The Woermannhaus in the Bismarck Street of Swakopmund is one of the oldest buildings in the city and one of its most popular landmarks. The complex was founded in 1894 by the architect Frederick Holt in the historicizing style timber-frame for the Hamburg agent Adolph Woermann and the German-South West African Trading Damara and Namaqua Company. The complex consists of the main house, a courtyard and the so-called Damara tower. Today the Woermannhaus is the Swakopmund town library, an art gallery and a military museum.
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hardyuno (4650) 2009-11-06 0:08
tolle Aufnahme aus der Kolonialzeit. Ich glaube dort unten gibt es wahnsinning viele und tolle Fotomotive. Namibia steht bei mir auch noch sehr weit oben auf der Liste für die nächsten Jahre.
Der Bildaufbau und das Licht ist sehr gut gelungen.
pattabe (421) 2009-11-06 0:23
splendid shot from this building in colonial style, very bright and good scharpness, well captured,
Regards Freddy (Bangkok)
snunney (104679) 2009-11-06 1:12
A fine perspective on this interesting and elegant architecture, which seems to have been very well maintained over the years. Very good colours and sharpness.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-11-06 1:29
a splendid shot of this architecture with attractive composition, the colours and lights are very nice. Elegant sight, indeed. Have a nice day!
wolf38 (31296) 2009-11-06 1:54
Hallo Achim. Ich staune, in wieviele Länder Dich Deine Reisen führen. Namibia steht bei mir noch auf der weißen Liste. Dein Photo zeigt ein Stück der wechselhaften Geschichte dieses Landes. Natürlich sind architektonische Vergangenheitszeugen besonders interessant. Vor allem das Fachwerk ist sehenswert. Viele Grüße, wolfgang.
Amaz (11475) 2009-11-06 2:07
German architecture in Africa!! Amazing view!!
Perfectly focussed capture, Achim!!
Nice colours and superb composition!!
Very well done!!
Buin (42502) 2009-11-06 2:08
Guten Morgen Achim!
Deutschland in Afrika - toll! Es ist ja fast unglaublich, in welch gutem Erhaltungszustand dieses Gebäude ist. Ein gutes Foto und ein interessanter Beitrag! Ich gehe übrigens jetzt schwimmen - im "Hallenbad Bismarckstraße" ;-))
Grüße aus dem nasskalten Westfalen!
asajernigan (21427) 2009-11-06 3:37
This is a well composed shot of this German colonial building. The angle of the shot is great giving the photo a sense of depth and direction. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent sharpness. The deep blue sky provides fine contrast for the yellow tones of the building.
carper (96) 2009-11-06 3:43
very nice one Achim,
nice contrast, good composition, nice soft colors, good photo job here, have a good weekend.
ChrisJ (117197) 2009-11-06 4:11
Superb sharpness & well composed, with good framing, colour & saturation. The yellow ochre facades of the buildings contrast well against the blue sky. Tfs!
anokutan (15097) 2009-11-06 7:04
Very good colours and sharpness.The lighting and colors are great and the photo has excellent.
jafadabret (56501) 2009-11-06 7:14
Si tu n'avais pas affiché la provenance de cette photo tu en aurais trompé plus d'un dont moi ! Cette architecture typiquement européenne en Afrique a de quoi étonner. La photo est bien réussie avec la maîtrise de la lumière et les couleurs.
Beau travail !
Amical salut !
josepmarin (58359) 2009-11-06 11:51
This one is another good composition in which you offer us the interesting local architecture that you visit in the whole world.
It is a good photo of architecture, has an elegant perspective and a high quality in the light and in the colors.
Fis2 (103874) 2009-11-06 11:57
A very interesting building.
Good frame and perspective.
Nicely light and curious colors.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-11-06 12:03
Nice perspective on this heritage property, inspiration looks modern but indeed some german inspiration
have a nice day JY
bukitgolfb301 (44228) 2009-11-06 21:08
Hello my dear Achim
What is another super wonderful shot!
Perfect and bold framework/composition and sharp focusing in the detail for a colonial style building are excellent as usual! The color tone/coordination is also significant and meaningful. Deep blue sky is so beatiful too. Congratulation on your masterpiece!
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
Have a nice Saturday !
Graal (103038) 2009-11-07 0:10
an interesting old architecture from Namibia. Good presentation of house and well note. I like it.
pajaran (64374) 2009-11-07 0:59
Mnogo dobro izgleda, stara ali lepa arhitektura. Pravi trenutak snimka i boje.
Lep vikend, Paja.
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-11-07 2:18
Ola Achim ,
Que beleza de arquitectura deste edifício com as suas faixas e janelas , bom ponto de visão em diagonal , boas cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
paura (47186) 2009-11-07 5:13
Nitidez fantástica aqui, amigo. O enquadramento também é excelente destaque.
peppe59 (14555) 2009-11-07 5:43
fantastiche geometrie su questa foto dal contenuto semplice ma di grandissima gestione tecnica.
Complimenti un ottimo lavoro.
xuaxo (6854) 2009-11-07 12:05
I didn't expect that this is in Afrika, until I saw that it is in Namibia and remembered the history of Südwestafrika.
Nice color and interesting architecture.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-11-07 13:26
Fine perspective, colours and sharpness
Very well framed and done
Have a great weekend
Longroute (19396) 2009-11-09 1:27
I like the special light and colours here, so intense and saturated, they give a special atmosphere. Of course this building is outstandig for its lovely architecture one would not expect to find in Africa! Your slightly oblique composition enhances the sense of perspective and shows very well the whole compound. Very neat and clear.
An excellent work.
vasilpro (41661) 2009-11-09 8:55
Excellent composition, interesting architecture, very good lighting, clarity and sharpness, very nice colors.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
axiotea (21651) 2009-11-09 8:56
A fine presentation of that colonial building displayed in a good light allowing to see nicely its details. I guess the rooms, especially for the down ones, are well illuminated, because of its big windows...I like as well the color tones of the building!
jjanczyk (2579) 2009-11-09 9:27
Perfect sharpness of that interesting architecture.
Great POV, nice colors.
gunbud (34066) 2009-11-09 11:10
Splendid colonial African architecture seen brilliantly against the complimenting blue sky.
Wonderful sharpness and details to this fine image.
Silvio1953 (150199) 2009-11-09 13:03
Ciao Achim, great view of wonderful building, splendid perspective and beautiful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
jusninasirun (17162) 2009-11-09 18:15
hI Achim: This pastel color architecture is beautiful Hard lines with pleasing shapes are so well registered against the spotless blue sky. Fine framing with good line of perspective. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni
hopsy_life (101) 2009-11-13 2:49
Beautiful image wonderful lighting and superb colours great composition
emjleclercq (15780) 2009-11-13 22:37
Nice framing with good perspective. Although I did not like that much this kind of architecture, it is very interesting to see pictures from a very little known country like Namibia. I believe this is a remain from the time Namiabia wasa German colony.
All the best,
jmdias (67165) 2009-11-16 1:03
very beautiful this building, I liked the pov, despite the palm tree and the lamp post are a little bite distracting. amazing light, colors and contrast. well done
s_lush (16600) 2009-11-16 11:07
I like such architectural style and the color concept. The complex is captured perfectly well with all details of its design visible pretty well. Very well presented and commented!
Velera (237) 2009-12-09 0:59
impressive German archtecture style
have a nice day
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43763)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-09-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/3.5-4, Hama circular polariser
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 2008/09 South of Africa
- Date Submitted: 2009-11-05 23:41