1300 photos, 5 years on TE ( 71% efficiency ) :-)
and I enjoy it very much even now...
Dear TE friends, thank you for the wonderful landscapes and notes, thank you for the useful advices to my photos...
1300th post – Main square silhouettes – The Statue of the Holy Trinity, The Djami and the Statue of János Hunyadi (from left to right)
The Statue of the Holy Trinity
Similarly to many other countries in Europe, from time to time, serious plague epidemics were devastating Hungary over the centuries. Following the example of the Emperor Lipót I., many Hungarian towns, such as Pécs as well, erected statues to the Holy Trinity to commemorate the lucky escape from Black Death. The first memorial, the work of Henrik Anrath Pécs-based sculptor, was erected in the centre of the lower part of the main square in 1714. Another statue created by András Berchardt was erected in 1750, and it stood there for 150 years. The latter statue had strongly deteriorated by the year 1908, therefore the town elected to replace the old memorial with the work of György Kis. The agency responsible for historic monuments had the statue restored in 1970 and in 1990 as well, and this is the statue we can see standing on the square today.
Djami, Roman Catholic city church (Belvárosi templom)
The Turkish djami was built between 1543 and 1546 on the site of the former St Bartholomew church. After the Turkish left the Jesuits dismantled the minaret and modified the building. However, it retains Islamic elements.
The prayer niche (mihrab) of the djami can be seen in the axis of the southeast wall; its painting is a restoration. To the right and the left are the calligraphic inscriptions of the names of Allah and Mohamed. Set as they are in a Christian church the stalactite vault and the keel-arched windows evoke the typical elements of Turkish architecture in an interesting way. The holy-water fonts were formerly Islamic ritual washing basins.
The builder of the djami was Gazi Kasim, later pasha of Buda. The djami remained intact following the recapture of the town after which the Jesuits used it as their church. It was modified in 1702 and again in 1766; the entrance hall and the minaret connected to the supporting wall of the entrance hall on the right corner were dismantled. Between 1939 and 1942 the djami was freed from the walls of the previous additions and extensions. At the same time the current semicircular building to the north was added.
The Statue of János Hunyadi
The work of Pál Pátzay, the statue of János Hunyadi riding a horse is erected on the southeast side of Széchenyi square. The Governor of Hungary, János Hunyadi won a victory over the Turkish troops in 1456 under Nándorfehérvár (the present Belgrade). The statue was erected in 1956 commemorating the 500th anniversary of the victory of Belgrade and the death of the hero.
The heroism of Hunyadi served as an example for Hungarians for centuries, while his name is preserved by the sagas of the peoples of South-East Europe too. According to popular belief the midday bell toll in the country commemorates the victorious battle. Other resources however point out that Pope Calixtus III. had earlier ordered that Christians should aid the struggle against the Muslims with prayers during the midday bell toll. The news of this decree however only reached Hungary following the victorious battle. (Source: vendégváró)
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daddo (25569) 2011-06-09 2:22
Hi George. Interesting note, especially the mention of how the Islamic calligraphy had not been obliterated. The Hungarian Christians must be more tolerant than many others.It is a beautiful building and must have looked even more impressive with its minaret. The fact that you chose the late hour to photograph it has made the windows very beautiful. Best wishes. Klaudio.
besnard (54827) 2011-06-09 2:26
Toutes mes féliciations pour ta galerie riche de jolies photos et particuličrement celle-ci pour féter l'événement.
Bonne continuation et bonne journée.
dta (71039) 2011-06-09 2:40
Hello George ,
Congratulations for your 1300 posts on TE ! It is difficult to give you advices , because , in your style (architecture) , your pictures are perfect , for my taste . Especially in matter of framing , exposure , POV ...
This one is a good example .
npecanhuk (69568) 2011-06-09 2:56
My sincere congratulations for your 1,300th picture here on TE with all of us, after five long years! I'm glad you're still enjoying it as I am too! Unfortunately we faced many problems and many good photographers have left! Yet, this site is unique and enjoyable!
You celebrate this occasion with a very good picture of a place you have already shown in some of your previous posts! The moment of the day is different and in my humble opinion you did a very good job with the conditions you had!
I really like your pictures that show so well all the places you visit! Let them come more and more!
macondo (18623) 2011-06-09 4:01
Good on you George! Congratulations on the milestone. You are a prolific uploader, and have brought a lot of pleasure with your shots. This one is no exception. Superb composition and excellent early evening (?) exposure. So sharp, and the detail in the shadowed area is well brought out. I like that silhouette on the right very much. It looks as though it was a rather cool evening when you took this.
Glad to hear you are still enjoying TE.
jemaflor (88871) 2011-06-09 4:27
Very well captured, great effect with these lights, perfect exposure and sharpness and a great bravo for all your photos posted on Te, already 1300 !!! Impressive series ...
FlyPrm (391) 2011-06-09 5:24
I had a visit to your photo gallery and I think your photos are excellent! Details, sharpness, exposure and composition are all superb in this one as well! Congrats!
timecapturer (49288) 2011-06-09 5:35
impressive composition and what a beautiful light. The church is so perfectly framed and just seems to glow. An accomplished execution and quite delightful presentation. Excellent!
