Walk in the calm old town, Pécs
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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lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-05-31 2:52
Another excellent shot showing the street scene. I like the way the 2 people walking with coffee very relaxedly. Nice diagonal shot sloping downward. good colors.
csabagaba (6636) 2011-05-31 2:58
Hangulatos utcakép, szép kompozició, jó színek. Kár, hogy a barokk kapu kicsit árnyékban van, de ne legyünk telhetetlenek. Gyorsan átlapoztem, jó a pécsi sorozatod.
Kicsit el vagyunk havazva, mert az elmúlt 3 hétben összevissza bolyongtunk mindenféle okoból kifolyólag. Szórakozás, baráti szívességi utaztatás, munkaügyi utaztatás, lélekápolás, ilyenek. De mindegy is.
Ti? Költözésetek hogy áll? Remélem maradó tartós trauma nélkül veszitek az akadályokat:-)
Nos, szép napot és végre meleg van.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-05-31 3:14
the light in this shot is so perfect it creates atmosphere but also makes all the detail so outstanding. A fascinating looking street and creative composition to bring out all its beauty. Wonderful!
Regards - Brian
macjake (69223) 2011-05-31 3:43
looking at this, i'm very intriqued by that doorway entrance...i'd love to see more of that.
i've said it before, but we just don't seem to have these charming window shutters here in canada. They seem to be everywhere in Europe!
so much charm and elegance to this street scene. I hope people here dont take these views for granted.
snunney (100850) 2011-05-31 4:01
An image with a very pleasant atmosphere to it. I like the light and shadow play and the two people strolling are a definite bonus.
Sergiom (81881) 2011-05-31 5:31
Tes photos de Pecs sont remarquables. Surtout que je ne connaissais pas dutout cette ville de Hongrie. Elle semble trčs belle . La lumičre est superbe.
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2011-05-31 6:18
Wonderful capture and perspective of this great historical place. Amazing architecture, good colours and sharpness, really good POV.
Ninello52 (7576) 2011-05-31 8:28
I really like the cut! Beautiful shot with the two buildings in perspective very closely! Beautiful light and beautiful colors! Pleasant the presence of two human figures from the sun! Beautiful!
Best regards! Nino.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-05-31 9:59
As usual, facades are magnificent. The city is elegant, and outstandingly clean. The composition is completed, clear and deep. This couple of pedestrians completes pleasantly the architecture. The exposure) is controlled well. Bravo.
Have a nice day
mauro61 (52857) 2011-05-31 10:12
sempre interessante la rappresentazione di queste vie con le loro architetture colorate.
Buona inquadratura con l'inclusione dei due passanti che vivacizzano la scena,
resat1972 (7576) 2011-05-31 10:25
a presentation of classic and beautiful
jjcordier (79297) 2011-05-31 10:52
L'architecture de Pécs est vraiment belle; les personnages, trčs bien placés dans l'image, t'ont permis de composer une excellente photo.
vasilpro (41551) 2011-05-31 13:54
Wonderful composition, beautiful street scene, interesting architectural details, lovely light and colors, excellent POV, very good clarity, contrast and sharpness.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
dkmurphys (60097) 2011-06-01 1:55
What a beautiful street scene. A lazy walk through those old walls. Great shot, well done.
Enjoy a sunny day.
mursaloglu (8682) 2011-06-01 2:30
great picture in diagonal line and very useful to put the human elements in the pic. You captured as well the shadows as well the light area. Bravo ihsan
siamesa (28121) 2011-06-01 4:57
Bom dia George
A place that give us a desire to walk there. Beautiful and calm. Perfect capture.
ymrk (15085) 2011-06-01 10:31
A romantical walking for pair!Well image dear György!Congrats.
npecanhuk (75592) 2011-06-01 18:03
Truly attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, vertical format, black & white borders, contrasts and composition are all excellent features here!
Welcome couple in this image!
TFS - congrats,
Graal (103032) 2011-06-02 0:52
Jó napot George,
very nice tenement houses and details of architecture. Good vertical composition. Fine game of light with shadows. I like it.
Have a nice day.
ines8 (6120) 2011-06-03 9:57
Beautiful picture, i like very much this composition,this feeling, charming street scene, fascinatig light, wonderful presentation.
All the best,
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/350 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Tenement houses, Discovery of Pécs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-31 2:49