The Baroque castle of Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou ranks among the most impressive examples of 18th century architecture in the Czech Republic and Europe.
The original medieval stronghold was rebuilt at the end of the 16th century as a Renaissance castle. Its remains form the nucleus of the 18th century structure. The castle received its Baroque appearance under the ownership of the most important family residing in the Jaroměřice manor, the Questenbergs, between 1700 and 1737. The reconstruction was executed by the famous Austrian Baroque architect J. Prandtauer. The park in the French Style was designed at the time of reconstruction as well and continues as an English park on the other side of the river Rokytná.
At its peak the town became the centre of a rich cultural life organized by count Jan Adam Questenberg. At that time the castle had a large library, a picture gallery, a theatre and its own orchestra, ballet, choir and soloists under the leadership of the Czech composer F. V. Míča, the author of the first opera in the Czech language.
The castle is furnished with period furniture, thus preserving the atmosphere of an 18th century residence. The precious collections housed by the castle include antique musical instruments, valuable paintings, porcelain, clocks, furniture etc.
Once in Jaroměřice you can also visit the Church of St. Margaret, at the same time as the castle joined to the castle building itself.
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Nicou (122006) 2014-01-15 2:30
quel cêst beua, le reflet sur le plan d'eau le majestueux sapins quelle mervielle sueprbe vue et cpatage ce clocher la coupole le tons fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-15 2:32
Excellent POV chosen and good composition to frame the photo with the castle moat which has nice reflections of the building itself. The architecture of the castle is impressive indeed. I like the saturated colours on the building and the lawn. Thanks for sharing an excellent place with splendid colours and excellent clarity.
Noel_Byrne (24269) 2014-01-15 3:33
What an incredible place! A long fascinating line of enticing historical architecture, and all presented with such an array of fine deep rich colors. Your composition on this scene is perfect, the river providing a fine reflection and a great lead line in the scene, and the castle following this line so well.
the river and tree add depth, and the blue sky is a perfect backdrop.
Thanks for the extensive note too, all combined into a brilliant post. Thanks for sharing.
All the best
cornejo (31514) 2014-01-15 4:06
Hello Georg, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with the castle and the adjacent church, very well composed including the garden and the canal, nice picture with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
jhm (139214) 2014-01-15 4:44
This is real a wonderful and high quality picture.
We get a wonderful view about these area.
This cares for depth and perspective.
Nice detailed picture and nice composition.
Very well done, TFS.
chrislo (4155) 2014-01-15 4:55
Beautiful combination of nice saturated colours and architectural details in this composition. I like the beauty and the interesting blending of various architectural styles. The buildings stand out very well against the bright blue sky and the reflection doubles the pleasure. A beautiful and enchanting place.
Sergiom (60070) 2014-01-15 5:13
Un très bel endroit. L'architecture est superbe et l'environnement de verdure est très avantageux.
Le plan d'eau offre une belle diagonale dans l'image. J'aime le post traitement et la saturation des couleurs.
SnapRJW (31137) 2014-01-15 5:48
The Fgs detail of water, lawns and tree offsets the formal architecture beautifully here Georg both due to the contrasting colour and the organic shapes. Pin-sharp and nicely managed, the complex looks marvelous under the bright sky. Warm regards Rosemary
luciola (2908) 2014-01-15 8:18
Wspaniala architektura z ladnym otoczeniem. Wspaniale kolory.
danos (86715) 2014-01-15 8:29
what a brilliant and charmy presentation is this of the Baroque castle!
The brilliant light management enhance the vivid colours of the scene making it so beautiful as inviting too.The foreground canal with the reflections on it complete perfect the whole scenery.
saxo042 (37564) 2014-01-15 9:19
Beautiful and very attractive buildings here. The big tree provides a good balance in the picture. Colours are very strong and attractive and your note is also very interesting.
Fis2 (85515) 2014-01-15 9:41
Super kolorki i ostrosc.
Odbicie w wodzie to wisienka na torcie.
gildasjan (41582) 2014-01-15 11:08
La couleur orange des toits au second plan créent une excellente complémentarité de couleurs avec le bleu dense de ce ciel.Une image nette et bien exposée.
Silvio1953 (122215) 2014-01-15 11:44
Ciao Georg, great view of fantastic castle, lovely composition with beautiful tree and fascinating reflections, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
mesutilgim (84330) 2014-01-15 12:36
Nice capture from Moravia with very good layout.
Amazing bright colors and nice reflections. Many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards
npecanhuk (65500) 2014-01-15 16:55
Wonderful place and details!
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Sonata11 (33251) 2014-01-15 20:45
Witaj Jurek, sliczna pozctowka oraz bajeczna kolorystyka. Slicznie to wyglada. Bardzo podoba mi sie architektura oraz fasady tych budynkow. Piekna kolejna praca. Serdecznie pozdrawiam,
COSTANTINO (55506) 2014-01-15 23:09
incredible capture in natural colors
a shot with the greatest light ess and
sharpness first shot quality with the
best details and reflections I have ever seen
this castle dominates the shot and the
vivid colors are top impressive
a great combination of natural
and interesting architectural
jemaflor (84707) 2014-01-15 23:22
Lovely shot with a good composition with reflections on water and interesting architecture, beautiful light capture and colors, tfs.
tedesse (25133) 2014-01-16 7:46
Wspanialy widok, fantastyczne jak zwykle u Ciebie kolory, doskonala ostrosc.
Kielia (23581) 2014-01-16 8:42
ein sehr schöner Eindruck von dieser typischen Architektur. Die Perspektive ist hervorragend. Licht und Farben sind ganz wunderbar und der hohe Himmel gefällt mir auch sehr. Gute Arbeit!
dkmurphys (49292) 2014-01-16 22:33
Lovely colors of this capture along the small canal. I like the architecture and the peaceful atmosphere of the place. Well taken.
mkamionka (30618) 2014-01-20 7:38
wspaniala architektura! Wybrales znakomite miejsce zeby ja zaprezentowac w calej okazalosci. Rowniez drzewo I chmurki dodaja uroku ale oczywiscie jeszcze wazniejsze dla kompozycji jest odbicie w kanale na pierwszym planie. Swietna obrobka I doskonale zywe kolory. Ze wstydem musze przyznac ze nigdy nie slyszalem o tym miejscu tym wieksza przyjemnosc zobaczyc zdjecia.
Angshu (55669) 2014-01-23 21:23
The castle is a marvellous example of fine architecture. I loved the pastel colours of all the buildings and how they reflect in the water. Beautifully done!
SWEETFREEDOM (22724) 2014-01-25 23:50
beautiful colors and reflections. excellent sharpness.