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fr: Les Vieilles Maisons de Monpazier, Bastide du Village de Monpazier*, Périgord, Dordogne, France

"HDR" from 3 different exposures (1.3s,3s,5s) - EXIF from -1ev Exposure - Tripod - WB asjusted to 3500K Incandescent

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*History: This town was founded in 1284 by the English King, Edward I, who was also had the title of Duke of Aquitaine. It is an example of an almost completely preserved bastides, which were fortified towns, built in the areas disputed by England and France in the 12th century. This attractive and peaceful village has a turbulent and violent history at the hands of various protagonists.

*Histoire: Monpazier est sans nul doute la bastide anglaise la mieux conservée du périgord par sa place à arcades, ses ruelles, ses maisons, ses églises et les vestiges de ses fortifications.

La ville forme un quadrilatère de 400 mètres sur 220 mètres dont le grand axe est orienté du Sud vers le nord. Toutes les maisons sont d'égales dimensions et sont séparées par d'étroits intervalles (andrones) prévus pour limiter la propagation des incendies.

Cette bastide fut fondée le 7 janvier 1284 par Edouard 1er, roi d'angleterre et duc d'angleterre sur des terrains cédés par le baron Pierre de Gontaut Biron. Ses habitants bénéficiaient de nombreux avantages comme l'exemption d'impôt et l'abolition du droit seigneurial.

Pendant la guerre de cent ans, Monpazier changea plusieurs fois de main. En 1637 une révolte de 8000 croquant naquit à Monpazier.

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  1. jacoreflex 95 months ago | reply



    You are one of my favourite photographers, please add this image to the Fav-Photographer Group and pass it on.

  2. melcir.meri 95 months ago | reply

    I'm making your work a beautiful exception to my normal dislike of HDR and of any 'tweaking' of au naturel!!! This is really a delightful scene, which we'd love you to enter in our "FIRST - THE EARTH!" Photo-ART EXHIBITION & Optional Competition Group. We're promoting the best natural themes for 2008 YEAR OF PLANET EARTH, so do review our new entries daily, and send us your best hot-shots. Just apply to join, or make me your CONTACt, then TAG your entry "FIRST - THE EARTH!", and add your own comments to other entries. - Mel [Group Admin]

  3. normandie2008 92 months ago | reply

    Je suis admiratif devant votre travail!! c'est extraordinaire!!

  4. kiwizone 92 months ago | reply

    HDR has worked wonderfully here

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  6. Stevie Rae 81 months ago | reply

    cool! check out my photos if u can :)

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  9. [ Noktor-Matic ] 79 months ago | reply

    this is a perfect HDR!

  10. anticharisma1 79 months ago | reply

    This architecture is stunningly joy-stimulating


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    Great picture!
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  12. DarinAZ 76 months ago | reply

    I LOVE HDR when its done right. you sir are doing it right! no cartoon pic here!

  13. Oriane2 71 months ago | reply

    super photo et merci pour les explications, ça donne envi de voir cette ville. J'ai vu aussi pas mal d'explications et de belles illustrations sur le site du Périgord www.perigordnoir.com

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  15. Citybreak Holiday Photos 68 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called City Break France, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  16. savvyg90 63 months ago | reply

    I would love to have a cute old house like this in France =)

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  17. SimpleC Photos 60 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Memories: Capturing Experiences, and we would love to have this photo added to our dementia therapy library!

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