This is part of the Neuer Platz in Klagenfurt in the old and beautiful center of the town.
I liked its colorful cozy buildings looking bright and attractive on a very sunny day.
On the eastern side of the Klagenfurt Neuer Platz a bronze statue of Empress Maria Theresia can be seen, who reigned in 1740-80. On the southern side of the base you can see the inscription "In Memory of the Great Empress".
The statue was created by Franz Pцnninger and solemnly unveiled by Prince Rudolf in 1873. The original, even more elaborate sculpture made of lead had been erected in Klagenfurt on the occasion of a visit of Empress Maria Theresia in 1765. The so-called "lead empress" had been the first statue of Maria Theresia in the Habsburg Empire. However, it was removed in 1870, allegedly due to serious damage. As a matter of fact, the Klagenfurt authorities intended to gain popularity with a new and more liberal piece of art. So the original statue was destroyed and used to make cannonballs for the Russian-Turkish war. Three years later, in 1873, the new statue was unveiled.
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papagolf21 (83264) 2011-05-27 0:51
Trиs belle mise en image de cette place bordйe par de jolis immeubles colorйs. La statue majestueuse est fort bien placйe dans la composition.
Une image йclatante de couleurs.
Une bien jolie rйalisation.
jhm (135274) 2011-05-27 5:04
Austria a very nice country for photographers.
You can find a lot nice places, these place is very pleasant for to drink an cup of coffee, there on of the terraces.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Excellent composition good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
dkmurphys (46356) 2011-05-27 5:12
Very fine capture, a good postcard from that beautiful place. Well catch scene, nice colors.
Have a great weekend.
Sergiom (54655) 2011-05-27 5:29
Une bien belle petite place ensoleillй ou il semble faire bon passer quelques temps. Les belles terrasses sont invitantes et les couleurs sont superbes.
cornejo (28111) 2011-05-27 11:24
Marina cordials greetings. A photo very good of this place very nice. Very beautiful facades with nice colors. The sharpness light and colors very well. A great work, congratulation. Have a good night and happy weekend, thanks for sharing.
macjake (52232) 2011-05-27 12:07
i like this simple set up, with the simple but elegant architecture as a backdrop to the statue.
you said it best, with the cozy buildings.
nice shot for the weekend
Charo (51210) 2011-05-28 8:04
Very good overview of this pleasant and beautiful place.
The architecture of the houses is magnificent and colorful.
Excellent details and excellent light.
serp2000 (37959) 2011-08-10 9:37
Да, согласен. Клагенфюрт, как и Грац имеет свой шарм.
Милые игрушечные домики, чистые улицы. Прямо как дОма ))) Напомнила, что мне надо вернуться к австрийским фото.
Успехов и до новых встреч!