Built on the Széchenyi Island in the City Park (Városliget) with the aim of displaying architectural styles of the past, this is a group of faithfully detailed copies of parts of famous buildings of historic Hungary.
The Ják Chapel is a faithful reproduction of a 13th century Benedictine chapel in Ják, an area near the Austrian border. The outstanding part of the chapel is the portal around the doorway, an amazingly ornate multilayered sculpture of geometric patterns, apostles and lions.
The main element of the three distinct sections (Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance Baroque) is the copy of the Vajdahunyad tower after which the whole building complex was named Vajdahunyad Castle. In the copy of the original Knight's Hall, which is accessible to visitors up a magnificent decorated staircase, the exhibitions of the Museum of Agriculture can be visited.
This building set out as one of the main attractions of the National Millennium Exhibition in 1896. Following the exhibition the buildings, which were made mainly of cardboard, soon started to deteriorate and therefore, in 1900, Ignác Alpár was entrusted with constructing the permanent group of buildings.
During World War II the buildings and collections suffered serious damage. Reconstruction started in 1950, and was accomplished with the refurbishments carried out between 1975 and 1985.
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cornejo (43859) 2013-12-01 10:10
Hello Ovidiu, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with beautiful flowers in the foreground, beautifully captured in this image, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
dkmurphys (60623) 2013-12-01 10:49
Foarte frumoasa imaginea ta. Imi place cum ai introdus florile in planul apropiat.
O saptamana cu spor!
Graal (103034) 2013-12-01 11:47
nice place in Budapest and composition with the flowers on FG. Very nice architecture of chapel. Good informations and photo-work.
Have a nice evening.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-01 12:28
Un'altra bella presentazione di Budapest con una foto molto piacevole sia nella composizione che nella ripresa .
Un bel primo piano che fa da presentazione per un'architettura di grande effetto, il tutto ripreso con luce molto forte e con ricchezza di dettagli.
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
PaulVDV (29767) 2013-12-01 12:33
The richly decorated portal is clearly a prominent feature of this chapel.
You provided this architecture picture from an attractive foreground with the colourful floral plantation.
Best regards, Paul
lousat (93550) 2013-12-01 12:36
Hi Ovidiu,i like a lot your composition with a great space dedicate to the flower below as a natural frame to the chapel,very nice capture whit fine details and perfect exposure too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
williewhistler (16398) 2013-12-01 12:44
I like the inclusion of the colourful flowers in the FG which give a nice depth to the shot.
The people help to give scale to the attractive Chapel,very imaginative.
carlo62 (50730) 2013-12-01 14:21
molto bella l'architettura di questa chiesa, i vari stili si uniscono e si modellano alla perfezione, ottenendo un risultato eccellente e ben fotografato.
Bella anche la composizione con i fiori a dare colore.
papagolf21 (103684) 2013-12-01 14:33
Bonsoir, cher Ovidiu,
Choix de cadrage et de placement excellents pour mettre en valeur l'architecture de cet édifice religieux.
De plus, le sujet est fort bien traité.
Corry (4508) 2013-12-01 20:25
Un beau point de vue sur la façade de cette église décorée de statues. Une belle composition avec les fleurs en avant-plan. Bien fait.
pajaran (62448) 2013-12-01 22:47
Interesantan tekst o staroj Kapeli, sa opisom i istorijom ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazaano mesto sa cvecem i arhitektura sa detaljima na fasadi.
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
An interesting article on the Old Chapel, with a description and history of ...
Good composition and perspective, nice place shown with flowers and architecture details on the facade.
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Have a nice day, all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
jemaflor (99003) 2013-12-01 23:55
Bien présentée ce monument avec une belle luminosité et une composition bien vue, le premier plan fleuri complčte la vue et donne de l'originalité au cadrage.
Nicou (145048) 2013-12-02 1:35
Avec ce tapis de fleurs de couleur en premier plant quelle vue de cette chapelle quel cadrage en horizontal et cette architecture mervielleuse compo.
bravo et amitié
abmdsudi (55556) 2013-12-02 5:06
Love the compo with vibrant fg and pov of this historic old chapel which is also well nicely balanced. The warm lighting and shadows picking out the texture and detail immensely and this certainly does look peaceful and calm. Beautiful sky area and the natural colours in the stoneworks are still quite vibrant considering the age of the chapel, a testament to good workmanship! Well timed as the figures adds bit of scale. Wonderful cute looking chapel well shot. Congrats.
Noel_Byrne (32070) 2013-12-02 6:02
this is a beautiful perspective on this chapel, I love the Romanesque arch with the statues above the door and a really nice idea to have the foreground bursting with colors from the flowers. The tower looks really excellent and majestic here. Really nicely done.
Silvio1953 (146529) 2013-12-02 11:17
Ciao Ovidiu, great view of lovely chapel, nice composition with beautiful flowers in FG, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (47762) 2013-12-02 14:17
a great composition in a vertical frame, there's effective depth and the foreground is very pleasing. It's very important for the composition as well, offering balance to the imposing upper part. The angle from which we are looking at the facade of this splendid chapel creates a fine dynamism. I think that a little more sharpness is needed on the chapel, especially as the light makes it difficult for details to stand out (this may be the effect of resizing, though). A very lovely place that has much to offer to the visitor. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
josepmarin (58359) 2013-12-04 3:49
the clever combination of the flowers in foreground and the chapel in background works very well, and provides a nice aesthetic level in your composition.
Light and colours quality are managed well, the photo is beautiful and pleasant at sight.
Cricri (121189) 2013-12-05 23:09
Belle présentation de la chapelle avec les fleurs sur l'avant plan, belle lumičre qui permet d'apprécier les détails de l'architecture
jhm (155173) 2013-12-06 2:45
A pity that the Germans during WAR II a lot nice buildings sometimes completely having destroyed.
But we see again a nice church with a lovely entrance.
Very well composition, colours and sharpness be superb.
Nice done, TFS.
resat1972 (7576) 2013-12-08 9:54
See the church was beautiful vertical frame
wonderful presentation in front with flowers
- Copyright: Ovidiu Sotiriu (Schnappilic) (9692)
- 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/8, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-01 9:57