Relaxation on the main square & The Hotel Nádor, Pécs
Once the water from four canals arrived here from four different directions and thus today's Széchenyi Square in Pécs was formerly called Four Canal Street.
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. One of these is the Easter Wait (Húsvétvárás) including a fair of hand-ornamented painted eggs from all over the country on the weekend before Easter each year. 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.
However, an everyday hustle and bustle is typical for the square, even when no celebration is scheduled. Students and tourists gather here, as do the locals of Pécs, making it a pleasant place to meet and chat. The young sit up on the wall that embraces the square, while the older citizens of Pécs (or the 'old vine-stocks' as they call themselves) stand around discussing the joys and sorrows of life on the corner of the pedestrianised King Street (Király utca) that opens from the square.
Hotel Nádor (Nádor Szálló)
The Schönherr merchant family of Pécs had an exclusive inn built on Széchenyi square in 1846. The hotel was addressed to the Nádor, or the Palatine of Hungary, which was the highest feudal administrative rank of the country before 1848. The new establishment had thirty rooms and a café. The curiosity of the inn was that the dome of the restaurant could be opened up with a peculiar manual device, so the guests could have a dinner under the starlit sky. Following the reconstructions according to the plans of Imre Schlauch a new, three-storey, secessionist Hotel Nádor opened in 1902 that soon became the central venue of the town's tourism. The ground level housed a restaurant and a very popular café that entertained the local citizens. The commander-in-chief of the occupying Russian army chose Hotel Nádor as their headquarters in November 1944. Following the liberation of Hungary the hotel became a property of the state. Hotel Nádor was receiving guests until 1989. The reconstruction works are still in progress, therefore the oldest hotel of Pécs will most certainly shine with the old splendour again in the next few years.(Source: vendégváró)
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mauro61 (52623) 2011-06-07 2:10
il taglio verticale lega bene l'architettura all'ambiente circostante della piazza con tanta gente seduta al sole.
Buona la resa compositiva e la qualitŕ,
besnard (52215) 2011-06-07 2:17
Un bon choix du vertical pour nous faire admirer ces jolies constructions qui bordent un endroit oů il doit faire bon flaner et s'asseoir un oment et regarder les passants.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
siudzi (32657) 2011-06-07 2:56
A very nice crowded place you have taken here. Like the dark cloudy sky and lighted building facades. Very nice effect you have achieved here. TFS.
francio64 (38264) 2011-06-07 4:02
un'altra vista cittadina ben catturata con un buon senso di vita, dato dalla presenza umana.
Luce ben gestita, colori naturali e ottimo sharp.
snunney (79973) 2011-06-07 4:20
An attractive image with a very sympathetic atmosphere. The image is well composed taking full advantage of the lovely façades to be observed in the background. Lights, colours and sharpness are all impeccable.
timecapturer (45667) 2011-06-07 5:01
soft pastel shades give this shot so much appeal and character, with all your usual detail and sharpness.
Wonderfully complex lines and a lot to look at. Well done!
Warm regards - Brian
Sergiom (55371) 2011-06-07 5:10
L'endroit est tellement beau que l'on voudrait comme tous ces gens profiter de la belle journée et de la belle place. J'aime le cadrage vertical et la ligne de fuite des bâtiments.
npecanhuk (61604) 2011-06-07 5:31
Another wonderful urban & architecture & daily life picture!
Those façades are really beautiful! The lively atmosphere is so inviting!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, vertical format, black & white borders and composition are all excellent features here!
TFS - congrats,
John_F_Kennedy (42048) 2011-06-07 7:44
Sharp detailed and sunny contrasted shot along these coloured facades. Very nice
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-06-07 9:05
The quality of the always surprising photo gives some pleasure to look at this alive and colored photo. The neatness and the depth, restore clearly all the details. Bravo.
Have a nice day
paninho (2931) 2011-06-07 9:19
Jolie photo, agréable ŕ regarder et qui montre bien l'élégance de la place! Belle lumičre!
bona (12311) 2011-06-07 10:01
nice place! I like the people sit overthere. Nice colors and light. A nice moment.
wojtpod (774) 2011-06-07 11:08
you show very nice scene. Beautiful tenements in the background. Exellent colors and light.
Very well done!
cornejo (28567) 2011-06-07 12:32
Geörgy cordials greetings. A composition very good and a photo very nice of this square with a beautiful atmosphere. A good work, congratulation. Have a good night, thanks for sharing.
vasilpro (40861) 2011-06-07 12:33
Another wonderful photo with a day life scene, beautiful atmosphere with all these people enjoying the sunny day, interesting architecture, excellent POV, lovely light and colors.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
siamesa (27703) 2011-06-07 16:06
Boa noite George
Beautiful façades of these houses. Perfect point of view. Surely a pleasant place to relax.
Graal (95614) 2011-06-07 23:37
Jó napot George,
another very nice and interesting place in Pecs. Good presentation of main square and architecture of hotel. Superb quality. I like it.
Have a nice day.
dkmurphys (47010) 2011-06-08 0:53
Again a fine scene from that beautiful city. Lovely architecture, good mood atmosphere. Well catch, have a nice day.
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-06-08 23:38
Lovely colors in this beautiful picture from Pecs
I like a lot how you framed it and the atmosphere
Well framed and done
Have a nice day
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/750 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Discovery of Pécs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-07 2:09