Chapel on the hill - Havihegy Chapel, Pécs
Main attractions of the Southern slopes of the Mecsek are Misina with the TV-tower and the Boldogasszony-chapel on Havihegy. The chapel was built above the town in Baroque style to commemorate the plague of 1690. The residents of Pécs vowed to bring the materials up to the hill and they did so. In 1710 the sanctuary was expanded. In August 1780 the interior of the church burnt out. It was restored with new furniture. The single-nave chapel has wagon-roof. Its organ-loft is near the entrance. The exterior's austerity does good to the church as the building co-exists with the landscape, complementing each other. The main alter of the chapel was made from marble. The altar-piece shows the Virgin Mary. On the two side-altars you can see St. Sebastian and St. Florian.
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.
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.
The city Sopianae was founded by Romans at the beginning of the 2nd century, on an area peopled by Celts and Pannoni tribes. By the 4th century it became the capital of Valeria province and a significant early Christian center. The early Christian necropolis is from this era which became an UNESCO World Heritage Site in December 2000.
Its episcopate was founded in 1009 by Steven I, and the first university in Hungary was founded in Pécs in 1367 by Louis I the Great. (The largest university still resides in Pécs with about 34,000 students.) Pécs was formed into one of the cultural and arts center of the country by bishop Janus Pannonius, the great, Hungarian, humanist poet. Pécs has a rich heritage from the age of a 150 year long Ottoman occupation, like the mosque of Pasha Qasim the Victorious on Széchenyi square. (Source: vendégváró)
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besnard (54821) 2011-06-05 2:02
Une belle image dominicale avec cette petite chapelle qui domine l'environnement et qui se détache de belle maničre sur un ciel chargé.
Merci pour le partage et bon dimanche.
bema (26363) 2011-06-05 2:18
Good morning György,
a beautiful located chapel on that hill, impressive outlook from below.. great picture with fine colors, pefrect sharpness and depth, too..
have a nice sunday, see you around, Bernd
snunney (89060) 2011-06-05 2:29
An attractive composition with these individually styled houses rising up the hillside and culminating in the delightful little chapel. The image has a pleasant atmosphere and benefits form good colours and sharpness.
jurek1951 (42194) 2011-06-05 3:06
amazing picture the colors are so beautiful and the details are superb.
luciola (2918) 2011-06-05 3:33
Great composition, beautiful natural colors.
JFS (32459) 2011-06-05 3:47
I love this crop of roofs, the POV is really good. The close-up of the green trees gives color to the whole image.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-06-05 4:19
a well constructed composition with a fascinating mix of red roofs amidst the greenery. Pecs has an amazing variation in scenery. A captivating shot!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian
TopGeo (38208) 2011-06-05 5:30
Hello George! Excellent light management, great contrasts, wonderful colours! Excellent capture, fantastic vertical hill place and top quality landscape photography! Excellent composition and framing! Congratulations!
dta (70981) 2011-06-05 5:33
Hello George ,
A busy , but very interesting view . The little church is superbly situated over the village . Like the light and the sky , too .
Sergiom (66333) 2011-06-05 6:11
Le cadrage vertical apporte beaucoup de profondeur ŕ cette composition.Le point de vue donne une belle ampleur ŕ cette colline et les couleurs sont trčs belles.
mauro61 (52631) 2011-06-05 9:35
mi piace la composizione e il suo taglio verticale con il verde che si lega bene alle costruzioni,
Buona la luce,
carlosmarin (11954) 2011-06-05 11:27
beautiful landscape in vertical format, with a perfect composition, That the Chapel is located at the top of the hill.
Nice colors and light.
Very well framed.
siamesa (27761) 2011-06-05 13:30
Boa noite George
Very beautiful photo in this vertical format. It values the chapel on the hill that is charming. TFS
npecanhuk (69552) 2011-06-05 15:10
What a lovely place!
What a beautiful picture of it!
Special regards to the vertical format, chosen pov, colors and composition!
I kind of miss a bit more of sharpness though, specially in the lower fg!
TFS - congrats,
A great week for you,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-06-05 15:25
The continuation of branches and roofs méne the glance towards the chapel. The point of view is very pleasant. The light, the colors, the neatness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
dip (23822) 2011-06-05 15:26
good choice of POV and beautiful vertical frame,I like it!
jjcordier (78390) 2011-06-05 22:55
Vision différente mais intéressante de Pécs avec cette chapelle qui domine toutes ces maisons. Bon cadrage.
Graal (99806) 2011-06-06 0:03
Jó napot George,
very nice serie from Pecs. Fine vertical composition here. Amazing roofs and chapel on the top of hill. Well photowork.
Have a nice day.
ifege (10363) 2011-06-06 0:55
A good hill side photo with all sorts of interesting layers.
Gerrit (50880) 2011-06-06 1:06
Beautiful composition in fantastic colors.
erhan1958 (15479) 2011-06-06 1:21
looks beautiful chapel with traditional Hungarian homes
dkmurphys (52285) 2011-06-06 3:48
What a splendid place. Very picturesque little old streets. Fine composition, well catch.
Enjoy a good week.
COSTANTINO (59299) 2011-06-09 10:57
I like the title,chapel on the hill
but I also like all this composition
with the mix of trees,roofs,houses,windows
great picture with fine colors
this image has a pleasant atmopshere
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-17
- Categories: Nature, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/350 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Discovery of Pécs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-05 1:59