Lindau is a German city and an island in the eastern part of the Lake Constance, the Bodensee. The historic city of Lindau is located on the 0.68 km² island which is connected with the mainland by a bridge and a railway dam.
Remains of an early Roman settlement of the 1st century have been found in the district of Aeschach. The name Lindau was mentioned first by a St. Gallen monk in a document in 882 stating that Graf Adalbert von Rätien had founded a nuns' monastery on the island.
In 1180 the church St. Stephan was founded. In 1224 the Franciscans founded a monastery on the island. In 1274/75 Lindau became an Imperial Free City under Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph I. In 1528, Lindau accepted the Reformation. After the Thirty Years' War, in 1655 the first Lindauer Kinderfest (children's festival) was held in memory of the war time.
After liquidation of the Holy Roman Empire, Lindau lost its status of an Imperial Free City in 1802. The city went to Karl August von Bretzenheim who gave the city and monastery to the Kingdom of Austria in 1804. In 1805 Austria returned the city to Bavaria. In 1853 the railway dam was built to the island. In 1856 the city built a new harbour with its characteristic land marks, the lighthouse and the lions sculpture.
In 1922 the independent districts of Aeschach, Hoyren and Reutin were integrated in the city. After World War II the city was under French administration. In 1955 Lindau again returned to Bavaria.
Today Lindau is located near where the three borders of Austria, Germany and Switzerland meet. It is nestled under the mountain Pfänder of the Alps in the lake. Due to its historic medieval city center and the pleasant location in Lake Constance, Lindau is a popular place for sightseeing tours and holidays. Annually a meeting of Nobel Prize Winners (see Meeting of Nobel Laureates in Lindau) and a congress of medical physics is held in the city. A further attraction is the casino owned by the state of Bavaria.
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delic (6735) 2007-05-22 7:32
A typical Bavarian square. Love those red tiles on steep roofs. The compressed composition works well. Very nice. Regards,
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-05-22 7:41
you get a beautifull light in this street. The colorfull housse are nice.
clnaef (6289) 2007-05-22 7:48
Belle perspective de cette charmante ville.
snunney (89996) 2007-05-22 8:03
A very appealing animated scene with some lovely architecture. Very good colours and detail.
ben4321 (9875) 2007-05-22 8:21
Well framed, and the use of the telephoto has compressed the perspective nicely.
There's a lot of detail here, but no one element that is really strong enough to grab the attention and anchor the image. It looks like there were some more cafe tables over on the right, and maybe you could have used the people sitting there to add some interest to the foreground.
The shot is well taken, it just needs 'something' to act as a focal point.
teutza (10590) 2007-05-22 8:51
i like this cosy atmosphere.. tourist like:)
it looks like a relaxing corner you cought here:)
Cretense (68695) 2007-05-22 9:31
Excellent architecture capture, with the additional "bonus" of that colourful crowd. Great choise of vertical framing, flawless composition and brilliant colours. Cogratulations!
danos (90367) 2007-05-22 10:10
excellent the sharpness and the perspective view of Lindau a place as i see very graphic and idyllic.The lovely architecture with the vertical framing and the people adds live to your capture.Very informative your note.Well done.
berek (43639) 2007-05-22 12:10
beautiful and colorful daily life sense from the Bayern,
have a nice day.
Marcelo_Almeida (1044) 2007-05-22 13:18
Bela imagem do cotidiano da cidade. nice shot.
dip (23844) 2007-05-22 14:37
A nice corner,beautiful colors and good sharpness,your note very informative.
xavshot (69835) 2007-05-22 15:25
le cadrage vertical s'imposait ici et permet de mettre en valeur la succession des différentes façades. Jolie prise.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2007-05-22 16:32
nice street full oflife, nice colours, beautiful architecture, excellent POV, composition *****
izmirli (3987) 2007-05-22 18:53
merhaba my friend george
beautiful daily life picture.wonderful light and colours.well done.
salvator (19102) 2007-05-23 3:38
Here's another beauty from you. The sharpness, the colors are really impressive. The colors and vivid and very nice. Nice composition. Best regards. Salvator.
pablominto (53746) 2007-05-23 3:41
Another well framed speciality... street scenery!
Impressively sharp details in the architecture, great colour palette...
Well composed, no complaint at all!
hay_kes (30856) 2007-05-23 5:31
What a beautiful daily life shot with excellent architecture.Good point of view.Well done.TFS.
carper (96) 2007-05-23 7:03
a very good clear shot George,
good light, fine details and a good pov, fine photojob here, well done.
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-05-24 3:58
Very nice daily life picture in a tyoical Bavarian square. Great colours, sharpness and details. I like your POV and how you framed the picture
TFS and greetings
Silvio1953 (130392) 2007-05-24 8:46
Hi George, wonderful photo full of life, splendid architecture and excellent colors, great composition, very well done, ciao Silvio
Angshu (56588) 2007-05-30 4:00
The colourful facades in the lovely light really stands out. The framing is good with the parasols on the left. Maybe a bit too busy, but that's what you expect this part of the year. Good work!
Tue (29094) 2007-06-01 14:47
A lovely view from this German town. I like very much the atmosphere of this picture with the many people, the pleasant sunlight and attractive colours. It's also nice to look at the row of facades and all their differences. Good work!
ls7902 (7328) 2007-12-07 6:49
First of all thanks for the note. I had passed this city so a few time but never got off the train to discover more. I will check out the town the next time I'm in Europe ... probably next summer or falls. Wonderful light & light direction for this shot. Very Bavarian atmosphere & architecture and I love it. I imagine being there at the cafe enjoying a cup of coffee & then another.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon Digital EOS350D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-05-22 7:15