View to the old town, Veszprém
Veszprém with 59,000 inhabitants lies in the central Transdanubian region, at the meeting-point of the Bakony Hills and the Balaton Uplands.
The history of the city goes back to the Hungarian settlement of the country in the ninth century, when Veszprém belonged to the estate of the ruling family; it became the City of Queens thanks to Giselle, the consort of Hungary´s first king, St. Stephen and in 1001 it grew to be one of the most significant centres of the Catholic Church as the bishop´s seat. Historic documents mention St. Michael´s Cathedral, situated in the castle surrounded by wonderfully preserved baroque buildings, as the first and oldest cathedral in the country. The Catholic Church has remained a vital force in the life of Veszprém as our city has been an archbishopric since 1993.
Veszprém is known for a vivid cultural life throughout the year. Three theatres and a whole series of festivals provide entertainment to inhabitants and visitors alike all year round. Besides the cultural events and the historic sights you can find here the Kittenberger Kálmán Botanical Garden and Zoo Park of well-deserved European fame.
The castle was built in the 10th-11th centuries on one of the seven hills of Veszprém. The castle district later gained a Baroque character. Most sights, including excellent lookouts and important cultural venues, are clustered here.
The encircling wall that embraces Castle Hill is almost the only remaining testament to the former fortress. There are, however, an abundance of historic buildings here in the castle district. Giselle, the first Hungarian queen consort, established Hungary's oldest cathedral. That building was destroyed but its Romanesque-style foundations and Gothic sanctuary and undercroft were integrated into the neo-Romanesque St Michael's Church. The chapel named after Giselle is a famous work from the Árpád Age architectural era and has a Gothic mural. (Source: vendégváró)
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siudzi (34141) 2011-06-24 1:24
Excellent chosen point of view to present these nice red roofs. An interesting green foreground and cloudy sky in the background. Good shot!
Have a nice day! Malgorzata
snunney (100154) 2011-06-24 2:12
The point of view is excellent giving this superb perspective over the town and using the pathway as a lead line. I like the presence of the couple on the path. The image has a very pleasant atmosphere and benefits from good colours and sharpness.
lousat (92110) 2011-06-24 2:16
Hi George,beautiful high view and very nice perspective and crop,a lot of differents architechtures and the usual magnificent quality under a beautiful sky.Thanks for share,have a nice weekend,Luciano
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-06-24 2:49
Excellent high angle view of this town with red roofs and clean pathwayleading into the town. Nice inclusion of people. Love the greenery.
InasiaJones (31566) 2011-06-24 2:58
A very attractive image, both for the alternative angle and the good light.
The village in itself is charming, with this succession of rooftops of various shades of red. Photogenic sky to complement your composition.
Have a great weekend!
jhm (153792) 2011-06-24 3:55
Nice taken out of the hight, this gives a wonderful image.
Exactly or you took this image out of a helicopter, but I read out of the cathedral.
You choose a very well angle that care for depth and perspective.
Excellent captured, nice composed.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
macondo (19564) 2011-06-24 4:03
Delightful photo, George. So much depth achieved from your elevated viewpoint. Great view to the church and distant hills, and strong perspective effect. I really like the timing of the shot, in order to show the couple walking on the path - they look so small. Fantastic sky and great sharpness and clarity. An impressive composition and crop to illustrate the charms of this town.
npecanhuk (75502) 2011-06-24 4:37
Truly beautiful picture of it!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, dof, colors, contrasts, vertical format, black & white borders and composition are all oustanding features here!
TFS - congrats,
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-06-24 4:48
Hello George - Your chosen POV is super giving a lovely view over the rooftops to the church, hills and pretty sky beyond. The areas of white painted wall add very good clean contrast to the shot. Enjoy your weekend. Rosemary
Sergiom (80830) 2011-06-24 5:12
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue au dessus des toits.Un trčs bel enchevętrement de formes et de couleurs. La netteté et la profondeur de champs sont impeccables.
vasilpro (41317) 2011-06-24 8:34
Wonderful cityscape composition, beautiful sky and atmosphere, interesting architecture, lovely light and colors, excellent POV.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
ines8 (6120) 2011-06-24 11:24
A true masterpiece, i love this viewpoint, splendid composition too.
jjcordier (79297) 2011-06-24 13:38
Beau point de vue sur la ville. Une photo de grande qualité.
mesutilgim (95400) 2011-06-24 14:25
Hi dear George,
Perfect pov ! Amazing teüh graphical effect, created by different type and colored rooftiles.
A perfect photgenic sky as background.
As usual, again, many good and usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
amaryllis (37039) 2011-06-24 23:59
une belle prise de vue en plongée sur les toits de la ville et l'église en arričre plan, et au premier plan avec ce coin de verdure, une réalisation bien pensée
Graal (102928) 2011-06-25 0:02
Jó napot George,
amazing glance on the roofs and towers of Veszprem. Good shot from high POV. An interesting note. Quality of photo is superb. I like it.
Have a nice day.
bukitgolfb301 (42368) 2011-06-25 1:51
Hi my dear George
I like your great life work for your country sereis very much. Another so fantastic impressive shot by wonderful framework and best considered compostion. I admire so clear and deep sharp image as always. Thanks for your sharing finest work and have a good weekend!
Takero from very muggy Tokyo
siamesa (28121) 2011-06-25 15:33
Boa noite George
Very attractive the view of this old town and the styles of the houses.I like the view of that church in background.It completes a usual view of old towns.
Ninello52 (7576) 2011-06-26 4:25
This beautiful bird's-eye view that makes us enjoy the beautiful architecture of the houses! Well balanced, with a garden in the foreground, a group of houses and then finally the right space at the beautiful sky!
Best Regards, Nino.
dkmurphys (59279) 2011-06-26 7:31
Beautiful panoramic view. Well catch roofs, a splendid composition.
Have a nice Sunday afternoon.
francio64 (39888) 2011-06-26 12:47
bella vista sui tetti di Veszprem.
Buona gestione della luce e ottimo DOF.
macjake (68510) 2011-06-27 0:36
its always a pleasure seeing your shots, and reading your notes.
a well constructed view from atop here, seeing the layout of the town. the clouds add alot of depth and complete the scene wonderfully. love the various rooftop views and colors, interesing view from here.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-05-02
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-24 1:22