A view of the entrance to the grounds of Schloss Montabaur, which today is run as a 4-star conference hotel and schooling centre for the Raiffeisenbanken and credit unions and is owned by the Akademie Deutscher Genossenschaften (“Academy of German Cooperatives”).
Montabaur castle in brief:
Montabaur castle was mentioned as a centre for the archbishops and prince-electors of Trier. Town and castle were called “Humbach”.
1280 – 1290
After a reconciliation, Archbishop Dietrich II. delegated the administration and defence of the castle to Count Heinrich von Nassau.
1687 – 1709
During the reign of Archbishop Hugo von Orsbeck (1676-1711) there were far-reaching constructional alterations, accomplished by the court’s architects of Trier Johann Chr. Sebastiani and J. Honorius Ravensteyn.
Transferred to the duchy of Nassau. It was used as a shooting-lodge.
1851 – 1945
Headquarters of the teachers-college.
1945 – 1968
Headquarters of the district magistrate’s office of the lower Westerwald area.
1946 - 1968
Headquarters of the “district administration” Montabaur
On the occasion of its 75th anniversary as the cooperatives central bank, the Deutsche Genossenschaftskasse - today the DZ-Bank Frankfurt - handed the purchased castle into its assigned purpose.
In 1981 the Academy of German cooperatives e.V. purchased Montabaur castle.
The picture was originally captured on slide film. It has been digitised and 'cleaned-up' in Photoshop CS2.
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mauro61 (52855) 2010-03-25 1:40
luce molto difficile ben gestita e immagine che va oltre la porta.
Colore ocra che da risalto allo scatto
oncel (1407) 2010-03-25 2:46
great gate photo.Yellow wall and blue door is looking brilliant.TFS.
Nicou (131494) 2010-03-25 2:48
très bel arche, avec la lumière en fond, l'éclaire devant sur le mur, le pavage en gris-bleu, quel de beaux contraste, sueprbe image et cadrage.
merci et amitié
npecanhuk (70876) 2010-03-25 2:48
Excellent idea to focus on that yellow and blue gateway! The visual result is very attractive and inviting me to go thru it to discover what's next!
TFS - congratulations!
Budapestman (82620) 2010-03-25 3:39
an attractive photo of this place, the composition is spectacular, I like the graphic details and the colours, a very nice architectural photo, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
sandpiper (6788) 2010-03-25 3:42
Good conversion from teh old slide. A simple but effective scene. Well compososed and good light management. Good note too.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-03-25 5:32
J'aime l'harmonie des couleurs, et la composition qui inclue l'arche et la rue descendante. Une image intéressante et de qualité. Bravo.
delpeoples (55290) 2010-03-25 6:07
Hi STephen, trhe yellow theme continues in this e=series. Good use of the vertical, I like the large FG and the texture of the pavement. Considering your were dealing with strong shade in the FG and harsh sun in the BG, the image is exposed well, it would have been easy to blow out the details behind the arch. TFS and I wish you a good day, Lisa
Silvio1953 (131778) 2010-03-25 7:27
Ciao Stephen, lovely composition with splendid light and colors, beautiful frame by arch, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
subhendu_bagchi (25975) 2010-03-25 8:19
nice capture of this gate with the scene through it. Nice use of the yellow gate as natural frame also. Great depth that offers good detailling of the foreground floor also. Very well composed shot. Tfs.
Have a nice day.
Fis2 (90859) 2010-03-25 13:17
A very interesting gate.
Interesting light and colours.
saxo042 (37724) 2010-03-25 13:33
It is reallt quite interesting to see all these "older" pictures. They represent a very different style, compared to your present work; much stronger colours and different compositions. This is a very fine capture of mainly blue and yellow fields.
Charo (51210) 2010-03-25 15:30
Une belle entrée au palais et jardins. Grande contraste de couleurs avec une excellente lumière et de profondeur.
csabagaba (6630) 2010-03-26 1:52
Good old photos. Even then (1991) had a good eye for photography. Beautiful colors and good composition. Looking through the gate, I first I thought it was a mirror image, but it was good :-).
Graal (100548) 2010-03-27 0:10
an interesting gate and place. Good captured theme. Nice old architecture. Well presentation.
Have a nice day.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-03-27 0:36
Toujours ce beau contraste entre le jaune et le bleu et une belle utilisation de l'arcade pour ouvrir une perspective et donner de la profondeur à l'image. Très beau contraste ombre et lumière également.
Cricri (112089) 2010-03-27 3:15
Très joli cadrage du porche au deux couleurs bleu et jaune qui ce marie si bien ensemble, beau jeu ombre et de lumière