The Millennium Competition was inaugurated in 2000 at the year of Millennium. The ship on the black granite pedestal symbolize the Hungarian survival of state and faith in Europe. This saluting the inheritance of St. Stephen (Szent István).
The late Secession-style church was built between 1929 and 1930. The Lutheran church is the work of Gyula Sándy.
The huge neoclassical building is the Court of Szekesfehérvár.
King Stephen the Saint (I. István király, Szent István)(967-977?-1038)
The first crowned king of the country, he led the conversion of pagan Magyars to Christianity. The son of Sarolta and Géza (prince ruler of Hungary and grand-grandson of Árpád, the ruler who settled the Magyar tribes in Hungary). He married Bavarian Princess Gizella around 996 and they probably had 5 children, though only Imre reached adulthood. István took power in 997 and according to tradition he was crowned king in the year 1000. His coronation was held with the approval of Emperor Otto III, and a crown was sent to Hungary by Pope Sylvester II.
As founder of the state, King Stephen was held in great respect throughout Hungarian history; he was canonised on 20th August 1083. St. Stephen's mummified hand closed to a fist (the 'Holy Right') is a national relic kept in St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest.
One of Hungary's oldest and most historical cities, in medieval times Székesfehérvár was a coronation and burial place of the Hungarian kings. It is the cultural and economic centre of Fejér County.
Székesfehérvár is one of the largest settlements in Transdanubia. It is the county seat and the cultural and economic centre of Fejér County. Approximately 40% of the county's inhabitants live here.
Reaching back to the Hungarian Settlement, the history of the city is preserved in the town centre heritage buildings. Székesfehérvár was the encampment of the tribe of the ruling Chief Árpád and Prince Géza subsequently made the settlement his reigning seat.
Built in 1018 during the reign of King St Stephen I, the Basilica dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady housed the regalia and the country's archives. A national memorial site in the present day, the remains of the basilica tell of those times gone by. Although Buda, Esztergom and Visegrád also competed for the status of capital city from the 14th century onward, coronations and royal burials were held here until the mid 16th century. 32 Hungarian kings were crowned within the city walls.
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jurek1951 (42128) 2008-07-26 5:52
Excellent shot of architecture! amazing light and contrast with blue sky. Perfect quality and perspective. Great work
Aviller (3866) 2008-07-26 5:54
Very nice shot. Perhaps I would have panned a bit to the right, placing the church a bit further away from the edge of the pic. Might have made it look more "balanced." Still a really nice capture.
meyyappan_rmp (135) 2008-07-26 6:10
very nice colors, great light, sharpness of these marveloues architecture. andreflection is so gud.
snunney (82559) 2008-07-26 6:11
A fine architectural image with very good point of view. Colours and clarity are perfect and the reflections beautifully captured in the black granite.
litiancai (1048) 2008-07-26 6:39
I like the way you've placed the foreground 'cross' where you have, it does a very nice job of not confusing the composition. In fact you can hardly notice it! The foreground is what makes this shot interesting for me, the shiny marble surface gives this photo a uniqueness. Superb clarity throughout. Thanks for showing, regards
izmirli (3987) 2008-07-26 7:26
merhaba dear george
wonderful architecture picture and composition.excellent colours and reflection.wonderful yellow building and tower.well done.
cunejo200 (7281) 2008-07-26 11:00
The Court of Szekesfehérvár looks regal with its glorious bright yellow coat of painting, the reflection is attractive. The tower to the right balances the scene. Greetings! Danilo
TopGeo (38202) 2008-07-26 11:25
Very nice shot!
wonderful architecture scene and composition, with Millennium Monument in the Old town, excellent colours and reflection, wonderful yellow perfect building
Great work well done!
jjcordier (75668) 2008-07-26 13:36
Encore une superbe photographie de ces bâtiments trčs colorés que tu sais si bien mettre en scčne
danyy (0) 2008-07-26 13:39
ce batiment a été construit pour la photographie, il donne tellement bien !!
Un cadrage bien étudié pour donner une vue sur les reflets, les lumičres parfaites donnent des couleurs bien soutenues.
Une réalisation trčs nette.
dareco (17134) 2008-07-26 14:42
A fantastic picture!! I love the colors and the reflection is beautiful!! Very nice detail. This couldn't be better!! Have a happy day!
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-07-26 14:51
Superb architecture, nice colors.
I like a lot the balance of the image, nice job,
bostankorkulugu (42018) 2008-07-26 14:55
good combination of modern and classic...a good postcard from Székesfehérvár along with an informative note george...
siolaw (38274) 2008-07-26 23:48
Excellent detail sharpness and beautiful architecture, taken for a good POV. The light and colors are fine.I like the shine on the polished floor tiles...
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-07-27 1:11
Hello George! Very interesting monument. Original architecture in the background. Good composition. Perfect capture. Well done!
Buin (42280) 2008-07-27 1:24
You show us most impressive and beautiful buildings here and in combination with your excellent note (as usual) it's again a very good and interesting contribution here. The mirroring in the polished surface in the foreground is a beautiful addition - and an amazing contrast to the facades.
Greetings from summerly Germany!
Gustaw (21670) 2008-07-27 3:31
Hi, my friend!
And next very interesting photo. I like your composition. I like your old architecture with tower. Nice reflections. Well done. Warm colours and good light.
paura (47166) 2008-07-27 8:30
Very beautiful architecture shapes from this more than interesting country. Excellent photo from this very beautiful place, friend.
Abraços do Brasil.
Angelillo (9372) 2008-07-27 12:20
It's nice to see you and your photos after my time not active. Like always a photo very well composed, and accompanied with a note very informative. I thank the note, in this one even more, because the ship in the shot is little, but it's very well taken, because the cross fill very well the space and attract the attention very well. The frame with the perfect reflection make to think in the water... it's very beautiful!
paololg (31448) 2008-07-27 15:38
I like a lot the style of the houses in Hungary. The photo is perfect in all of its parameters, especially the sharpness. Your photographic technique is always excellent, compliments.
Ciao, happy week
jlbrthnn (76037) 2008-07-28 2:04
One often finds on your photographs and the Hungarian monument these superb colors ochre. It is a splendid architecture perfectly presented. Very good work. Cheer.
Have anice day
Silvio1953 (120652) 2008-07-28 6:42
Hi George, great view with wonderful architecture, splendid reflections on square, very well done, ciao Silvio
axiotea (21649) 2008-07-28 8:36
The beautiful light enhanced the yellow color of the building which is nicely presented from a good shooting angle! The details of the roof palace and reflection are just lovely...
zeca (19762) 2008-07-28 18:33
Beautiful colours, very nice architecture, excellent capture. Well done, George!
ifanik (21679) 2008-07-29 10:09
Wonderful photo my friend with nice colours
I like the reflection too
robertosalguero (246) 2008-08-01 0:31
Small country with huge historical buildings. The yellow colour seem very elegant in this case. It add a striking appearance to the building and good contrast against the brown tower. Nice details and light. The view is pleasant. Thanks George.
francio64 (38276) 2008-08-18 14:44
Hello my dear friend!
Beautiful shot and beautiful colors!
Good POV and contrast!
I like it the reflected of the monument!