This is the Holy Trinity Column, one of the tourist attractions in Klagenfurt.
Originally built at Heiligengeistplatz square of the city, the Trinity column today stands pretty in the Alter Platz Square. According to historians, the Trinity column of Klagenfurt was erected in 1680.
The half moon and cross were added after the victory over the Turks in 1683.
The wonderful wooden structure was built to remember the massive plague, which broke out during the 17th century in the city. With time, the tower was renovated and reconstructed before it was shifted to Alter Platz Square of Klagenfurt in 1965.
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vasilpro (40685) 2011-09-13 15:15
Wonderful composition, interesting monument, excellent POV, very nice light management, beautiful colors, TFS!.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
danos (80278) 2011-09-14 0:27
Good morning Marina,
the Holy Trinity column,dominates the image as the cross outlined against the blue sky.I like the brilliant light as the colour management of the image.
Have a good day,Danos
lousat (67105) 2011-09-14 15:08
Hi Marina,spectacular capture whit the best light to create this magnificent contrast whit the blue sky,very impressive sharpness and colors and a very rich composition too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
mjdundee (4657) 2011-09-15 4:26
Nice view of this monument in a mediterraina like setting. It looks a bit over proportioned with the huge half moon and the cross but the real attraction seems that both symbols are on the same monument.
abmdsudi (35340) 2011-09-15 9:12
This is an efficient and competent shot nicely cropped and composed with no vital space is wasted. This shot gives emphasis to the column and you have successfully uncluttered much of the busyness of the background thus focus is not distracted on the well placed prominence subject. The pillar and golden color of the half-moon double cross cought eyes, standing proudly rendering a stunning contrast to the blue sky. Exposure is good, bearing in mind the amount of brightness in the image, as is the dof. Nice touches of some fine supporting subtle colors in those colorful buildings, combines well to make this a very fine image, with an uplifting feel. Congrast, well done. Best regards
P/S Do you know the double cross/hald moon, what does it symbolize?
macjake (48349) 2011-09-16 10:44
first of all, i like the wright up, lots of usefull information there.
you chose a perfect day, lots of light, lots of illumination to bright out the colors.
a cheerful scene because of the lighting.
have a great day
limielski (2575) 2011-09-17 7:02
You took beautiful photo. Very good composition, colors and interesting object is presented on your shot I mean monument, of course (but two palms in Austria are interesting objects, too :-) . Excellent POV and sharpness.
Have a nice weekend
TopGeo (38126) 2011-09-20 23:48
Hello Marina, Excellent idea of image of Holy Trinity column,dominates in the image as the cross and moon! I like the brilliant light as the colour management of sky and clarity of BG! Wonderful composition, beautiful colors, TFS!
iacobi (309) 2011-12-06 2:03
Good shot,an interesting architectural scene, sharpness exposure and natural colors are excellent!...well done.!!
fritzi007 (219) 2012-11-20 14:17
du hast einen wunderschönen Tag in Klagenfurt erwischt, wirklich ein sehr schönes Wetter, dein Foto ist perfekt! (Mein Sohn Andreas geht in Klagenfurt in die Schule.
Wünsch dir einen schönen Tag