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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npecanhuk (66382) 2014-01-15 1:17
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and symmetrical composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-15 1:45
A very balanced and symmetrical composition to present this nice view of the castle. Good light and colour management in tricky situations. Majestic building with good architectural features. Nice contrast between the wall and the roof. I like it. Thanks for sharing.
lousat (77896) 2014-01-15 1:48
There are a lot of unknowns jewels in this country,and your work is very precious,i never seen this castle and looks spectacular,a great capture in a classic postcard style with a perfect symmetry and great details and colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jurek1951 (42160) 2014-01-15 2:22
ladnie jest gdy sie trafi fotka z miejscaktore sie tez zwiedzilo,odzywiaja wspomnienia,pozdrawiam
Noel_Byrne (24856) 2014-01-15 2:22
What a beautiful palace, and what a fantastic view you chose. This head on central composition shows the scale and majesty of the palace perfectly, and under perfect light with perfectly saturated colors. It looks superb composed between the soft blue sky and green grass. Excellent shot, thanks for sharing.
All the best
cornejo (32252) 2014-01-15 4:11
Krzysztof Witaj very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting castle, very well framed and captured in this beautiful image 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.
danos (87551) 2014-01-15 9:00
very nice this panoramic view of Valtice chateau,with teh clarity of the image to are captured superb.I like the creative perspective as the beauty of the castle.
boa (6081) 2014-01-15 11:15
Beautiful and impressive palace, it would be nice to have a big party here:)I like this nice presentation, symmetri and colors. I will absolutely visit this castle in case i visit Valtice, tfs!
Have a nice evening/
manrezaei (1837) 2014-01-15 12:00
Very well framed the castle.
The colors, sharpness and focus very well done.
adramad (38613) 2014-01-15 13:07
Fabulous building with two fully symmetrical side wings and a central part of great beauty, your composition is superb and shows very well the beauty of the whole.
A good day, which gives a great color.
Excellent brightness and very good focus.
Enjoy a good night.
Sonata11 (33283) 2014-01-15 21:01
ten zamek rzeczywiscie przepieknie si prezetuje. Slicznie wykonane zdjecie, pod wzgledem kolorsyki, swiatla i ostwosci. Sliczna pocztowka. Bardzo mi sie podoba. Serdecznie pozdrawiam,
sabermonajati (9583) 2014-01-16 10:37
excellent composition and view you captured from castle.
red roofs exist nice contrast.
tedesse (25133) 2014-01-17 7:25
Zamek kojarzy mi sie z fosa i murami obronnymi:)
Fantastyczny symetryczny kadr w pieknych kolorach i doskonalej ostrosci.
emka (80034) 2014-01-17 14:39
tez tu byłam, ale miodu nie piłam. Wspaniały jest ten kompleks Valtice Lednice i pieknie go pokazujesz. super symetria i głębia.
w końcu mamy snieg!
siudzi (33973) 2014-01-18 1:25
Fantastyczna panorama! Klasyczne i bardzo dobrze wykonane ujęcie. Świetne szczegóły oraz naturalne barwy. Brawo!
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-01-19 3:15
jaki piekny budynek i raczej nigdy o nim nie slyszalam. Podoba mi sie wykorzystanie symetrii w tej fotografii jak i jej ladne zywe kolory pomimo braku slonca. Bardzo dobra ostrosc i klasyczna kompozycja.
Angshu (55942) 2014-01-20 1:09
A good symmetrical picture of the castle with the stairs creating a good graphic effect..nice work!
mkamionka (30694) 2014-01-20 14:18
bardzo atrakcyjny palac o ktorym nigdy nie slyszalem. Musze z ciekawosci przejrzec kiedys liste UNESCO tam rzeczywiscie mozna znalezc interesujace a czasami malo znane miejsca. Podoba mi sie centralna symatria tutaj, nie dalo sie tego zrobic lepiej -jedynie pogoda moglaby byc ciekawsza :)
abmdsudi (43754) 2014-01-21 3:04
The castle really is elegant and charm in grand scale with the symmetry makes this an interesting perspective. I think you manged the exposure despite the weather condition. however the grey tones matches the colour scheme of the edifice. A nicely detailed shot with excellent overall effect and very pleasing to the eye. Well done, Congrats
fotka (3565) 2014-01-24 6:05
Widze ze w ubieglym roku odwiedziles Czech poniewaz twoja galeria jest pelna wspanialych zdjec z tego kraju.
Bardzo podoba mi sie ta klasyczna kompozycja tego uroczego barokowego kompleksu. Super zdjecie!
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (86357)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3,5-5,6, Hoya HMC SUPER UV M77
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-15 1:13