After showing the postcards from well represented places on TE, something almost absent on TE.
John (tyro) posted lately the view of English poet Wordsworth so it inspired me to post the photos of Goethe's Garden House in Weimar. Other two shots as WS.
The former vineyard cottage in the Park on the Ilm, probably built around the end of the 16th century, was the first home acquired by Johann Wolfgang Goethe in Weimar in 1776, a few months after his arrival in Weimar, together with the surrounding garden. The purchase was financed by Duke Carl August of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. The Gartenhaus was Goethe’s main residence and workplace until he moved to Frauenplan in June 1782. He worked for the Privy Council, the Duchy’s highest governing authority, and performed other offices entrusted to him from there. A large part of his literary works dated back to that period were also written there, including the ballad of the Erlkönig and the poem To the Moon.
After buying the house, Goethe began to repair it and redesign the garden immedeately. He divided it into three parts which are still recognisable today: the park-like slope behind the house, the sunny orchard and the lower part of the garden where the vegetable beds can be found. Apart from supplying the household with fruit and vegetables, the garden was also a venue for social events. After moving to Frauenplan, Goethe only paid occasional visits to the property. When he reached old age, the Gartenhaus once again became an important refuge where he could work without being disturbed. In 1830, Goethe had the classical white garden gate built and the pebble mosaics arranged according to the Pompeiian model.
After Goethe’s death, the Gartenhaus became a place of pilgrimage for his admirers, and was opened to the public as a memorial site in 1886. Since the restoration in 1995/1996, the interior once again glows in the colours chosen by Goethe. (http://www.klassik-stiftung.de/index.php?id=348)
Weimar's cultural heritage is vast. It is most often recognised as the place where Germany's first democratic constitution was signed after the First World War, giving its name to the Weimar Republic period in German politics, of 1918–1933. However, the city was also the focal point of the German Enlightenment and home of the leading characters of the literary genre of Weimar Classicism, the writers Goethe and Schiller. The musician Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was born here. The city was also the birthplace of the Bauhaus movement, founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, with artists Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Oskar Schlemmer, and Lyonel Feininger teaching in Weimar's Bauhaus School. Many places in the city centre have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Only nine photos from Weimar before these, amazing.
I hope that John will find it interesting :).
Close view of the house with white gate.
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snunney (84983) 2013-09-28 1:17
A most interesting and informative to accompany this beautiful warmly lit composition that heralds the autumn season. Well composed with lovely natural colours and excellent clarity. The lady passing by in her red coat brings the scene to life.
gus72 (3719) 2013-09-28 1:35
Hi Malgo !!
This is truly a very nice photo.... and taken from a distance gives us the opportunity to enjoy the scene.
The style of the house, its colours, the rood line, etc. are very much to my liking it ... and of course the garden is magnificent.
Thanks for posting such a beautiful photo.
bukitgolfb301 (36242) 2013-09-28 1:54
Hi dear Malgo, a great world traveler!
Once more great Autumn image!!! So tasteful and heart-beating image at all. Outstanding sharp and clear prsenatatio, so marvelous. Oh ya there is already set in the Autumn. In Japan there begins cool but not yet as such, 1 month more we can expect the same situation.
All the best and have a good Saturday! Takero
papagolf21 (86766) 2013-09-28 2:02
Bonjour, chère Malgo,
Très belle mise en image de ce paysage campagnard. L'ensemble s'apparente à une peinture.
La beauté est manifeste.
J'apprécie comme il se doit.
dkmurphys (50032) 2013-09-28 2:36
What a beautiful open space, so much green and wonderful natural colors! a true source of inspiration for any creative act.
Have a nice weekend.
COSTANTINO (56307) 2013-09-28 2:49
amazing green landscape with freshness and
great sharpness well composed with lovely
natural colors taken from your photo palette
a tasteful and delicate shot
have a nice weekend
Romano46 (18466) 2013-09-28 3:54
una visione piacevole e riposante che mostra già i bei colori dell'autunno e la bellezza della campagna in questo periodo dell'anno.
Una foto ben riuscità nella composizione e piuttosto nitida, che mi fa pensare che ormai sei sulla via ritorno, se già non sei tornata a casa.
Con l'occasione ti faccio gli auguri per un piacevole fine settimana
tyro (20696) 2013-09-28 4:41
You have written a very interesting and comprehensive note about this place. I was aware that Johann Sebastian Bach (one of my musical heroes) had stayed in Weimar and had done much of his composing here but I wasn't aware that his son, C.P.E. Bach, was born here.
You have given us three beautiful photographs of this lovely building in its beautiful surrounding countryside - I can image that such a wonderful place would provide inspiration to writers and composers. The building looks rather stark in its simplicity but I see that its walls bear trellises - do you think that at some time the walls were covered with ivy or climbing flowers like clematis?
All of your pictures show lovely light, gorgeous early autumn colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
ChrisJ (99364) 2013-09-28 6:06
I like the soft pastel colors and lighting, & well composed using the rule of thirds. The central Autumn toned gold red is eyecatching and contrasts well against the blue grey tones. Exceptional sharpness. I can count the distant people on the path & describe in detail their attire! Tfs
rychem (24072) 2013-09-28 8:48
Widok jest piekny, ale zaskoczeniem jest to jesienne kolorowe drzewo, szybko jesień nadchodzi
Silvio1953 (123689) 2013-09-28 9:44
Ciao Malgorzata, lovely composition with beautiful house in a fantastic garden, splendid light, excellent perspective and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (33861) 2013-09-28 23:25
anche il cielo parla di stagione autunnale, così come la natura intorno, ma la foto trasmette molta pace e serenità, ciò che occorre dopo una stagione convulsa come l'estate.
Ottimo lavoro, belle le foto anche del ws, con un'ottima nota di accompagnamento.
jjcordier (76860) 2013-09-28 23:26
Belle vision aux couleurs originales de ce jardin de la maison de Goethe. J'ai eu tellement de mal à trouver la route pour le centre ville de Weimar que j'ai un peu écourté la visite et raté ce jardin...dommage!
macjake (57074) 2013-09-29 9:36
Its always fun to post a photo thats new or nearly new to TE location wise.
too bad the sky wasn't in better condition for you but thats something totally out of your control.
that cottage is the icing on the cake for me, works well as a focal point too.
as does the one tree with the orange splash of color.
autumn is on its way :)
see you around!
nikkitta (14858) 2013-09-30 13:33
I like the way you present such an interesting place, with lots of greens in the front, given an step back, like people do to admire something from a dress to a picture
Like your autumnal composition with the golden leaves giving color
Must have been a pleasure to be and enjoy this garden
Well done, congrats
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (80034)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-24
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/50 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-28 1:05