View towards the mountains - Sankt Gilgen
Sankt Gilgen is a picturesque village by the Wolfgangsee in the Austrian state of Salzburg, in the "Salzkammergut" region. Sankt Gilgen is situated in the north-western shore of the lake Wolfgangsee, close to Strobl and to the Upper Austrian municipality of St. Wolfgang. It has 3,675 inhabitants, lies 545 metres above sea level and covers an area of 98.67 square kilometres.
In the year 1376 Sankt Gilgen was first mentioned in documents. 1873 the shipping on the Wolfgangsee started and so did the tourism too. Also the construction of the Salzkammergut-Lokalbahn in the year 1893 was a reason for the upcoming tourism. Many rich Viennese had their summer villas there such as the surgeon Theodor Billroth.
The parish church is dedicated to Saint Aegidius (Latin), in English Saint Giles, which is reflected in the name of the town, Sankt Gilgen.
St. Gilgen is a well-known travel destination. Boats from St. Gilgen sail around the Wolfgangsee, providing transport and views of the surrounding mountains. The hermitage of the original St. Gilgen may be seen, behind a chapel, in the Falkenstein cliffs west of St. Wolfgang and east of Fürberg.
In 2005 St. Gilgen was promoted as the "Mozart Village" by the Wolfgangsee Tourist Board. Although Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart never visited St. Gilgen (as he had intended to), his grandfather worked in the town, his mother was born in St. Gilgen, and his sister Nannerl moved there after her marriage. The village now boasts a first-class international school, the St. Gilgen International School. (Source: St. Gilgen & wikipedia)
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besnard (57178) 2011-07-02 2:32
Une belle prise en hauteur sous un ciel lumineux de ce village au bord de l'eau avec l'église au clocher à bulbe, typiquement autrichien.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.
snunney (105467) 2011-07-02 3:09
A very pretty landscape composition with immense depth to it. The vertical format suits perfectly. Well presented with good light, colours and clarity. Have a pleasant weekend.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-07-02 3:19
What a picturesque village . Lovely ranch in the foreground with a nice view of the mountains in the back. The tall tower of the church stands out well amidst the houses. Superb colors and tone.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2011-07-02 3:36
Under this light, this Austrian landscape is magnificent. I like the rural atmosphere, there where we can keep the physical health, the moral health, and the pleasure to live. Very beautiful and good work. Bravo.
Have a nice day
siudzi (34141) 2011-07-02 3:39
What a shot! Really amazing landscape sight has been built up. Beautiful work. Congrats!
timecapturer (49288) 2011-07-02 4:16
wonderful view and classic Austrian composition. Everything in the right place and beautifully sharp with wonderful greens that stand out so well against the stunning backdrop. A captivating image, well taken.
Enjoy your weekend - Brian
faletiz (10113) 2011-07-02 4:51
a beautiful view full of light and color. The POV is very nice and gives us a series of plans that are all different and all fascinating: the soft movement of the lawn, the Austrian-style village, the lake and mountains. The colors are very beautiful.
Have a nice day
Silvio1953 (151545) 2011-07-02 6:04
Ciao George, great POV on lovely village, beautiful mountain in BG, splendid colors, excellent clarity and wonderful light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
JFS (32459) 2011-07-02 7:54
Marvelous psotcard of this part of paradise...the wuality of your shot is excellent as always. I like the vertical format. thanks!
danos (102474) 2011-07-02 8:14
excellent the chosen green foreground of the scene as lead-in the eye on the village,as the Mts too.I like the brilliant light and colour management,as the beauty of the place.The sharpness of the image make it unique.
have a good weekend,Danos
vasilpro (41661) 2011-07-02 8:23
Wonderful view, beautiful village, lovely light and colors, excellent POV and DOF, great clarity and sharpness.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
Sergiom (87099) 2011-07-02 8:38
Une très belle scène pastorale. Le beau champ en pente descendante guide le regard vers le magnifique village qui borde le lac et les montagnes sont un parfait arrière plan.
ymrk (15085) 2011-07-02 8:40
György,this is really different than your other photos.so clear,so succesful vertical thought.Congratulations bro :)
cornejo (46048) 2011-07-02 10:30
György greetings. A very beautiful view of this wonderful landscape, a picture very beautiful technically perfect. A good shot and excellent work, congratulation. Have a good afternoon and a happy sunday, thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Angel.
