Hluboká, a fairy-tale residence woven from a beautiful lady’s dream.
The chateau of Hluboká was originally founded as a guarding castle in the mid 13thcentury by the Kings of Bohemia, and being royal property, it was frequently forfeited. Several aristocratic families took turns owning it. The important ones included e.g. the Lords of Pernštejn, who founded the nearby fishpond of Bezdrev in 1490, the second largest fishpond in Bohemia. The prominent aristocratic family of the Lords of Hradec purchased the domain in 1561. Two years later, the new owners had the original Gothic castle rebuilt into a Renaissance chateau. In the late 16th century, the next owner was the family Malovec of Malovice, who, being Protestants, lost the property in 1619, and four years later Emperor Ferdinand II of Habsburg gave it as a compensation for war claims to the Spanish general Don Balthasar de Marradas. In 1661, Jan Adolf I of Schwarzenberg bought Hluboká from hisnephew. The Schwarzenbergs lived in Hluboká until the end of 1939, when the last owner Dr. Adolf emigrated overseas to escape from the Nazis. They lost their property once for all through a special Act, Lex Schwarzenberg in 1947. Thanks to their very well-managed property and large-scale economic activities, the Schwarzenbergs twice rebuilt the chateau of Hluboká, first in the early 18th century in the Baroque style, and later, they carried out an extensive reconstruction of the chateau in the romantic neo-Gothic style of the in the years 1840 – 1871, including a re-arrangement of the park and the surrounding countryside. Therebuilding was influenced by the journeys of the then owner, Prince Jan Adolf II of Schwarzenberg and his spouse Princess Eleonore, née Princess of Liechtenstein, to England. The main model of the project was the royal castle of Windsor. Rebuilding work were started according to the designs by the Viennese architect Franz Beer, and, after his death, the Schwarzenberg builder Damasius Deworetzky continued, especially focusing on designing the splendid interiors.
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snunney (100816) 2012-07-25 4:01
An interesting castle with an intriguing blend of styles. I like the point of view and the subdued lighting, which brings a particular atmosphere to the shot that suits the subject well. Good colours and sharpness.
cargus (10273) 2012-07-25 9:39
Beautiful this castle, good contrast, light and color, well done picture.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-07-25 12:14
nagyon szép fotó remek kompozícióval, a fények gyönyörűek. Ugyancsak nagyszerűek az építészeti részletek, a fotó minősége szuper.
Egykor (Kb. 10 éve) kellemes körútat tettünk Csehországban, sajnos a digitális korszak előtt....
Utatokhoz a legjobbakat kívánom, mi esetleg az év végén nekilódulunk, akkor már merjük utaztatni a picit....
Kellemes fényeket, utat, élményeket!
kathryn_weir (2056) 2012-07-25 22:43
A lovely and interesting castle with such rich detail- like a fairytale. Your description is very informative. Effective point of view with nice interest in the foreground greenery. You have managed the bright sunlight well.
- Copyright: Csaba Witz (csabagaba) (6636)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-06
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 200, sigma 18-125mm f/3,5-5,6 DC, Soligor Blueline UV 62mm
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-25 1:34