A view over Salzburg Old Town taken from the grounds of the Salzburg High Fortress ( Festung Hohensalzburg). The large building standing more or less centre-stage is the cathedral (Salzburger Dom). Just below in the centre of the frame can be seen the outdoor chess board, a picture of which I posted earlier in this series on Salzburg.
Some information extracted from a longer article about Salzburg on Wikipedea:
Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg. Salzburg's "Old Town" with its world famous baroque architecture is one of the best-preserved city centres in the German-speaking world, and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The city is noted for its Alpine setting. It is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the setting for parts of the musical and film The Sound of Music, which features a number of famous landmarks in Austria, but focuses mainly on Salzburg. Salzburg is also a student city, with three universities.
Traces of human settlements have been found in the area, dating to the Neolithic Age. The first settlements at Salzburg were apparently begun by the Celts. Around 15 BC the separate settlements were merged into one city by the Romans. At this time the city was called Juvavum and was awarded the status of a Roman municipium in 45 AD. The first records of Jewish settlers appear around this time. Juvavum developed into an important town of the Roman province of Noricum. The city declined sharply after the collapse of the Norican frontier, such that by the late 7th century it had become a "near ruin".
The 'Life of Saint Rupert' credits the saint with the city's rebirth. When Theodo of Bavaria asked Rupert to become bishop c. 700, Rupert reconnoitred the river Salzach for the site of his basilica. Rupert chose Juvavum, ordained priests, and annexed the manor Piding. He named the city "Salzburg", and then left to evangelize among the pagans.
The name Salzburg literally means "Salt Castle", and derives its name from the barges carrying salt on the Salzach river, which were subject to a toll in the 8th century, as was customary for many communities and cities on European rivers.
The Festung Hohensalzburg, the city's fortress, was built in 1077 and expanded during the following centuries.
Independence from Bavaria was secured in the late 14th century.
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UnTrained (0) 2008-02-28 23:54
this view from the high POV shows a lot from the city and includes interesting architecture especially in the foreground with good details. But also those human ants are nice to see (too bad we don't have their faces ;-). The depth by the curve of the river and the balance of the hill left is very well done. The copper roof has good textures.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
king (2905) 2008-02-29 0:11
Nice view on Salzburg is this, with much detail. Pretty high placed horizon. Maybe the upper half of the shot has a little bit to much blue(?).
besnard (52851) 2008-02-29 0:18
Très belle vue plongeante sur cette jolie ville. Tu nous proposes une image avec beaucoup de profondeur et plein de choses à regarder.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
dip (23532) 2008-02-29 0:31
wonderful panorama shot of Salzburg with excellent clarity and POV,
natural colors and many interesting details too,
very well done!
saxo042 (37220) 2008-02-29 0:42
A beautiful view over this beautiful city! A lot of fine details and very sharp and fine colours.
Greetings from Gothenburg
marknunnerley (2780) 2008-02-29 0:46
When I went there I always remembered that it was called Salt Castle. It's funny how some things stick. Went to Mozarts museum as well which was very interesting.
Like the vista here as it makes me remember Salzburg better than just by single building shots.
Have a good weekend Stephen.
horatiuTT (4570) 2008-02-29 1:19
incredible panoramic view,actually it's a classic for Salzburg.
ChrisJ (95788) 2008-02-29 1:23
A good overview of Salzburg from a superb high vantage point. Good colour, sharpness & repetition of the turrets, with a nice curve of the distant river. Tfs!
Muse (34938) 2008-02-29 1:31
Un tout bon pov pour faire découvrir cette très jolie ville.
Beau panorama de la région et un commentaire intéressant.
De jolies couleurs et une bonne lumière
pasternak (15181) 2008-02-29 2:03
Nice luminous panorama, Stephen, very well known PoV to me, I stood there as well...:)
amaryllis (34208) 2008-02-29 2:14
une superbe photo avec un cadrage excellent de cette superbe ville, la cathédrale imposante au premier plan, une bonne luminosité
PixelTerror (0) 2008-02-29 2:32
A very good pov here overlooking the old city of Salzburg, and thanks to the curve of the river this view gets dynamism, fine exposure delivering good summer impression, we can see thanks to the ants the buildings are quite huge !
Have a nice day JY
jurek1951 (41319) 2008-02-29 2:36
Schönes Bild! Sehr detailreich.
Ich mag diese Stadt, es ist wunderschön und der Mozartkugel schmeckt sehr gut.
Beautiful image and good colors.wonderful composition.Well done
I live 5km of the Salzburg!
John_F_Kennedy (42062) 2008-02-29 3:58
A nice composition where you show us the old architecture of the city in a great overviwe. Very interesting is how the curve of the river lead the eye to the background. Well done.
macondo (18595) 2008-02-29 4:39
It's many years since I visited this city. Your shot is a superb panoramic view of the city, the river and the surrounding countryside. Marvellous light and colours, exquisite sharpness and detail. The buildings really stand out with great luminosity. Very fine work, and I'm wondering if it's a scan.
daddo (23607) 2008-02-29 5:39
Hi Stephen. Absolutely impressive view and very clear details.Nice how the gentle light bathes the whole scene. The colours are soft and pleasing to the eye. Well done. Regards. Klaudio.
Gustaw (21670) 2008-02-29 6:54
Hallo my friend!
I see very interesting photo. I very like your view about architecture. Good composition, nice colours and good light. Well done.
feather (51130) 2008-02-29 6:55
The fortress has provided you with an excellent viewpoint for this bird's eye image. It's perfect for showing us the size of the huge cathedral and its position in relation to the river. There are so many details to enjoy. Well done
Fis2 (83934) 2008-02-29 9:49
Beautiful city, wpnderful panorama. I like the frame and coloeeers. Well done.
Nicou (119421) 2008-02-29 10:08
mangigique vue de cette superbe ville autrichienne, toutes ces églises, ces clocher, de toute beauté, on voit bien tout la parite ancienne de la ville, très bien vu.
Bravo et amitiés
jaywalker (16095) 2008-02-29 10:18
Hi Stephen, A very good view of the wonderful architecture of this super looking city, I've never been to Salzburg but this photo gives me a nice taster, your POV is excellent as it takes the bend in the river, clear & sharp, with the eye being drawn right across to the hills beyond, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
chrisnet (21092) 2008-02-29 12:06
Nice POV with beautiful architectures, the light and sharpness are excellents, very good depht too.
gunbud (34066) 2008-02-29 19:18
You have provided us with a breathtaking view of this beautiful old world city from your high perch. The river bend makes a great seperating line to this excellent image as it provides great depth as we follow it to the distant fileds and hills.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-03-01 2:15
Amazing view with impressive composition, the POV is fantastic. I like the many attractive architectural details and the perspective, Great shot! Have a nice weekend
wolf38 (31258) 2008-03-02 10:08
Hello Stephen. From the fortress Salzburg one has a wonderful overview. Architecture, history, - everything becomes alive. Really very descriptive. The photo is ideal for TE. Best regards, Wolfgang.
Gerrit (46846) 2008-03-03 2:45
excellent panorama over this majestic city. Well composed and with a lot of details.
serp2000 (39248) 2011-09-24 2:28
Outstanding cityscape, Stephen! I like this presentation of the famouse place. Great POV, fine perspective, splendid colours and good sharpness. TFS!