Schnappilic (9692) 2011-07-02 13:04
Excellent vertical format with good perspective, lovely composition and good light. This place is wonderful.
All the best,
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-07-02 15:05
Hi George, Super photo over the farm, on to the pretty village,then the lake and the icing on the cake the fantastic mountains,Well captured managed and presented,Cheers Iain.
npecanhuk (77629) 2011-07-02 17:50
What a wonderful place!
What a beautiful and lovely picture!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition, vertical format, black & white borders and colors!
TFS - congrats,
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2011-07-02 18:34
Wonderful scenery, the colors, POV are fantastic! All of the elements goes well together. Compliments!
Have a great weekend,
jjcordier (79297) 2011-07-02 22:54
Un très bon cadrage vertical de ce superbe village au bord du Wolfgangsee. Les montagnes en arrière plan "terminent" bien l'image.
bukitgolfb301 (44777) 2011-07-03 0:12
Hi my dear George, how are you?
Sorry for my late action as I was out of Tokyo for 3 days to shot another intersting festivals.
A wonderful secnery presentation with so much perfect framework! Very impressive image as usual.
Marvelous stable framework and well considerd composition / combination via your elegant sense as always!
Thanks for your sharing finest work and have a good Sunday!
Takero from very hot Tokyo,
dkmurphys (63625) 2011-07-03 1:38
Superb postcard from that picturesque place. Amazing scene, great vertical shot.
Have a nice Sunday.
amaryllis (37039) 2011-07-03 6:46
j'avais reconnu que c'était l'Autriche avec l'église et son clocher typique, un site superbe avec ce village , le lac et les montagnes et un format vertical bien adapté à la composition
Graal (103038) 2011-07-03 23:17
Jó napot George,
very nice landscape. Good composition and shot from fine POV. Amazing mountains in BG. Photo well done.
Have a nice day.
siamesa (28123) 2011-07-04 4:32
Bom dia George
Fantastic view of this village and the mountains in background.Very nice landscape.
emilbo (22616) 2011-07-04 8:48
Merveilleuse scène de campagne et très joli village au bord de la mer. La qualité d'image et là et la perspective est excellente avec ce fond de montagnes. Le clocher bien placé dans la composition enjolive la scène. Parfait éclairage et belle harmonie de couleurs.
Toutes mes amitiés,
dip (23890) 2011-07-04 10:59
very nice capture of the amazing landscape,
a wonderful image,excellent composed and framed!
ines8 (6120) 2011-07-04 22:31
A very picturesque village scene, splendid POV and colours, an exquisite presentation.
All the best,
abmdsudi (57176) 2011-07-04 22:39
A breath taking image indeed and I enjoyed this vantage point that you have taken. The contrasting field in the fg immediately conjured feelings of surprise and awe. Indeed this is the best POV and I like the wide coverage, so much to enjoy, the mountain, the lake and the atmosphere. However what really impressed me is the beautiful church spire stands perfectly in place and this boosts the visual impact greatly. Brilliant shot!!!
macjake (71721) 2011-07-08 11:39
looking at this one, and your newest post today, it just goes the show the varied landscapes from this beautiful country.
i can't help but want to take that street that seperates your photo and walk straight into town!
perfect backdrop scenery too, which only enhances the already charming town.
lovely photo my friend
francio64 (39888) 2011-08-17 13:24
bella vista tra villaggio e montagna in BG.
L'immagine è ben composta e il taglio verticale sembra una buona scelta.
Luce ben gestita e ottimi colori.
dta (81538) 2011-08-18 7:37
Hello George ,
What a wonderful composition , in this vertical format . Like how the interesting grounds are succeeding from the FG to the BG . The bulb church tower as a strong point is another great feature of the picture .
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-26
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon Digital EOS350D
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-07-02 2:17