Happy New Year to you and your family!
Boldog Új Évet Kívánok Neked és a Családodnak!
Festive atmophere before the St Stephen´s Basilica
I wish you and your family happiness and health!
Boldogságot és Jó egészséget kívánok Neked és a Családodnak!
St Stephen´s Basilica (Szent István-bazilika), Budapest
The largest church in Budapest and the second most important in Hungary is St Stephen's Basilica. It was built by Jozsef Hild, Miklós Ybl and József Kauser in a neo-Renaissance-Classicist style. The mummified right hand of Hungary's first Christian ruler King Stephen the Saint's (István I) is kept here.
St. Stephen's Basilica was built on a Greek cross plan. The interior space is in nine parts; the central section is covered by the dome, the nave by a barrel-vault. Leo Fessler created the sculptures decorating the facade tympanum and the niches in the towers, and the sanctuary, as well as the exterior sculptural ornaments of the cupola.
The most important relic of Christian Hungarian statehood, King Stephen's mummified right hand, is kept in the Chapel of the "Holy Right Hand" (Szent Jobb-kápolna) located behind the sanctuary. Every year, on 20th August, the relic is taken in a magnificent procession around the downtown streets close to the basilica.
It is worth climbing (by lift) to the top of the Basilica's south tower to enjoy the extraordinary view. Weighing 9 tons, Hungary's largest bell is found here.
Budapest, V. district
The Vth district of Budapest is the heart of the capital, or even the heart of the country. The most important institutions of the state are here.
The district is famous of the Váci street, the Kossuth Square, the Saint Stephen Basilica and the Parliament Building, the Petőfi statue or the Nagy Imre statue. The district was the center of many revolutions. In fact the Vth district is one of the smallest ones in Budapest.
2,6 sq km and 40.000 people living in 21.000 apartments. 146.000 square metre park also belong to the district. Though only a few people live in the downtown it has a very busy life with thousands of offices and business centers. (Source: Vendégváró)
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erhan1958 (15717) 2011-12-31 0:39
what a beautiful historic district
sharpnes and clear photos
i wish you happy new years
Royaldevon (39710) 2011-12-31 0:42
Good Morning George,
Thank you for your good wishes, I send mine to you.
This is a fine blue hour shot, almost symmetrical in its composition. The converging lines of the outer buildings help to draw the eyes towards the focal basilica. I love the details, the lights and the happy mood.
kordinator (20523) 2011-12-31 0:45
Wonderful night shot.
Lovely holidays atmosphere on the street.
Wonderful architecture,amazing perspective,excellent sharpness.
Happy New Year to you and to your family.
dta (79094) 2011-12-31 0:47
Hello George ,
A splendid architectural picture at the blue hour for the event .
Like the square with people , and the excellent effect of the symetry ,as well .
Happy New Year !
jurek1951 (42196) 2011-12-31 0:51
nice wide angle perspective with excellent tones and colors. Very nice work.
Happy New Year to you and to your family.
TopGeo (38216) 2011-12-31 1:11
A splendid architectural picture at the blue hour for the New Year Very, very impressive photo, very atmospheric, with a beautiful peaceful feeling! Technically! Great composition and framing, outstanding light management, wonderful colours! Greetings Happiness An idea of the optics of the night that ends the year Good luck.
Cricri (120521) 2011-12-31 1:15
Belle vue de la basilique a l'architecture magnifique joliment prise a heure bleu avec de jolies décorations pour les fętes, belle réalisation
Bonne année 2012 a vous et votre famille
Disabled_A (0) 2011-12-31 3:38
judging by the wet pavement, it rained some time ago? But in any case, this wetness and all these nice reflections of different lights are a very nice addition to the whole festive atmosphere which is created by all the Christmas/New Year decorations :)
Very beautiful view, excellent composition. I like the jolly atmosphere of the place.
very best wishes from sunny Stockholm,
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
ktanska (28022) 2011-12-31 3:50
Christmas decorations go well with the illuminated basilica and blue hour sky, making a beautiful combination. A pity that the building in the left is so modern. Sometimes I wonder what city architects had in their minds.
Happy New Year!
amaryllis (37039) 2011-12-31 4:03
une superbe photo avec de belles illuminations pour saluer cette année 2011 et accueillir 2012
Bonne année ŕ toi
snunney (100740) 2011-12-31 4:15
Many thanks for this well presented blue hour composition. I like the point of view and the lovely colours. The image is well exposed and has excellent sharpness. Happy New Year 2012 to you and your family.
npecanhuk (75592) 2011-12-31 4:18
Beautiful night picture!
Lovely holiday decorations!
