In the pedestrian precinct, Pécs
The Király street is the best-known pedestrian precinct of the downtown. A lot interesting shop, historic building visible in the street.
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 (55778) 2011-05-28 2:41
Une belle image profonde qui met en valeur ce superbe dallage. L'image est bien animée avec tous les promeneurs.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.
macondo (19253) 2011-05-28 2:57
Another very well cropped and pleasingly bright street scene from this elegant old town. You've made it look absolutely a must-visit in these photos of yours. The composition here is magnificent, with the eye being drawn inexorably towards the white church with its burgundy coloured dome. What could have been a too-large empty space on the left is filled with the marvellous cobblestone pattern. The couple on the right make a good foreground highlight to come back to after the church. Great work.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-05-28 3:08
Another lovely street shot.This is what I like about Europe. You have captured the people's activities nicely. I like the pastel colored buildings with superb clarity and tone.
siudzi (34141) 2011-05-28 3:15
A very nice shot of this wonderful city landscape. The point of view has been chosen perfectly so we can enjoy this lovely sight. Thanks for sharing.
snunney (94705) 2011-05-28 4:07
I like the perspective here very much, looking along these very attractive façades with the couple sat on the bench in the foreground. The image has a very pleasant lively atmosphere and benefits from excellent colours and clarity. Have a good weekend.
npecanhuk (73486) 2011-05-28 4:23
Truly attractive and very interesting urban & architecture & daily life picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, vertical format, black & white borders, contrasts and composition are all excellent features here!
I really like the details of the pavement!
TFS - congrats,
Um ótimo sábado prá você! (A great saturday for you!)
daddo (26482) 2011-05-28 4:47
Greetings George.The first thing that strikes me here is the wonderful clarity of the image, helped no doubt by the expertly handled light. There is excellent depth too as the eye travels from the two people on the right to the domed white building at the end of the precinct. The empty area is enriched by the cobbled patterns. if Pecs is pronounce pech, there is a word in Croatian,peć, which means oven or stove. Pozdrav. Klaudio.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-05-28 4:57
wonderful lines in this classic composition. Clever use of the fg shapes to draw you into the shot. You have captured the atmosphere of the town along with the beautiful architecture flawlessly. Well done!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian
emilbo (22616) 2011-05-28 5:29
Merveilleuse scène de rue prise par une belle journée ensoleillée. L'endroit semble romantique, vraiment une belle place bien animée et une superbe architecture de édifices. Excellent travail et qualité d'image.
Tous mes compliments et bonne fin de semaine,
francio64 (39862) 2011-05-28 5:48
una bella scena di vita quotidiana, in uno scorcio cittadino ricco di bella architettura.
Ottima la gestione della luce e bellissimi e delicati i colori.
Sergiom (73246) 2011-05-28 6:14
J'aime beaucoup la perspective que tu nous offre sur cette belle allée piétonne.Les gens semblent en profiter pleinement.J'aime beaucoup la netteté des détails architecturaux.
JFS (32459) 2011-05-28 7:44
Great atmopshere full of life and great architecture, all together makes a very good shot. I like it a lot!
vasilpro (41215) 2011-05-28 10:05
Wonderful street scene with beautiful atmosphere, lovely light and colors, excellent POV, very good clarity and contrast, TFS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
cornejo (39237) 2011-05-28 10:30
György cordials greetings. A composition very good of this very nice street with very good atmosphere. A photo very good with the sharpness, light and colors very well. A good work, congratulation. Have a good night and happy sunday, thanks for sharing.
bukitgolfb301 (39540) 2011-05-28 12:31
Hi my dear Georege
A typical European daily secene you cut by your good taste and sense. Wonderful contamination and very clasiical traditonal row of houses and strees and people. Very fresh light and warm color indeed.
Thanks for your sharing finest work and have a good Sunday!
Takero from rainy Tokyo
macjake (64582) 2011-05-28 14:10
you keep coming up with new and innovative views of your home country.
i really like this one alot, with the long walkway, the side buildings, and the dome at the end.
lots to keep the eye busy.
thanks for this elegant city view
jjcordier (79295) 2011-05-28 23:44
Une autre très bonne présentation de cette jolie ville.Une composition intéressante et animée.
amaryllis (36455) 2011-05-29 0:15
une belle photo de la vie quotidienne dans cette rue piétonne de la ville avec un beau cadrage, avec ce monument en arrière plan; le dallage au sol est bien fait, harmonieux et je dois constater la propreté de cet endroit
une belle lumière et de l'animation sont au rendez vous
paura (47186) 2011-05-29 6:52
O interessante e bonito calçamento é um excelente nessa linda fotografia da fantástica aruqitetura. Grande trabalho, amigo.
Schnappilic (9690) 2011-05-29 7:51
I like so much this king of picture with old architecture and people activities. Bautiful place in a quality picture!
All the best,
dkmurphys (55763) 2011-05-29 8:03
Very fine street scene. Nice place, very picturesque composition. Nice atmosphere, well catch.
Have a nice Sunday evening.
COSTANTINO (62551) 2011-05-29 12:08
I liked this shot with the presentation of
Kiraly street one of the best known pedestrian
precinct of the downtown,beautiful
atmosphere with the historic building
visible in the street,people around
everybody interested in something else
another lovely street shot
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-05-29 23:37
Amazing warm colors as usual from you
Excellent POV and detaild
Have a nice week
abmdsudi (50380) 2011-05-30 6:17
Another great shot of this lively street scene, the pastel calors of the building really make this make, the most intrguing aspect. Excellent pov in subtle light and perspective with some inviting foreground interest, in paticular i love the pattern on the pavement and the couple, the strong supplementary elements all combine precisely in the frame. Another thumb ups are the clarity and exposure, perfectly controlled to highest quality. A very satisfying image. Splendid work, Congrats
siamesa (28111) 2011-05-30 7:53
Bom dia George
What a beautiful view. It seems a pleasant place.
The houses are charming and the composition is perfect. FS
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Discovery of Pécs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-28 2:35