The small principality of Lichtenstein is wedged between Austria and Switzerland. For skiers the principality offers small but beautiful ski resort of Malbun. The houses of Malbun are huddled in a small narrow Valley surrounded by high mountains.
With an area of 160 sq. km/61.8 sq miles, Liechtenstein is the fourth smallest state in Europe. Despite its size, the country can look back on a very eventful history. It is a history of rapid development, from an agrarian country to a highly industrialized state.
1342 Formation of the County of Vaduz
1396 The County of Vaduz becomes subject to the Emperor's direct authority
1699 Prince Johann Adam Andreas purchases the lands of Schellenberg
1712 Prince Johann Adam Andreas purchases the County of Vaduz
1719 Liechtenstein becomes an independent principality under the Holy Roman Empire
1806 Sovereignty through membership of the Rhine Confederation
1815 Membership of the German Confederation
1852 Customs Treaty with Austria
1862 New constitution comes into force
1868 Abolishment of the army of Liechtenstein
1919 Abolishment of the Customs Treaty with Austria
1921 New constitution comes into force
1924 Customs Treaty with Switzerland, introduction of the Swiss Franc
1938 Princely Family takes up residence in the Castle of Vaduz
1950 Member of the International Court of Justice in the Hague
1975 Member of the CSCE (today OSCE)
1978 Member of the Council of Europe
1990 160th member of the UN
1991 Member of EFTA
1995 Accession to the European Economic Area (EEA)
1995 Accession to the European World Trade Organization (WTO)
1997 Establishment of the Archdiocese Vaduz
2003 New Constitution enters into force
2004 Hereditary Prince Alois is appointed Representative of Prince Hans-Adam II
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dip (23520) 2007-05-12 16:07
Beautiful view! very nice colors.
Fine shot of this place!
captainsgirl (3448) 2007-05-12 16:43
Wow what a beautiful place, wonderful color and sharp focus
I like all the home scattered about in the mountains. love the shot. tFS
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-05-12 16:51
this picture is well composed with the snow on the background and the little houses in the green fields.
Beautifull picture for a peacefull valley.
hay_kes (30436) 2007-05-12 17:10
This is a very beautiful scenery fhoto.Great colours, light and Perspective.Well done.TFS.
sacavem (18610) 2007-05-12 17:54
Amazing the Wonderful landscape! Good snapshot and good lightening.
Good work to capture this image. Good color and contrast.Pretty and very interesting postcard of Malbun.Well done!
Regards and have a nice weekend,
izmirli (3987) 2007-05-12 19:20
merhaba my friend george
wonderful nature and wonderful landscape.beautiful depth and mountains.
atus (15838) 2007-05-12 19:21
Ime egy orszàg ahol jàrtam, azonban egy fikarcnyi fotòm sincs ròla, mert akkoriban nem nagyon foglalkoztam fènykèpekkel. Làtom ezt a turnèt ùj gèppel tetted meg. Gratulàlok hozzà ès a nagyon jòl megvàlasztott làtòszoghoz, melynek koszonhetoen a kèp mèlysège kìvàlò.
Kellemes vasàrnapot kìvànok!
leo61 (0) 2007-05-13 1:54
Great landscape shot with good natural colors.Your image has a great depth,caused by the little valley and river and the row of houses in the warm sunlight.Must be a great place fot trekking.
carper (96) 2007-05-13 1:58
the place is very nice George,
the light is a problem in this farther well seen composition,maybe a little contrast was better for the shot. But even a nice photo, have a nice day.
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-05-13 4:00
Nice compo, I thought it was taken in the Alps.
You placed major elements at the right places, like the houses.
jhm (135336) 2007-05-13 6:59
The small river twist through the this wonderful mountain landscape, also the mountain huts together with the snow on the mountains gives a very nice composition, well done. TFS.
Have a nice day,
ls7902 (7314) 2007-05-13 9:22
Wonderful composition. I like like the placement of all the elements in this photo. Nice color saturation. Regards. Latiff.
Wanda1 (14942) 2007-05-13 10:30
Another beautiful view! Great that you are looking up . The warm light and colours are lovely and your composition is great with the little river runnning through the hills.
Cretense (68685) 2007-05-13 13:00
Good evening, George!
I never thought that this tiny country could be so beautiful. Excellent landscape with beautiful houses. Perfect composition and beautiful colours. Great note, too! Congratulations!
Have a beautiful Sunday night!
kermit350 (9016) 2007-05-13 16:45
Hello George, one details historical and complete history of the small principality of Lichtenstein, very good framing of this small valley with a unspoilable view on this mountain covered with snow in the content, the country cottages are well positioned, and the ribbon of this torrent of mountain giving the distance and depth to L image, sincerely.............................Hello George, un détaille historique et complète de l’histoire de la petite principauté du Lichtenstein, très bon cadrage de ce vallon avec une vue imprenable sur cette montagne enneigée dans le fond, les chalets sont bien positionnés, et le ruban de ce torrent de montagne donnant la distance et profondeur à l image, bien amicalement
agbonavita (0) 2007-05-13 16:52
Intersting relief, with many waves on it. The river is so small, do you know if it get bigger with the snow defrost of the mountains?
Beautiful colors POV.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2007-05-13 17:17
Nice view from Lichtenstein. Very pleasant landscape, shot with a great point of view. Very good realization. Thank you to have my gallery in your favorites.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-05-14 4:18
This place will look spectacular during winter with all the surrounding mountains. There is definitely serenety in this place ... I like the sweeping vista. Well captured and composed. Well done! tfs
jemaflor (80880) 2007-05-14 6:30
A nice composition, well seen and good result with light on snowy peaks and barn.
ktanska (24170) 2007-05-14 6:49
Beautiful view of this less known region. Spring is progressing and it's nice to see both melting snow and new grass. The little stream flowing in shadow is a nice detail.
John_F_Kennedy (42042) 2007-05-14 11:17
Wonderful shot. Excellent colours and composition! Very well composed image!
danyy (0) 2007-05-16 4:09
c'est un endroit il fait bon vivre, c'est certain, mais il faut savoir se passer de beaucoup de luxe, j'y suis prêt moi.
On voit rarement des photos de cette petite nation.
En tous cas, je le répète, j'irais bien y passer quelques mois sans hésiter.
Une photo aux couleurs naturelles, bien cadrée.
Excellent POV avec ces montagnes qui donnent de la profondeur.
rhizomes (15343) 2007-05-25 11:45
Nice picture of this quiet landscape. I like the natural colors and the composition with the valley...
Emiel_Skyfreak (3002) 2007-06-08 5:44
Beautiful photo with mostly interesting colours, very vivid and a good changes in tones. The play of lights and shadows on this valley is very nice. Good low POV looking up this mountain, it makes us feel small in a huge environment. Overwhelming experiences can be great..
Good sharpness and detail. Maybe a touch more contrast, and darken the sky somewhat. Can be done by using a polarizer (or turning it if you allready used one, to increase the effect) Or in shadow/highlight in Photoshop, eventually selecting only the sky to apply it on.
Further a charming photo.
Regards from the Netherlands, one of the other smallers states in Europe, though a lot bigger than Liechtenstein :)
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-29
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Your Favorites, Peaceful Liechtenstein, 3 Graces [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-05-12 15:53
- Favorites: 1 [view]