Saturday, 3 November 2007

PhotoHunter: classic

There are a number of different definitions of classic and I found myself floundering around trying to decide on one. In the end I've taken the definition "of a well-known type, typical".


A cathedral (Winchester) where "the west end is a particularly good specimen of Perpendicular architecture, i.e. a grid of vertical panelling in both windows and walls. It is in three sections, fronting the nave and two aisles. The central nave section is flanked by two slender octagonal towers". From Winchester Cathedral Architecture. I took this view showing the end of the classic yew-tree lined walk approaching the cathedral.


A hotel in the south of France, overlooking the Meditarranean. I'm not sure why, but this looks exactly how I would imagine a hotel on the Côte d'Azur. It looked absolutely perfect when we saw it last June, but apparently it will be closed from October this year until next spring "for refurbishment".


A classic Loire château, Chenonceau.

And finally a classic photo of Venice, the Rialto bridge, showing the classic Venetian mode of transport, gondolas.

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32 comments:

  1. Wow, these are all so beautiful! I love the Loire château, Chenonceau pic. You did a great job.
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  2. That's a collection of classic photos. Thanks for sharing them. They look absolutely awesome. Have a great weekend!

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  3. I love the chateau pic. Hmmm...no wonder celebrities like getting married in chateaus. They look romantic.

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  4. Wonderful classic choices! I love the Cathedral. :)
    Thanks for your visit... happy Weekend!

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  5. What nice examples of classic architecture. Younare not the only person to have a pic of Chenonceau this week. It is a beautiful chateau. Happy weekend

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  6. Nice shots. I would love to visit these places some day in the future :)

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  7. lovely photos you have here. can you send #3 over? :)


    Happy weekend! :)

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  8. absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for posting these, they are great! Have a blessed weekend!

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  9. Wonderful shot"s! Perfect series for the theme!

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  10. Those are wonderful photographs of classic architecture. Great job with this theme.

    To answer your question on my post, I'm not sure where in Surrey the photo of my mom was taken and I'm pretty sure that was the trip I went on with my parents when my Dad studied in England and we also traveled. I always associated that photo with the Greece and Italy trip they took alone but when I looked on the back and it said Surry, UK. It was my mom's handwriting but I took most of the shots on the trip I was on so I thought I must have taken it. My parents both died some years ago so I can't ask them. They also went to England another time so it could be from that but mom looks like she did in 1974 in that shot so I'm guessing it was when I was there with them.

    Have a great weekend.

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  11. Oh, those are marvelous photos. I love them all, but I would love to stay at that hotel. That would have made my day for sure!

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  12. All gorgeous photos and structures. My favorite is the photo of Venice!

    Happy Weekend.

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  13. Great pictures for the theme!

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  14. Um, lovely pics as usual, but I felt the need to respond:-

    "Signor Antonio, on the Rialto you have rated me....."

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  15. A great collection of specimen for classic. Beautiful set!

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  16. Beautiful classic photos. I love the Venice shot.

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  17. Wow, beautiful photos of classic! It makes me want to visit! Thank you for visiting my hunt today! Your visitis are appreciated!

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  18. Some beautiful, classic architecture there - lovely pics. Have a great weekend!

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  19. This is a wonderful collection of photos for the theme. I've been to each of them, well except to the hotel but I have seen similar ones in Nice.
    I could not decide whether to use my photo of Chambord or Chenonceau but the setting of Chenonceau won out. We actually spent a week in the Loire Valley so really saw a lot of châteaux

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  20. what a beautiful set of photos for this week!!

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  21. all structures are so lovely.......great for the theme.
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    Happy Hunting!

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  22. Lovely classic buildings there :)

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  23. They are all beautiful and all fit in great with the theme!!

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  24. Beautiful photos of the buildings. Love the cathedral and Realto Bridge. I miss that place in Venice. Love to go back there someday!

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  25. Absolutely stunning and classic. All are great photos. Have a good weekend.

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  26. Excellent photos and choices of photos this week, A.! :)

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  27. Beautiful photos! All of those are classics indeed. My favourites are the château and the Rialta bridge. :)

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  28. Beautiful pictures for the theme!

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  29. Wonderful photos. I especially like the Venice shot.

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  30. Those are beautiful structures especially the last one. I've always dreamed of going to Venice someday.

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