Brno by population and area is the second largest city in the Czech Republic, the largest Moravian city, and the historical capital city of the Margraviate of Moravia. Brno is the administrative center of the South Moravian Region where it forms a separate district Brno-City District. The city lies at the confluence of the Svitava and Svratka rivers and has about 400,000 residents, its greater metropolitan area is regularly home to more than 800,000 people while its larger urban zone had population of about 730,000.
Brno is the capital of judicial authority of the Czech Republic – it is the seat of the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the Supreme Administrative Court, and the Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office. Beside that, the city is a significant administrative centre. It is the seat of a number of state authorities like Ombudsman, Office for the Protection of Competition and the Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority. Brno is also an important centre of higher education, with 33 faculties belonging to 13 institutes of higher learning and about 89,000 students. There is also a studio of Czech Television[ and the Czech Radio, in both cases by law.
Brno Exhibition Centre ranks among the largest exhibition centres in Europe (23rd in the world). The complex opened in 1928 and established the tradition of large exhibitions and trade fairs held in Brno. Brno is also known for hosting motorbike and other races on the Masaryk Circuit, a tradition established in 1930 in which the Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix is one of the most prestigious races. Another notable cultural tradition is an international fireworks competition, Ignis Brunensis, that usually attracts one or two hundred thousand daily visitors.
The most visited sights of the city include the castle and fortress ©pilberk and the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul on Petrov hill, two formerly medieval buildings that form the characteristic cityscape and are often depicted as its traditional symbols. The other large preserved castle near the city is Veveøí Castle by the Brno Dam Lake. This castle is the site of a number of legends, as are many other places of Brno. Another important monument of Brno is the functionalist Villa Tugendhat which has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. One of the natural sights nearby is the Moravian Karst.
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papagolf21 (79560) 2013-11-05 1:40
Une photo nocturne de toute beauté mettant en valeur l'édifice religieux.
Un cadrage très bien pensé et réalisé.
Très bonne journée.
snunney (72728) 2013-11-05 2:28
A well composed night time composition. The cathedral nicely placed top left makes a fine focal point.
holmertz (31322) 2013-11-05 8:00
This is a great view of light, colours and shapes. There are not so many details clearly visible, but the lights in the darkness makes the view very fascinating.
mesutilgim (73046) 2013-11-05 10:10
Hello dear Krzysztof,
Nice nocturnal capture from Bruno.
Good format and good light management.
The brownish tint adds a nice effect to the capture.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Silvio1953 (105553) 2013-11-05 12:56
Ciao Krzysztof, fascinating nocturne shoot wonderful exposure and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (13376) 2013-11-06 3:36
I love the slight mist in this capture, it creates a kind of magic to the fine city lights in the scene. The place you have positioned the cathedral on the hill to the left of the shot also intrigues the eye to go in further and explore the scene in more detail. Thanks also for the excellent note.
All the best
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (77000)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Tamron Di II 18-270mm 1:3,5-6,3 VC, Tamron UV M62
- Exposure: f/5.0, 2 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-05 1:26