Surrounded by the moat and the oldest part of the town of Aabenraa, the 13th century castle Brundlund (see my previous post) and its park contain one of South Jutland’s most interesting gardens. The medieval castle has served during the years as a royal, ducal and national seat of administration. The turbulent history of the castle belies its wonderful sense of tranquillity today. Since 1998, the castle has housed the region’s art museum; the castle gardens contain permanently exhibited sculptures. The moat not only provides a sound barrier for this quiet space, but a natural environment for water birds. There are numerous old trees to enjoy and at this time of the year you can see the regularly visiting robins and great tits.
By the way: the collecting of sculpture, including that of earlier periods, goes back some 2,000 years in Greece and China, and many collections were available on semi-public display long before the modern museum was invented.
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snunney (106501) 2014-03-31 3:45
A quiet and peaceful scene beautifully captured here. A well composed shot that allows the eyes to focus first on the statue and then move over to the left and take in the village and its bright red roofs. Light and colours are most agreeable and the clarity excellent.
cornejo (46754) 2014-03-31 3:46
Hello Harriet, very good picture of this beautiful and peaceful garden, very well composed and captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, good light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
jurek1951 (42198) 2014-03-31 4:47
mir gefällt die gwählte perspektive sehr.... ein schönes ruhiges plätzchen,
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-03-31 5:00
This place looks very quiet and peaceful and indeed it is nice spot to get away from hustle and bustle of busy day in the town. You caught it very well too from this POV. The statue imitates a person who actually takes a stroll at the lake. Pretty and with very well saturated colors. The light management is also very good.
Thanks for sharing
dip (23892) 2014-03-31 5:44
eine tolle Aufnahme mit hervorragender Bildqualität!
Schöne Lichtstimmung und ein herrliches Farbenspiel,
schöne Grüße aus Athen,
Nicou (151036) 2014-03-31 7:02
Très très belle vue de ce parc de ville sueprbe avec la belle statue quel effet et iamge avec le plan d'eau ce beau gazon la végétation sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
pajaran (65746) 2014-03-31 8:27
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan i dobar tekst o starom dvorcu i mestu, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep pogled na mesto i deo grada u pozadini ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo mesto za odmor sa lepim pogledom na crvene krovove.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Interesting and good article about the old castle and village, with a history and description of the ...
Nice view of the place and of the city in the background ...
Good shot, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place indicated, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nice place for a vacation with a beautiful view of the red roofs.
Nice afternoon and all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
saxo042 (37966) 2014-03-31 9:01
Very attractive colours with this pleasant combination of blue sky, red roofs and green grass. The life in this capture is represented by a statue but it still increases the interest in the picture.
holmertz (59118) 2014-03-31 9:53
No boats this time, but instead a couple of sculptures to catch the attention. They are not alone in this pleasant environment of lawns, neatly trimmed hedges, quiet water and a aprosperous urban area at a reasonable distance. Spring had clearly not yet advanced far, but it looks like having been a very nice and possibly warm day anyway.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-03-31 10:04
uno scorcio molto bello e ripreso molto bene.
Bella composizione, ottima luce e nitidezza impeccabile la rendono molto gradevole.
Splendidi anche i colori con tinte assai delicate e piacevoli.
Ciao e buona settimana
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-03-31 10:33
i like the red roofs of the village in bg contasting very well with the green lawn in fg. ineresting sculpture and notes.
lousat (97569) 2014-03-31 10:56
Hi Harriet,truly a beautiful corner to take a peaceful break,especially in a perfect sunny day like this,a very rich composition with a perfect quality of details and colors in the best exposure.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Royaldevon (43375) 2014-03-31 14:48
This is a lovely scene and seems to reveal some warm, spring weather. The light is glorious, creating interesting shadows and colourful reflections.
You have chosen a fine viewpoint which places the statue in a strong position and gives nice balance between the trees.
Isn't it pleasing when spring blossoms and the thought of winter's chill begins to fade!
My warm regards,
jhm (159991) 2014-04-01 4:48
We see less quiet places in the cities, certainly in Belgium becomes these lovely spaces as playground use through children that elder people a little bit provoke.
The river and trees care for a excellent picture.
This is really a wonderful panorama view about these area.
A splendid composition, lovely presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
ikeharel (78289) 2014-04-01 10:44
Good evening harriet,
The statues posted in a great POV over the canal and town on far. a nice addition to the waterfront green lawn, a place to stroll in calm pace.
Fine taken photo.
abmdsudi (57680) 2014-04-01 14:48
Lovely, I adore the clear split of three basic bright colours in this shot which strengthen the total beauty of the landscape. The compo is impressive sufficiently packed with interests around as the contrasty statue firmly holds focus point. As usual your handling of exposure is second to none. it's so peaceful sight and pleasure to view. Well done shot, Congrats.
Silvio1953 (152947) 2014-04-02 10:54
Ciao Harriet, lovely and peaceful composition with beautiful statues, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
fds (9569) 2014-04-05 2:03
ciao dear friend kielia another very beautiful place near the denmarck city with great peace and quiet with great space freedom and great colors
i licke very much this super scharpnees
great my dear friend
Buin (42506) 2014-04-05 5:22
Hier sieht alles irgendwie gemütlich aus und die Häuser - dicht an dicht - strahlen Gediegenheit und so etwas wie "Heimat" aus. Das Stück Himmel im Wasser ist ein schönes Detail im Bild.
No map view ?? ;-)
Herzliche Grüße aus dem wieder kühleren Westfalen, nach 23°C vorgestern! Ein schönes Wochenende!
tyro (26142) 2014-04-06 5:13
You have written a very interesting and informative note and given us a delightful photograph to accompany it.
The light and colours are beautifully soft and your photograph is perfectly and pleasingly composed, the two statues making good foreground interest against a background of smooth water and red-roofed houses which stand out beautifully against a fabulous blue sky. Your exposure is perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.
Cricri (125832) 2014-04-10 10:19
Un endroit calme et tranquille, loin des bruits de la ville et près de l'eau se qui est encore plus attirant, belle idée ces sculptures dans le parc, celle ci en avant plan semble être vrai comme s'il marchait tranquillement les bras derrière le dos, belle présentation et note
ourania (51079) 2014-04-10 12:11
this scenery looks so peaceful and idyllic, your well considered composition has filled the frame with interest and has created an attractive juxtaposition between the lonely statue in the foreground and the fine town in the distance. I like very much the sense of depth and the elegant barrier of the trees. The colours are natural and splendid. Your note describes a really fascinating place. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
danos (103108) 2014-05-06 23:55
a really beautiful and charmy place with the village to be found so close to the lake.The sculptures on the foreground dominating the image making the scene even more effective with the old replicas sculpures from China and Greece must be a very interesting elements for the visitors.
jmdias (68661) 2014-06-21 1:36
very nice this view with the strip of red roofs ahead, the canal and the lawn with the sculpture. a beautiful corner. a compo well done. TFS.