This is a part of the old town of Freudenberg, a little town in Southern Westphalia, near Siegen. In 1666 the whole town was destroyed by a great fire. The prince in Siegen, Johann-Moritz of Siegen-Nassau, ordered that Freudenberg has to be rebuilt on it's old ground plan. That's Freudenberg of today.
Interesting is, that in September 1796 troops of Napoleon took the town and plundered it - like many others. After a lost battle near Würzburg (Bavaria) the troops had to withdraw. On their way back, the war-treasure, consisting in 16 horse-wagons, was attacked by robbers near Freudenberg - without success. The mayor of Freudenberg offered to protect the treasure and it's escort during the following night, because the troops were still far away. The next day 500 farmers from the surroundings, who had heared this news, rushed into the town and attacked the treasure. The escort had to run away into the townhall. Finally the farmers and the citizens of Freudenberg "divided up" the treasure (about 500.000 francs) in a mass-fight.
Some days later, as a revenge, many farmhouses in the region of Siegen were burnt by french troops.
Still today, many families in Freudenberg and surroundings own old french coins ...
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P-S-I-G (25532) 2006-04-01 10:19
Yes, it's a great shot Frank. Very well composed with the repetition. Well done.
Excellent cadrage serré.
drfireman (180) 2006-04-01 10:20
WAW..A VERY NİCE GRAPHİC LİKE PHOTOGRAF..PERSPECTİVE İS VERY GOOD
avigur_11 (22069) 2006-04-01 10:20
I like the way you filled the frame with the ganle top houses. It makes a very interesting view.
I think that you could also chose a tighter crop. please see my WS.
dHitman (0) 2006-04-01 10:24
Interesting POV with very strong paterns. Good minimum colors and DOF. TFS!
Modacolor51 (1309) 2006-04-01 10:35
Ausgezeichneter Aufbau. Große Farben und Kontrast.
danke ıhnen yılmaz.
leo61 (0) 2006-04-01 10:39
Tolles Motiv mit den wiederkehrenden Farben und der Architektur.Der Blick leicht über die vorderen Dächer ergibt eine gute Tiefe und schöne Perspektive.
Schönen Sonntag ,Grüße aus Mannheim,
Cormac (26545) 2006-04-01 11:13
Great shot! I like the repetition of the houses, over and over into the distance. This is a very interesting and unique shot, showing that like snowflakes that appear similar, no two of these houses are the same. Great work!
quetzal (3467) 2006-04-01 11:16
Very nice picture and very interesting note to understand it.
poulinp (4530) 2006-04-01 11:50
Good eye, Frank! This is very original and graphical. I like it.
jasmis (57824) 2006-04-01 11:53
Well, astonishing photo. Excellent place, superb shot. Great idea and splendid result. Congratulations. Regards.
syd1946 (18663) 2006-04-01 12:08
Very impresive shot and also very creative.
I like the geometria of the scene and the
interesting composition you made.
ahmet54 (3039) 2006-04-01 12:16
das sauerländische Fachwerk mit den Schieferdächern ergibt ein schönes Motiv. Besonders gefällt mir, dass kein einziges Haus aus der Reihe tanzt. Der Workshop von Yitzhak Avigur ergibt ein noch strengeres grafisches Bild. Bravo und schöne Grüße nach Südwestfalen.
Keitht (1292) 2006-04-01 12:25
When I first looked at this I assumed it had been desaturated to leave a virtually black and white image. Looking more closely I'm not so sure that is the case. It is certainly an image of a remarkable place with so many virtually identical buildings and the repetition of pattern.
Great notes as well.
mvanderrohe (249) 2006-04-01 14:02
Very nice picture! The repetition of these roofs is very interesting. With this framing, we do not know where it starts and where it stops. Thanks for the instructive historical note. Well done!
emjleclercq (15780) 2006-04-01 15:03
A very impressive composition of this town with an uncommon architectural unity.
Thanks for sharing,
CRATEOS (7278) 2006-04-01 15:30
Fantastic framing!!!best creation here!!you give colors to the (film)...perfect POV...and very good idea!!!Frank.....GNGRS !!!!!!! Nikiforos
chc (1468) 2006-04-01 16:11
Tu tiens là une superbe composition. Ces toitures et façades en quinconce sont du plus bel effet. Du beau travail, Christophe
Fixfocus (9385) 2006-04-01 16:26
Ein schönes und grafisches Motiv in natürlichen schwarz/weiß Tönen,die grünen Details ergeben einen interessanten Kontrast.
quillo (11850) 2006-04-01 17:55
Hello Frank, a closed frame that he enchants to me, it seems a scale model, this very well the perfect balance of light and color and resistances.
