St. James Church & The Old town, Kőszeg
The small town with nearly 12,000 residents, with sub-alpine climate, is situated at the foothills of the Alps. The settlement and its vicinity at the foot of the Kőszeg hills, in the valley of the brook Gyöngyös has been inhabited since the 6th-7th centuries. In the 14th century it was given the rank of free royal town. The castle built in the13th century was named after captain Miklós Jurisics, who managed to hold up the Turkish troops advancing towards Vienna in 1532 with the help of the inhabitants. Its guilds, trade, vine growing and wine making, schools have a long history. The mediaeval town centre was not affected by the historical events, so inside the one-time town walls, the remains of which can still be seen, the houses have been preserved in their original form in Jurisics square and in the neighbouring streets.
St. James Church
Palatine Miklós Garai built St. James Church between 1403and 1407 using the remnants of the minorita church that was demolished during the Austrian siege in 1289. He needed a parish church worthy of his status and wealth. The church has gothic marks, its sanctuary faces east and the heights of the main and side-aisles are the same. The tower once standing on the north side of the church may have been built into the church during the building of the Jesuit monastery. The church was burnt down four times in the 15th century and seriously damaged during the siege of Kőszeg. It was the parish church of the Catholic until 1554. Then, it was used by the Hungarian, later the German Protestants until 1671. The German Lutherans damaged the inner part of the church, too. The 15th century frescos were whitewashed and the gothic winged altarpieces were thrown away, in 1653 the stone pedestal was demolished, too. In 1671, Bishop György Széchenyi took the church back from the Catholics. The baroque gable of the western frontage and the small wooden bell-tower were built after that. The chapel next to the sanctuary was built in 1700. Later, in 1758, the provost of the Jesuit order completed it with two side niches. The major part of the furniture was made around the 17th and 18th century. The three- section main altar has been standing in the church since 1693, which was built on the order of palatine Pál Eszterházy.(Source-www.Koszeg.hu & hungary.com)
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mauro61 (52623) 2010-11-22 3:30
bella la resa di questa immagine con la stradina che porta verso la chies.
L'architettura delle case porta l'occhio fino alla fine della prospettiva con i pedoni che animano la scena,
dkmurphys (50414) 2010-11-22 3:45
Nice street scene, a picturesque place. Well seen the lady in red, beautiful capture.
Have a nice day.
snunney (86484) 2010-11-22 4:24
A pleasant prospect on this quiet little street. The church at the end makes a fine focal point; the people contribute to the mood of the shot. Light, colours and sharpness are all good features here.
francio64 (38939) 2010-11-22 4:33
una vecchia strada che presenta diverse architetture.
La chiesa in BG si affaccia maestosa sulla scena.
Ottimo il formato di grandi dimensioni.
bukitgolfb301 (36718) 2010-11-22 5:06
Hello my dear George
Wonderful shot again. So sharp and clear presentation with deep exposure zone indeed. Well composition and tasteful color as usual. Not so vivid but quite appropiate color touch is professional level. Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good day, best regards,
JFS (32459) 2010-11-22 5:12
Another beautiful shot of yours. Textures, colours, sharpness...everything is in it. TFS!
Sergiom (62954) 2010-11-22 5:59
La petite rue offre un guide pour descendre vers l'église en accompagnant la dame au manteau rouge.La lumičre est superbe et il n'y a pas d'ombre néfaste.
siamesa (27749) 2010-11-22 6:07
Bom dia George
Marvelous view of this narrow street with the church in the end of it. Surely a very pleasant climate.
Very nice composition.
jurek1951 (42160) 2010-11-22 6:09
Very interesting perspective and lovely colours.Very interesting architecture. Original POV and composition. Very good shot. Well done
timecapturer (49288) 2010-11-22 6:26
love the perspective and colours in this street shot. Well taken.
porto62 (2313) 2010-11-22 7:59
Hi George,great street scenery with the read jacket woman.Some great colours and perspective of a street view.Real great compo with a variety of colours and form.TFS.
ymrk (14955) 2010-11-22 8:52
beautiful photo with all of factors.and also thanks the your note about the place.good framing,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-11-22 10:46
Good evening George,
The street naturally involves us towards the church. A very effective natural composition. Good quality of the photograph. Cheer.
Have a good evening
jemaflor (86646) 2010-11-22 11:03
Great depth effect with this street, well the detail with this red person, interesting architecture, well composed.
npecanhuk (67488) 2010-11-22 11:15
Very nice and interesting architecture & urban & daily life picture!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors, pp, contrasts, vertical format, black & white borders and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
saxo042 (37594) 2010-11-22 11:30
A very pleasant street scene. Beautiful old and interesting buildings. The lady in red gives a fine accent here too. A very readable note!
vasilpro (40997) 2010-11-22 13:22
Wonderful street composition, interesting architecture, beautiful atmosphere, lovely colors and excellent light management.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
ifege (10225) 2010-11-22 20:28
A good photo of an interesting row of buildings on the left
jjcordier (77488) 2010-11-22 22:48
Encore une trčs belle photo de cette superbe ville qui est un paradis pour le photographe.
danos (88303) 2010-11-23 0:24
Good morning George,
nice the view of this tranquil road with the perspective to lead-in the eye on the façade of the church on the backdrop.The emptiness of the road and the well painting of the side houses, make the image so effective.Well done.
Have a good day,Danos
ManuMay (35859) 2010-11-23 12:56
A very good realization...great colours and PP, the special mood of this quiet street is well reflected, very nice and pleasant view...Colours play fits really well enhancing the idea of a nice place, quiet and peaceful....very good!!
Have a nice day...
BluSimo (9392) 2010-11-23 13:12
I adore this architectonic style. the fascination of these buildings is very emphasized in your shot. the details and the lines are precise, while the colors are delicate and very beautiful. the passing red woman is a little one but interesting element of liveliness.
ciao, have a nice evening
Gerrit (49800) 2010-11-23 13:53
good POV and composition and a beautiful old street.
adramad (39154) 2010-11-24 14:41
A fantastic image that comes to us, peace and quiet in addition to its beauty.
Superb preservation of the environment of the houses and the church, if not for the cars we could be seeing the street as a hundred years ago. Good work, I like it.