Wonderful architectural details!
Very attractive picture!
TFS - congrats,
Happy New Year,
Schnappilic (9692) 2011-12-31 4:25
Wish that the New Year 2012 brings great joy, peace and prosperity.
Have a wonderful year ahead!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-12-31 4:26
Beautiful night shot and lovely decorations.The basilica looks very nice with colors and sharpness. A very nice atmosphere.
Have a wonderful new year with good health and prosperity.
mauro61 (52857) 2011-12-31 5:52
splendida blue hour con la chiesa ben inquadrata tra le due file di palazzi e la gente in piazza.
Tante luci per le feste.
Tanti auguri caro amico per un sereno e felice 2012
dale54 (8114) 2011-12-31 5:55
george nice new year pic for us!like when the walk way is wet,and you get that reflection,nice.have a great 2012! dr
Sergiom (81765) 2011-12-31 6:20
Une trčs belle photo d'ambiance. On y sent une belle nostalgie et les lumičres pas trop fortes ajoutent ŕ l'atmosphčre feutrée de l'endroit.
Bonne année 2012
abmdsudi (55132) 2011-12-31 6:54
A spectacular night shot fitting the happy mood perfectly in all its splendour. It's is a real cracker as the rich colours and detail are so subtle with great contrast against the dark sky. Just fascinating!
Have a great 2012
Silvio1953 (145605) 2011-12-31 7:35
Ciao George, fantastic blue hour, great POV on fascinating architecture, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2012, ciao Silvio
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-12-31 8:07
The exposure of this beautiful night-image is controlled well. I like all the details and the colors. Very good work.
Have a nice day. Bonne Année!
lousat (92858) 2011-12-31 8:56
Hi George,i wish you all the best me too and thanks for the magic atmosphere from this place in this moment,i like it!Luciano
jjcordier (79297) 2011-12-31 22:41
Belle photo nocturne de la basilique St Stephen avec les décors lumineux de Noël en premier plan.
Une belle façon de nous présenter tes vux.
Bonne année 2012 ŕ toi et tes proches.
Graal (103028) 2011-12-31 23:50
Jó napot George,
very nice place in Budapest here. Beautiful basilica and decorations. Good shot by night.
Have a great 2012 Year!
bukitgolfb301 (42690) 2012-01-01 1:05
Hi my dear George
A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Great fantastic twilight shot, so suitable to present at the beginning of the new year. Clearness and sharpness as your style as usual. I hope we all are happy and we can get great shots this year too.
Thanks for your sharinig and have the first day of 2012!
Takero from cold and cloudy Tokyo
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4814) 2012-01-01 5:07
This blue hour is definitely wonderful, the BG is simply striking, it's blue is just concentrated, love the saturation in it. A great capture on this scene! Nice framing and compo!
Cheers to more and more breathtaking, stunning and meaningful photographs!
Happy New Year!!
annjackman (21899) 2012-01-01 6:24
This is a super blue hour shot. The lights reflecting on the pavement give a luminous look to the picture. Beautifully exposed and sharp.
Best wishes for the New Year,
CLODO (34720) 2012-01-01 9:03
A fantastic architecture picture taken at the blue hour, with lots of festive lights.
mkamionka (37813) 2012-01-02 5:40
I remember very well your previous photo from this place taken few moments before. It is a remarkable difference. Whereas the previous photo was very atmospheric and beautiful, nothing works as impressive as the blue hour here. The church is beautifully illuminated. People are hiding in the darkness and the Christmas decorations are appearing well contrasted with the dark surrounding.
Perfect blue hour timing to capture the best color of the sky.
Have a happy New Year!
mesutilgim (95520) 2012-01-02 13:50
Hello dear George,
Great "New Years Scenery", perfect seen and captured.
Perfect light management and perfect compo !
TFS and best regards
COSTANTINO (66202) 2012-01-06 1:19
I chose this shot today because I liked
a lot and changed my mood
festive and happy shot with manh
pleasant details very wellcomposed
dynamic contrast between blue and lights
many wishes for happy and healthful
new year 2012
sacavem (18620) 2012-01-06 9:03
Very grateful for his words, comment and congratulations on my 5th year in TE...
Beautiful composition in blue hour, Christmas lights, people on the move, finally a good picture postcard city of Budapest.
All the best and a Happy and Healthy New Year 2012,
steph (470) 2012-03-24 15:16
This is a beautiful night picture. Technically superb and with good proportions. Personnaly the left side of the picture (the corner wall) is bit disturbing, but it does not take away the good atmosphere that is coming from this picture.
Good shot ! :-)
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Food, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/4, 1/45 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-31 0:34