Old houses under the castle hill, 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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lousat (77786) 2011-06-26 1:32
Hi George,what a fantastic perspective.I know you as one of the most magician in the choice of point of view,and this is another beautiful example.Magnificent composition and the usual perfect quality.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.
vasilpro (40933) 2011-06-26 1:36
Wonderful composition, interesting architecture, excellent POV and perspective, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness.
Have a nice Sunday, Vasilis.
snunney (84732) 2011-06-26 2:43
A well chosen point of view taking full advantage offered by the perspective of the buildings rising up the hillside. I like the contrast in architectural styles and the excellent sharpness. Have a good Sunday, my friend.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-06-26 3:01
What a nice shot. The buildings are well placed with beautiful colors and sharpness. The tree branch on the top forms good framing. Lovely blue sky is a nice contrast. Great POV.
dta (67088) 2011-06-26 4:46
Hello George ,
A beautiful low POV under the tree , with a view of teh houses , from the more humble in the bottom , to the rich ones at the top of the hill . Splendid colors and sharpness .
Silvio1953 (123333) 2011-06-26 6:36
Ciao George, great POV on lovely old house, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Sergiom (61034) 2011-06-26 7:20
Une trčs belle composition.Le cadrage vertical donne une belle ampleur ŕ l'image.J'aime beaucoup l'encadrement de verdure qui met bien en valeur le château.
TopGeo (38204) 2011-06-26 9:52
Wonderful composition,Great photo, perfectly balanced framing and composition, amazing perspective! Excellent light management, wonderful combinations of colours! Wonderful place, beautiful village and castle, excellent photo! Great composition and framing, great depth of buildings!
mauro61 (52623) 2011-06-26 10:32
buono il POV dal basso con questa scala di case che va a salire fino al castello.
Perfetta definizione e bel cielo azzurro a chiudere la scena,
joudit (201) 2011-06-26 11:12
Mindig nagy élvezettel nézem a Trekearth-re publikált képeidet.
E fenti mestermű pedig azért is különleges számomra, mert az a Francia Tanszék látható rajta, ahova az egyetemi éveimben minden nap jártam.
Nagyon tetszik a helyválasztás és ha egy kis kulisszatitkot megoszthatok Veled, akkor megsúgom, hogy innen kiválóan látható az is, hogy hány diák ment át a vizsgákon és hány diák repült! :)
prasun984 (5590) 2011-06-26 11:44
nice framing with these buildings in the city...
nice atmosphere with good exposoure controlled with nice light management,nice colour contrast & sharpness...good noticed with nice chosen POV...
Very good shot...
npecanhuk (66220) 2011-06-26 12:37
Very beautiful picture of that wonderful urban environment!
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, vertical format, contrasts, black & white borders and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
siamesa (27743) 2011-06-26 13:00
Boa tarde George
A different castle with a modern architecture.Perfect point of view. Colors and sharpness are wonderfuls.
mesutilgim (85266) 2011-06-26 14:31
Nice capture with good pov and perfect light.
Nice the leafs at the upper part creating a natural framing.
Good and usefull notes as well.
TFS and best regards
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-06-27 9:17
The very darkened branches emphasize the luminosity besides of the image. The point of view is chosen well. The precision of details is excellent. Very good work. Bravo.
Have a nice day
dkmurphys (49992) 2011-06-28 1:59
Splendid POV, a great place there. You have to be in shape to go to your neighboors:P.
Enjoy a great day.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-05-02
- Categories: Castles, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-26 1:30