It would be nicer if there was someone in the window, at least gert would prefer, but all inhabitants of graz attended Stadtfest :). Besides, there are so many Gods and Ritters around these windows, maybe it would be too much.
A wall-tattoo on Herrengasse street? Sure! On the façade of the Herzoghof building in the centre of Graz, Greek and Roman Gods engage in a rendez-vous. The building was first painted as early as 1600. The Baroque painter Johann Mayer applied the ‘divine’ frescos in 1742, since which time it has been known as the ‘painted house’. If you take a moment to immerse yourself in the images, you enjoy an intense sense of submersion right there in the middle of the urban hustle and bustle.
In 1999, Graz was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites, and the site was extended in 2010 by Schloss Eggenberg. Graz was sole Cultural Capital of Europe for 2003 and got the title of a City of Culinary Delights in 2008.
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Nicou (135990) 2014-06-30 1:49
quel rendu sur cette façade superbe quels dessimns et décorations mervielleux et le graphsime de fenêtre splendide
Bravo et amitié
williewhistler (16193) 2014-06-30 3:13
even without a person at the window this is such an interesting view,very well well composed it fills the frame with many delicate details to enjoy.
The warm colours are most enjoyable and clarity is first rate.
Warm regards Les.
snunney (94751) 2014-06-30 4:09
A fine capture of this highly decorated façade. The image is evenly illuminated and the colours and detail are excellent. I like the fact the two of the windows are wide open whilst all the rest are firmly shut; here lives somebody who marches to his own drum:-)
timecapturer (49288) 2014-06-30 4:38
love these painted façades, that seem so popular in Germany & Austria. This one is magnificent and looks amazing in this capture.
Have a good week - B.
jhm (148626) 2014-06-30 5:22
You workshop picture shows perfect the total of the facade.
But these picture, (as first picture) find I better through the nice details.
This is real a jewel, formerly having we great artists.
Sharpness and clarity are very well.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
umutlu101 (13621) 2014-06-30 5:26
il faudrait un travail panoramique pour montrer tout
Sergiom (73278) 2014-06-30 7:26
J'aime beaucoup cette devanture et tu la sers bien avec ce plan serré qui fait bien ressortir les détails. Elle est passionnante à regarder.
lousat (87012) 2014-06-30 9:58
Hi Malgo,i like a lot decorate facades and this is truly beautiful! How many things to watch! An excellent capture as usual,very well exposed and with super detail too.I'm going to the airport,the tunisian beaches wait me..ehehe...see you in a week,Luciano
ikeharel (67087) 2014-06-30 10:04
Beautifully painted facade, and the windows reflect the opposite building view, Malgo.
Each painting is different, though same pattern and style.
Nicely spotted and well collected scene.
photoray (13725) 2014-06-30 10:23
Very attractive frescoes, representing centuries of Greek and Roman culture blended with Christianity. Looks like every inch of the building has been painted and the detail is impressive.
Thanks for sharing,
Noel_Byrne (29093) 2014-06-30 13:23
What a facade this is, we really don't see this kind or architectural artistry any more, so a real delight to see. There is so much to occupy the eye. Great place to capture, thanks for sharing.
mesutilgim (92292) 2014-06-30 13:33
I know this fassade very well ! You have captured this detail very well with almost nill distortion.
TFS and best regards
carlo62 (43419) 2014-06-30 14:08
ci sarebbe voluto un ombrello rosso a una delle finestre di destra o di sinistra, ma questo è chiedere troppo. In realtà questa facciata è bellissima così com'è, il resto è pura disquisizione fotografica.
Molto belli i dipinti e bella è la tua foto, anzi, le tue fotografie.
Tigerlily (3375) 2014-06-30 14:19
What a wonderful building! Superbly captured image with wonderful color and detail...Beautiful indeed.
rychem (32161) 2014-06-30 20:03
Dekoracja wspaniała, ciekawe, jak się mieszka w takim domu. Dobre ujęcie i dobry kadr, tego jeszcze na TE nie widziałem
jjcordier (79295) 2014-06-30 22:41
Cette façade de Graz a un "tatouage" vraiment étonnant. C'est un véritable musée à elle toute seule! belle découverte.
photographer_sg (4412) 2014-07-01 1:55
Even without anyone at any of the windows, this is a gorgeous capture with so many charming details. The framing is perfect and the sharpness helps us to appreciate the beautiful frescoes. Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture.
Have a nice evening.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-07-01 3:44
Hello Malgo - The decoration on the Herzoghof building is quite amazing and I wonder how the frescoes are kept in good condition. Interesting how the soft brush work contrasts with the pin sharp windows and reflections.
You have captured the murky colours of the frescoes well with good detail.
dkmurphys (55801) 2014-07-01 7:56
Superb facade, they sure did a great job there. I guess there is a story behind those paints...
Have a nice evening.
abmdsudi (50420) 2014-07-01 10:52
An excellent find of a historic building and a good architectural record shot of an eye catching of classic facade. Your crop is comfortable allowing the eye to fully concentrate on the composition and this is just wonderful with the right treatments, I feel the lovely touch of green finishes off handsomely. Delightful shot, Congrats, TFS
Fis2 (93709) 2014-07-01 13:38
Piekna elewacja i ciekawe odbicia w oknach.
Silvio1953 (136545) 2014-07-02 11:35
Ciao Malgorzata, great view of fantastic facad, excellent clarity, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ChrisJ (109360) 2014-07-02 13:40
After seeing all the ruins in Turkey Greece and Italy its nice to see some artwork trying to recapture the original appearance of these Gods and Goddesses. Its sometimes hard to visualize what a headless statue might have looked like! Good sharpness, colour and saturation. The 2 open windows break the pattern nicely. Tfs!
mjw364 (432) 2014-07-03 6:05
Nice murals on the walls in between the windows and good use of the windows to create line and patterns. Also the reflections in the windows have been captured too telling me that this is well exposed.
jemaflor (93121) 2014-07-03 23:47
Beautiful house with all these decorations, good presentation with all these windows, perfect angle and sharpness, tfs.
mcmtanyel (19603) 2014-07-05 19:44
This is an eye-catching detail from an alluring facade - a building with tattoos! The distorted reflections on the window panes provide additional curiosity.