Photographer's Note

A view under the trees of the churchyard of Sainte-Radegonde church in the village of the same name. The graves have long been removed and the churchyard planted with trees to make a peaceful haven in the centre of the village.

I liked the play of light through the trees and the tonal contrasts between vegetation and stone.

The village of Sainte-Radegonde is in the commune of Baignes-Sainte-Radegonde, which was formed in 1865 from the merger of Sainte-Radegonde and the now larger village of Baignes. The area has long history dating back until at least Roman times when there was a settlement known as Cathmeriacum. It lay on the Roman road that linked Saintes to Bordeaux.

Quite an extensive article about the geography and history of Baignes-Sainte-Radegonde can be found on the French wikipedea site here:. It is written, of course, in French.

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