On my Croatia trip I haven't seen many places and I have not much photos, much less than usually :). At first it seemed to me boring to stay at the beach but than I enjoyed it very much. Swimming in the emerald or turqoise warm water with the views of beautiful coast was just fabulous. Not without difficulties I convinced my husband to stay in Mikulov on our way home, it was just in the middle of our way (600 km of Crikvenica and 600 from home).
On the map I saw that there is Unesco Heritage Site very near, I was surprised as i haven't heard about it before. Yesterday I posted the view of Valtice, here the castle of Lednice. In the early morning light it looked like from fairy tale book.
The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape is a cultural-natural complex close to Břeclav and Mikulov.The Lednice-Valtice Area is registered in the list of monuments protected as World Heritage by UNESCO next to another site - Pálava Landscape Protected Area. Such close vinicity of two landscape systems protected by UNESCO is world-unique.
The Garden of Europe spreads in the warmest place of the Czech Republic area. This part of land is full of architectural jewels, romantic nooks, unique nature reserves.
The Garden of Europe means not only famous Neo-Gothic Chateau Lednice with an extensive park, protected as World Heritage by UNESCO, but also colourful folklore, the Viticultural Educational Route, hospitable people, and countless curtural events.
The colours may seem oversaturated but they were just like this. I even desaturated them.
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rodgerg (55767) 2011-07-19 0:38
Excellent presentation of this superb architectur. Ideal framing and POV. I like the beautiful chromatic contrast between the superb yellow of the edifice nad the tender blue of the sky.
Have a nice day,
dkmurphys (42699) 2011-07-19 1:34
You've created a spledid atmosphere by saturating the colors a little bit more. Also the contrasts are great and shows even better the details of that beautiful architecture.
Well done, enjoy a splendid day.
timecapturer (37412) 2011-07-19 4:31
bold colours in this stunning composition. It is so sharp and beautifully detailed, such a wonderful looking place and so perfectly captured. An accomplished execution and quality image.
Enjoy the week - Brian
Sonata11 (31303) 2011-07-19 4:32
piekna architektura i bardzo ciekawa. Pelno wiezyczek. Jest na czym oko zawiesic. Super kolory, fajne swiatlo i piekne niebo. Super POV ktore pomaga dostrzec wiele szczegolow. Slicznie wykonmane zdjecie. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
snunney (73032) 2011-07-19 4:39
A fine capture of this lovely building seen under the morning sunlight. The point of view is well chosen with the path drawing us towards the main entrance. Very pleasing colour contrasts and excellent detail. Well worth stopping off to visit.
asajernigan (19669) 2011-07-19 5:03
This is a great shot of this beautiful building. The walkway leads the eye into the shot perfectly. You handled the harsh lighting nicely bringing out excellent color and detail. The photo has fine sharpness and is well framed by the trees.
francio64 (38254) 2011-07-19 5:11
colori caldi in perfetto contrasto cromatico con il blu del cielo.
Bella l'architettura dell'edificio.
Well done and TFS!
dta (57008) 2011-07-19 5:16
An attractive picture , indeed . The architectural subject is splendid , but the light and the contrasted colors are wonderful .
Sergiom (45842) 2011-07-19 5:47
Une superbe image. La lumière est exceptionnelle et le bâtiment est très beau. Les détails sont très nets et le ciel est magnifique.
jemaflor (74340) 2011-07-19 9:14
Great brightness for your shot, perfectly managed. Interesting architecture, tfs.
HimalAnda (7036) 2011-07-19 9:50
The architecture of this building is very nice and the light too. So you managed to take a beautiful picture.
Be careful: you should have some dust on your sensor because there is a dark spot on the right side of the picture (in the sky).
SnapRJW (23982) 2011-07-19 12:05
Hello Malgorzata - Your image is splendid, so bright and colourful with good detail in the architecture. Sounds like your husband is like mine sometimes... a tripod carrier! Kind regards Rosemary
lousat (64563) 2011-07-19 12:34
Hi Malgo,the perfect sunny day to take a colorfull pic so well,i like a lot these compositions when the weather help us,magnificent work and excellent quality.Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano
Charo (51208) 2011-07-19 13:18
Bardzo piękne zdjęcie ze wspaniałym budowli architektonicznych. Kocham światła i żółty odcień elewacji, które kontrastują z nieba.
