Old Town atmosphere, Győr
Győr, Hungary’s second richest town in historic buildings outside Budapest has won Europe-award for the protection of the historic buildings, in acknowledgment of the reconstruction of the Baroque centre of the town. Churches, palaces, museums, characteristic corner-balconies and narrow lanes, all reminders of a historic past, invite visitors to take a walk in the centre of the town.
The traveller may discover many beautiful details in Győr's old town, for example, spectacular and interesting signboards. The signboard which can be seen on the picture decorates one of the old town's old pharmacies, The gold ship.
Győr is the most important city of northwest Hungary, the capital of Győr-Moson-Sopron county, and lies on one of the important roads of Central Europe, halfway between Budapest and Vienna. The city is the sixth largest in Hungary, and one of the seven main regional centres of the country.
Győr is particularly rich in ecclesiastical heritage. The episcopal cathedral holds one of the most valuable examples of goldsmith's work, the St Ladislaus herm that was made in the 15th century for the relics of King Ladislaus I. The sarcophagus of beatified martyr bishop Vilmos Apor (1892-1945) is also found in the cathedral. The treasury of the basilica keeps numerous values and its fine art collections are particularly valuable.
There are permanent exhibitions of the work of one of the most significant ceramists of the 20th century, Győr-born Margit Kovács (1902-1977), and of outstanding Hungarian sculptor of the 20th century, Miklós Borsos (1906-1990) who studied in the Benedictine grammar school. Natural scientist, traveller and ethnographer János Xantus (1825-1894) after whom the city museum and zoo were named also attended school here.
The thermal baths and aquapark provide the residents and visitors alike with an opportunity for rejuvenation and there are numerous possibilities for outings and walks. (Source: Vendégváró)
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ChrisJ (95788) 2011-12-30 1:16
Love the warm cold colour contrast between the yellow façade of the building & the blue sky. Excellent shadow detail & the people add scale. The angled bikes bottom left point the way into the image. HNY to you!
RhodieIke (11536) 2011-12-30 1:23
Hi George, Very interesting daily scene in this photo, love the Gold ship as a sighn for the Chemist. Super colours, well managed light, great presentation, All the best for 2012, Cheers Iain.
dkmurphys (48088) 2011-12-30 1:56
Very fine street corner. A lovely good mood shot.
Nice colors, well captured.
Happy New Year!
besnard (52851) 2011-12-30 2:18
Une rue ensoleillée et animée avec en 1er plan les vélos qui accrochent le regard.
Bonne année 2012 ainsi qu'ŕ tes proches.
siudzi (33003) 2011-12-30 2:39
What a lovely summer atmosphere here! I missed the sunny days so much... Brilliant cropping with those bikes in the foreground. Well taken. Thanks for sharing.
All the best in 2012!
Zengi001 (2497) 2011-12-30 3:27
Perfect composition with excellent sharpness light management.
Thaks for sharing.
Best Regards and happy new year,
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-12-30 3:50
Beautiful capture of the street with the yellow facade building and green umbrellas.The bicycles parked give a special charm to the image. Excellent colors, lighting and sharpness.Have a happy and prosperous new year.
jhm (137610) 2011-12-30 4:02
Nice summer picture during the winter, I get a little bit more warm with the image on my screen.
Splendid colors in background.
Perspective and depth are pleasant.
Excellent composition nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS
All the best in 2012,
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-12-30 4:27
I like very much this very artistic sign. The photo which associates pedestrians and byciclettes is outstandingly made. The quality of your photos is not to be any more praised. Bravo.
Have a nice day. Meilleurs Voeux de Bonne Année 2012!
snunney (81777) 2011-12-30 4:39
A very attractive composition with lovely light and colours. I like the point of view and the presence of the bicycles. Superb clarity. Happy New Year to you and your family.
Silvio1953 (119581) 2011-12-30 5:44
Ciao George, great POV on lovely corner, beautiful composition with bikes in FG, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2012, ciao Silvio
Sergiom (57741) 2011-12-30 6:40
Les bicyclettes semblent pointer dans la bonne direction vers le couple qui marche sur la petite place. J'aime beaucoup le voilier qui semble flotter dans les airs devant ce beau mur jaune.
Bonne et heureuse année 2012
jurek1951 (41319) 2011-12-30 7:04
a Good city view. The lighting gives good colours and contrasts. The composition is well done, the view gives a beautiful depht. Well seen
Happy New Year
vasilpro (40917) 2011-12-30 8:09
Wonderful composition, beautiful street atmosphere from old town of Gyor, excellent light management, vivid colors, very good clarity and sharpness, TfS!
Happy New Year to you and your family, Vasilis.
holmertz (39489) 2011-12-30 10:23
The bicycles save the otherwise quite empty foreground and balance the composition where the focus is very strongly fixed on the sunlit street and the yellow house. There is a fine summer atmosphere in this picture and I can imagine you stepping into the shady street not just to get a better view for your pictures but also to get some relief from the heat.
Best regards, and wishing you a Happy new year.
bukitgolfb301 (35230) 2011-12-30 14:57
Hi my dear George
Great tasteful shot, quite suitable to present at the end of year. Clearness and sharpness as usual.
Wonderful color combination and allocation.
Thanks for your support and cheering in this passing 2011 and coming 2012 in advance, and have a good NEW YEAR!
Takero from cold Tokyo
Graal (96432) 2011-12-30 23:46
Jó napot George,
Old Town in Gyor is very nice. Good composition. I like the colours, architecture details and calm mood. Well presentation.
Happy New Year for You!
saxo042 (37220) 2011-12-31 1:20
A very pleasant summer view with a warm atmosphere. The old buildings look very interesting but modern life with tourists and bicycles are very good inclusions. A very attractive street view.
Happy New Year
npecanhuk (63522) 2011-12-31 4:20
Wonderful picture of such a lovely and beautiful urban environment!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, contrasts, vertical format, black & white borders and, above all, composition are all oustanding features here!
TFS - congrats,
Happy New Year,
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-30 0:46