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Place Drouet d'Erlon, Reims

By TrevBatWCC    
Well, a good response to a meet of EPZers in York on the 24th. At this moment in time there are at least seven of us!
The pedestrianised Place Drouet d'Erlon is the heart of the shopping district of Reims. Here you can find as well as shops, numerous restaurants and cafés. In the centre of the place stands this monumental fountain (V1) made by sculptor Na-joux, which was created in 1930, and mounted over a column that crowns the fountain is the gleaming gold statue of Winged Victory. Can’t find any info about the more modern fountain in V3; shame it wasn’t working at the time I was there Sad

Techie stuff – see Exif
Single Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Elements 6.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.
Trev Smile

Tags: France Fountain Reims Landscape and travel Place Drouet dErlon Winged Victory

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
11 Nov 2011 1:09PM
Three superb inages, Trev, and as usualm your wonderful presentation. Glad to hear your meet is proving to be successful, would love to be there Smile Carol

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achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
11 Nov 2011 1:45PM
Nice write up Trev with three of your quality captures!


AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
11 Nov 2011 1:58PM
Reading your write up, as it began with mention of the York meet, I found myself thinking, this doesn't look like York. So then I read it properly.... WinkWink.
Three excellent images, Trev - that modern fountain is rather intriguing, such a contrast to the more traditional one dominating the scene. I bet it looks wonderful when working, especially if it's lit up at night.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 2:05PM
I like all of these, the figures add scale, also movement and life.
So York prepares for an epz invasion... Wink
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 2:08PM
Reims certainly looks a lot brighter and smarter than I remember it, probably because my one visit was at the height of August when everything was roasting hot, clammy, sweaty and dirty and a storm was brewing.
This tower looks much nicer than the more famous and larger one in the Place de la Bastille in Paris: it is of a pleasanter scale and in a pedestrian zone rather than a vast and tumultuous traffic roundabout.
Your processing and presentation are instantly recognisable and as usual excellent. I almost prefer V1 for the wider and longer perspective!

P.S.: Already looking forward to York Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
11 Nov 2011 2:11PM
A great set of various aspects of the town: when we passed through on a Cotter's tour way back, we stopped here for half an hour at most so got no images. Good to see what we missed, Trev.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
11 Nov 2011 2:36PM
Lovely light iin #1
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
11 Nov 2011 2:44PM
think i like v2the best for the atmophere of the street cafes.can you tell me where i can find more details of the meet. lesley
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 2:52PM
love V3 to bits ... unusual

and whoop whooop York look out for trouble Wink
The *BBC brigade are on the way !!!

*Big Black Cameras
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
11 Nov 2011 3:10PM
You do make me laugh, Barbs Grin Can't wait to meet you! Wink
Trev Smile
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 4:16PM
Another superb series here Trev, well done!
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
11 Nov 2011 4:53PM
You certainly give us a great illustration of how all these places look Trev.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 6:51PM
lovely set of piccies - I visited York many moons ago, pretty place with much to see and enjoy - looks like you found some of the best bits TrevSmile
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 7:11PM
v3 for me Trev- most interesting structure - reminds me of knitting needles WinkWinkWink
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2011 8:50PM
Lovely aspect in V1, but my favourite is V3, nicely taken Trev.
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
11 Nov 2011 11:14PM
A lovely detailed set Trev...

12 Nov 2011 9:11AM
Very impressive set of photos Trev.
V1 is my fav. I like the detail of the fountain and the people in the shot.

phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
12 Nov 2011 11:09AM
3 super images Trev. Will probably be able to make York on 24 th.Trev . Please send me details . Will be away Monday - Friday next week with a couple of membersnbfrom Halifax P.S. at my daughter's apartment up in Northumberland .....Phil

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