Saturday, March 3, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday 142 - Aix en Provence


 The sharp light and honey-coloured stone in Aix en Provence sets the scene for some striking shadow shots in the late afternoon wandering the narrow lanes and alleys. The architecture of this stunning historic university town in the heart of Provence is most impressive. Originally the Roman town of Aquae Sextie, the University was founded in 1409 and a later burgeoning in prosperity ensured wonderful 17th and 18th century baroque architecture including the fountains in every square.....


Keep looking up at the buildings and find all the wonderful niches filled with images of the Virgin Mary and other religious figures...


The beautiful stonework and statuary continues in this interesting monument just North of the University....


And check out the way in which the honey stonework quite literally turns to gold at five in the afternoon - aptly named by photographers as the golden hour.....


For more shadow shots this week, check out Shadow Shot Sunday...Enjoy!!

21 comments:

Owen said...

Hi Catherine, beautiful details, isn't it lovely just to stroll and admire such places, especially in the golden hour... am positively drooling...

EG Wow said...

I like your unique way of seeing and photographing shadows. Well done!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

My goodness! That first shot looks like many streets in Zacatecas, don't you think?

Shadowy Empty Room

French Girl in Seattle said...

Simply beautiful, Catherine, and your creative "montages" enable us to admire all the details on those ancient buildings... Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We bet that is one thing you are enjoying is the statues on the building! Thanks for taking us along in Provence with you today Catherine!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Lots of sharp angles there.

Sylvia K said...

Superb, beautiful shadow shots for the day, Catherine, as always! You do indeed have a unique talent for seeing and capturing shadows. Love the colors and your mosaics are wonderful as always! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

frayedattheedge said...

Thanks for these reminders of a wonderful week I spent in Aix some years ago!

Paula Scott said...

I love popping over here to your blog to see what 'eye candy' you've posted for the week! And, it never disappoints!
Happiness, for sure!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful light and architectural details.

Regards and best wishes

Martha Z said...

Great images, I especially like the way you caught the street sign perfectly framed in the shadow.

Kelly said...

Great, bold shadows on the first shots and I really like the stonework.

Cassie said...

Wow! SO amazing that these buildings and statues last throughout time. There is so little here in "the new world" that spans such an enormous time frame. Beautiful photos Catherine. Happy SSS.

John McElveen said...

Love it! Esp that splash of blue while I was tracing all the shadows!!

John

Gemma Wiseman said...

The honeyed stonework and statuary create some wonderful shadow shapes! Fascinating scenes of this beautiful part of the world!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous captures. Thanks a lot for your beautiful contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday!

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The Paw Relations said...

Gorgeous shadow pictures.


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Catherine said...

thanks for all your wonderful comments this week - very much appreciated....

Timoteo said...

Striking shadow shots--appreciate the photos and info on Cezanne!

Bob Lejeune said...

Top photo. Good light. Excellent eye.

--Bob Lejeune

Adin B said...

Beautiful shadow shots! :) Visiting late via SSS.