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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Paolo (41222) 2008-01-29 1:45
Hi George, beautiful one, with excellent POV and depth of field lookin to the mountains.
good quality and amazing tones too.
Tibo (1906) 2008-01-29 1:46
Hi George. Excellent river snake. The little village of wooden houses is well place in the compostion. Must be a dream to fish out there! Tibo
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-01-29 1:51
Wonderful view of this beautiful ski resort of Malbun.
Excellent POV, colours and definition. I also like your note
TFS and have a nice day
gildasjan (42468) 2008-01-29 1:54
Très bien photographié ce paysage de montagne,la lumière latérale met bien tous les éléments de cette composition en valeur.
ChrisJ (104179) 2008-01-29 2:23
The reverse 's' curve of the gully, adds good lead in lines & linear perspective. Excellent sharpness & muted colours. Tfs!
dip (23844) 2008-01-29 2:44
wonderful landscape,good clear and sharp shot with very good POV,well done!
danos (90305) 2008-01-29 3:02
very nice composition with great depth of field that created from the little rivulet running down the hill-side.The village looks splendid with the wooden houses as the snowy Mt.in the background.A picturesque synthesis.Informative your note too.
carper (96) 2008-01-29 3:17
very nice photo George,
I like the little river, the green and the mountains behind, good photo, nice photojob, have anice day.
vincz (19113) 2008-01-29 3:20
Very nice picture, great mix of light and shadows, details are excelent. There is something very pleasant coming out of this picture.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2008-01-29 3:55
I have the impression there to be and hold the camera. Very good framing on this torrent and houses. Beautiful work.
Have a nice day
mesutilgim (89070) 2008-01-29 4:05
Hi dear George,
This is even better than the former one. What's the difference ? I think that the side light created here a nice 3D effect. Very good pov and compo.
TFS and best regards
izmirli (3987) 2008-01-29 4:16
merhaba my friend george
magnificent landscape.magnificent mountains lovely houses.well done.
snunney (89894) 2008-01-29 4:36
A splendid well composed landscape with superb point of view. The little winding brook and the chalet houses add great depth to the scene. I like the contrast between foreground grass and snow covered mountains. Beautiful colours and excellent clarity.
hay_kes (30856) 2008-01-29 4:42
Wonderful capture.Very good POV and superb compo. Amazing perspective.TFS
Have a nice time.
ifanik (21679) 2008-01-29 4:50
This is a wonderful photo with excellent POV and colours
Very well done my friend
meltemi (0) 2008-01-29 6:02
majestic mountain landscape, the snow adds to the beauty, and those chalets scattered along the river side with their natural colors are just beautiful. Bery nice point of view and perspective.
paura (47182) 2008-01-29 6:21
A lovely peaceful place indeed. The rocks in the background are a very beautiful element.
ls7902 (7328) 2008-01-29 6:54
The brook is perfectly shown. The bank of the brook is a delight to see with it's winding path & slope. The houses look great & well placed against the snowy mountain backdrop. Beautiful colors.
UnTrained (0) 2008-01-29 7:22
lovely light on that meadow of the high valley. I like the POV upwards along the creek, the houses and with the snowy peaks behind. Good sharpness.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
chpp (4281) 2008-01-29 7:48
very nice view. great depth and dynamic. I like the warm light and the natural colours.
It seems to have a little haze or contrast problem may be?
anyways great shot
jjcordier (78988) 2008-01-29 8:42
Superbe photographie d'un endroit magnifique. On admire ta composition excellente et la belle utilisation de la lumière.
TopGeo (38208) 2008-01-29 10:43
You have, George, given so much beautiful plan of place that speaks from only his! The mountains and the region are interesting, and impressed with very cleanliness and the clarity perfect and the natural colours beautiful! I praise you
Graal (100106) 2008-01-29 23:28
Jó napot George,
very nice landscape, fine lines and composition. Here's a few themes in one. Interesting history in note. Good work.
pablominto (53746) 2008-01-30 3:17
A fine alpine landscape seen from an interesting point of view!
Seems like that winding little stream has put it's mark on the landscape, and I like the glimpse we get of the village...
A well composed presentation of the beautiful mountain landscape!
John_F_Kennedy (43413) 2008-01-30 4:15
This a very nice view of this beautiful valley. It's a wonderful shot.
salvator (19102) 2008-01-30 5:40
Wonderfully composed with the use of the curves and very nice depth. The details, the colors are wonderful.
Best regards. Salvator.
bostankorkulugu (42214) 2008-01-30 9:14
beautiful landscape and a good vertical shot showing the meandering stream together with the alpine huts... it was not the best light you had there may be...
all the best to you my friend...
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-01-30 9:45
Beautiful mountain compo.
I like how you composd it, with nice depth.
Tue (28998) 2008-01-30 14:07
Was it in your previous post the road, here it's the little stream that winds nicely through the foreground. The houses are well placed up on the hill and on the right hand side, with the mountain slopes as a good background. The pleasant light completes it. Great work!
jurek1951 (42194) 2008-01-30 22:40
What a beautiful landscape, the dof is excellent as is the POV, really good saturation of colours,
jhm (144204) 2008-01-31 2:29
Splendid picture through the bend of the river in depth the river lead us to the village, and also to the lovely mountains in background.
Nice composition with this vertical frame.
Very well done, thanks for sharing.
Have a nice day,
Silvio1953 (130310) 2008-01-31 5:56
Hi George, fascinating mountain landscape with lovely wooden houses, splendid light and great colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
pasternak (15183) 2008-01-31 7:49
Very pleasant pastoral picture, George, the zigzagging brook is captured from an excellent PoV, the light on the houses is soft and the mountain backdrop is magnificient...
xavshot (69835) 2008-01-31 12:06
superbe paysage. j'aime bien la lumière qui donne beaucoup de relief à cette compo. Un bon choix de cadrage.
danyy (0) 2008-01-31 14:27
ce paysage est fantastique et la photo donne envie de prendre une bouffée de cet air qui y est et que l'on sent presque.
Une neige un peu surexposée je crois, un petit manque de contrastes.
La photo est nette en tous cas.
evanrizo (456) 2008-02-02 8:17
the runnel is the great plus here, the sharpness is superb with the superb lightness all the view , all the composition looks excellent.
A very beautiful place there.
Have a nice weekend.
jaywalker (16101) 2008-02-05 11:24
Hi George, A wonderfully chosen POV giving great depth, the composition through-out is excellent, with the mountains as a stunning backdrop, the little quaint houses on the hill are beautiful &, suit the scene perfectly, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
Angshu (56568) 2008-02-07 1:57
A beautiful setting with a fine perspective created with the narrow winding stream. You've got very fine light here as it lights up the log houses and the snowy slopes in the BG. Beautiful!
Estelle (2766) 2008-02-27 16:01
This picture looks like the decoration of an american movie, just like a perfect world that doesn't exist.
Nice little river twisting in front of nice little cottage in front of a snowy mountain: lovely.
Didier38 (710) 2008-03-07 8:06
Joli petit coin de paradis.
Bon point de vue et composition.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-28
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Peaceful Liechtenstein [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-29 1:42