Village from the Upper-Tisza region
The aim of founding the Szentendre Open Air Museum was to present folk architecture, interior decoration, farming and way of life in the Hungarian language area from the 2nd half of the 18th century to the 1st half of the 20th century, through original and authentic objects, relocated houses arranged in old settlement patters. The more and more elaborate settlement plan appropriates the relocation of more than 400 edifices into the museum, arranged into village-like regional units on the basis of ethnographical considerations.
The Upper-Tisza regional unit represents the folk architecture of the inhabitants living in the north-eastern corner of the country, a territory wedged between Slovakia, the Ukraine and Romania. The area, devided by the River Tisza and its tributaries was densely covered in oak-forests and woods rich in fruit trees. The majority of the villages founded in the Árpád-era were built on clearings in the 11th-14th centuries. In the place enclosed by waters and swamps the system of small villages has remained since the Middle Ages. Those living here have been engaged in animal husbandry, forestry, food-gathering and fishing for centuries. The growing of grain crops and farming gained importance only after the river regulations in the late 19th century.
Belfry, Nemesborzova (in the background)
One of the most beautiful belfries of Szatmár County was transplanted in 1971 from the Nemesborzova parish, affiliated to Mánd. We found no date on it (it might have disappeared during dismantling) but church records, and the structure of the construction led us to believe that it was erected in 1667. Building material for the 21,30 m high tower came from neighbouring oak-forests. The well-proportioned building rests on 10 sills forming a square net. The nine 9 m pillars of the body were mortised into this base then tied with a system of diagonal and horizontal beams. The body carries a balcony, bearing a covered cloister with the open arcade outside, and topped by a steeple with a turret on each corner. From the two bells that used to toll in it, we have managed to acquire the smaller, 80 kilo one for the Museum. The turrets, the body, and the roof of the housing of the base, the "skirt", are covered with shingles of deal. The structure of the belfry is late Gothic but its appearance shows Renaissance effects.
(Source: skanzen .hu)
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snunney (100698) 2009-05-12 1:14
A pretty composition with a nice balance to it. The path leads us down towards the belfry, in the meantime we can admired the thatched cottages on the right. Very good colours and sharpness. Looks like a place to spend the afternoon photographing.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-05-12 1:20
Hello George! Wonderful Hungarian village. Nice scene. Very nice friendly lightness. Good natural colours. Well done!
ophelcia (0) 2009-05-12 1:30
I love Szentendre but I've never been to the open air museum:)
Great pic, especially the people walking with children, comparing the huts with modern fashion.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2009-05-12 1:36
another photo with great light from the open-air museum, I see that it is well worth visiting...well composed!
Take care, Ivana
alibasarir (15580) 2009-05-12 1:45
çok güzel bir bakış açısı ve nefis bir kompozisyon.kadraj mükemmel ve ışık harika elinize sağlık.
vasilpro (41533) 2009-05-12 1:52
Very nice composition from the open-air museum, lovely colors, nice place to visit and learn about folk architecture.
Have a nice day, Vasilis.
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2009-05-12 2:17
What a fantastic shot with superb lighting, colours and excellent view along the street.
ktanska (28022) 2009-05-12 2:22
Beautiful and tidy outdoor museum area. Fascinating details: tower with original looking form, straw roof houses and old well. Good sidelight. People add life to scene.
azaf1 (15929) 2009-05-12 2:45
Good morning George
Your series from the open museum is really attractive. I love that style of old well preserved homes with the thatched roofs and the authentic environment. Sharp in its details and well balanced colors and contrasts.
Have a good day and TFS
TGULUMSER (13252) 2009-05-12 2:52
It is really very nice anda very clever idea to present the traditional village life. I had seen a similar one in Bucharest. Your shot is very beautiful with the architecture and the visitors,
npecanhuk (75592) 2009-05-12 3:04
In addition to all the excellent photo qualities of this image, yes, the highlight is the village atmosphere that you so ably captured in here!
