Here I show you the rather unspectacular but I think beautiful little church of the village Großaltenstädten in the federal state Hessen - about 60 kilometers north of Frankfurt/Main. Its steeple already was built in late Romanesque as a fortified tower and it has incredible thick walls. It gave people the possibilty to barricade in times of war and other commotions. The today's nave was built in 1841. The village first was mentioned in the year 1309 and the church already in 1310.
As you can see the church stands all alone on a hill above the village. In In 1797 the whole village with its thatched houses - standing around the church - was destroyed by fire, with exception of this ancient fortified tower. The new village then was built down in the valley - near to the brook, to water - also in order to have an own water mill within the village. The church - formerly in the middle of the village - now towers it above on the hill...
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snunney (85621) 2009-03-01 0:48
A good capture of this charming country church. I like the point of view, which gives a good perspective on the church and places it in its surroundings. Very good sharpness.
azaf1 (15929) 2009-03-01 0:58
Good morning Frank
Something can also be attractive for its simplicity and minimal appearance and this church is just like that. I like the POV that allows a view of the houses behind and the sharp details with the balanced colors. I think it's really attractive.
Have good day and TFS
jasmis (57856) 2009-03-01 1:18
Not a amazing light for photographer, but you managed it very properly. Interesting note, as well.
Regards my dear friend and have a nice Sunday.
jurek1951 (42160) 2009-03-01 1:41
die Perspektive gefällt mir ausgesprochen gut.
Die Architektur ist wunderschön, da möchte ich auch gerne mal hin ...
Uhu (8475) 2009-03-01 2:28
That's a big point of building something in stone - it outsood the ceturies and fires as well. Moscow, for example, was on big fire 13 times in it's history, but more or less all that was stone-made there outlived all these fires.
Great photo, not a perfect weather but it somehow makes the photo even better - bright blue sky would be unfitting here.
Greetings from St-Petersburg! With 0 C and all kinds of melted snow all around.
pauloog (11747) 2009-03-01 3:34
A simple but lovely view, well brought in clear tones despite the lack of sunshine.
bema (26351) 2009-03-01 4:46
trotz des miserablen Wetters eine sehr schöne Aufnahme mit einer sehr interessanten Geschichte..
schönen Sonntag, Gruß Bernd
ellelloo (6572) 2009-03-01 4:57
An interesting looking small church and a good note of its history and the that of the village. Shot from a good angle and in spite of overcast sky, a pleasant presentation otherwise too.
Greetings from still somewhat wintry Espoo,
mesutilgim (86066) 2009-03-01 8:17
Hallo lieber Frank,
Dieser zaehlt auch dazu was ich als "beauty of simplicity" bezeichne ! Schlicht, einfach aber schoen.
Das sanfte Licht sorgt dazu dass alle Einzelheiten dieser schoenen Kapelle zu sehen ist. Vorne Mitte gibt's auch ein kleines Grab ? Unueblich da ansonsten kein Friedhof in der Naehes zu sehen ist.
Und wieder gute Informationen.
Danke schoen und
edouard_lauer (1247) 2009-03-01 23:20
the main goal of TE is to learn about countries (and not to be spectacular) and as such you succeeded to get the picture from a good POV making a charming picture of this little church.
pablominto (53744) 2009-03-03 4:07
I'm always fascinated by the simplicity of many rural churches, no excessive design just functional architecture...!
Good point of view to show the building, both for details and overall...
A well composed, classic presentation!
bracasha75 (24583) 2009-03-05 13:55
Eine kleine schone kapelle und ein interesantes position hast du genemen
PS Was leuft so bei dir neues?????
Royaldevon (30747) 2009-03-06 8:36
The church is beautiful and you have done it proud by capturing its clean lines with such sharpness. Lovely achitectural details and the angled view gives a good perspective.
You have given it great importance by showing how it overlooks the rest of the village.
- Copyright: Frank Kaiser (Buin) (42330)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-09-20
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Churches - Small Villages II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-01 0:10