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Why this name romanes ? First, it is a shortcut to "Pierres Romanes", Romanesque stones, which has been shortened into Romanesque art is closely linked to the stones because it is represented with it, at a time where God's house was built with stones (See the book "la Maison Dieu")

What do represent the logo ? The logo is a reduced picture of the one used on the Homepage between 2000-2002 presenting pictures from the Saintonge region where is Aulnay and its fantastic sculptures and the door from Benet.

Can I make la link to your site ? You can ,if you need you can use the following logos:

I appreciate romanesque art and would like to do fome pictures, can you give me some advices ? L'art roman c'est l'art de la pierre avec celui de la lumière, la photographie en intérieur au flash est toujours terne car elle diminue le relief. Le trépied est l'outil nécessaire, il permet aussi de prendre son temps pour mieux préparer la prise de vue.

Why my region/town is not present on this site ? Regions and towns are presented following trips and contributions to the site. You can contact us if you wish to contribute to pictures or articles to be added to the site.

Who does this site and for what use ? This website presents photographies and illustrations that everyone can see on the web, and we wish to allow everyone to have access to information regarding romanesque art. Lot of information is also availmale to go further with the sites maps, the interactive map et sur Google Earth, les chronologies and historical maps, the trips and itineraries... Everyone is welcome to participate by contacting us, we will keep you informed on the way to do it.

Can we reuse the site contents ? Use of the site material is only authorized through a non commercial use, share alike and by giving credits. High resolution pictures for printing are available on demand, we only ask you to keep us informed on the use, use appropriate credits on use and a copy of the work so we can tract its usage. All commercial use, please mail us so we can see how to answer to it.

About pictures from this site:

Pictures presented on this site are the property of their authors. They are produced in majority in JPEG RGB A4 ou A3 format.

Picture use can be granted with prior autorization of their respective authors regarding their use.

Some information on this site:
  • Launch date: 1998
  • Number of pictures: 15 000
  • Number of places: 260

About pictures and web sizes:
  • web: from 400 pix to 1000 pix - 72dpi
  • A5: about 2480 x 1760 pix / 210 x 148mm - 300 dpi
  • A4: about 3620 x 2515 pix / 306 x 213mm - 300 dpi
  • A3: about 5080 x 3590 pix / 430 x 300mm - 300 dpi
These sizes can vary between format (round or panoramic) of each picture.

Emmanuel PIERRE

Material used:

      Canon EOS 5D
        Canon EF 14 f/2.8 L USM
        Canon EF 17-35 f/2.8 L USM
        Canon TSE 24mm f/3.5 L
        Sigma 28-70 f/2.8 DX EF
        Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L USM
        Canon EF II 2x
        Canon SpeedLite 550 EX
        Canon ST-E2
      Fujifilm 100fd
      Canon EOS 3
      Canon A80
      Canon AE-1
        Canon FD 24 f/2.8
        Canon FD 70-210 f/4
      Olympus Centurion Silver APS
      Digital scan
        Nikon Coolscan LS-40 / Vuescan
        Epson Perfection 1650 Photo / Vuescan
        Fuji Frontier

Michel Claveyrolas

Material used:

      Sony A350.
        18/70mm f3,5/5,6
        Minolta AF 28 - 85
        Tamron AF 80 -210
      Panasonic DMC-TZ1
      Minolta Dynax 700 si
      Digital scan
        Nikon Coolscan LS-40
        Nikon Coolscan LS-50


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