Why is Monschau so special? The town has extraordinarily well-preserved houses that are centuries old, tucked into a peaceful, hilly landscape. The houses are half-timbered topped with high slate roofs, some of them richly colored and ornate.
The city is 30km south of Aachen in the extreme west of Germany, close to Belgium.
See also this picture from the same day, same city : Medieval Houses II
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MvS (4163) 2005-01-27 12:48
Very nice picture with these old houses rising close to the river. The walls of the houses, with a few tiny details in red, blends very well into the black and white winter landscape, and you can see that the walls are not horisontal.
Geo (1243) 2005-01-27 12:52
A beautiful winter picture. It is nice to see the real timber frame houses. So often, such images are new houses built in imitation of this style. Sharp and clear.
carper (96) 2005-01-27 13:13
Beautiful Monschau Jacques,
You made a very good photo here, the composition is good, the lines are nice and the light is very good. very good job I like it
Hanssie (10441) 2005-01-27 13:32
I have the summer-style, you the winter one !
And also in winter, Monschau is a nice village, you've portrayed this in a very nice way and a good light, Jacques, nice done !
robiuk (10807) 2005-01-27 13:44
Thanks Jacques for sharing this beautiful photo with us!
The architecture is amazing and you presented us with this detail from Monschau in best possible manner. The light is is stunning and a careful composition including the river and hill slope behind reveals a real beauty of this unique place.
dreze (630) 2005-01-27 13:44
Très belle photo. J'aime beaucoup la netteté
kLe (2196) 2005-01-27 13:45
Beatiful view. The picture is very sharp and I like how many details of the houses can be seen. One of the owners has installed air conditioning (right side). This is maybe helpful for him but not nice to watch. I like also the white colour of the snow and the façades. The exposure is perfect. Even the river in the shade has enough light.
loupiot (3909) 2005-01-28 3:31
Monschau est une très belle ville avec ses maisons anciennes. Votre photo sous la neige est particulièrement réussie. De plus la lumière est ici très belle. Merci de nous faire partager ce cliché, et bravo!
wtolyz (20) 2005-01-28 4:03
naxius (16685) 2005-01-28 5:33
Very good composition with the small river that leads our eyes through the photo.
Good light, not too harsh.
Indeed a good photo.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-03-13 16:41
Oh - Yes surely a place to visit some day around - I like the winterview and the atmosphere of this fine place - thanks sharing and for adding to the theme.
fabEarth (283) 2005-05-01 23:27
Excellent point de vue! avec la montagne en BG ! J'espère qui pourront préserver cela encore longtemps...
djnik2004 (1698) 2005-05-17 9:12
Fabulous shot! these buildings are amazing, perfect for photography! the snow adds to the feel, ive only seen places like this in pictures, would love to see someone like this in real life one day! lovely shot, thanks for sharing!
danyy (0) 2005-07-11 13:05
et oui, les mêmes photos que les miennes à Montjoie mais sous un autre climat.
Pas mal du tout non plus sous la neige.
Excellents règlages , surtotu au niveau de l'exposition et de la balance des blancs, ces derniers sont superbes.
Ube franche réussite qui nous plonge bien au coeur de cette petite ville merveilleuse.
mightyweed (1292) 2005-07-27 8:44
This picture goes to may favorites...amazing: the subject, the composition and cool colors..I mark it useful because I "found out" about the place I want to go to...
Rosa (0) 2005-08-18 12:43
je suis allé visiter cette jolie ville il y a quelques semaines, j'ai d'ailleurs posté une photo perise de mi-chemin menant aux ruines sur les hauteurs.
Un chaud soleil était alors au rendez-vous, ce qui change beaucoup l'apparence des mêmes lieux.
Sous la neige, Montjoie est toute aussi belle.
Amitié de Liège.
daniel51 (231) 2005-10-12 15:24
A beautiful picture. Looks almost black and white. The glimpse of the red windows and green grass adds a lot to it.
mayabee (374) 2005-10-14 3:33
I love this photo, it has a great atmosphere. the colors and composition are great!
Standring (595) 2005-11-02 4:49
When I first looked at this, I thought it was black and white. It's an excellent composition of the river and houses and the backdrop of the snowy hill, with a nice light across the scene.
Niara78 (0) 2005-11-02 13:14
This is a house style that I absolutely adore. It gets even more charming in this context, with snowy roofs and pine trees in the back. Crispy and lovely.
- Copyright: Jacques Renier (jrenier) (762)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-01-24
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S45
- Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Half-timbering around the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-01-27 12:43
- Favorites: 2 [view]