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.
This is the winter version of this fantastic picture by Hanssie : Monschau
Not as nice as the summer version but still a beautiful place, don't you think ?
Also this picture from the same day, same city : Medieval Houses I
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Guenther (10915) 2005-01-28 12:27
Very beautiful old houses, you caught them in a very good perspective, great DOF .... the snow adds a special atmosphere.
antti (0) 2005-01-28 12:28
This looks like an advertisement for tourists, like postcard - good one. Nice winter view. Very good composition too. I can`t say any negative - even it should say some improvements, but I can`t.
fooeleen (713) 2005-01-28 12:30
wonderful subtle colors at the background..i love the patterns that seemed to create a rhythm of its own. wonderful capture....angle and composition.
mmarina (0) 2005-01-28 15:29
Woow beautiful and very special these houses.... Such a beautiful picture with nice perspective and such lovely houses, funny that they don't seem that old. Really great!
Tue (31012) 2005-01-28 17:10
What a lovely scenery with those nice old houses in a snow landscape! Great composition! Really lovely! Thanx for showing!
RegisMinot (1543) 2005-01-28 17:26
Half-timbered houses are a pleasure to the eye. They introduce a human element into buildings. Instead of being made of perfectly horizontal and vertical lines, half-timbered houses have many irregularities due to the unperfect lines of natural wood. A nice picture. Interesting to compare with the summer version also.
Steft (5975) 2005-01-29 9:29
Wow, a little fairytale! Great atmosphere. Nice cold colours. Good point of view, because all the lines are going to the right. Just perfect!
Hanssie (10465) 2005-01-29 10:24
Ha, ha !
That's nice, this is a great picture of this well-known place with a great mood. Also the background with the winter-mountains, very, very nice.
I miss the flowers in the foreground:-))
Thanks for the link, Jacques !
premels (2400) 2005-02-07 5:16
La lumière grise donne une toute autre allure à ces façades, mais il ne faut pas être trop modeste. Cette photo rivalise bien avec celle prise en été. Elle a quelque chose de moins convenu, de plus réaliste.
danyy (0) 2005-07-11 13:07
là, on a presque le même POV, la rievière est quelque peu plus en crue que sur mes photos.
une ville aussi belle en toutes saisons.
Je ne l'ai pas vue sous la neige, merci donc de m'en faire profiter.
mightyweed (1292) 2005-07-27 8:51
another amazing place and the picture...max for all attributes. This kind of architecture is very romantic to me.... like it was from the childrens stories..
lukie (0) 2005-08-08 12:03
lovely winter-scenery you show us here. Monschau must be a place I have to visit once... Photo très nette !
- Copyright: Jacques Renier (jrenier) (762)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-01-24
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S45
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/640 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Half-timbering around the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-01-28 11:48
- Favorites: 1 [view]