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Saint Cirq Lapopie

Saint Cirq Lapopie
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Copyright: Serge BREARD (BREARD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-26
Categories: River
Camera: Nikon D800, NikonAF-S 24-70mm 1:2.8G ED
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-14 0:28
Viewed: 2961
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
About: Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (in Occitan Sent Circ of Popi) is a French commune, located in the department of Lot in the Midi-Pyrenees in Quercy.
The town is located 30 km east of Cahors in the heart of Regional Park of Causses of Quercy. The medieval village overlooking the Lot

It is likely that the occupation of this rocky outcrop overlooking the left bank of the Lot, facing a ring of cliffs, tried men from the Gallo-Roman period.
The land of Saint-Cirq belonged to the family of Cardaillac. In 1229, Bertrand de Cardaillac paid homage to Raymond Count of Toulouse to the land. One of his descendant, also named Bertrand, received in 1395 the castle and the estate of Saint-Cirq. He was the source of the barons of St. Cardaillac Cirq1.
Later, three families shared the lordship. This triple lordship was not without some problems during the crusade against the Albigensians:
• The Cardaillac rallied to the Count of Toulouse,
• While the Popie and Gourdon allied with Simon de Montfort.
• In 1251, one of the nobles, Bernard de Castelnau, was condemned by the Inquisition to life imprisonment for having favored the heretics. [Ref. required]
During the Hundred Years War, Hugues IV Cardaillac was in the French camp, he was a great technician artillerie2
In 1471, Louis XI had to dismantle the castle of Raymond Cardaillac who had sided against him in favor of the Duke of Berry in the war of the public good. It was rebuilt during the reign of Charles VIII, who granted favors to large Cardaillac of Raymond, to compensate for damages caused under Louis XI1.
The old pattern was repeated in the era of religious wars: a Cardaillac became the leader of the Protestants of Languedoc, while Saint-Sulpice was Catholic.
Friends, however, they agreed to prohibit all violence in their city common, but in 1580, breaking the truce, the Huguenots took possession of the castle from above, Henry of Navarre demolished [Ref. needed].
Former capital of one of the four viscounties Quercy

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-10-14 1:47]

Hi Serge,
Excellent photo of this interesting Landscape, TFS!

Hello Serge,
Spendid landscape with perfect clarity and excellent dept of field.
The photographers note is also very interesting and useful.
Interesting history about France.

Hello Serge
Excellent composition,nice natural colours with excellent detail.
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-14 6:19]

Hello Serge.
Impressive landscape. Excellent composition, wonderful colours and beautiful lighting.
Best regards Siggi

Hallo Serge,
une belle image, une vu e impressionnant avec ces falaises vertigineuses, bonne netteté et belles couleurs.
Merci et félicitationsù
Bon week-end

Ciao Serge, wonderful landscape with lovely river, fascinating reflections, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Serge,

Beautiful composition of this historic landscape. The arc of the river canal is positioned perfectly in the frame & acts as the optimum buffer for the chiseled outcrop to the left & manicured landscape to the right. Impressive focus & and a choice & bird's eye POV!



hello Serge
very nice picture with good details and good sharpness
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-14 8:43]

Salut Serge,tres jolie general view et lieu tres interessant,je pense qu'on peut trouver beaucoup des papillons,insect et autre choses interessantes a capturer la bas..ehehe...excellent qualite' des details et couleurs.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano

Hi Serge,
France is a beautiful country. AMazing place. Great colours. Perfect point of view.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Serge
Beautiful photo with good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hola Serge
Beautiful scenery in a wonderful place, good job

quelle superbe vallée. bien présentée.

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