of misinterpretations or mistranslations (sometimes deliberate) or else are so tenuous as to render them useless as evidence of any genuine predictive power. Nevertheless, occasional commentators have successfully used a process of free interpretation and determined 'twisting' of his words to predict an apparently imminent event. In 1867, three years before it happened, for example, Le Pelletier did so to anticipate either the triumph or the defeat of Napoleon III in a war that, in the event, begged to be identified as the Franco-Prussian war, while admitting that he could not specify either which or when.
Taken from an article in Wikipedea. For a fuller picture of Nostrodamus's life and his predictions, here is a link : to the complete article.
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carlo62 (26654) 2013-08-07 1:34
una fontana che incuriosisce per ciò che rappresenta.
Un personaggio molto conosciuto e controverso, ma di grande fascino.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-08-07 3:05
Very wonderful shot of this awesome statue.Very good details and nice lightning usage.Splendid POV and amtosphere.Very well done!
Have a nice day
subhendu_bagchi (25065) 2013-08-07 3:38
nice close composition with the old beautiful fountains. Good shot with nice light and good clarity. Nice work with the depth of it. Tfs.
Sergiom (53539) 2013-08-07 4:54
Ton texte est très instructif. J'ignorais que Nostradamus était français . Je pensais quel qu’endroit beaucoup plus exotique.La fontaine en elle-même est correctement mise en valeur.
Nicou (115038) 2013-08-07 5:06
quelle fontaine et iamge fantastique vue et cpatage sueprbe le cadrage et la mise en valeur est parfaite et personnage splendide.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (81417) 2013-08-07 5:36
Beautiful old fountain!
Good POV and composition.
I like light and sharpness.
timecapturer (44231) 2013-08-07 6:05
one ponders on whether Nostradamus predicted he would have his fountain here ;-)! It looks grand and you have captured the detailing so perfectly. A fascinating man and nice tribute.
Royaldevon (25884) 2013-08-07 15:14
Ha! Ha! Stephen,
I wonder if Nostrodamus predicted a memorial fountain! You have captured this well, all details, including the dedication, fitted into the frame, sharp and accessible.
My warm regards,
Cricri (100105) 2013-08-08 9:49
De belles régions que tu a visité dans le Vaucluse, comme moi l'année passée :-)
Bel hommage rendu a ce célèbre littéraire, bon cadrage, lumière et note très intéressante
Urs (14082) 2013-08-08 20:59
Good to see that a fountain has been dedicated to Nostrodamus. Its design is simple and straightforward. Fine pastel colour tones and high sharpness. Well done
dkmurphys (45753) 2013-08-08 22:45
Nice detail of this beautiful yet simple fountain. Interesting note too.
Enjoy a good day.
wolf38 (30136) 2013-08-09 23:17
Hi Stephen. A beautiful and worth seeing photo. The Nostradamus Fountain is a work of art in stone. Very informative text, - as imer. Overall a good contribution to TE.
delpeoples (52155) 2013-08-10 17:42
Salut cher Stephen
This is Nostradamus? Jeez he looks like Henry VIII! This is nothing like I pictured him to be. heheheh I love how you describe him "a reputed seer". Ahh such a sceptic ;)
Your note is interesting as I never knew he was born in the South of France. The fountain is lovely and most important of all, looks like it still works well with some beautiful cold water pouring from the spouts.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely weekend
ourania (25352) 2013-08-11 10:48
this is a fine composition that has isolated the attractive fountain and given it the whole of the frame with an elegant and delightful perspective. I like very much the well defined tones and textures and how the features of the fountain are designed by the subtle shadows. The light is clear and pleasant too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (78603)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Event
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-08-07 0:13
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