Located at the end of Andrássy Avenue, Heroes’ Square is the entrance to the City Park as well as one of the most spectacular venues in Budapest. The three main sites of the square include the Hall of Art, built in 1896, the Museum of Fine Arts, inaugurated in December 1906, as well as the Millennium Monument, linking both buildings visually. The latter includes a 36-metre central column, topped by a statue of the archangel Gabriel who holds the Holy Crown as well as a two-barred apostolic cross, the same way as the founder of the Kingdom of Hungary, St. Stephen did in his sleep according to a legend. The crescent-shaped monument was built in Eclectic style. The semi-circular arcades of the monument on the left and right-hand side each hold bronze statues of seven outstanding personalities of Hungarian history.
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macjake (67534) 2013-09-23 11:47
great looking shot!
very smart looking with the precise composition.
the entire scene has that extra large open air feeling, making it feel much larger than the small box allows.
wonderful photo from Budapest, have not seen this one yet!
batalay (38773) 2013-09-23 11:51
I think it was a wise choice to present this scene with full symmetry, with one side quite closely mirroring the other. It's an expansive square with geometric patterns on the ground similarly symmetric. The small milling group of individuals serve as useful measuring standards give us a measure of the scale.
Warm regards, Ovidiu,
pajaran (60061) 2013-09-23 21:53
Interesantan i dobar tekst , sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepa panorama.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana arhitektura i trenutak sa posetiocima.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting and good text with the given data ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful panorama.
Good work, beautiful architecture and demonstrated moment with visitors.
Have a great and successful day, all the best.
fabbs99 (17135) 2013-09-23 23:15
The square looks splendid.Good photography wuth some nice colors.TFS.
papagolf21 (100912) 2013-09-23 23:34
Bonjour, cher Ovidiu,
La place est gigantesque et bénéficie d'une architecture de toute beauté.
Le cadrage est judicieusement choisi pour valoriser l'ensemble de la réalisation.
Graal (102752) 2013-09-23 23:37
very nice symmetric composition. Interesting place in Budapest, good informations in note. Photo is well done. I like it.
Have a nice day.
Noel_Byrne (30998) 2013-09-24 5:02
Fantastic view here, the detail in the path in the foreground is superb and adds so much to the overall scene, bringing great depth which then leads so nicely to the monument towering above. Perfect symmetry too, there are lots of wonderful elements in this very cool shot.
Thanks as always
Cricri (118785) 2013-09-24 5:34
Une place ou j'ai posée mes petits pieds dessus :-) il y a quelques années....j'aime le cadrage, le graphisme sur le sol, la douceur des couleurs et de la lumière
Nicou (141118) 2013-09-24 5:48
Fantastqique cadrage et compo quelle place avec ce dessin au sol et l'immensité la profondeur cette colonne qui ressort avec ces deux arches une mervielle splendide.
Bravo et amitié
lousat (90682) 2013-09-24 7:23
Hi Ovidiu,i missed this big square during my Budapest trip last year,your pic is really beautiful,an excellent symmetry and a great sensation of large spaces,perfect details and great exposure.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
abmdsudi (53615) 2013-09-24 8:39
The shooting angle really works as near perfect for symmetry as possible that give it life and the enormous depth and perspective with good scale reference. A very neat and clean architectural shot that benefits from the impressive compo and no one will miss the soaring eye-catching square and the obliging patterned pavement which serve as strong guidance to the whole spectacle. The little touches of vivid colours add a lot to the whole scene. I think you've done it justice showing the grandeur of this magnificent monuments. A splendid piece of photo work, Congrats.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-09-24 13:23
sempre più bravo.
Un eccellente punto di ripresa che ti aiuta a creare una composizione molto equilibrata e di grande effetto.
Perfetta anche la ripresa che unisce nitidezza e contrasto calibrati a perfezione.
Ciao e buona serata
nikkitta (17066) 2013-09-24 15:38
Well composed image of the entrance of the square taken in a symmetrical way
Well done, congrats
Did you see the chess players inside the pool?
Silvio1953 (142037) 2013-09-25 11:22
Ciao Ovidiu, great perspective on lovely square, I like low POV to show us beautiful design of pavimentation, splendid lightm, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jemaflor (96753) 2013-09-25 11:33
Well presented with this large Fg on the ground and a perfect symmetry, nice light and sharpness, well made.
PaulVDV (28797) 2013-09-25 12:57
The square on the foreground adds an attractive graphical effect to the picture of this monument.
Best regards, Paul
ourania (44962) 2013-09-26 14:14
a very well balanced, symmetrical composition, there's great harmony in the background and the people add interest, movement and colour. You have used the geometrical patterns on the pavement in a very effective way, playing with perspectives, adding dynamism and, maybe, making the distance to the monument seem longer. The subdued and harmonious colour palette bestows the picture with a special charascter. Congratulations and thank you!
all the best, have a great day,
josepmarin (58357) 2013-09-30 5:09
I visited this splendid square in 1976!! But I see it's not changed.
Its beauty and its architectural elegance make a very interesting and graphical composition.
A good work with exposure, sharpness, quality of light and of colours, and depth field.
- Copyright: Ovidiu Sotiriu (Schnappilic) (9690)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-22
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Tamron AF SP 10-24mm f/3,5-4,5 Di II LD, RAW, 77 mm HOYA Skylight UV
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-23 11:38