The Old Mill at Vernon - Normandie, France

© Jean-Pierre Ducondi

The Old Mill at Vernon - Normandie, France

Uploaded: December 12, 2010


Several mills like this one used to be operating on the Seine river all along the old wooden bridge. This bridge itself was built in the XIIth century, the mill is probably of the XVIth century. The old bridge has been destroyed and rebuilt several times in the middle age. It was very unsafe and was definitively destroyed in the beginning of the XIXth century. Then it was replaced by a stone bridge in 1861. Destroyed during the war in 1870 it was rebuilt in 1872 and then bombed in 1940. The mill was suspended and able to move up and down depending on the level of the river water.

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: -2.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 22.00 mm, Model: NIKON D700


Mary Beth Aiello level-classic December 12, 2010

JP -- LOVE the composition, but especially seeing the sailboats through the bridge. Beautiful. #1334900

Jeana Clark December 12, 2010

Thanks so much for adding the history!
Excellent capture and presentation JP!!

~J~ #9094401

Jean-Pierre Ducondi December 12, 2010

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member since: 1/6/2008 Great story with a wonderful comp & pov here....Kewl looking building

12/12/2010 7:20:37 AM #9094441

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe December 12, 2010

What a fabulous find and capture. Wonderful composition, colors and light, JP. So interesting and beautiful. #9094454

Ron McEwan December 12, 2010

I like this, I have enjoyed all of your France images JP, this one is no exception. #9094577

Tiia Vissak December 12, 2010

very cool! #9094646

Michelle Alton December 12, 2010

Fascinating photo and history. It looks as thouh the bowed bridge might just give way, and down comes the mill. #9095024

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna December 12, 2010

FANTASTIC image, JP! :-) k #9095218

Rona L. Schwarz December 12, 2010

Marvelous composition, JP! I love your framing with the sailboats through the bridge and the more modern buildings across the river. And I especially love the birds on the roof of the old mill! Great lighting, fabulous sky. And thanks so much for the history - very fascinating. #9095371

Dick W. Wyatt December 13, 2010

Great lighting, and sky.
What stories this old mill could tell.
Thanks for sharing ! #9095533

Patti Coblentz December 16, 2010

A bridge meant to be there, obviously...such interesting history. Great comp of this showing the "mechanics" of your description, with fantastic texture and comp, JP. #9108941

Gail Sullivan level-classic December 17, 2010

This is a beauty, Jean-Pierre...a wonderful history and composition loaded with amazing details...the birds on the roof, the framing of the sailboat in the distance, the lush greenery in the foregroun etc! #9110939

Kim Andelkovic January 17, 2011

This is absolutely Beautiful Just love it :-) #9167362

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe January 18, 2011

Wow...amazing find! Congrats on this Finalist! #9171513

Patti Coblentz January 18, 2011

Such a remarkable and beautiful image, JP...congratulations your finalist! #9171601

frank w. degenhardt January 18, 2011

An incredible look my friend. CONGRATULATIONS on yet another FINALIST. #9171837

Bojan Bencic level-classic January 19, 2011

Congratulations on your finalists, Jean-Pierre. #9172786

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 19, 2011

gorgeous, congratulations!!! #9172871

Karen Celella level-classic January 19, 2011

Congratulations on another of your wonderful finalists, JP. Hope to see this with gold! #9173951

Carol Eade level-addict January 19, 2011

Congratulations on another beautiful finalist, JP! #9174207

Mary Timman January 19, 2011

This is a fantastic image. Congratulations and Good Luck! #9174437

Danny B. Head January 19, 2011

Another beauty! Congrats! #9174450

Cathy Barrows January 19, 2011

Congrats on your finalist...very pretty #9175133

Rona L. Schwarz January 19, 2011

Another absolutely spectacular Finalist, JP, and one of my favorites! CONGRATULATIONS and good luck in the next round! #9175677

Kim Andelkovic January 19, 2011

Super Congrats....hope it wins :-) #9176450

Ron McEwan January 19, 2011

Huge congrats on your finalist JP, WTG #9176812

Merna L. Nobile January 19, 2011

I can only imagine how proud you must be feeling right now. What wonderful news! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9177660

Carol L. Fowler January 19, 2011

Congrats! #9178411

John Rivera level-deluxe January 20, 2011

Congrats JP on your finalist!! #9179770

Patrick Rouzes January 20, 2011

Congratulations on this superb finalist, JP! WTG! #9179908

Debra R. Harder January 20, 2011

Wonderful capture of this old mill, JP! Love that sky!! Huge congratulations on another excellent finalist! Deb #9180263

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic January 20, 2011

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9181400

Rony Sagy January 21, 2011

Fantastic Finalist, JP. Congratulations. #9183237

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic January 21, 2011

So many things that are quite beautiful with this image! A well deserved Finalist. Congratulations Jean-Pierre! #9183838

Maria Coulson January 30, 2011

JP, Interesting spot and great capture. Congratulations! #9203030

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