GOLDSMITH TURRET, TROYES, FRANCE: The prominent feature of this house is its turret. It is known as the Goldsmith Turret and was home to jeweller Francis Roize. The neighbourhood along rue Paillot Montabert has been home to jewellers and goldsmiths since around 1300. Most houses here date from 1530 onward, following the great fire of 1524. Walking the narrow streets of Troyes is quite amazing. The half-timbered buildings seem to hang over the streets. The city even pays tribute to its architectural heritage with its manhole covers, which include a half-timbered design.
Photo illustration by John Ecker | Pantheon Photography
TIMBER FRAME BUILDINGS, TROYES, FRANCE: The rain that day provided even lighting for this shot of Timber Frame buildings in the old French city of Troyes. I was driving along the narrow street when I was captured by the vibrant sequence of red, yellow and green painted homes. Shot handheld with a Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 VR lens,at 127mm, f/11, 1/125 sec, ISO 1600.
Photo by John Ecker | pantheon photography
RUELLE DES CHATS, TROYES, FRANCE: Troyes, in the Champagne region is famous three things. It is here where the Troyes Ounce was established, a standard unit measure for gold. It is also one of the few places in France with a massive outlet mall (okay, that’s a dubious distinction). And finally, Troyes has wonderful timber frame buildings throughout its core. What a wonderful place. These girls were on school outing when the skipped down Ruelle des Chats and I was there to capture this carefree moment. Shot handheld with a Nikon D300, Nikkor AF-S 16-85mm lens at 24mm, f6.3, 1/60 sec. ISO 1600 Photo by John Ecker | pantheon photography