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the cradle of civil disobedience

By annettep38  
This is the birth place of Étienne de La Boétie. He was one of the first writers to defy tyranny, despotism and bureaucracy. Born in this house in Sarlat la Caneda, Aquitaine in 1530, he was a judge and writer and a Bordeaux MP. Unfortunately these days only few French have the guts to follow in his footsteps.

Quote:« Il y a trois sortes de tyrans. Les uns règnent par l’élection du peuple, les autres par la force des armes, les derniers par succession de race. (...) s'ils arrivent au trône par des moyens divers, leur manière de régner est toujours à peu près la même. Ceux qui sont élus par le peuple le traitent comme un taureau à dompter, les conquérants comme leur proie, les successeurs comme un troupeau d'esclaves qui leur appartient par nature. »

there are 3 types of tyrants : there are those who govern elected by the people, those (who govern) by the force of arms and the others by succession of their race. They get to the throne by different means, but ther reign is always more ore less the same. Those elected by the people trest it like a bull to train, the conquerors take it as their loot, those who rule by succession treat the people like slaves who belong to them by nature.
Even no 3 still exists in North Korea. Nothing has changed in 500 years one might think.

The two other versions are a detail of the façade and some filtered version that I liked. took it between Christmas and new year on THE sunny day.

Many thanks for all your funny comments and votes on the peeking great tit Smile

Tags: Architecture Sarlat Aquitaine Étienne de La Boétie

Voters: lonely_oryx, tomcat, Maiwand and 62 more

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lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
4 Jan 2013 8:57PM
Good detail in the shadows
tomcat 15 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 9:04PM
Life does go full circleSad

MW's love 'em to bits - the large colony is only 15 minutes from home, so I spend more time amongst them, than any other butterfly....and they play ballWink

Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
4 Jan 2013 9:08PM
Lovely old building and the figures are so well placed, Annette. v2 for me and maybe crop that to just above the middle sill?

Maiwand 13 3 73 England
4 Jan 2013 9:11PM
Three excellent images Annette. They look such beautiful places. The exposure and light on V1 are exceptional and clearly show such great detail.
UrbaneMagick 8 172 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 9:11PM
Really like v1, a good contender for the saturday shadow crowd I should imagine!!

Always quality from you Annette.

taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
4 Jan 2013 9:21PM
I like all these views0--- interesting to see this place-- great details and changing light!
Philip_H 8 1.4k United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 9:40PM
Lovely captures and colours (V1 & V3 for me).

Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 9:45PM
Lovely shot. V1 for me. IB
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
4 Jan 2013 9:55PM
A most ornately decorated and very beautiful building, Annette, and as has already been mentioned the figures are so well placed in the 'tunnel archway', Annette.
I like all three versions and would be hard pushed to select a favourite, so it's 1/3 vote per image.
Interesting write up that helps one's appreciation that much more.
rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
4 Jan 2013 10:01PM
Very decorative architecture Annette, Sarlat is very photogenic.
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
4 Jan 2013 10:10PM
THree great imagesSmile
HELANA 10 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 10:44PM
A very nice architecture shot Annette, grate detail, V2 and V3, are my favouritesSmileSmileSmile
EAS 11 1 13 Scotland
4 Jan 2013 11:06PM
Wonderfully captured architecture with beautiful details and light. Have to say, civil disobedience must surely have paid back in the day as that's a very fine house he had! Grin

debu 10 India
4 Jan 2013 11:27PM
Lovely set of images.
Jellyfire 8 41 4 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 11:30PM
Nice images with fascinating background story
Ayoob 9 Australia
4 Jan 2013 11:36PM
Great set of images , Annette........Grin
11 10 10 England
4 Jan 2013 11:53PM
Nicely composed shot and like all threeversions.
Irishkate Plus
10 42 118 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 12:44AM
Amazing detail in the beautiful building.
Good to test the French before reading the English version - so many words I never knew.
AnneWorner 12 620 43 United States
5 Jan 2013 1:56AM
I especially like v2.

pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2157 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 3:00AM
V2 is my favourite, too, showing lots of detail and texture.
Hermanus 8 4 South Africa
5 Jan 2013 4:17AM
What a great history attached to this building ! Thanx Annette for the great write up and I think V1 is stunning. Good work !!
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 4:18AM
It's a close call between 2 &3 for me Annette. Lovely building and interesting write up.
CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
5 Jan 2013 7:01AM
Beautiful architecture, Annette, a great write-up, and superb images. Carol
woolybill1 Plus
13 34 76 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 7:50AM
Love your composition and the detail in the images, Annette.
Étienne de la Boétie sounds worthy of research: a far-sighted thinker to say the least.
fentiger 19 920 24 England
5 Jan 2013 8:42AM
Three fine well composed images and your lead image gets the vote.

All the very best for 2013 Annette.

AnnChown Plus
10 207 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 8:45AM
Beautiful French architecture and three lovely versions.
bobsblues 10 10 2 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 9:05AM
Excellent shot Annette and wonderful processing V3 for me .
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 9:20AM
Beautiful architecture, they share my vote today!
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
5 Jan 2013 9:31AM
Very nice, Annette. Thanks for adding the interesting historical commentary as well. I like all 3 versions.
The silhouette of the couple is a really nice touch.
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 11:05AM
A wonderful History lesson Annette supported by three rather grand images each having history running through their aged beams and mortar. The processing in version three has been sympathetically whilst keeping the distinctive charm and character of the wonderful example of french Architecture.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Joline Plus
14 30 58 United States
5 Jan 2013 12:46PM
V3 is stunning. They are all fine shots, but that treatment of V3 really captures the scene emotionally as well as visually.
An interesting write up too.
(you might want to clone out a couple of dust bunnies in the sky of v3)
Tibetan 8 3 England
5 Jan 2013 12:52PM
Thank you for the narrative to which I agree, as to the building I'm going for V1. due to the warmth of the light Annette, and still plenty of detail, it's freezing here lol., regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
5 Jan 2013 2:03PM

Quote:Thank you for the narrative to which I agree, as to the building I'm going for V1. due to the warmth of the light Annette, and still plenty of detail, it's freezing here lol., regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin


prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
5 Jan 2013 3:07PM
A wonderful write up. I may be allowed to add a little:

In every country, the most educated, honest & civilized people do not join politics. That is why less educated mass control the nations, under the big brother (USA). That is why there are War, FDI, Wallmart. Which brings misery in the long run.
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2013 4:29PM
Wonderful Annette, and along with your write up,
going for your original image here in V1
5 Jan 2013 4:42PM
Excellent shots love the texture
5 Jan 2013 5:21PM
Three excellent shots of this old building acompanied by a charming story. Lovely light Annette.
Glostopcat 14 255 2 England
5 Jan 2013 9:37PM
Three excellent versions Annette, v1 being my favourite
Humblebee 8 1 England
7 Jan 2013 2:04PM
v1 is my favourite Annette, I love the warm tones and textures of the stones and the architectural detail of the buildings, with the people giving it life - and I really enjoyed your informative narrative ... Carol Grin

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