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Original Walser

Original Walser
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Copyright: Elena Ferrari (Kitty_the_Wild) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 8 N: 68] (370)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-25
Categories: Architecture
Camera: EOS 400D, Sigma Zoom 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 DC
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-03 12:04
Viewed: 1617
Points: 6
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A visit in the wonderful village of Gressoney-Saint-Jean.
The Walser architecture is very particular, and this house is one of the old houses of the village, where a lot of new buildings are remebering the old style, but are clearly new-builted.

Gressoney-Saint-Jean (Walser German: Greschòney Zer Chilchu, German: Creschnau Sankt Johann) is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of north-western Italy.
Greschòney is one of the Italian centres of Walser German and culture.
The Walser language (German: Walserdeutsch), also known as Walliser German (locally Wallisertiitsch), is a group of Highest Alemannic dialects spoken in Walser settlements in parts of Switzerland, Italy, Liechtenstein, and Austria and in the German-speaking part of the Canton of Wallis (French: Valais), in the uppermost Rhône valley.
The Walser German spoken in Greschòney is a slightly different dialect from Walser spoken elsewhere
The Walser are German-speaking people (more specifically, they speak Walser German dialects) who live in the Alps of Switzerland, Italy, Liechtenstein and Austria. The Walser people are named after the Wallis (Valais).
Prior, they are believed to have lived in southwest Germany.

The Walser settled the upper part of the Wallis about 1000 years ago, coming from the Bernese Oberland. Because of linguistic differences among the Walser dialects, it is supposed that there were two independent immigration routes. From the upper Wallis, they began to spread south, west and east between the 12th and 13th centuries, which is known as the Walser migrations.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-11-03 12:33]

Ciao Elena,
Thick walls and slopping roof is suggesting snow area and it was built for protection against cold temperatures. A reltively large window in the roof on frontal side is interesting. Nicely documented shot in abient luminosity. Well done my friend. Thanks for sharing.
Best Wishes,

I m not a big fan of such PP work but when taken into consideration the light you maintained on this lovely house with wonderful architecture is praiseworthy, Elena!

The contrast to the BG is well kept and clarity is nice.
The colors are natural and placement of the subject within the frame is well thought.

Without the PP work might have enhanced the overall appeal of this shot, just my personal opinion.

Have a nice weekend.

Best regards,

Bonjour Elena,

Une demeure à l'architecture édifiante, superbe la montée d'escalier, le coloris, la prise de vue qui nous la montre sous tus ces angles ou presque, comme un effet 3D, pas mal au niveau de l'encadrement!!!

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