Taken 22-Dec-03
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Photo Info

Dimensions4400 x 2933
Original file size9.6 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken23-Dec-03 07:35
Date modified22-Mar-07 14:36
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 10D
Focal length19 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/30 at f/4
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
La Rue Obscure (The Dark Street)

La Rue Obscure (The Dark Street)

La Rue Obscure is the oldest street in the old town of Villefranche sur Mer on the french riviera, between Nice and Monaco. It was built on virgin soil at the beginning of the 13th century. La Rue Obscure formed the basis of the rest of the town’s construction on the slopes rising from this coastal lane. It gave inhabitants of the town certain refuge against possible attacks. The ship captains who were forced by storms to anchor in the bay, could make necessary repairs in safety. La Rue Obscure also welcomed precious merchandise, such as wine, in its cellars.