Loreta is a large pilgrimage destination in Hradčany, a district of Prague, Czech Republic. It consists of a cloister, the church of the Lord’s Birth, a Holy Hut and the clock tower with a famous chime. The construction had started in 1626 and the Holy Hut was blessed on March 25, 1631. The architect was the Italian Giovanno Orsi; the project was financed by a noblewoman of the Lobkowitz family. The Face wall in Baroque style was designed by the architects Christoph Dientzenhofer and Kilian Ignaz Dientzenhofer and added at the beginning of the 18th century. The chapel is most known for its peal, heard since August 15, 1695. It was constructed during 1694 by watchmaker Peter Neumann from thirty smaller and larger bells. Today the building also hosts large collection of liturgical tools, mainly monstrances. Exhibitions are occasionally held on the first floor of the cloister. Neighbouring Loreta Square (Loretánské náměstí) is named after Loreta.
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dip (23888) 2011-03-17 2:50
an excellent framed image with the luminous lantern in the foreground to be the eye-catcher on the picture,and the beautiful church tower behind,
good capture of the foggy atmosphere,well done!
tyro (24682) 2011-03-17 4:02
This is a stunning composition! The main subject, the church tower, lies enticingly behind a cloak of mist and fog, the building on the right has strong diagonals which lead our eye towards the main subject, and the lamp with its orange glowing light just balances the whole picture perfectly and gives added depth.
Exposure, colours and sharpness are all perfect.
You have also provided us with a very interesting and informative note - I love to read interesting notes about places and I really hate it when some people write absolutely nothing.
Thank you for sharing this one with us, Alexander.
lilito (3534) 2011-03-17 4:49
Une ambiante vraiment belle, tout au milieu du froid, mais chaleureuse à même temps avec cette lampe d'air allumée. Bravo!
timecapturer (49288) 2011-03-17 5:23
a wonderfully seen and composed shot this. Beautiful architecture in a soft and captivating light. It is an inspired POV which makes for an impressive image. Well done!
jugnutoor (1017) 2011-03-17 6:23
Hi Alexander, Wonderfully shot lamp and the tower behind, which looks like a church to me looks beautiful in the foggy composition.
romanaa (7984) 2011-03-17 15:14
you present very moody image of Prague here. I love the effect of mist making the object farther softer. Great scale of yellow tones.
DINOZOR (16428) 2011-03-18 6:11
Bravo pour cette photo fort belle et réussie toute en délicatesse. Cadrage soigné et une atmosphère hivernale bien traduite.
Bartleby (13552) 2011-03-19 23:19
I like how you composed this and the lamp in the foreground and the foggy background. nice.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-03-28 5:46
Ola Alexander ,
Bonita composição vertical neste dia de nevoeiro com este candeeiro em primeiro plano , bonita a torre da igreja de fundo coberta de neve , bons detalhes, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
npecanhuk (75122) 2012-09-08 20:17
You chose such a beautiful moment to take this photograph and did a great job too!
Level of sharpness, management of light, colors, chosen pov, vertical format, black & white borders and composition are all excellent!!!!
I love the mood created by the mist!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Alexander Pasternak (pasternak) (15185)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-17 2:15
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