Valtice is a small town in Bøeclav District, South Moravian Region in the Czech Republic, situated 265 kilometres (165 mi) south-east of Prague, on the Austrian border. It had a population of 3,671 in 2005.
Valtice contains one of the most impressive Baroque residences of Central Europe. It was designed as the seat of the ruling princes of Liechtenstein by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach in the early 18th century. Construction was supervised by Domenico Martinelli, who was employed as an on-site architect. The palace is surrounded by an English park with the Temple of Diana (1812) and other neoclassical structures. Together with the neighbouring manor of Lednice, to which it is connected by a 7 kilometres long lime-tree avenue, Valtice forms the World Heritage Site Lednice–Valtice Cultural Landscape.
The princely family lost all its privileges with the collapse of their protectors the Habsburg Empire and by the then newly established state of Czechoslovakia in 1918, the predecessor of the Czech Republic; and the castle was confiscated after World War II.
Valtice Chateau,originally a medieval castle, was founded perhaps in the 12th century by the bishops of Passau or by the Austrian Seefelds (Valtice belonged to the Lower Austria until1920). From 1387 until 1945 it remained in the hands of the Liechtenstein family. The castle was rebuilt several times, alterations in the Renaissance stylewere made in the 2nd half of the 16th century. Damaged by the Swedes in the years 1645 - 1646, it had to undergo the long-term Baroque reconstruction. The original Renaissance part of the former castle was converted into a two-storey entrance façade, in places of other buildings three wings of the chateau complex were constructed and a garden was established. At the same time the area between the castle and the town was turned into the court of honor (farm buildings, a theater, a riding hall, etc.). Prestigious architects were involved with the construction of the chateau - F. Carratti, G.G. Tencalla, A. and J.K. Ernas, D. Martinelli, A. Beduzzi, A.Ospel as well as a sculptor F. Biener and a plasterer Alberti. During the 18th century castle gardens and a park were remodelled, in the early 19th century extensive alterations of surrounding landscape were made for John I Lichtenstein. In 1945 the Czechoslovak state took over the care and maintenance of the property.
In 1996, he entered business on the global list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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snunney (78561) 2014-01-19 3:04
I find the predominantly green décor slightly depressing, nevertheless I agree it is a rather splendid bedchamber. I like the point of view and the symmetrical framing. The image is well exposed and has good saturated colours and excellent sharpness. I wish you a pleasant Sunday.
Subhogen (4063) 2014-01-19 3:16
Nice view of luxurious interiors of a palatial house. I like the vibrant green and golden colours of the decor. Good clarity and light. Thanks for sharing.
jhm (134322) 2014-01-19 3:25
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
Your picture is sublime through the perfect sharpness and clarity
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Lovely architecture and perfect presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
macjake (51254) 2014-01-19 4:48
beauty! even though i'm not a big fan of the color choices haha
on the right...is that a heater? i think it is but i'm not sure.
the curtains are strangely green too - odd choice of color and they use it so much! but yet it still looks classy and very elegant.
thanks for this indoor shot
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-01-19 8:52
pewnie jakis gabinet wlasciciela zamku a gdy sie przemeczyl praca umyslowa jest i miejsce do odpoczynku,pozdrawiam
adramad (34809) 2014-01-19 12:36
Very good composition with the interior of the palace, the bedroom seems quite simple and elegant, without excessive decorations, I love the tiled stove. Nice green tapestry walls and curtains, but it can saturate the mood. Very good informative note.
Very sharp image with optimal lighting.
Well done. I like.
I wish you a good start to the week.
danos (82551) 2014-01-20 0:34
very nice the view of the interir of the Valtice Chateau,with the green bacdrop to dominating the scene.I like the light and the colour management as the good presentation.
Have a good week,Danos
tedesse (25043) 2014-01-20 2:17
Fantastycznie pokazana alkowa w zamku Valtice!
Super kadr, wspaniale kolory i doskonala ostrosc.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (81402)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya HMC SUPER UV M77
- Exposure: f/4, 1 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Date Submitted: 2014-01-19 2:40