Yes, it is postcard, and symmetrical shot. But what would be the sense to be creative when there are no photos of this splendid castle on TE?
I went a few times near Graz some years ago but I didn't visit it then. After seeing some Serghei's photos from Graz on TE I felt inspired and decided to go for a one day trip from Vienna. My main goal was to see Murinsel and Museum of Art, both very strange modern structures, but there are many other beautiful places around.
This is the view of Castle Eggenberg. It is wonderful example of baroque Austrian architecture and the interior rooms are magnificent, one of the most beautiful I have seen. Only guided tours are possible to see interiors, so before going there, check the hours of sightseeing. I haven't done this, it was just pure luck that I came in right time. The tours are in German and English, I joined small group in German.
Schloss Eggenberg relies on the Gregorian calendar as a basis for constructed universe. The palace has 365 exterior windows, one for each day of the year. Of these, 52 are on the 24 rooms of the piano nobile representing the weeks of one year. The 2nd storey contains these 24 state rooms in a ring-shaped arrangement which symbolize the hours in a single day. Every floor in the building bares exactly 31 rooms counting the maximum number of days in a calendar month. The 52 windows of the piano nobile with the 8 windows of the Planetary Room make a total of 60, representing both the number of seconds in a minute and the minutes in an hour.
The palace is erected on a rectangular plan with the geometrical center being formed by the middle tower with its Gothic chapel. On each corner there is a tower-like rise. Each of these corner-towers represents one of the four seasons and the outside corner of each is aimed exactly in a cardinal direction.
Unesco Heritage Site.
I hoped to meet Wofgang (fritzi) there. It was not possible, so I dedicate this photo for him.
Big photo in beta
Slightly different view.
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snunney (100880) 2014-06-27 2:30
The symmetrical framing suits the subject perfectly, though I would perhaps have cloned out the bollards in the bottom left corner, they tend to drag the attention away from the subject. The image is pleasantly lit and has very good colours and clarity. Your fellow visitors bring the scene to life and offer a sense of scale.
lousat (92978) 2014-06-27 2:32
Hi Malgo,i like a lot the postcard style and this is a great example! In effect you have raison,why not? I like a lot the exposure of the difficult and different light levels,very nice the effect of lights and shadows on the roof,very interesting post! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
tyro (25750) 2014-06-27 3:46
How nice to be able to capture a photograph of a place which has not, so far, been represented on TE! And this is a lovely "postcard" view too.
But to say it is just a "postcard" is a bit too simplistic - this is a well composed symmetrical photograph with lovely light and contrasts and amazing detail and sharpness too, all set against a glorious sky. And your workshop picture gives us an insight into the wonderful details of the main entrance.
An interesting note too though I suspect that during your "guided tour" you would not be allowed to take photographs inside.
serp2000 (44638) 2014-06-27 5:24
I see the summer Graz is more picturesque. We were here in January only. Thanks for your note. I am glad to know that my photos could help you to planning your trips too ;)
Perfect photo! Excellent colors and fine details!
Sergiom (81929) 2014-06-27 5:33
Un cadrage classique mais aussi très efficace pour montrer ce très bel immeuble sous une lumière qui fait parfaitement ressortir les détails. Le ciel est spectaculaire.
Nicou (144352) 2014-06-27 9:48
quelle iamge et como sueprbe quel édifice merveilleux parfaitement mis en valeur sueprbe cpatage et toutes ces fenêtre ce graphisme mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié
Gigidusud (21151) 2014-06-27 14:36
Beautiful postcard from Graz with this splendid architecture. Great framing and fantastic light. Well done!
Have a nice Week-end my friend.
fritzi007 (11073) 2014-06-27 14:49
Danke für deine Widmung, du hast auch so einen der schönsten Platze in Graz gefunden, obwohl es in Graz viele schöne Plätze gibt.
Ich finde dein Foto wunderschön, mit einer hohen Fotoqualität!
Wünsch dir eine schöne Zeit
carlo62 (50181) 2014-06-27 14:55
bellissima condivisione, non conoscevo questo palazzo, ne conoscevo tutte quelle curiosità che ho letto nella tua nota. Hai ragione, merita una visita e il tuo scatto è senza dubbio quello più giusto per capire di cosa si tratta. Interessante la presenza delle persone, la grandezza del palazzo è ancora più evidente.
jcpix (13930) 2014-06-27 20:09
Isn't it fun and intriguing to think of how we can become inspired and influenced by so many others that we come to know through this medium? Your intuition paid off well to have captured this beautiful edifice. I concur with John, I don't necessarily believe this is simply a "postcard" pictures...I mean, look...there are people included. :) Far from being staged simply for the goal of having this in your collection, you've taken and presented this castle with purpose. Lovely colors and fine detail throughout, this turned out to be much more than a simple snapshot. Nicely done! Enjoy the new day. Take care.
I loved the story about the Kyrgyzstan football fans cheering for the Costa Rica team. :)
rychem (37487) 2014-06-27 21:28
Po to stworzyli symetryczny budynek, żeby właśnie epatować widzów, a niesymetryczne zdjęcie zepsułoby jego urodę, piękna architektura z pięknymi dtalami
jjcordier (79297) 2014-06-27 22:19
Une note très intéressante pour présenter ce château remarquable (je l'ai raté lors de mon mini séjour près de Graz).
photoray (13981) 2014-06-28 6:57
Fine low level lighting revealing the uniformity of Schloss Graz, rectangle magic with a Romanesque entry.
And your historical narrative describing an unusual and elaborate connection to the seasons, months, days and calendar.
Thanks for sharing,
macjake (69245) 2014-06-28 11:37
Ah...Graz! this was one city Tosca and I were planning to visit on our Poland/Czech trip a few years ago...we were going to visit Austria too, but there wasn't enough time.
and who cares if its a postcard style shot, I do that all the time, as does Mariusz.
beautiful castle here, even if its not the classical style as we would think of a castle.
lovely day for a photo, attractive scene.
have a great day
Silvio1953 (145773) 2014-06-28 12:03
Ciao Malgorzata, great view of fantastic building, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-06-29 0:02
nice barocque castle, difficult light well managed.
i like also the complementary view.
Angshu (56760) 2014-07-02 21:34
Hello dear Malgo
Fine symmetrical postcard from Graz. I was surprised when you mentioned that this fine landmark is not represented in TE!
Light seemed to be pretty strong, but well exposed...fine amount of details on the windows and the facade.
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (100071)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-24
- Categories: Castles, Architecture, Artwork
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-27 0:48