The Jurisich Square in sunset light, Kőszeg
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.
The Heroes’ Tower (in the background)
The Heroes’ Tower or Heroes’ Gate was built in 1932 in eclectic style. It was completed by the 400-year anniversary of the Turkish siege. Currently it is one of Kőszeg’s symbol. It was designed by Flóris Opaterny. In the place of Heroes’s Tower there stood the southern Lower Gate-tower, demolished in 1880 that was one of the most important defensive points in the town since the 13th century. However, the besiegers seldom laid a siege to this gate directly since the moat was the deepest here and the drawbridge was inaccessible. This gate was the most important entrance of the town as it welcomed everyone coming with peaceful intention and was also employed to keep the enemy from the town. This gate was under the protection of the Old Tower that we have already seen during our walk before, the distance of which was so long that the protectors could use their weapons the most effectively against the enemy. This gate can be seen in the coat-of-arms of the town and the key to it was the symbol of the mayor’s power, too. The tower also hosted the musicians who played their music at noon and in the evenings since 1723 and who were paid by Tamás Nádasdy Foundation. Before 1723, the town drummer gave signals at the most important parts of the day and he also alerted at fire. (Source: Vendégváró)
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TopGeo (38206) 2010-11-02 2:14
Hello George!a way that sends the eye in a great area of the city and architecture is impressive! Nice connection and superb colors and details.Superb perspective and note!
mauro61 (52631) 2010-11-02 2:19
una splendida immagine autunnale con una grande resa di colori e di luci.
Bello il passeggio dei pedoni verso l'arco e le tante architetture di un'immagine molto curata,
dkmurphys (51356) 2010-11-02 2:27
Splendid atmosphere and beautiful architecture. Good autumn capture, well seen scene.
Have a great day.
SWEETFREEDOM (23236) 2010-11-02 3:04
beautiful square captured with a very good light and colors.
gildasjan (42168) 2010-11-02 3:07
Une belle harmonie des couleurs entre le jaune de ce mur et ce bleu ciel.
John_F_Kennedy (43353) 2010-11-02 3:08
A nice photo of Koszeg. Great clarity and sharpness all around.
besnard (54591) 2010-11-02 3:27
De jolies couleurs assorties, on dirait un décor d'opérette.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
dta (70313) 2010-11-02 4:04
Hello George ,
Interesting and well composed picture . The angle of view and the perspective are excellent , to show us fine architectural details . The colors are attractive , too .
ikeharel (61359) 2010-11-02 4:13
A nice daily scene on small town, George.
Seems as the wind torn those leaves off the trees...
good dof and color's compo. with fine contrast to blue sky. Great architecture as well.
npecanhuk (69108) 2010-11-02 4:17
Beautiful square with very attractive buildings around!
Very nice and interesting picture with very good sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format, black & white borders and composition !
TFS - congrats,
snunney (88246) 2010-11-02 4:36
A fine perspective on this square with its lovely architecture; I am surprised to see that the gateway was only built in 1932. The roadway draws into the scene inviting us to explore further; the people contribute to the mood. Lovely colour contrasts and excellent sharpness.
bukitgolfb301 (37300) 2010-11-02 5:24
Hello my dear George
Another great gorgeous shot indeed!
Perfect framework and very vry matured / calcurated composition as usual. Clear and very sharp focus and bright color presentation are remarkable.
But I like themost wonderful point is framework.
Congratulation on your greatest job and thanks for sharing, have a good day!
Sergiom (65111) 2010-11-02 7:02
Ce square est magnifique et le point de vue des plus intéressants. Les couleurs sont magnifiques, les arbres qui se dénudent et les feuilles mortes que les gens tassent de leurs pieds.
danos (89609) 2010-11-02 7:45
nice the view of the Jurisich square with the leafs to begin to be fallen on the street.I like the contrast of the colours as the pair that adds life in the scene.Well done.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
jjcordier (78330) 2010-11-02 11:19
Une photo lumineuse et colorée ŕ souhait de cette trčs jolie ville.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-11-02 14:44
Good evening George,
The autumn 2007 was shone upon and clear. Beautiful realization of this photograph of a district at the houses and the typical colors. Excellent clearness and depth. Cheer.
Have a good evening
vasilpro (41091) 2010-11-02 23:40
Wonderful cityscape composition, interesting architecture, lovely colors, excellent light management, beautiful atmosphere, very nice POV.
Have a nice day, Vasilis.
danyy (0) 2010-11-03 0:03
on connait la Hongrie pour la propreté et la netteté des lieux, des villes et des rues. Une photo qui le démontre, rien ne traine ŕ terre sauf quelques feuilles mortes, pas de graffitis, et des couleurs soignées, esthétiques.
Un bel exemple ŕ suivre.
Bravo pour le POV et le cadrage.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-11-03 1:17
Hello George! Amazing place, wonderful scene, superb street life. Nice lightness and colours. Good contrast and sharpness. Superb cut. Well done!
bema (26363) 2010-11-03 2:27
impressive capture of this beautiful square..
like the colors and your very fine pov..
have a nice week, see you, Bernd
ymrk (14955) 2010-11-03 10:17
colorful streets and builds i've seen ..an another capture of your country!regards my friend...
kordinator (19838) 2010-11-04 0:31
Nice place,beautiful autumn atmosphere.
Great clarity and sharpness.