The Heldenplatz is the outer plaza of the Hofburg and was built under the reign of Emperor Francis Joseph, as part of what was to become the Kaiserforum (imperial forum), which, however, was never completed. In the northeast, it is bordered by the Leopoldinian Tract of the Hofburg, in the southeast by the Neue Hofburg, and in the southwest by the Ringstraße, from which it is separated by the Äußeres Burgtor ("outer castle gate"). The northwestern part, where there are no buildings, offers a view of the Ringstraße with the Parliament, the Rathaus (town hall), and the Burgtheater. On the plaza, there are the two equestrian statues of Prince Eugene of Savoy and Archduke Charles of Austria, who are remembered as great military leaders. It houses Austria's unknown soldier.
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ChrisJ (112331) 2011-12-09 3:24
Good sharpness with a pleasant diffused light & superb use of diminishing linear perspective. The bg bridge is appropriately positioned over the vanishing point. The people add scale. Have a nice weekend!
jhm (151492) 2011-12-09 3:30
Vienna one of the most beautiful cities with the best artworks in the world.
You chose a very lovely place with rain but excellent taken
Nice perspective and depth picture.
Excellent composition, lovely colors good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
JFS (32459) 2011-12-09 3:38
You are presenting us a good POv showing a lovely and rich architecture, in spite of the lack of sun, the light is good, and the umbrellas give some color to the image.
Thanks and best regards,
jacquest (18927) 2011-12-09 4:00
The view through the arch gives deepness. Even in the rainy weather, you have achieved good colors and sharpness. The people with umbrellas add life in this image depicting a very nice architecture and street view.
Have a nice day
rodgerg (55767) 2011-12-09 4:35
An another nice image of this beautiful city with a mixt well ballanced between ancient architectur and modern life. The coloured elements arise very well. FG very well balanced with the bicycl on the left nad the aldy with the blue umbrella on the right.
josepmarin (58357) 2011-12-09 4:52
in spite of the rainy day, you obtained a good result in this urban capture.
The almost deserted street, with few persons who are protected under the umbrellas, offers us an autumnal atmosphere, though it was last day of August.
The weak light gives a nice smoothness to the colors, in a good composition, in which we can see also the elegant architecture of Vienna.
A nice work.
Sergiom (77401) 2011-12-09 6:02
Un coin de rue magnifique, bien mis en valeur par un point de vue parfait. On sent la pluie qui tombe et l'humidité dans l'air.
bayno (18344) 2011-12-09 8:09
Dear Lakshmi, very nice composition, there is many details but i don't get any disturb...everything is in the right place, nice scene and good sharpness...for shure the light is not the best...but you cannot do nothing...is the weather...Perhaps a B&W there was good, anyway very good shot, warm regards, valter
SWEETFREEDOM (24617) 2011-12-09 10:26
i like these characteristic middle european buildings. fine colors
cornejo (41395) 2011-12-09 10:57
Hi Lakshmi, a clear picture of this beautiful place, good composition and well framed with bright colors, very good work with excellent technique, congratulations my friend. Good night and happy weekend. Tfs.
pajaran (59541) 2011-12-09 12:04
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o starom trgu ...
Lep pogled na staru arhitekturu i trenutak u kisnom danu, lepa fotografija.
Dobar snimka, perpsektiva i prikaz lepim bojama.
Imajte lep dan za odmor.
Sve najbolje za vikend.
Very interesting and good article on the old square ...
Nice view of the old architecture and moment in a rainy day, beautiful images.
Good shot, nice view of the perspectives and colors.
Have a nice day for a holiday.
All the best for the weekend.
rbassin (22651) 2011-12-09 12:08
Un point de vue intéressant, bien centré; avec un bel effet de perspective centrale;la dame au parapluie anime la rue et crée un dimension humaine ŕ l'espace.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-12-09 13:18
I remember this beautiful place I like the composition and the architectural details, superb POV and perspective, beautiful view, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
siudzi (34141) 2011-12-09 14:25
A nice and very interesting scene captured with great attention on details. Like the sculptures in the right that are so eye-catching here. Very well executed. TFS.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-12-09 18:07
A very intriguing composition, the entire image is treated like wallpaper. And to it, you have placed an axial opening piercing through the entire photograph, creating a very deep space perspective which is placed elegantly off centered from the entire image. The atmosphere of the square is well presented, and the overall image is rendered with very natural colours. The photograph is very attractive, and the textures contained in the image are well distributed. I like the presented image very much.
With my very best wishes,
Have a very nice weekend, Lakshmi
Graal (102622) 2011-12-09 23:47
nice place in Vienna. I like the perspective of street and gate in BG. Pity that you had rainy weather.
Have a nice day.
ikeharel (69855) 2011-12-10 1:11
Fine corner in Vienna, Lakshmi, colorful inspite of the light rain, good depth onto the street beyond the arc.
POV selected nicely - placing the statue on side.
Lovely, enjoy a nice weekend.
Nicou (140072) 2011-12-10 1:14
super compo et iamge quelle vue sur cette rue avec le pavage, la dame au parapluie le vélo la belle statue la profondeur parfaite compo.
Bravo et amitié
peppe59 (14555) 2011-12-10 3:07
very nice this corner of Vienna. A photo with the dynamic presence of the woman with the umbrella, good light.
adramad (44888) 2011-12-10 13:10
Fantastic and beautiful composition with this beautiful corner next to the Hofburg Palace. Magnificent perspective that gives the bow to the bottom of the street.
A picture full of detail to enjoy them thanks to the good light.
Have a nice weekend.
jmdias (63426) 2011-12-24 15:38
beautiful detail of the town, I don't remember this place, anyway I crossed the city in few hours and had an accident here. a pity the bad weather.
TheMystic (912) 2012-03-31 16:34
The photo is OK, but this is not the Heldenplatz. Its the Michaelerplatz, corner of Reitschulgasse, left side of the Hofburg Gate - the fountain is called the Power of the Sea, and below the arcades straight ahead on the left is the Spanisch Riding School.