Saint Malo Intra Muros... by vignouse

Saint Malo Intra Muros...

...this is the old walled city of St. Malo, Brittany seen from one of the many offshore forts at low tide. St. Malo was (in)famous in the 17-18C for its fearsome pirate bands, known as Corsairs.
lovely detail throughout
July 28th, 2014  
What a great shot. Love the detail and tones.
July 28th, 2014  
Wonderful detail and processing. I see St Malo has a wall around it, would this be the same as the Bastides we saw further south?
July 28th, 2014  
@judithdeacon Thank you Judith: the walls here were built primarily as a fortification to protect St. Malo from sea-borne maurauders. The bastide towns have a rather different 'raison d'être' - see this link for more details http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastide
July 28th, 2014  
Wonderful tones and textures
July 28th, 2014  
Thanks for the explanation Richard, I always thought the bastides were purely for fortification and was fascinated to read the true history.
July 28th, 2014  
I had to google it...awesome capture...this image should be included to the images google has. Beautiful!
July 28th, 2014  
Beautiful landscape -- it reminds me of an old watercolor. The color and detail are perfect. Fave
July 28th, 2014  
Beautiful! I love the lone spire.
July 29th, 2014  
Stunning architecture Richard......................love the tones. Looks like a painting.
Fav
July 29th, 2014  
Wow Richard, this is an amazing image. I love learning about where you live through you images.
July 29th, 2014  
Gorgeous; thought there had been some post-processing until I viewed large, but no, just a beautiful painterly landscape. Visited Brittany on holidays a couple of years ago, would love to return some time.
July 29th, 2014  
looks very dry there.
July 29th, 2014  
@blueberry1222 It wouldn't have done a few hours later Krista, you can see the high-tide watermark on the lefthand side of the city wall.
July 29th, 2014  
This has a lovely old feel to it.
July 29th, 2014  
Beautiful!
July 29th, 2014  
Hi Richard. Apologies for the delay. Wifi is a rare commodity for me over the next few weeks. I am indeed in Paris and enjoying it very much. She and I go back a long way. Thanks very much for the challenge. This week I challenge you to capture "feet with a story". Walking, resting, jumping ...just feet. Good luck!
July 29th, 2014  
Like a fairytale land, beautiful!
July 29th, 2014  
This is a beautiful shot. Full of interesting detail.
July 29th, 2014  
That is lovely shot of St Malo Richard. I have walked round parts of the walls but did not get chance to see them from the beach ares.
July 29th, 2014  
Stunning landscape!
July 29th, 2014  
A super shot of this impressive place - I will have to add St Malo to the list of places I'd love to visit! - fav!

Ian
July 29th, 2014  
Wonderful pov, detail and tones. Richard you have taken us back to another time with this photo..love it
July 29th, 2014  
I think Tom described it best.
July 29th, 2014  
Love the tones - has the quality of a watercolour.
July 29th, 2014  
Beautiful sharp outline of this intriguing city seen against the sky.
July 30th, 2014  
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