Dear TE Friends,
I begin the new year with a festive photo, I hope you like this. The photo was taken on Celebration of grape and wine in Pécs.
Széchenyi Square is the centre of Pécs and as such plays an important role in the life of the town. In the market of bygone days, where up to the early 20th century women from the surrounding villages dressed in colourful traditional costumes sold their produce, visitors today can be witnesses of craft fairs and merriments. Each September, as a part of the Pécs Festival (Pécsi Napok), the square is the venue for the Festival of Grapes and Wines (Szőlő és Bor Ünnepe) with a fair, a vintage parade and tastings of the famous Baranya wines.
Djami, Roman Catholic city church (Belvárosi templom) – in the backstage
The Turkish djami was built between 1543 and 1546 on the site of the former St Bartholomew church. After the Turkish left the Jesuits dismantled the minaret and modified the building. However, it retains Islamic elements.
The builder of the djami was Gazi Kasim, later pasha of Buda. The djami remained intact following the recapture of the town after which the Jesuits used it as their church. It was modified in 1702 and again in 1766; the entrance hall and the minaret connected to the supporting wall of the entrance hall on the right corner were dismantled. Between 1939 and 1942 the djami was freed from the walls of the previous additions and extensions. At the same time the current semicircular building to the north was added.
Hunyadi János rider's sculpture
The bronze rider's sculpture of Hunyadi János - one of Hungary's largest strategists – was prepared in 1956 by Pátzay Pál. Prepared from the bronze creation It was set up on the 500th anniversary of death Hunyadi János in 1956. (Hunyadi János - Mátyás king's father. Hungary's governor. The 1456 Nándorfehérvár triumph is connected his name.)
Pécs lies at the foot of one of the higher chains of the Mecsek Hills.
First named Sopianae, the settlement came under the authority of the Roman Empire in 10 BC. The early Christian period of Sopianae is preserved by the Early Christian Necropolis uncovered in the area in front of the current Cathedral around the former Mons Sacrum (Sacred Hill). This unique heritage complex was entered onto the World Heritage Sites.
The first Hungarian king, St Stephen, established the bishopric and the cathedral of Pécs in a charter dated 23rd August 1009 in Győr. The first Hungarian university was founded here by the Anjou King Louis I the Great in 1367. The period between 1459 and 1472 was the era of Bishop Janus Pannonius and the flowering of Renaissance culture in Pécs. This spirit can still be traced in the features in the town centre, a district that is made even more special by the numerous characteristic buildings surviving from the Turkish times.
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Rosam (297) 2009-01-01 5:03
great square, you have captured it well,
great colour and detail.
Best wishes for 2009
Happy New Year
mesutilgim (76734) 2009-01-01 5:06
Hi dear George,
Wonderfull and joyfull scene, with great elements.
Very good pov and nice compo with it's own story and very nice warm colors.
Perfect info's as well. The djami at the center was an eyecatcher for me as it is such ottoman !
TFS and best regards
jlbrthnn (79791) 2009-01-01 6:06
You chose a convivial image, it is a good choice in this first day of the year. An image once again prepared carefully. I hope that we will continue to see your excellent daily publications.
My best wishes.
ymrk (14955) 2009-01-01 6:20
Hello Dear George;
Good capture,good landsacape and original shade.With beautiful light...
Have a good time,
HAPPY NEW YEARS TO YOU WİTH TO YOUR FAMİLY...
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-01-01 6:31
Fine photo reportage of the festival on Celebration of grape and wine in Pécs.
Great POV and colours
I wish you all the best for the new year 2009
TGULUMSER (13252) 2009-01-01 6:51
Very nice atmosphere with bright colors and positive feelings. Your POV is nice, reflecting the mood of the festival very well,
danos (80945) 2009-01-01 7:25
nice panoramic shot of this festive day in Pécs with Mosque and the sculpture of Hunyadi János in the middle of Széchenyi Square.I like the tents and the people that enjoy the beautiful day.Well done.
Have a nice and healthy New Year, Danos
asajernigan (19669) 2009-01-01 8:34
This is a great festive scene to kick off this new year.
Your composition is great showing a panoramic view of this town square. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and DOF. The green color of the dome provides nice contrast with the blue sky.
Happy New Year,
mehmetemin (7231) 2009-01-01 8:51
very good shot nice colours good composition
a Happy New Year
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-01-01 9:09
Nice view here, I like how you composed it, a beautiful catch,
Have a beautiful year !
bobocortis (15918) 2009-01-01 11:03
What an amazing daily life snapshot, well cropped and very well exposed.
A good shot for begin this year.
hay_kes (30426) 2009-01-01 12:42
Very beautiful square vith excellent daily life shot.Great POV, light and colours.TFS.
Happy new year!!
ChrisJ (93428) 2009-01-01 14:05
The wide angled, panoramic format works well here. Good colour, sharpness & contrast, & the people add sca;e & context. Happy New Year!
danyy (0) 2009-01-01 23:52
le début de l'autome, mais un soleil toujours trčs présent et qui a l'air encore bien chaud. Il dispense des lumičres qui permettent aux couleurs de jaillir.
Un format étendu bien adpaté ŕ la scčne.
Graal (94156) 2009-01-02 0:37
Jó napot George,
an interesting presentation from Pecs. Good shot and note about church, sculptures and history of town. Well photojob. I likeit.
All the best in New Year to You and family!
Aviller (3866) 2009-01-02 2:14
Beautiful capture of one of the cities I would like to visit someday. I might have panned to the right a bit to move the former mosque off center. The shadowy part on the left would then have been moved out of the picture and we would have seen more of the facades in the sun. It works either way though and it's a really well composed picture.
snunney (76370) 2009-01-02 2:52
A nicely animated scene with good colours and clarity. A very summery feeling to warm us on these cold days. Happy New Year to you and your family.
saylan-cb (12738) 2009-01-02 3:31
This is a great capture with natural compositions and very nice colour,details are wonderful.
Happy new year 2009.
gildasjan (40222) 2009-01-02 9:26
Une image bien colorée pour commencer l'année.C'était une belle journée de septembre et de belles couleurs sont présentes ici.
Bonne année 2009
TopGeo (38128) 2009-01-05 5:14
Hello George,nice panoramic shot of this festive day
great square, Excellent composition with landscape and original shade details of characteristic buildings beautiful light and colors!
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-09-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Food, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon Digital EOS350D
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-01 5:00
- Favorites: 1 [view]