Red house with red flowers, Pécs old town
Pécs is the fifth largest city of Hungary, located on the slopes of the Mecsek mountains in the south-west of the country, close to its border with Croatia. It is the administrative and economical centre of Baranya county. Pécs is also the seat of Roman Catholic Diocese of Pécs.
Pécs is one of the most important intellectual, spiritual, cultural and economic centres of Southern Transdanubia. Combined with its priceless heritage sites, its lively cultural scene, theatres and museums, and the surrounding holiday resorts make the town a popular tourist centre.
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.
The most famous of the major factories in Pécs is the Zsolnay Porcelain Manufacture. The world-famous products made in this works over the past century can be seen not only in the local Zsolnay Museum, but are also decorating numerous public spaces.
A plenitude of museums safeguards the town's historic remains in addition to the heritage buildings. Several contemporary fine arts collections enrich the list of things to see and do in the town, among which are galleries dedicated to world famous artists of Hungarian origin like Victor Vasarely or Amerigo Tot. (Source: vendégváró)
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besnard (55846) 2011-05-26 3:52
Un sujet simple qui te permet de proposer une belle photo. La fenêtre est bien décalée sur ce mur rose.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-05-26 3:56
Beautiful window. I like the red color wall. Nice decorative flowers on the window sill. Superb colors and clarity.
dip (23888) 2011-05-26 4:18
wonderful detail shot of the facade!
amazing colors combination,very well framed and composed,
snunney (94993) 2011-05-26 4:27
A very attractive image with superb graphism. It is well composed with the window nicely placed off-centre. I like the rich red tones of the surrounding walls and the contrast with the pink window frame. An image with a very pleasant atmosphere to it.
Sergiom (73536) 2011-05-26 5:34
Une belle image, simple et efficace. La fenêtre est bien placée et laisse beaucoup d'espace au rouge.
Cricri (115557) 2011-05-26 9:16
C'est simple et c'est beau, joli détails de la fenêtre avec le rouge de la façade, bon cadrage et réalisation d'un coté romantique
jjcordier (79295) 2011-05-26 12:09
Une composition qui peut sembler assez simple mais que j'aime énormément.
vasilpro (41215) 2011-05-26 14:00
Wonderful minimal composition, beautiful window, excellent POV, lovely light and colors, very good contrast with the BG, well done.
siamesa (28115) 2011-05-26 16:38
Boa noite George
This window and the flowers make a very attractive effect in the red wall. Very well done.
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-05-26 23:00
Lovely red flowers in the red house
Fine POV, excellent details
Well framed and done
Have a nice day
dkmurphys (55955) 2011-05-27 5:46
Beautiful detail, a splendid picturesque window. Nice colors, well seen scene.
Have a great weekend.
amaryllis (36455) 2011-05-27 6:07
une superbe photo de cette fenêtre sur un mur rouge, des géraniums rouges également, un peu de couleur sur les rideaux, un bon cadrage de cette fenêtre
ines8 (6112) 2011-05-27 8:17
I love this simple and so sensitive composition, thank you.
Graal (101774) 2011-05-28 0:08
Jó napot George,
simple theme and very nice effect. Amazing window on the red wall. Good composition. I like it.
Have a nice day.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-05-28 1:37
Lâ composition is very pure, and very beautiful. The window pleasant to see, is placed well in the photo. Excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
hay_kes (30858) 2011-06-01 23:43
What a stunning image with good colours and nice composition.
Basit ama dikkat çeken bir çalışma.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-16
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Discovery of Pécs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-26 3:37
- Favorites: 1 [view]