Jurisich Square & The St Imre Church, 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.
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(Source:www.koszeg.hu)
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lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-06-30 3:03
A very beautiful yellow color church with onion domes. Nice monument on the side. Lovely colorful buildings across. Peaceful atmosphere. Excellent image with sharpness.
besnard (56645) 2011-06-30 3:58
Un bon choix d'angle, une bonne luminosité, une église colorée et pimpante avec son clocher à bulbe.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
bukitgolfb301 (42966) 2011-06-30 4:32
Hi my dear George
Another great shot! perfect combination!!!!
Very very tatseful impressive shot as usual.
Perfect framework, marvelous sharpness in the detail and well considerd composition from your high sense as usual and as always!!!!
Thanks for your sharing finest work and have a good day!
Takero from very hot Tokyo,
timecapturer (49288) 2011-06-30 4:47
perfectly captured image of this beautiful church. The light is striking as is the clarity and composition. The placement of the shadows make the building so outstanding. Well done!
Regards - Brian
Sergiom (82891) 2011-06-30 5:56
Un beau point de vue et un cadrage vertical qui donne une belle ampleur au lieu de culte. Les couleurs sont belles et le ciel fournit un arrière plan parfait.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-06-30 6:00
The tree without leaves does not hide the church. The interesting architecture is highlighted by the quality of the light and the exposure. Very good neatness. Bravo.
Have a nice day
gildasjan (43654) 2011-06-30 7:00
Elle est superbe cette église et toutes ses couleurs devant ce ciel bleu.0Un très bon cadrage vertical de cette image.
ines8 (6120) 2011-06-30 8:00
As usual, a perfect and so beautiful picture!Wonderful presentation, charming and peaceful atmosphere.
cornejo (43859) 2011-06-30 9:43
Gyögy greetings. A picture very good of this nice square and beautiful church with a beautiful light. A good composition technically very well. A good shot and very nice work, congratulation. Have a good afternoon, thanks for sharing.
Kellemes estèt kìvànok!, Angel.
Silvio1953 (146725) 2011-06-30 11:56
Ciao George, great view of wonderful church, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
francio64 (39888) 2011-06-30 13:11
buon POV su questa chiesa, dove l'inserimento dell'albero in FG, arricchisce la composizione.
Luce ben gestita e ottima resa cromatica.
npecanhuk (75592) 2011-06-30 13:35
Beautiful urban environment with attractive natural and architectural details!
Lovely picture with excellent sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, vertical format, black & white borders and composition!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (79297) 2011-06-30 22:31
Très belle photo de cette superbe église. La lumière est idéale et le cadrage vertical réussi.
baddori (20151) 2011-06-30 23:04
Una luce che illumina creando un piacevole gioco di luci e ombre.
I volumi sono di pregio artistico.
Ottima la presenza umana ..verso una strada che da profondità alla prospettiva .
pablominto (53746) 2011-06-30 23:22
A beautiful church, nicely located in the old town!
Churches may be difficult to photograph, in particular if they are placed in the middle of cities but this is a fine result indeed...
Well framed, good details and natural colours!
mauro61 (52857) 2011-06-30 23:52
mi piacciono i colori e la luce speciale che ha questa immagine.
Un ottimo POV rende al meglio questo angolo della città con l'albero spoglio ben collocato a schermare parzialmente la chiesa.
saxo042 (37902) 2011-07-01 0:10
Amazing colours here with the clear yellow of the church, the orange-red of the tiled roof, the aging green of the copper on the cupolas and finally the strong blue sky behind. A beautiful picture, a well written note!
paura (47186) 2011-07-01 17:47
Uma beleza de paisagem urbana apresentada em fotografia de excelente enquadramento. Linda fotografia.
siamesa (28123) 2011-07-02 11:19
Boa tarde George
Very beautiful church.
Splendid color of the sky that makes a nice backdrop.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-11-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/180 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-30 2:00