Life as a Commercial Photographer based in Melbourne Australia…
Vezelay, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and famous for it’s Chardonnay and Pinot Noir…oh, and our next stop…
This delightful hilltop town was originally established in approximately the 9th century, the location being naturally very defensible. The Basilica of St Magdelene is also a designated World Heritage Site, and while beautiful I only photographed it from the rear as sadly the front was (like so many of the buildings we visited) covered in scaffolding, undergoing renovations. Understandable I suppose, since it dates from the 11th century! This little town is, like so many in the region, a photographers paradise, and I found myself using not only the two standard lenses (24-105 and 17mm), but also the 70-200mm. This I used to create a panorama of a town that can be seen from Vezelay; in particular from the grounds of the Abbey. I don’t know the name of this little town, but just liked the resulting panorama which I have posted here.
Most of the panoramic images that I post have been created from a minimum of 5 individual images, although sometimes it is many more. I post them here to give a feel for the landscape we were enjoying traveling through, but of course the small size limitations of the blog web page (maximum1272 pixels in width) mean that sadly nearly all of the fine detail is lost. Really these images need to be printed to a decent size in order to be properly appreciated… Maybe one day…
24 thoughts on “Vezelay, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, and famous for it’s Chardonnay and Pinot Noir…oh, and our next stop…”
The town below is called St-Père-sous-Vézelay. The convent that became Sainte Madeleine was originally located there but destroyed by Saracen raiders in the 8th century.
Hi Dennis, thank you for your knowledge and taking the time to comment – we were on the road for about 5 weeks, and by the end were becoming a little forgetful of the names, so I found myself photographing the town signs with the red line through them (denoting that we were leaving the town) just to match up all the files when we arrived home!
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These are the pictures I would like to learn to do.
My dear friends, if you will express your opinion, I think Michael will be very pleased.
Thank you so much!
Bonsoir les amis, c’est tout simplement ravissant ! J’avais déjà vu des photos
de Michael Evans ! J’aime beaucoup ces vues ! Il aime certainement le
Chardonnay et le Pinot noir !!! Moi, également ! A bientôt pour d’autres
photos et merci a vous Victor Tribunsky pour ce partage !!! ♥♥♥
Thank you so much – really appreciate it!
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Just discovered this wonderful photography blog. What a talented photographer!
I so hope to make it to France one day. Fantastic images here. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog.
You know that you mention on your blog that you feel like you are still searching for your photographic niche, well I do believe that one way to bring your photography into focus (excuse the very poor pun!) is to travel, immersing yourself in new sights, sounds, smells tastes and emotions – maybe a trip to France? Definitely recommended!
Thank you so much! It really is a beautiful part of the world!
Thank you! I very much appreciate your taking the time to comment.
Stunning shots…. great work….
Thank you Sreejith!
Stunning imagery! We spent a few days in Burgundy two summers ago, but somehow missed Vézelay. I’d love to go there when the wisteria is in full bloom.
Hi Tricia, thank you for your kind comments! If you do get the chance to head back to Burgundy, I definitely recommend Vezelay; not only is the town beautiful with the buildings covered in wisteria, the food we had was also quite superb!
Stunning photography! Congratulations!
Thank you Debra-Jayne, I really appreciate it!
Hi Michael. Stumbled upon this looking at real estate. Beautiful stuff. Oh and by the way. “Mairie” in French means “town hall.” Keep on clicking!
Ahhh indeed, thank you Patricia. And thank you for stopping by my blog!