Rural calmness, Nagyvázsony
There are few regions in the world as beautiful as that surrounding Nagyvázsony. To the North is one of the tallest mountains of the Bakony, Kab-hegy rising to 600 metres, to the South one can enjoy the scenic beauties of the villages on the hillsides surrounding the uplands of the Lake Balaton. The harmony of the landscape has captured many, according to archaeologists man has been living here since before the Stone Age.
The village is first mentioned in a charter of 1233. Its name comes from the Váson clan, a dynasty which died out in 1472. King Matthias then gifted the estate to his favourite follower Pál Kinizsi, the military leader who had once been a miller's hand, a hero of legendary strength who defeated the Turkish. Kinizsi had it built into a residential castle.
During the Turkish occupation Nagyvázsony acted as a border fortress. In the 1700's it functioned as a manorial prison, then it was turned into a distillery for pálinka (Hungarian spirit) until it later became a home to elderly domestic servants.
By the 19th century the buildings around the keep had collapsed. The excavations of the Kinizsi Castle began in 1954. Among the old walls castle tournaments are held in the summer as a tourist spectacle.
The Pauline monastery and church were built by Pál Kinizsi from the spoils of the victorious Battle at Kenyérmező in the mid-1480's. The ruins can still be seen in the village.
The mansion of the area's last landlords, the Zichy family, was built in the 18th century and still stands. Its protected ancient park of 12 hectares has rarities like the 32-metre high, 200-year old trees.(Source: Vendégváró)
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lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-06-28 2:34
What a charming and beautiful house in the rural area.I like the red well nd the peaceful surroundings. Nice inclusion of the people sitting. The small houses are nicely covered by the trees. Excellent composition with superb colors and mood.
dta (83002) 2011-06-28 2:57
Hello George ,
Really the kind of view I enjoy to see . May be a simple place , but a splendid composition , with the stoned wall , the well , the pretty house . And a superb sky as a back drop .
paninho (2931) 2011-06-28 3:17
Trčs belle scčne rurale! Beau ciel! La composition est judicieuse avec les différents éléments bien placés dans la photo! J'aime aussi l'exposition bien réglée, ainsi que la netteté!
jugnutoor (1017) 2011-06-28 3:35
Hi George, The scene is really calm, i wish to stay for sometime at so calm place but usually aall the tourist hub are over-occupied also at a place like i would miss my gadgets. internet and all..really a dilemma.
Nice shot, simplistic presentation, nice colors and perspective.
Kielia (24077) 2011-06-28 3:45
the Denmark photos in your gallery caught my attention, but now I have to confess that your impressions of your homeland are also very beautiful.
This is a wonderful image of this characteristic countryside! It is especially the light and the natural colors that create a distinctive atmosphere. It is really the essence of rural Hungary as you are stating in your interesting note. My compliments!
snunney (107523) 2011-06-28 3:45
A well composed shot featuring this cottage and its simple well maintained garden. I like the natural framing offered by the tree and drystone wall. Pleasant light and natural tones; very good sharpness.
francio64 (39888) 2011-06-28 4:40
immagine rurale molto ben catturata.
Luce ben gestita, ottimo sharp e bei colori.
Il cielo nuvoloso, arricchisce molto bene la composizione.
JFS (32459) 2011-06-28 4:40
A very pleasant rural scene and gresat sense of tranquility. Your note is very interesting too.
amaryllis (37039) 2011-06-28 5:05
une belle présentation de cette maison rurale avec ce petit muret au premier plan
un beau ciel de nuages également, l'ombre de l'arbre, un belle composition
Sergiom (89387) 2011-06-28 5:41
Un beau cadrage vertical qui donne une belle profondeur ŕ l'image et qui utilise le ciel plein de nuages comme arričre plan. Un bien bel endroit.
danos (103216) 2011-06-28 9:16
really the view of this rural scenery is superb with the tranquillity to be spread in the atmosphere.I like the brilliant light,the vivid colours as the vertical format of the frame.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
cornejo (47350) 2011-06-28 9:35
György greetings. A very good picture of this scene rural beautiful, a composition very good, technically very well. A good shot and very nice work, congratulation. Have a good night, thank for sharing.
Best regards, Angel.
mauro61 (52887) 2011-06-28 9:39
davvero bella questa immagine nella sua semplicitŕ.
I colori hanno una resa brillante che cattura l'occhio di chi guarda.
Bello il taglio sovrastato da un cielo unico,
vasilpro (41661) 2011-06-28 13:16
Wonderful rural composition, peaceful place, beautiful atmosphere, excellent POV, lovely light and colors, very good contrast, clarity and sharpness.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
TopGeo (38216) 2011-06-28 14:52
Hello George! Beautiful photo with many impressive elements! Great composition and framing, excellent perspective! Wonderful light management, wonderful colours and clarity, impressive combinations of colours!Very beautiful place , great POV, great framing and composition! a warm light, beautiful, intense colours, wonderful, clouds and sky!
bukitgolfb301 (45419) 2011-06-28 18:32
Hi my dear George
Sorry for my late reply as so busy weekday.
Your recent sereis is so calm image one, I enjoy very much. Very sognificant tatseful peaceful shot as usual.
So wonderful impressive shot by best ideal framework, vivid color touch and so much considered compostion. Clear and sharp image as always. Thanks for your sharing finest work and have a good day!
Takero from very hot Tokyo, 30 degree
jjcordier (79297) 2011-06-28 23:38
Une belle scčne rurale, parfaitement composée. La belle lumičre et le superbe ciel viennent magnifier judicieusement l'image.
Graal (103038) 2011-06-29 0:19
Jó napot George,
good title. Yes, I feel calm in this image. Nice vertical composition and well note. Good photowork.
Have a nice day.
jhm (161079) 2011-06-29 0:25
I feel here the rural calmness these picture exudes calm out of.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect for look at.
Wonderful good picture, this gives depth and perspective.
Excellent composition perfect captured, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
dip (23892) 2011-06-29 0:30
a wonderful image,very well framed and composed,amazing clarity and sharpness,good light managment,
I always love such rural scenes,they have a calm and peaceful atmosphere,well done!
abmdsudi (58336) 2011-06-29 5:55
What a quaint little place, a beautiful thatched historic cottage, very rural and beautiful. I like the way you composed this, the higher level of the camera here captures the scene admirably. Love the lead from the left afforded by the path with the tree provides an excellent natural framing. An eye-catching and warm yet looks so cosy in subtle colors, light and so much detail. A picturesque scene, with the figure giving scale and added interest. Great little cottage, a fine capture. Well done
mesutilgim (97752) 2011-06-29 7:10
Hello dear George,
Again a good sample for the fact; which format for which scenery.
Your pov and layout starting from the bottom with the raw stone walls, through the small whit house and surrounding, up to the nice cloudy sky is just a fine lecture for composition.
Effective framing and very good and usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice day
siamesa (28127) 2011-06-29 7:18
Bom dia George
This place has a peaceful atmosphere as you said in the title. Beautiful landscape. Better if I was there.
jlbrthnn (76039) 2011-06-29 14:39
The quality of the photo is magnificent. Stony walls are particularly pleasant. The natural colors and sky are of quite beauty. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
dkmurphys (65222) 2011-06-30 1:26
Simple good mood scene. Relaxation in a picturesque place. Well done, have a beautiful day.