Good work, Bravo.
clarita (654) 2006-04-01 19:25
love this shot! i think i would have cropped it just a bit all the way around...but the colors/comp is wonderful!
Wahclellaspirit (3961) 2006-04-01 23:34
I like the simple pattern of these homes. It reminds me of the crowded townhouses as you enter San Francisco on I-80 and cross the Bay Bridge, even though the townhouses there are not as pleasing to look at. I did a "Workshop" for you also, just changed scene to B / W.
alainh (35579) 2006-04-02 0:00
Astonishing and beautiful shot you make here !
the B&W is a must. it seems toy's houses.
beautiful picture !!
have a good sunday
atus (15838) 2006-04-02 0:21
good idea to shot these funny houses.The repetition and the color of the houses give at first sight the sense of a b&w picture.Very nice one!Compliments and best regards.
vbbreizh (2622) 2006-04-02 1:16
Le thumbnail m'a fait penser à un tableau de paul Klee.
Très belle composition, beau partage des valeurs ...
Excellente photo !
Rossignol (2289) 2006-04-02 1:42
Very nice shot and composition showing so well these typical, and charming, German buildings. I love the distinctive high pointed roofs and the black and white of the timbering gives an excellent graphical quality to the image.
vagabondtravels (6507) 2006-04-02 8:48
Nice capture. Great repetion. Excellent work.
mortijo (12828) 2006-04-02 11:08
I really like this one, it has great graphic qualtities and a lot of perspective. At first sight it lokks as if you have been copying the houses, funny. If it can give you some consolation it has been raining here for hours on end. It's only in the evening that the sun makes an appearence.
zeca (19762) 2006-04-02 11:20
What a nice view, Frank! Excelent POV! I like this repetition, specially because inside each house we see the repetition of many details. Wonderful composition! TFS!
markstaples (15670) 2006-04-02 13:02
What can I say that hasn't already been said? The repetition is marvellous. I like the way you have filled the frame, there's good depth thanks to an excellent view point. Were you dangling from an aeroplane?!! :-)
thor68 (5586) 2006-04-02 16:30
wow, kann mich meinen vorkritikern
nur anschliessen, frank, eine wirklich
einmalige aufnahme der wiederkehrenden
die anordnung ist einfach einmalig.
danke & viele grüße,
eroli (112) 2006-04-03 5:17
Wie die Anderen sagen: Hervorragendes Bild. (Ich mag besonders das offene Fenster rechts im Bild - es durchbricht etwas den Rhythmus. Ich mag Ausbrecher.) Glueckwunsch!
Jribeirosantos (1916) 2006-04-03 12:43
Perfect .. it's a geometric photo :) so beautiful.. i'll put it in my favourites .. may I ?:)
elmec (12210) 2006-04-03 14:55
Great architectonic shot!
Very pretty is black and white sea of old houses!
edal (6804) 2006-04-03 16:02
I was thinking lately to visit your photos, but you have left me behind this evening. Now I am glad to discover your b/w series which are a new marvel of yours.
An interesting story note and a fine photo which goes to the brim of abstract painting!
Ber (8233) 2006-04-05 10:30
Excellent perspective and composition. Amazing place. Congratulations. Ber ;)
Didi (55145) 2006-04-05 14:05
Une composition intéressante de patterns de maisons.
J'apprécie le tassement de la perspective qui semble coller les habitations.
An interesting composition of patterns of houses. I appreciate the compressing of the perspective which seems to stick the dwellings.
rosaline (0) 2006-04-06 15:12
This is excellent composition. The almost abstract nature of the shot delivers great impact. Good framing and a highly impressive shot.
RGatward (20060) 2006-04-06 16:58
This is such a fantastic PoV, makes the whole place look like a model of a village. What an extraordinary place, with so many similar houses.
nex (2738) 2006-04-07 4:12
Wooow, well this is something I love to much, thanks Frank for your type. This one are a little bit more modern, I mean something to see for example in Bamberg or Rothenburg which are more older...but anyway very good work, my admire
xeexo (244) 2006-04-07 21:55
Very good POV. It looks like a crowd of people waiting for something. Also, your note about the photo is interesting. I learned something new. Thank you.
MIG13 (0) 2006-04-11 20:16
Hi, Frank! What a superb pic! Unique perspective and graphical effect! Very well done! Congratulations! Miguel.
Mistral (15402) 2006-04-13 15:24
I like your graphical geometric image and composition.
Your note it's really interesting too!
bazal (7900) 2006-04-18 5:35
It's a pleasure to discover the album of your contributions to TE. This shot is particularly noticeable due to its beautiful grafic qualities. The pattern repetition is amazing and it's interesting to see that the details of each house are different. The POV is really well chosen.
