Today, the end of the tour the beautiful castle of Valtice.
I think it was worth it?
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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mesutilgim (83028) 2014-01-27 0:41
Hello dear Krzysztof, again my neighbour !
Perfect timing; also today we are neighbours.
Nice capture of this well kept castle in Valtice with good symmetrical layout.
Another perfect TE entry enriched with many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Noel_Byrne (23274) 2014-01-27 0:47
I think it was a great tour and I am so pleased to have learned of this amazing place. This castle is elegant and beautiful and all this is enhanced by the excellent symmetry and fine statuary. The Colors to are brilliant.
Thanks as always
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-01-27 0:58
chyba rzeczywiscie bylo warto, bo zdjecie wyszlo bardzo udane. Troche dalszy POV umozliwia widok na duza czesc budynku i daje ladna klasyczna perspektywe. Podobaja mi sie kolory, zywe i kontrastujace ze soba, a takze dobra ostrosc.
Graal (96783) 2014-01-27 1:48
piekny zamek i bdb zdjecie. Fajna symetria i kolory. Otoczenie tez super. Ciekawa notka.
jhm (138230) 2014-01-27 1:53
A wonderful symmetry picture with the both statues in foreground.
The path between the green trees leads us perfect to the castle in background.
Perfect perspective and depth picture.
Colours and sharpness be superb.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
jurek1951 (42098) 2014-01-27 1:59
ladna perspektywa,dobry kadr i kolorystyka,pozdrawiam,
mirosu (13340) 2014-01-27 3:49
Excellent interesting introductory note, superb view of this beautiful castle. I've never been there and I'll will for sure not miss it during my next trio to Czech Republic. The castle is in excellent light and the symmetrical composition is just outstanding. I like it.
Wish you a very nice week ahead.
snunney (82547) 2014-01-27 5:01
The outside is just as magnificent as the inside! I like the symmetrical point of view and the framing offered by the imposing statuary, which helps guide the viewer to the front entrance of the castle. The saturated orange and red tones look splendid under the grey sky.
danos (85785) 2014-01-27 8:24
very nice the panoramic view of the castle of Valtice with the two huge statues to dominating the entrance of it.I like the excellent light and colour maangement as the architectural beauty of the castle.
cornejo (30648) 2014-01-27 11:11
Krzysztof Witaj, perfectly symmetrical very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting castle, very well composed and captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
All the best from southern Spain.
carlo62 (31414) 2014-01-27 14:52
molto bello ed elegante questo castello e questo giardino.
Bella la prospettiva, le due statue in primo piano aprono bene la scena e la simmetria del castello Ŕ ottimamente ripetuta nella foto.
kwekwekan (1022) 2014-01-27 17:13
Great POV that brings out the symmetry of this beautiful Czech castle. The wonderful clarity and bright saturated colours of the building and surrounding grounds goes a long way in minimizing the overcast greyness of the sky; as does your choice of pointing your camera lower to give more prominence to the cobblestones.
PaulVDV (21961) 2014-01-27 19:39
Under the rather dull sky you present us a wonderful and very colourful view of this splendid castle.
Good POV. Perfect symmetry. Excellent sharpness.
Best regards, Paul
- Copyright: Krzysztof Dera (Fis2) (84580)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-M 22 mm f/2.0 Pancake, Hoya HMC SUPER UV M77
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-27 0:38