Timbered frame cafe building in Rennes

Stunning architecture in Rennes…

After Mont St Michel we stopped over in Rennes as I was interested in seeing the beautiful timber framed buildings that survived the big fire of 1720, and of course the heavy bombing of World War II. It was a very peaceful and rather quiet stroll around the old streets, as yet again we had managed to time our visit to coincide with another public holiday. In the cramped quarters (for photography) of these old streets the 17mm TS-E really came into it’s own. It really is a superb lens, and one that I regularly use to stitch panoramic images together with…

Timbered frame buildings in Rennes
A panoramic stitch of 3 images taken from 3 parallel vantage points… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Timbered frame cafe building in Rennes
This was taken with the 17mm perspective control lens and is exactly ‘as is..’ The building really is that wonky, just amazing… It almost gives me vertigo looking at it… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Timbered frame buildings in Rennes
Creperie Des Portes Mordelaises © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Rennes cathedral
Rennes cathedral © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Timbered frame buildings in Rennes
A two image stitched panorama… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Timbered frame cafe building in Rennes
An interesting mix of timber and stone in a café… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Timbered frame buildings in Rennes
Another beautiful street in Rennes… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013

After Rennes it was time to head onto our guesthouse for the night, which turned out to be the really lovely Ker Dame Marie at La Possonniere. I really cannot praise this or the superb hosts Beatrice and Remi Bonnvialle highly enough. We were made to feel so welcome; the room was just perfect and so quiet and comfortable. The breakfast and company certainly made this place one of the accommodation highlights from our stay. Definitely recommended if you happen to be in this picturesque part of France… http://www.kerdamemarie.com/B%26B_Ker_Dame_Marie/accueil.html

Ker Dame Marie Guesthouse, La Possoniere
Ker Dame Marie, La Possoniere © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Breakfast salon at Ker Dame Marie Guesthouse, La Possoniere
We enjoyed a beautiful breakfast here courtesy of our brilliant hosts Beatrice and Remi. Sitting with a couple who spoke absolutely no English (unlike our hosts), I found myself wishing I had paid more attention in French classes all those years ago! I actually can speak a reasonable amount, and we passed a delightful couple of hours; meeting new people is so much a part of what makes travel so fascinating… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
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