Doskonała kompozycja i doskonałą definicję.
macjake (45832) 2011-07-19 19:07
happy belated birthday! :)
hope it was fun and memorable for you
a beautiful castle, made even more beautiful with the blue sky as a perfect visual contrast.
elegant and strong in composition, it owns the frame!
jjcordier (67562) 2011-07-19 21:45
Cette ville, que je ne connaissais pas, possède de beaux trésors architecturaux et tu as profité d'une belle lumière pour nous en faire découvrir la splendeur.
PS : tu as quelques petites taches sur ton capteur (visibles dans le ciel)
josepmarin (56581) 2011-07-20 4:40
in this good composition you have combined skillfully the beauty of the architecture of this castle, and a few warm very attractive colors, due to the low light of the Sun early in the morning.
I like the strong chromatic level and the contrast of the image, as well as the balance of light and of shades.
The result is a great photo, very attractive at sight.
Fis2 (77174) 2011-07-20 12:56
Piekna budowla i dziedziniec.
Kolory i swiatlo robia wrazenie.
Silvio1953 (105966) 2011-07-20 14:07
Ciao Malgorzata, fantastic light on wonderful architecture, excellent clarity and splendid colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Ricx (13489) 2011-07-20 23:32
Morning Malgo, my traveling friend from Poland.. Where are you now? I ask myself.... another of your beautiful travel photos- stunning colours against the beautiful blue skies- have you started using polarising filters to get the beauty? Have a wonderful day Rich
RhodieIke (9247) 2011-07-20 23:36
Hi Malgo, What a fantastic Castle of Lednice, you have captured with style, great colour's, light and super sky, Cheers Iain.
Graal (92308) 2011-07-21 0:25
ale tu pieknie! Swietna architektura a kolorystyka niczym carskie zloto. jak widac - Czechy to nie tylko zlota Praga. Fajna prezentacja z informacjami w notce.
mkamionka (27187) 2011-07-21 1:23
wow, to naprawde piekne miejsce i wyjatkowe swiatlo. To prawdziwe dzielo sztuki. Niesamowite kolory, niesamowita atmosfera. Tylko pozazdroscic, Gratulacje!
ikeharel (44321) 2011-07-21 6:18
The light created a wonderful orange/yello on the edifice, with excelent contrast in image to blue sky aloft, Malgo.
Gothic archi. collected as in a fine-art painting...
s_lush (16062) 2011-07-21 8:47
Even on your way home you managed visiting such a nice place, as this beautiful castle. It seems the weather was very good, and the result of capturing is excellent. Highly impressive architecture, very interesting details, bright light, vivid colors, and perfect quality!
delpeoples (48886) 2011-07-22 2:38
Che bello. The colours, the light, the marvellous sky...all superb. What more can I say? A beautiful shot, congratulations.
holmertz (31552) 2011-07-22 11:48
One thing with TE is that with ambitious members like you I get to learn of so many splendid places that I never heard of, even world heritage sites. The richness of European culture is so amazing, and its reassuring that there are places left in central Europe that Swedish troops didn't destroy 300 years ago. As you say, the morning light makes this place truly spectacular.
It's also interesting to learn that you found relaxing equally pleasant as taking pictures all the time.
SWEETFREEDOM (19970) 2011-07-23 0:38
a beutiful light and castle, excellent sharpness and colors.
Bluejeans (64243) 2011-07-24 7:24
Ola Malgorzata ,
Que lindo este castelo , cheio de detalhes de arquitectura , belo contraste entre amarelo e azul , bom ponto de visão , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Angshu (52966) 2011-07-24 21:29
You are, in my opinion, the foremost visitors to UNESCO heritage sites, both here & in FP. Its a learning experience to see such places, unknown in my limited knowledge & savour the beauty
The Chateau Lednice which also embodies a church is beautiful & the warm colour basking in sunlight stands out strongly against the blue sky. A fine note as well providing good information!
With Best Regards