TFS - congratulations!
jjcordier (79297) 2009-05-12 3:08
Sous un tel ciel bleu, le plaisir de déambuler au milieu de ces témoins du passé doit être très grand. Une très belle photo de ce lieu si intéressant.
SNOOP_Chan (4377) 2009-05-12 3:10
A very interesting image of the hungarian village, it looks a little bit like the villages from the western and northern part of Romania. A nice image, and a good idea to include the family in your compo. tfs!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-05-12 3:14
The village is superb, the voyage in the past is immediate, even if the streets and houses are of a completely modern cleanliness. The light, the colors, clearness, the depth are excellent. It is pleasant to see there the natural life of a family. Cheer.
Have a nice day
asajernigan (21427) 2009-05-12 3:31
This is a great shot of this interesting architecture. Your composition is fine using the road to lead the eye through the shot. The tower is balanced nicely by the building in the foreground. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail.
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-05-12 3:35
I like your compo here.
You found balance into the architecture elements and the track.
Have a nice day,
paura (47186) 2009-05-12 4:29
Very well composed, friend. DEP is fantastic to show the beautiful image. well done!
ChrisJ (115497) 2009-05-12 4:47
A wonderful blue sky, with the people strolling around adding scale & context. Excellent sharpness & light contrasts. Tfs!
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2009-05-12 7:34
Hello, George -
Spring must have been a little late this year - end of March and no leaves on the trees.
Great composition, with good balance of elements, and well positioned path with the people. The bare branches in the upper left do belong there; they frame the image well.
bobocortis (16026) 2009-05-12 9:47
You show us a daily life scene in a village.
A correctly exsposed and composed shot, with a well-decentered tower on the background and some human figures giving vivacity to the shot.
brano14 (2957) 2009-05-12 9:57
Nice scene from my former neighborhood. Great looking old homes, with a good story.
The photo is bright, with fresh natural colors.
carper (96) 2009-05-12 10:00
fine shot here george
well composed good balance a pleasure to look at, good photo job, have a good evening.
lousat (92848) 2009-05-12 13:22
Hi George,i remember to see something like that in Norway...this pic is very very nice,very interesting and whit the perfect light for the best sharpness and colors,thanks to show us this beauty,have a nice day,LUCIANO
Gerrit (52097) 2009-05-12 14:13
Looks like a very interesting an educational place and certainly like a beautiful one.
Nice and typical family scene.
hispic (9652) 2009-05-12 20:07
Nice capture of beautiful light and village atmosphere of the attractive place. A scene of a family enjoying them is finely rendered with a very nice composition.
dareco (17134) 2009-05-12 22:43
I hope I can visit this place someday, I imagine I could learn alot about my grandmothers life in Hungary. To me this is a very interesting post. The little 'twin' girls are so cute!! TFS
Graal (103028) 2009-05-12 23:29
Jó napot George,
an interesting documental presentation. Unusual old village, nice tower of belfry in BG. Good informations. Well photojob.
argycon (2769) 2009-05-12 23:50
Superb prsentation of this lovely and interesting place!
Very good POV and fine light handling! Very good note as well.
COSTANTINO (66192) 2009-05-14 11:42
Lucky people walking there into this simple but pretty village..thanks for your useful notes,it is a real beautiful shot with pretty colours and sharpness,natural colours I could say,I love the tradition and this scenery shows it..Shot well done and well seen
bona (13737) 2009-05-15 6:31
nice to see your photos again. What a beutifil place. Love the scene with the family. This museum looks a nice place to go with the family indeed.
siolaw (38292) 2009-05-20 2:27
Niely caught village atmosphere with pleasant side light, true colors and shaarpness of details.
Angshu (56758) 2009-05-20 23:10
A very nice picture, with fine lead-in provided by the path leading to the replica of the wooden church in the BG. Light is fine & the colours have come out very well here. Fine work!
leo61 (0) 2009-05-20 23:13
Good shot from this interesting museum.Great depth and perfect sharpness overall.I like too the composition with this family walking there.
ahmetgedikli (25605) 2009-05-24 6:20
Very nice scenery...
Excellent light, POV and colors...
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/180 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-05-12 1:07