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Toulouse, the pink city

Toulouse, the pink city
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Copyright: Odile Girard (Doudou) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-08-06
Categories: Architecture, Artwork, Mood
Camera: Sony alpha 230, Tamron 18-200/3.5-6.3 AF XR DI-II LD IF
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-08-24 1:20
Viewed: 1399
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
This is the city so loved and so sung by the famous singer Claude Nougaro, magical city hued South, rich in history and magnificent monuments here, here is the Basilique Saint-Sernin;
The Basilica of Saint Sernin in Toulouse is a shrine built to house the relics of St. Saturnin bishop of Toulouse, martyred in 250. Become one of the most important pilgrimage centers of medieval Europe, it was served, since the ninth century at the latest until the French Revolution, for a canonical community. Saint-Sernin is the largest Romanesque church preserved in Europe.

Rue du Taur leading from the Capitol Square to the basilica gets its name from the circumstances of the martyrdom, Saturninus was pulled by a raging bull on what was then a road out of town. The building has 260 capitals and romans1 is the symbol of the southern Romanesque architecture. Toulouse then received the visit of pilgrims on their way to Saint Jacques de Compostela, or come to honor the relics of St. Saturnin.

The Saint-Sernin basilica is the subject of a classification as a historic monument by the list of 18,402. She is also a World Heritage Site by UNESCO under the road to St Jacques de Compostela in France since 1998.
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Toulouse the pink city

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Dans ma vile???
splendide Toulouse
excellente compo détails parfaits



Olá Odile
You have choosen an interesting perspective to make a look to architecture and Toulouse mood. Fine sharpness, good coors and good light mangement.
um abraço

Dear Odile
great capture of this great and famous Basilica. I remember its magnificent interior.
good POV for catching the high tower. splendid colors of bricks and nice bright sky.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-08-24 5:45]

Beautiful sky, Odile in this cityscape shot with such a marvelous architectural structure. Nice contrast between the warmth of the buildings and the coolness of the sky.
Beautiful cloud formation.
My regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-08-24 6:36]

Hello Odile,

la ville rose à l'air vraiment fascinante à découvrir, sueprb eocmpo et iamge quel ciel, quel cadrage, quelle architecture, un bijou d'image, bravo.

Merci et amtitié


Bonjour Odile,
Magnifique présentation de la Basilique de Saint-Sernin,
Excellent point de vue et superbes notes et détails,
jolie composition et prise de vue Odile,,
bravo pour cette belle photo et histoire de cette basilique à l'architecture romaine méridionale.
tous mes compliments

Bonjour, Odile. Lovely architectural composition with the beautiful building captured with a very interesting pattern of the sky. Sharpness and exposure is perfect. Cheers.

Hi Odile...nice sharp shot with good balance and perspective....well done.


Love the beautiful scene with such amazing architecture you have caught in this location, dear Odilé!

Great focus and perfect color contrast between the cloudy sky and this marvelous golden facade of these buildings. The sharpness and POV are well done, and colors are natural.
Great work!


Bonjour Odile,

Quel édifice somptueux.
L'intérieur doit être d'une beauté unique.
Le clocher à niveaux s'élève avec élégance.
Très beau point de vue de la flêche s'accrochant aux doux nuages. Splendide composition et présentation soignée.

Bonjour Odile,a good composition created by your PoV.The sky is such an excellent bg to this pink basilica.
The spire is in sharp focus,and is an interesting centre point to a lovely shot.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-10-18 14:33]

Bonjour Odile,
I agree with you, Toulouse is a Pink city and not red or grey or brown haha. To my observation, I've found most of the buildings and rooves are painted pink and it looks lovely. You've taken a beautiful view in the city center. The Saint-Sernin basilica is looking great in fine details and excellent luminosity. A wonderful catch my friend, well done. Thanks for sharing.
Best Wishes,

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