On my former picture you can see the Elector's Rococo palace in Trier and here the Elector's Classical palace in Koblenz. The palace (Residenzschloss), with one front looking towards the Rhine, the other into the Neustadt, was built in 1778-1786 by Clement Wenceslaus, the last elector of Trier, under design by the French architect P.M. d'Ixnard; among other curiosities, it contains some fine Gobelin tapestries.
But what was the Elector's position in the imperial Germany and how did he come from Trier to Koblenz? The Electorate of Trier (or Kurtrier) was an ecclesiastical principality of the Holy Roman Empire and existed from the end of the 9th to the early 19th century. (Do not forget: the Holy Roman Empire was in fact a conglomeration of countries in the Middle Ages and the early modern period. Another famous ecclesialistical principality was Salzburg which became part of Austria only in 1816 - but in contrast to his western colleague the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg was never member of the board entitled to elect the Emperor.) It was ruled by the Archbishop in his function as prince-elector of the empire. The capital of the electorate was Trier, in the 18th century, from 1690 till 1801, its main residence was Koblenz (or Coblence). The electorate was secularized in 1803 during the German Mediatisation.
While keeping in mind the three buildings on this and the former picture pay attention to the dates: Constantine's magnificient basilica was built less than 100 years before the fall of the (ancient) Roman Empire, the Elector's Rococo palace of Trier was finished shortly (40 years) before the real residence was moved to Koblenz, the Classical palace served as originally planned only for a few (15) years.
Please click on the map function (and then zoom in) to get a satellite photo with marker pointing onto the palace.
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buscape (6219) 2009-03-17 17:39
ein schönes Bild von diesem Schloss. Schöne und natürliche Farben. Der kleine Streifen von der Strasse, der Randstein und der Radweg im Vordergrund sind wichtig um etwas Tiefe in dein Bild zu bekommen. Diese Lösung gefällt mir sehr gut. Schön ist auch der blaue Himmel mit lockerer Bewölkung als Hintergrund und die Bäume rechts und links vom Schloss.
Viele Grüsse aus dem Donautal,
PixelTerror (0) 2009-03-17 23:37
Nice building and an image that looks well exposed even though the sky blue looks a bit strange, like after shadow/highlights adjustments, going panoramic could be a good idea on such an image.
Have a nice day JY
asajernigan (21427) 2009-03-18 2:56
Nice shot of this fine architecture. Your composition is great using the trees to frame to building. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail. I agree with JY that going panoramic would be a good idea here.
danos (97471) 2009-03-18 9:42
nice presentation of the elector's palace of Koblenz,with excellent sharpness and clarity.I like the vivid colours and the brilliant light of the scene,as the great antithesis between the colours.Well done.
Have a nice afternoon,danos
gracious (20025) 2009-03-18 10:50
Nicely framed up this beautiful palace with both sides on tree and the beautiful clouds formation in the blue sky!
the image is sharp with nice colour and good details on the palace!
many thanks for the informative notes
UlfE (14641) 2009-03-18 12:17
Very nice shot and a good presentation of this beautiful building. I guess that you have chosen the POV because of the trees on each side that is such a good framing of the building, but I am a bit curious what a photo taken right in front of the building would have looked like. TFS and have a nice evening!
BWJ (3094) 2009-03-19 5:11
You captured the beauty and size of this great palace with lovely natural colors and clear sharp details. I like the horizontal lines and the nice framing with the trees. The picture was taken in the month of June and portrays perfectly the atmosphere of an early summer day.
Clementi (52514) 2009-03-19 7:19
ripetitive le forme di questa bella architettura, il palazzo e' ripreso molto bene con questa cornice di alberi.
Buin (42466) 2009-03-20 9:37
Ein eindrucksvoller Bau und ein ebenso eindrucksvolles Foto (wie übrigens auch die "map view"). Was für ein Unterschied zum Trierer Palast! Dein Foto ist rundherum gut gelungen - vor allem gefallen mir die natürlichen, nicht "geschönten" Farben. Dein Kommentar ist wieder eine kleine Geschichts-Lehrstunde - toll!
Grüße aus dem wieder recht kühlen aber sonnigen Westfalen - und ein schönes Wochenende für die ganze Familie!
paololg (31448) 2009-03-24 15:08
bella foto, fatta con eccellente qualità tecnica, a cominciare dalla perfetta nitidezza. La composizione è costruita sulle linee orizzontali della strada, del palazzo e delle nuvole, creando una piacevole armonia tra loro. I due alberi ai lati della foto sono un elemento che impreziosisce la scena e dà profondità. E' bello poter distinguere i particolari del palazzo dietro le colonne, grazie alla buona gestione delle luci e delle ombre. Una foto fatta da chi ha tanta esperienza, bravo!
Ciao, buona nottata!
Charo (51212) 2009-03-25 9:22
I was in Koblenz late but no one went to see this beautiful building, too bad.
Simple and fantastic architecture and a very good prospect.
- Copyright: Laszlo Koenig (Jakab) (3867)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-06-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D-80, AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6 G, Hama circular polariser
- Exposure: f/4.8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-17 16:41