Saturday, 5 July 2008

Photohunter: pointed

In this part of France almost all roofs have pointed ... things (I don't know what to call them) in various places. Some are simple, others much more elaborate. Sometimes just one, sometimes on every conceivable point.


The roofs too, are often pointed, and then some of them have a pointed ... thing ... on top of that.


The most common pointed roofs of course are on the various churches. This the "temple protestant"


The spire from the priory chapel as seen from the river bank.


The tower of the town church, built at the end of the 11th century.


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33 comments:

  1. That's really interesting! I do not think any of the structures where I live have pointed tops. Maybe because of all the lightning here?

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  2. Great job..pictures are very good

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  3. Wow, A., doesn't look like you had any trouble coming up with pics for this week's Photo Hunt! Love that last photo. That church looks like it's been very well preserved.

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  4. Such interesting architecture! I would love to have it all around me to photograph...

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  5. @daisy, that could well be true. I never thought about that.
    @sandy, thanks!
    @ytsl, yes, it was an easy week for me:) All bar one taken yesterday. The church is protected and so very carefully preserved. The protection extends to the surrounding area, such that they even tell us what colour we may or may not use to paint our house.
    @june, thanks, yes it is interesting, and it's pleasant to live with it all around.

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  6. These are some great shots you have. I love the way you shoot the chapel. Just perfect for the theme :)

    http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

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  7. I really like to see France posts, I hope I'll get to see more on your blog. :) They are lovely. :)

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  8. Great pictures. You captured different sort of pointed tops!
    In ollioules the top of our church isn't pointed. It is a roman church
    with a pointed girouette!
    http://www.guide-ollioules.com/fondecran/eglise800.jpg

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  9. this is interesting, A. i just hope i can one day learn what they're called. and why building structures in France have that.

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  10. I found myself fascinated by the tops of buildings while getting ready for PhotoHunt this week. I didn't end up using any of them, but it was fun to photograph. :)

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  11. Oh I LOVE photos of architecture. What a terrific Photo Hunt, you made my day. I do like to learn about other places.

    I did Photo Hunt today, too! Come see mine. :)
    http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-pointed/

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  12. So many pointed buildings! There aren't many in Singapore. Mostly apartments.

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  13. Those are all so beautiful and interesting to me. Great take on pointed.

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  14. Great photography work!! And all just amazing.

    Mine's shared

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  15. Terrific photos of the roof tops and the pointed objects on top!

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  16. Great entry for today's theme... Mine's up too hope you can drop by,,, Happy weekend!

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  18. Beautiful architecture! I entered an English church with a tall spire, too. Love them! :D

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  19. Wonderful series... I especially like the last one, I think... tough choice... they each have merit :-)

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  20. Great shots! Have a good weekend!

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  21. Great architectural photos. I think the first set could be finials. On sheds they stop the Devil from sitting on your shed! Have a great weekend

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  22. Those are awesome photos! Great finds for this week's pointed theme. :)

    Happy Hunting.

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  23. An awesome collection of pointed excellent shots. Thanks for sharing and for dropping by.

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  24. You have made your point. Nice article and stunning photos. Thanks.

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  25. All good points of interest! Great photos and have a good weekend.

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  26. I love your photos. They are beautifully taken and presented. This is a lovely post.

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  27. I like the photos and love a mystery

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  28. I think the roofs are beautiful. I am a bit of an architecture buff, love to look at beautiful old buildings.

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  29. So to the point and very well captured too - thanks for sharing!

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  30. All, it's Sunday and I'm catching up on comments for the week. This is in response to your comment on my post: Digg This: Making the Most of Digg w/ EntreCard.

    Thank you very much for your comments and the response to this post. It's been very gratifying and a great validation.

    CLARIFICATION: At this time I also want to let everyone know that it is perfectly OKAY TO SUBMIT YOUR OWN POSTS TO DIGG. We have verified that with content on the Digg site. See the post above for details.

    A--thanks for the validation of Ken's find. Yep, I turned off email notification within half a day of having 200+ friends. What a disaster that was. There needed to be better information passed along. Ah well, we're in a good place now. Thanks for stopping by!

    Pam--Thank you. Yes, spam is in the eye of the beholder, but I think we can agree that we don't want to receive shouts to digg posts such as: Today is Thursday. My dog died. I'm very sad. Plus my husband just beat me again.

    You know what I mean...the ordinary and the content that just really can't be considered quality material appealing to a wide general audience.

    Susanne--thank you. And thanks for raising the issue of submitting your own posts. But as Ken pointed out, Digg says it's perfectly acceptable. Digg does recommend that posts submitted do appeal to a wide audience.

    The shout situation seems to be improving. Either everyone removed me from their friends list, or people have mostly received the message. I hope the latter. Because I did remove one friend today for shouting out about the same post 6 times. I buried his post and defriended him--nice verb, btw: defriend: what a horrible thing to do to someone. I guess I'm just a horrible guy. ;)

    the judge--Thank you so much! I've favorited you on entrecard now, so I should be stopping by every day. thanks for the kudos and the tip about the bury command--see my comments to Susanne above.

    luckygirl--Again, thanks for the kind words, and again--it's cool to submit your post to Digg. If everyone on entrecard does this right after they make the post, it really will make it easier for all of us to digg posts we want to while we are dropping entrecards. And as has been clarified, it's a practice acceptable to Digg.

    Tasha--again, I'm not sure what you're asking. Feel free to call me on my cell--I did forward you my number. I'm not some internet predator that's going to follow you down and stalk you, really. Wait, there was that one time.... No, really. ;)

    ellumbra--what a very interesting name you have there! That's an awesome way to put it--a shout is like a salesman visiting your door. Most of us aren't buying. That's why the salesmen that stop by should be very good salesmen with a very good product to sell in your post you're shouting about.

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    Amy--just like I said to Tasha, call me. Just like I said to Tasha, you have my phone number so use it and call me if you want help. I'm not an internet stalker...except for that one time...but I'm reformed now. REALLY! No really, I'm a mensch! ;)

    Jo, my pleasure! The ones that are asking for reciprocal diggs are going to find that they will be defriended by other digg users. But I think this is partly Graham's fault. On EntreCard, we have a culture of reciprocity. Graham didn't do a very good job of explaining what all of us were getting into on Digg. I think he assumed we were all rather literate internet social-networkers, and as we have discovered, that is a bad assumption. You know what they say about people who assume, right? ;)

    Cindi--you're welcome. Like you, I'm very selective. You can see what I choose to digg in the digg widget I put in my left sidebar. Those posts will stay there a long time because I'll really be surprised if I ever digg more than two or three stories a day in addition to my posts--which, like Monday's post which is more or less just an announcement, I will not be digging at all.

    Bill--thank you. Yes, change your behavior. Honestly, who has time to reciprocate on every digg? Even if the diggs being solicited for are for great content? It's like dropping 300 cards every day. Time is a commodity in short supply. It should be worth $4.09/gallon. Or something like that. But reciprocating every digg is just bad policy. It's giving a stamp of approval on content that might not deserve it, and probably doesn't. I think each of us would be hard pressed to produce more than one post of really worthy quality a week. Unless you're like Ken Armstrong.

    Ken--are you looking for a job as my research assistant? Because you've got the position if you want it, Mate! Great find validating user submission of their own posts on Digg.



    Cheers everyone!

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  31. Lovely picture you are sharing with us.

    My bridge is up.:)

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  32. Are they finials? Whatever they are the images are lovely. Another nice tour around the world.

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