Warm regards - Brian
RhodieIke (11742) 2011-06-09 5:37
Hi George, Wow great photo, great 1300th post,love the mood of this scene, well done, Cheers Iain.
erhan1958 (15483) 2011-06-09 5:39
many more 1300 photo
BEAUTIFUL PHOTO evenings light
Sergiom (66407) 2011-06-09 5:42
C'est incroyable de voir toutes les photos que tu nous rapportes de Pecs et que je ne connaissais pas cette ville auparavant. Elle est trčs belle sous toutes ses coutures.
siamesa (27761) 2011-06-09 7:57
Bom dia George
Very good for us that we can see and admire your beutiful photos.
Congratulatons for you by this mark. Thanks for sharing all the fantastics photos and importnt and informative notes that you have posted here.
dip (23822) 2011-06-09 11:42
Congratulations to your 1300th post on TE!!!
very beautiful and well balanced composition,good lighting and clarity,nice and interesting detailsas well,
Keep it up!
cornejo (35231) 2011-06-09 11:50
György cordials greetings and congratulation for you 1300 post. A photo very beautiful for the celebration, very well compound and executed. A great shot and good work, my friend, congratulation too. Have a good night and happy weekend.
vasilpro (41091) 2011-06-09 13:37
Congratulations for your milestone and for 1300 wonderful photos!
Superb composition, wonderful silhouettes, lovely light and colors the most beautiful hour of a day, excellent POV, TFS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
francio64 (39697) 2011-06-09 14:57
una foto che celebra grandi numeri qui su TE.
TFS and... sempre cosě!
macjake (60726) 2011-06-09 21:25
congrats on your 1300th photo, wow...thats alot!
Hopefull we'll continue to see many more.
its such a beautiful sight to see how the Djami
is so lit up, where everything else around it is so dark. its as if a spotlight is illuminating it for you.
this shot has your signature composition, powerful and strong positioning of your main focal points, and formal as well.
PS... what do you mean by 71% effeciency? just curious
jjcordier (78392) 2011-06-09 23:48
Quelle fidélité au site et quelle fréquence de posts! Je suis trčs impressionné par ta capacité ŕ nous montrer tant de belles images comme cette superbe réalisation ŕ la tombée de la nuit. Bravo et merci!
bukitgolfb301 (37584) 2011-06-10 0:30
Hi dear Gorge
Congatulation on 1300th memorial posting
Another great masterpice, wonderful atmosphere indeed.
Perfect light control and reasonable framework as usual. Thanks for your sharing finest work.
Have good last day of week!
Takero from Iwate (on the way trip)
bostankorkulugu (42206) 2011-06-10 0:38
this is really beautiful george... amazing light on the mosque/church...
dkmurphys (52329) 2011-06-10 1:15
Beautiful evening capture, love the lights over the facade. Nice work, have a great weekend.
carlosmarin (11954) 2011-06-10 1:56
Congratulations on your 1300th photos on TE.
Beautiful view from the Main Square, to the late afternoon, when highlighted the silhouettes of the monuments.
The light management is excellent with the church illuminated.
The composition of the photo is very balanced.
Loic_bzh (7646) 2011-06-10 1:56
OMG, 1300! Congrats...
I like very much this one with this lighted church that pop up in the pict. Keep on the good work, we're waiting for the # 2000, now! :-D
All the best,
mesutilgim (88608) 2011-06-10 10:16
Hi dear George,
Wonderfull blue hour capture with perfect light management and great symbolical value.
Most probably nowhere in the world you can see cross and crescent in such a concencus !
Furthermore, congratulations to your 1300th post as well !
Great performance !
I have calculated my efficiency as well : it's slightly above 89 % !!! To you think that we may get an additional 1000 points as bonus ? :-)))
TFS and best regards
Silvio1953 (129504) 2011-06-10 10:37
Ciao George, congratulations for your splendid 1300 post on TE, fascinating evening shoot with lovely silhouettes, great view of beautiful square, fantastic light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Gerrit (50880) 2011-06-10 11:00
Fantastic one with the enlighted church between the silhouettes.
TopGeo (38208) 2011-06-10 23:54
Hello George! A picture at the end of the day with a mood of melancholy colors contradictions began to be dark! Interesting areas of history and many items! I liked the technique of image! I congratulate the very great contribution to your TE! also for the quality your choices, pictures and notes! Greetings and good continuation!
mauro61 (52631) 2011-06-11 2:48
complimenti per le 1300 immagini sempre molto curate che mostrano luoghi e monumenti di grande bellezza.
Ultime luci del giorno su questa scena con un controluce ben gestito,
adores (40468) 2011-06-14 16:41
Congratulations! That's a reasonable number:)!
I really like this photo, the architecture, the composition with the atatue and the people around and especially the moment of the day, with the illuminated church at the top. Good moment to capture this!
Graal (99842) 2011-06-15 23:42
Jó napot George,
congratulations on Your jubilee! Very good composition and interesting place in Pecs. Photo very well done.
Have a beautiful next 1300 photos in TE.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Discovery of Pécs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-09 2:10