Calm shady street, Kőszeg
The birth of the only free royal city of historical Vas county dates back to the third quarter of the 13th century. Its foundation is due to the Volfer branch of the Héder clan that settled in Hungary in 1157. Two members of the founding Kőszegi family, Henry II and his son Ivan, relocated the centre of the family from Németújvár to Kőszeg before 1274. Charles of Anjou ended the Kőszegi family’s rule in 1327. One year later, in 1328 he promoted Kőszeg to the rank of the royal town. During the time of the Anjou rulers, between 1347-1381, the boundaries of the town were also established. In 1392 the king’s town became a manorial town. It was redeemed by palatine Miklós Garai from the Ellerbach family of Monyorókerék, who had taken it as a pledge from Sigismund of Luxemburg 5 years earlier. The Garai-era came to an end in 1441.
Kőszeg became the main scene for the events of the 1532 campaign in the third wave of the 16th century’s Turkish menace. Between 5-30 August, 1532, the Commander-in-Chief Ibrahim led nineteen sharp attacks against Kőszeg, the defence of which was organised by Miklós Jurisich, the mutual captain of the town and the castle, which had been mortgaged to him in 1529. After the last abortive attack a revolt among the janissaries made the Turkish supreme command withdraw. The last contingent of the disengaging Turkish troops left the outskirts – as tradition has it – at 11 o’clock on 30th August, 1532. In memory of this event, the church bells have been tolled at 11 o’clock since 1777.
The free royal city had its longest peaceful period during the 18th century. The town – for the first time in its history – tried to compensate its losses by establishing a settlement of Schwabendorf (Kőszegfalva) in 1712.
Kőszeg lost its primary situation in Vas county in the first half of the 19th century. During the reform period only a few craftsmanship sections could survive the production crisis of guild industry. The establishment of share companies, society-establishments and the first banking institution in the county are all signs of early civil development in Kőszeg.
Kőszeg was granted the Hild-award in 1978 for preserving its architectural heritage. From 1990 the town has been operating in a local government and market setting and has been looking for ways of renewal by means of capital input again.
(Source – www.koszeg.hu)
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berek (32296) 2010-01-03 1:10
I love architectural details and your balanced framing. have a nice Sunday
mesutilgim (75604) 2010-01-03 1:13
Hello dear Georg,
Another great capture from Koszeg. Again good pov and wonderfull colors.
Nice framing and perfect notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
ifege (9951) 2010-01-03 1:24
Hi George - you appear to be the ambassador for Koszeg - so many great photos! This is another good one where you have managed the light and shade extremely well. Great POV and colour.
Silvio1953 (109385) 2010-01-03 1:46
Ciao George, well balanced composition with wonderful architecture, splendid light and colors, excellent perspective, very well done, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
vasilpro (40685) 2010-01-03 1:55
Another excellent cityscape composition, very good POV, very nice lighting and colors, lovely sky, interesting architecture.
Have a nice Sunday, Vasilis.
snunney (75134) 2010-01-03 2:05
A beautifully lit composition of this lovely street. The point of view is well chosen to show off the architecture to good effect. I like the overall tonal palette and the shadow play. Detail is excellent. Happy New Year 2010!
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-01-03 2:54
Hello George! Wonderful cul-de-sac. Amazing lantern and houses. Nice light and colours. Sophisticated composition. Perfect contrast. Well done!
francio64 (38256) 2010-01-03 3:33
ottimo taglio verticale con bei dettagli e ottimo contrasto cromatico di colori.
Ottima gestione della luce.
Un caro saluto!
Cretense (68675) 2010-01-03 3:40
Hello George and Happy New Year! Best wishes to you and all your loved ones!
Excellent architecture photo, beautiful "play" of light and shadow, perfect light management, fantastic colours! Great composition and framing! Congratulations!
npecanhuk (58264) 2010-01-03 4:28
Colors, shapes and management of light are my favorite elements in this attractive architecture photograph!
Vertical format, pov, sharpness, black and white frame and composition are also excellent!
The fact that the streets were empty at the moment you took this picture is also interesting!
TFS - congratulations!
My warmest regards,
saxo042 (35210) 2010-01-03 5:23
A very fine potpourri of all these colours here. A fine compositon with all the angles of the roofs and the towers too!
jlbrthnn (79791) 2010-01-03 6:31
Once again, the light, the sky and the colors are splendid. The frontages are skilfully shown. The details are pleasant. An excellent photography. Cheer.
Have a nice sunday
mauro61 (52623) 2010-01-03 7:40
tranquillo e colorato angolo di questa cittadina che mi ricorda altri visti nel mio viaggio in Romania.
Perfetto POV e auguri di uno splndido anno
Gerrit (43765) 2010-01-03 8:37
wonderful the red and yellow of the old house against the blue sky.
Very good composition.
pablominto (53744) 2010-01-03 23:50
The point of view works well here and I like how the houses are positioned in relation to each other!
A fine colour palette and eye-catching shadow play, great depth in the image...
macjake (48363) 2010-01-04 1:29
Having never been to Hungary, your galleries are great to see as it gives me an idea as to what this country has to offer.
what i like about this photo is the depth you created by composing the 2 buildings. one is in the foreground, one in the background, and then you have the church tower above everything else creating more depth.
lovely warm colours and lighting also