The Jurisich Square
This square was the spot of the former markets where carts loaded with goods came and went both weekdays and holidays. Also, this was the place of the town’s political and social life. Residents were called here to meetings, the borough magistrate delivered sentences here. People who broke the law were closed into stocks here and here stood the pillory, the humiliation device of the Middle Ages. On the place torture you find now the Blessed Virgin Mary statue erected in 1739. Lorenz Eisenköbel, a stone-carver from Sopron, made it. The costs were covered by the punishment imposed on Lutheran civics who decried Mary. Eisenköbel also made the town well behind the Mary statue. In 1766 a stone house was built over the well, the walled up arches of which were opened during the reconstruction of the well. if you want to get to know the square you just have to take a seat on the benches around the Mary statue and your glance is able to take in this small closed square.
The 5-acre inner Town was protected by the town-wall since the 15th century inside which there were 73 houses. in the current Inner Town there are still 73 houses, although during the centuries due to the fire the town was repeatedly burned down. As far as we know, Kőszeg was ravaged by fire 14 times during the 17th and 18th centuries. This explains the fact that only 102 historically protected buildings are registered and only 10 out of them were built earlier than in the 18th century, although the city and the castle were established in the 13th century. The reason for the frequent fires was that the houses of the inner town, as anywhere in Europe, were built of wood and mud wall.
St. Imre Church
St. Imre church is the result of the 17th century fight between the different nationalities. After 1558, the citizens of Kőszeg were divided into smaller groups depending upon their religions and nationalities. This fact influenced the life of the local government and also, the local church. The German Lutherans, after having played an important role in the City’s life, felt themselves strong enough to expel the Hungarian Protestants from St. James Church, upon the request of whom, the town started to build a new church in 1615. Walent Marx, a master builder from Kirschlag started to build the new church, but finally it was completed by another master build called Wolf Zehentmayer in 1640. He was inclined to build a similar church for the Hungarians to the former one. He built the tower higher during one of the renovations. There is no other explanation that the church, built during the time of baroque and renaissance in the beginning of the 17th century, bears gothic signs. The church, originally built for the Protestants, as taken away by Tamás Pálffy and György Széchenyi in 1673 and was given to the Catholics and served as the parish church of the city until the end of the 19th century.
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Juzo (4203) 2010-01-02 1:42
Great idea with the black frame, which assists in highlighting the wonderfull rich colour tones oyu have captured.
Very nice POV and lovely scene.
Happy New Year!
snunney (100816) 2010-01-02 1:47
A splendid downwards point of view on this delightful street with its lovely church and houses. The interesting sky makes a fine backdrop for the architecture. There is a pleasing juxtaposition between the memorial and the church tower. Very good colours and clarity.
besnard (56599) 2010-01-02 1:47
Une belle vue plongeante qui nous permet de découvrir cette petite ville et sa belle église au clocher en bulbe.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
Buin (42466) 2010-01-02 1:48
Good morning George!
Here I like the many details one can detect in this bird's eye view, especially this colourful church flanked by the streets. They create an enormous depth here. A somehow homey atmosphere ...
Greetings from winterly Germany!
dip (23888) 2010-01-02 2:09
beautiful image,the POV is really excellent!
very interesting the details,
PixelTerror (0) 2010-01-02 2:17
An image well framed in vertical to get a good perspective and reading
Happy New Year !
dta (79124) 2010-01-02 2:31
Hello Georg ,
A superb high POV and an excellent composition and framing , to present us this colorfull and beautiful church . Fine sky , too .
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-01-02 2:58
Hello George! Wonderful POV, amazing composition, perfect dov. Interesting church, very interesting cityscape. Superb colours. Splendid effect. Well done!
phwall (6785) 2010-01-02 3:43
Excellent POV, I like the way the road splits the frame and borders each side of the church. The vertical frame works perfectly.
It looks like a very interesting town to explore, it's certainly colourful.
Thanks too for the informative note, it's excellent.
TopGeo (38216) 2010-01-02 4:19
Great idea with the vertical frame! Wonderful DOV, amazing composition! downwards point of view on this excellent church and details with view of houses with perfect sky in BG. Thanks for charing and the informative note, Happy New Year !
npecanhuk (75592) 2010-01-02 4:27
Wonderful urban view!
Sharpness, exposure, high pov, dof, vertical format, colors and composition are all excellent!
