It was the first day of 2011 in Graz, Styria.
I falled in love to this nice city... And I'd like to show you another 2 photos from Graz. The same special price three for the price of one.
Graz is the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna and the capital of the federal state of Styria. It has a population of 291,890 as of 2010
Graz has a long tradition as a student city: its six universities have more than 44,000 students. Graz's "Old Town" is one of the best-preserved city centres in Central Europe.
Politically and culturally, Graz was for centuries more important for Slovenes than Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, and still remains influential.
In 1999, Graz was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites, which was extended in 2010 by Schloss Eggenberg. Graz was sole Cultural Capital of Europe for 2003 and has got the title of a City of Culinary Delights in 2008.
Due to its position southeast of the Alps, Graz is shielded from the prevailing westerly winds that bring weather fronts in from the North Atlantic to northwestern and central Europe. Due to this factor the weather in Graz is Mediterranean influenced. Graz therefore has more hours of sunshine per year than Vienna or Salzburg and also less wind or rain. Graz lies in a basin that only opens to the south, causing the climate to be warmer than would be expected at that latitude. Plants are found in Graz that normally grow much further south. However, this milder, less windy climate is detrimental to the air quality in Graz as it makes the city prone to smog in winter. The exhaust fumes of the around 120,000 cars driven into Graz every weekday by people living in the surrounding areas, together with the car journeys made by the inhabitants of Graz itself, are the most significant source of air pollution.
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Nicou (120328) 2013-12-18 7:14
quelle ambiance dans cette iamge avec le boruillard et quel éclairage que fait ressortire les éléments architecturaux de cette ville sueprbe compo et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
bostankorkulugu (42012) 2013-12-18 8:16
hey i'm surprised to see that it is not black and white... still very moody and good mate...
Waylim (25186) 2013-12-18 9:10
Even though the clarity if not great, but the misty condition really adds to the mood of the place. The foreground tree really give depth to the composition. The winter haze give the feeling of cold. I like also both the WS photo with the christmas mood and the color of the church.
krzychu30 (15496) 2013-12-18 11:11
the haze-something,that drove me crazy while I was in Hong Kong here surprisingly looks good and makes the whole mood of the scene.
I think it´s good,that the mist is so thick-it makes we use more our imagination.
Have a nice evening
Sergiom (58617) 2013-12-18 11:59
J'aime beaucoup l'atmosphère qui se dégage de cette composition remarquable. La brume qui estompe les formes est formidable et nous laisse voir juste assez pour en vouloir plus.
holmertz (40049) 2013-12-18 13:23
A fine and interesting photo. If this is the typical Graz smog i have to say it gives a good atmosphere to photos. But on New Year's Day there wouldn't be that many cars around? Maybe just ordinary haze of winter. Whatever, the many church towers look very interesting as they are just barely visible through the haze.
PS will you spend the new year abroad this time too?
macjake (55504) 2013-12-20 8:24
Graz is a city I wanted to visit when we were in Poland and the Czech Republic last year, but we just didn't have enough time.
looks great here.
Its a shame this photo isn't getting more points, because I think it truly deserves it!
love the mist atmosphere, and how the city seems hidden inside the photo!!
Periko (2609) 2013-12-21 20:58
Beautiful misty view of the city, from a good viewpoint. The leafless branches in the foreground looks great.
Regards and TFS
annjackman (19189) 2013-12-21 23:36
This picture is full of atmosphere with the muted light picking out parts of the architecture. It was good to include the trees to frame the bottom of the image. Subtle work - very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
siudzi (33047) 2013-12-22 2:19
What a beautiful and moody shot of this charming view! You have selected a really great moment for taking the pic -- the result is absolutely amazing! Well done! TFS.
rigoletto (34255) 2013-12-23 12:42
hello serghei! this is beautiful! not a postcard for sure, but a piece of poetry. i don't know whether it is dirty smog or a pure mist, but the atmosphere is magic and timeless. compliments!