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Photo of the Day ~ Five (09-2011) Category ~ September 19, 2011

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Ruins of the Manor of Saint-Pol-Roux
by stephen groome (conham50) 
Nikon D7000

Photographer Notes:
Saint Pol Roux, born in 1861, decided to leave the Parisian literary world to which it belongs and from other areas moved in 1892 to Roscanvel to continue his work alone. In 1903 he moved to Camaret in a place that calls for calm, its magnificent scenery, and an intense feeling of infinity that inspires creativity. Saint Pol Roux, regarded as a visionary, was the first modern baroque. In 1910 he organized a fundraiser to rebuild the chapel. But June 23, 1940, the Germans invaded the peninsula, by appearing in the manor, the housekeeper soldiers kill, injure Saint Pol Roux and his daughter Divine. Hospital in Brest, when he returned a few weeks later, his house was looted and partially destroyed manuscripts, of despair, he died October 18, 1940, he would have 80 years. The Manor was destroyed by British aviation. Coecilian Manor overlooking the beach of Pen Hat and cliffs.

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Linn Smith commented on September 19, 2011 11:14:
Thank you for the wonderful commentary to this image! Against this rich, blue sky the ruins are extremely impressive...great work and big congratulations!
Patrice Cigallio Wesa commented on September 19, 2011 11:52:
What a fascinating history behind this image. A great shot of these ruins made even more appealing with the blue sky as a backdrop. And there even manages to be 5 of them. A great theme winner, Stephen, congrats!
stephen groome commented on September 19, 2011 19:14:
Thanks everyone for your comments which are much appreciated
Evy Johansen commented on September 19, 2011 21:30:
Wonderful theme image, Stephen! Thanks for the story behind! Big congratulations on your POTD!
Antonin Vystrcil commented on September 20, 2011 04:35:
Beautiful story to the picture. ... Perfectly mastered photographically, beautiful and capture the complex with respect to the subject. ... Congratulations, Stephen!
Vlado Ferencic commented on September 21, 2011 14:26:
very nice
Jeannie Hannon commented on September 21, 2011 16:15:
Very interesting ruins and commentary. Thanks for sharing the info. Fantastic capture. Congrats on your POTD!

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