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Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 3 March 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

This the spire of the church in the beautiful village of St-Gervais-Les-Bains, Haute Savoie, France.

Info from the French Wikipedia site for the town - "Son clocher fut détruit par la foudre en 1792, reconstruit seulement en 1819, sous la restauration Sarde, par l'architecte Claude François Amoudruz de Samoëns. C'est un clocher aux « souples étagements et bulbes légèrement écrasés"

ie. the spire was destroyed by lightning in 1792 and was rebuilt in 1819 with that 'typical' alpine squashed onion dome shape that you can see toward the top of the spire.

NIKON D700 1/60 second F/8.0 ISO 450 140 mm (35mm equiv.)

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sunstone_maria from California, United States

a very fine photograph and what a great composition!! beautiful winter light!

3 Mar 2011 5:42am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Beautiful shape and composition.

3 Mar 2011 6:49am

guillaume from Paris, France

Great atmosphere and pov !

3 Mar 2011 8:34am

Siguidine from Saint-Etienne, France

Beautiful black and white!

3 Mar 2011 9:32am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden


3 Mar 2011 10:16am

Piero from LYON, France


3 Mar 2011 1:47pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Le délicieux clocher de Saint Gervais.... et dans une atmosphere extra ! j'espère que tu as eu quand même quelques jours de beau temps pour admirer le Mont Blanc que l'on voit bien depuis cette station ?

3 Mar 2011 5:24pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Excellent composition and B&W processing.

4 Mar 2011 12:36am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

love the contrast here with the darker toned tower stretching up through the brightest part of the background! the mood is really good here!

4 Mar 2011 3:38am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

belle mise en valeur de cet ouvrage si fin ! vous m'apprenez quelque chose sur mon propre pays ;-)

4 Mar 2011 10:07am

Silvia Ganora Photography from Italy

Just beautiful!

5 Mar 2011 12:44pm

1/60 second
ISO 450
140 mm (35mm equiv.)