I love all the architectural details, with those red and green rooftops! Trees and sky look beautiful too!
TFS - congratulations!
My warmest regards,
jjcordier (79297) 2010-01-02 4:41
Koszeg est une ville qui t'inspire beaucoup et on le comprend facilement en regardant cette très jolie photo. Très bon POV et, comme toujours, une très belle luminosité et une composition sans reproche.
francio64 (39888) 2010-01-02 4:49
bella vista dall'alto di questa piazza con la chiesa a dominare sulla scena grazie al suo alto campanile che svetta contro il cielo.
Ottimo sharp e belli i colori.
amaryllis (37039) 2010-01-02 5:12
tu étais vraiment bien placé pour nous faire cette photo en plongée sur la ville et sa vieille tour, un bon format vertical, une belle luminosité
leonorkuhn (16235) 2010-01-02 6:20
Great capture of a high point of view. The yellow Church stands out with its magnificent tower. Very good sense of depth, beautiful light and good details.
Have a happy 2010!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-01-02 6:25
The point of view is superb. the composition is an example to be followed. The light, the colors, clearness are perfect. Cheer.
Have a nice day
Bonne Année 2010!
Giedra70 (963) 2010-01-02 6:26
Perfect shooting point.
Bianconeri78 (701) 2010-01-02 6:53
Not the greatest light, but nice shot.
mortijo (12828) 2010-01-02 7:20
EXcellent POV, looking down on the small town. Good choice of format and frame. Interesting note.
vasilpro (41551) 2010-01-02 8:02
Beautiful cityscape composition, very good POV, lovely colors and beautiful sky, very nice architecture from Hungary.
Have a nice WE, Vasilis.
COSTANTINO (66210) 2010-01-02 10:06
beautiful picture from a nice high point of view.
Wishes for a Happy New Year,
xavshot (69835) 2010-01-02 11:07
un très joli point de vue et des couleurs qui ressortent bien. Cette image est très agréable à regarder.
Je te souhaite une belle année 2010
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-01-02 13:22
Very beautiful perspective of Koszeg
Lovely colours and architecture
Happy New Year my friend
hay_kes (31435) 2010-01-02 13:36
What a superb cityscape vith excellent POV, colours and perspective.TFS.
Happy new year!!
Gerrit (52097) 2010-01-02 14:02
Looks like a fine and quite little town.
Beautiful colors and a great composition.
Have a great year, Gerrit
john1 (4028) 2010-01-02 14:32
An excellent vertical framing a wonderful depth of field.
Architectural details are numerous and beautiful, beautiful view with the road.
Good light and clarity, a lovely composition.
ifege (10641) 2010-01-02 20:14
Another great old town Hungarian photo George. The use of the angled road works well taking you from the plaza past the colourful church and onto the hills behind.
Graal (103032) 2010-01-02 23:58
Jó napot George,
fine POV You had. Nice perspective and presentation of Old Town. Good colours and composition. Well informations.
alin-m (3716) 2010-01-03 1:53
Nice view of this little and peaceful village.
Good picture,well done.
Friendly regards and greetings.Alin.
carper (96) 2010-01-03 10:14
first of all george a good 2010 to you.
You must excuse me that I can not give you critiques on every shot of yours. but even that this is another fine shot, good lines fine pov, good sharpness and one piece of quality, my compliments for it, have a good evening.
delpeoples (58616) 2010-01-04 0:57
Hi George, happy new year to you. This POV is wonderful, emphasised by the wide-angle and the high POV. I love the colours and the sky is so beautiful, with my favourite type of cloud formations. Great job, have a wonderful day, Lisa
carlosmarin (11954) 2010-01-04 2:54
Good framing and POV.
Nice color and light,
with very good results.
brano14 (2957) 2010-01-04 9:48
Nice view of this old square, great colors,nice framing,good note.
serp2000 (44598) 2010-04-06 10:59
I like your POV! Fine vertical format.
Excellent colours and interesting note!
I reminded you and your country, 'coz I am drinking Bikatory from Akaszto. I like a dry red wine, but magyar red dry wine is big rare in our markets.
Have a good time!
yeln (11516) 2010-08-31 0:47
critique in slovenian language
stric google bo poskrbel za dober prevod.
hvala lepa za tvojo kritiko.
zelo dober POV. centralno postavljena kompozicija cerkvenega zvonika s čudovitimi barvami in izjemno ostrino! bravo! TFS!