The castle chapel.
Valtice is a small town in B°eclav 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 fašade, 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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siudzi (29635) 2014-02-20 1:20
Imponująca kaplica z przepięknym barokowym ołtarzem. Świetnie uchwyciłeś detale oraz perspektywę sceny. Bardzo dobra praca.
berek (32312) 2014-02-20 1:52
amazing architectural details. successful control of light and composition.
Apurba20 (629) 2014-02-20 2:08
The vertical shot captures everything so well.
snunney (76436) 2014-02-20 2:13
A fine capture of this splendid Baroque interior. The point of view is well chosen and the difficult lighting reasonable well managed. Very good colours and excellent rendering of the decorative detail, which is truly sumptuous.
jhm (131876) 2014-02-20 3:49
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
Again a lovely interior picture with a nice view on the small altar.
I reads with a lot attention your text about the WAR I and War II
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Romano46 (15678) 2014-02-20 4:00
sei sempre stato bravissimo nelle riprese d'interni e con questa non smentisci la tua fama.
Eccellente la ripresa per gestione della luce, nitidezza e gestione del colore e del contrasto.
Un risultato eccellente che valorizza un soggetto quasi del tutto sconosciuto.
Ciao e buona giornata
adramad (33600) 2014-02-20 7:28
An impressive composition with this wonderful plane, which shows all the beauty of this baroque altar and the many elements that will adorn the great image quality, makes us to enjoy so many artistic elements.
A colorful perfect very natural.
Great management of light and sharpness.
Enjoy a nice day.
Graal (94192) 2014-02-20 8:47
jak nie ruina to kosciolek czy kaplica. Fajny ten oltarz, podobaja mi sie te barokowe detale.
photographer_sg (1538) 2014-02-20 9:10
lovely framing and composition. a fine picture of the interiors of this chapel showing such wonderful details with beautiful colour and sharpness. thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
mesutilgim (76846) 2014-02-20 13:15
Anothe nice architectorial interior wit good pov and layout.Nice sidelight and many interesting notes.
Like in many antique temples the White & black squares at floor remembers the prayers to the contrasts of the life.
TFS and best regards
abmdsudi (36390) 2014-02-22 2:09
Super interior architecture incredibly ornated and the lovely ambient, there's much more detail to feast the eyes and the soothing colours. A shot in excellent perspective with the feeling of height and depth, pin sharp throughout and superb clarity. A appealing capture with its soaring beauty, Congrats.
mkamionka (28424) 2014-02-25 13:13
bardzo atrakcyjne zdjecie wnetrza kosciola z bogatymi zdobieniami. To co mi sie tu najbardziej podoba to POV lekko z gory ktory pozwolil na oryginalna perspektywe. Okna wpuszczaja sporo swiatla i dzieki temu udalo Ci sie uchwycic bardzo naturalna atmosfere swiatyni.
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (79834)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-04
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya HMC SUPER UV M77
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/8 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-20 0:43