Sunday, 1 February 2015

February Theme Day: What I would miss

The first day of each month is Theme Day for the City Daily Photo community. What would I miss if I left Avignon? Its bridge of course, the famous Pont d'Avignon, and its river, the Rhone. A river gives any city a meaning, purpose and sense of direction that no crossroads could. Water is photogenic and forces nature's way into town. Our 13th century bridge, or the 4 arches left of it out of the original 24, tells of the city's long-standing history - even better when you're lucky enough to catch it under the rising moon as I did this January. See more theme day entries here. Go on, go see the world!

Le premier jour de chaque mois est journée à thème pour les blogueurs du réseau City Daily Photo. Qu'est-ce qui me manquerait si je quittais Avignon ? Son pont bien sûr, et son fleuve, le Rhône. Une ville au bord d'un cours d'eau a toujours une dimension particulière mais quand c'est un fleuve aussi puissant que le Rhône, il imprime fortement sa marque. Le pont St Bénézet, du haut de ses sept ou huit siècles, maté par le fleuve qu'il a longtemps enjambé, raconte à sa façon la longue histoire de la ville. Début janvier, je l'ai capturé au lever de la pleine lune. Moment fugace et magnifique. Allez voir d'autres images sur le thème de "ce qui me manquerait" tout autour du monde en cliquant ici. Pour être fidèle à l'esprit de Michel Renaud, il faut y aller voir, 

17 comments:

Tilia said...

Un paysage sensationnel, d'une beauté et d'un romantisme à couper le souffle ! J'en suis baba, un vrai coup de cœur !

William Kendall said...

It is, after all, a beautiful structure. And you've photographed it magnificently. And different, each time I've seen it here.

Jane Hards Photography said...

The moon on pastel pink is a very pretty touch. I've a thing about bridges, probably because they join to places.

Jack said...

Superb, Nathalie!!! The Rhone and the bridge would be high on the list of most people in Avignon, but few would have the talent to capture them in such wonderful light and with a moon placed just where you want it to be!

Bob Crowe said...

Beautifully composed and the essence of Avignon.

Awfully hard to expose the moon correctly with anything else around, isn't it?

Thérèse said...

Superbe opportunite de prendre en boite un symbole majeur d'Avignon.
La reverberation de la lune est magique!

chri said...

Là au bel instant! Superbe.

│ˉˉˉˉ│∩│ˉˉˉˉ│ AVIGNON │ˉˉˉˉ│∩│ˉˉˉˉ│ said...

Étonnant le nombre de choses qu'il y a sur cette photo ! On y voit le sommet du mont Ventoux, plein d'oiseaux dans le ciel, le restaurant Le Bercail, la circulation automobile, le rocher et plein de canards sur l'eau !.

Tamera said...

That is a beautiful photo, Nathalie!

Babzy said...

magnifique pont :)

RedPat said...

The moon takes this pic to beyond beautiful!

Nathalie H.D. said...

Jack - I was just lucky and quick. I was in Villeneuve les Avignon when I saw the moon rising from behind Mount Ventoux so I hopped into my car and rushed to the place where I would catch it above pont d'Avignon. I knew it was going to be a matter of minutes. Glad I made it !

Nathalie H.D. said...

@ Bob - Yes I know. I would have loved to catch all the details in the moon - I wasn't able to. Lack of technical skills I'm afraid...

claude said...

Elle est magnifique ta photo, Nathalie. Great capture !
Moi, vois-tu ce sont les ponts de Paris qui me manquent, je dirai même Paris tout entier.

Petrea Burchard said...

We sang the song "Sur le pont d'Avignon" in French class when I was young. I can't help but think of it when I see your photos.

cassandrae said...

c'est enchantant ce pont vu en pleine lune.
la rose et l'histoire fait bien la magie.
j'aime ces photos du pont tu le sais.
merci Nathalie,
je t'embrasse.

Kate said...

As i checked some of your photos that I missed, I was delighted to see that both you and I identified the same objects that we would miss the most: a river and a bridge!!

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