Thanks for sharing !
just4iris (792) 2006-04-19 14:17
Very nice composition and beautiful houses geometric repetitions!
xavshot (69835) 2006-04-19 15:17
encore une photo que j'allais manquer : très beau graphisme donné par ton POV et ton cadrage. Personnellement j'aurai coupé le haut pour n'avoir que les façades. en tout cas bravo, c'est une belle photo
placombe (7817) 2006-04-26 20:21
Superb photo and great dof. I like the fact that this photo is not symetric, forcing your eyes to look everywhere and not on a specific location.
pasternak (15177) 2006-04-28 18:52
This little town is a photographer´s paradise, I think. Where else are the half-timbered houses so similar, and in the same time if you look closer, they are all different! Great subject and excellent POV. Interesting note too. Next time I´m in that part of Germany I´ll try to see the town myself. Thanks for sharing.
I´ve made a BW workshop version (although I understand that the essence of these photos is that the subject is already black and white without any software...)
Have a nice weekend
Bandit (2360) 2006-05-25 6:55
Joli photos ! On a vraiment l'impression que c'est du noir et blanc mais en y regardant de plus près on s'aperçoit que c'est en couleur.J'aurais cadrer un peu plus serrez mais la je chipote.
donluicu (24718) 2006-06-01 11:33
this is an amazing picture...
i can't believe there is such a village!
the houses look so similar..
excellent tight framing too..
king (2905) 2006-06-01 13:19
Wandering though your TE-collection I discovered this picture. It's a beauty. At first sight yoy see repetition in the architecture of the B&W houses and their grey roofs. But when you look better you can discover many disturbances on this regularity.You deserve 100 points.
Thanks for sharing.
Gr. Huub de K.
crettaz (2767) 2006-06-12 9:00
Dieses Foto ist wirklich genial, alle diese Häuser man Aussehen, die identisch sind.
Du bewohnst eine hübsche Stadt
Hopp Deutschland, und natürlish Hopp Schweiz !!!
Andrzej_HHH (2480) 2006-06-19 14:26
I`m not surprise that you`ve got over 100 points for it, propably the best picture on your porfolio. Fantastic architecture, great black and white homes, nice contrast. Superb work! Andrzej
jmdias (52918) 2006-06-28 19:15
very nice shot, I like this repetition os shapes inside the photo
KOldham (79) 2006-07-08 13:26
Hi Frank - Absolutely love this ! Just my kind of thing.
Regards from UK
Manamo (3654) 2006-09-11 7:51
You got a nice rhythm of diagonal lines here! ÀI like to see some smoke getting out of the 1st chimney. I like as well that you depht of field is soooo deep that you preserved details in the first as well as in the last house. But most of all, I liked the story you had to tell about that city!:D Vive TE!:D
Have a nice day!
utkue (3420) 2007-04-02 13:10
I like this geometrical photo. This photo is very excellent. Congratulations.
VladaM (1536) 2007-05-29 13:58
Very special one.
One of your best!
crisnique (857) 2007-06-29 7:24
This is a great shot: well composed, with a very clever view. Useful notes.
Sehr gut gemacht!
lorenzetti (1584) 2008-03-16 2:15
Sehr interessant, alle diese Häuser im gleichen Styl mit diesen schwarz-weiss Farben.
Freundliche Grüsse aus der Schweiz - Franco
xuaxo (6846) 2008-03-26 12:55
Wunderschöne Schwarz-Weiß-Foto (farbigen!).
Die Note ist so interessant wie das Foto. All das ist eine sehr gute Nachricht.
jafadabret (56501) 2010-10-03 23:11
J'étais passé à côté de cette magnifique photo, c'est impardonnable. J'aime le graphisme fait par les toits et les façades. C'est presque du B&W, ce qui met en valeur les colombages.
batalay (34795) 2010-11-07 2:52
I know that you have not been submitting photographs, but I just came across this beauty accidentally. The repetitive nature of the composition, the subdued light of early Spring producing an almost B&W image all collaborate in producing a superb display in graphism. Warm regards,
daddo (22896) 2010-12-31 23:03
Hi Frank. I missed this one such a while ago.Incredible architecture and an excellent photo devised so that the beauty of the structures is maximized. I do miss your generous photos which are both instructive and rewarding to look at. I wish you a Happy, Prosperous and Healthy 2011. I have been told that the current moderators are a more logical and approachable lot and that the trigger happy nincompoops that preceded them have been given the boot. Maybe a time for you to think about coming back. Klaudio.
- Copyright: Frank Kaiser (Buin) (42260)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-01
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/4.9, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Architechtical pictures, historic places [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-01 10:17
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