The small principality of Lichtenstein is wedged between Austria and Switzerland. For skiers the principality offers small but beautiful ski resort of Steg. The houses of Steg 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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Buin (42118) 2008-01-26 1:59
Your picture really radiates calm and peace. I like this warm sunlit brownish colours of the facades in contrast to the dark background. You have had a wonderful light here - and you used it skillfuly!
Greetings from sunny Siegen - and have a nice weekend!
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-01-26 2:19
Hello George! Amazing picture. Amazing story. Great job. Well done!
jlbrthnn (79789) 2008-01-26 2:45
the general tonality of this image is very agréble, heat and sharp. I like framing, posts and electric wire do not harm the photograph.
Have a nice day ans a good weekend
snunney (72566) 2008-01-26 4:15
Beautiful light for this fine composition that brings out the tones in these wodden houses to perfection. Excellent colours and clarity.
Paolo (41218) 2008-01-26 5:16
Hi George, amazing light, really beautiful, with excellent quality, coloura and a great long depth of field.
danos (78036) 2008-01-26 5:19
very nice the view of the principality of Lichtenstein.The warm colours make the houses more attractive and the environment more idyllic.The light that floodlight the side of the house brings out the details of it.Very educational the history facts that you mention in the note.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
TopGeo (38080) 2008-01-26 5:55
Hi George excellent shot!It is a landscape that allocates a environment good! The houses wooden and manufactures of no cities tie up with the space and the nature! Beautiful briefing on the L. a general good work!
ifanik (21673) 2008-01-26 8:22
Beautiful place my friend
A wonderful photo with nice colours and POV
meltemi (9782) 2008-01-26 8:46
a nice detail from the old village, with a fine disposition of sunlight to enhance the details of the wooden architecture which blends well into the mountain surroundings. Very clear image with beautiful colours and sharpness! Nice perspective!
jjcordier (67146) 2008-01-26 9:19
Des couleurs trčs particuličres mais qui donnent une photo trčs agréable ŕ regarder. Une image insolite de ce petit pays surtout connu pour ces princes....et ses timbres...
paura (47166) 2008-01-26 12:09
Really a calmfull landscape. Nice pov and lighting to sho to all us that beautiful place.
bizsu (1015) 2008-01-26 14:27
Szia Gyuri !
Nagyon érdekes gondolat és végrehajtás. A kábelek csakúgy röpítik a szemem házról , házra, és amíg be nem ér az erdőbe. Szép színek és egy éles fotó. Grat.
Légy jó, Zsú
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2008-01-26 22:19
The warm morning morning rays gives the houses a nice rustic look. Well captured and composed with good image quality. I like your very informative notes. Well done! tfs
ChrisJ (91168) 2008-01-27 0:33
I like the striking warm vs cold colour contrast, between the reddish facades of the fg buildings & the blue shadowed pine foest in the background. Effective tight framing, & good dof. Well done!
evanrizo (456) 2008-01-27 0:47
Hi George, it is nice to wake up early in the morning to have such a nice light and atmosphere.
hay_kes (30424) 2008-01-27 1:08
Very beautiful picture vith excellent colours and sharp.TFS.
dip (22130) 2008-01-27 2:25
Liechtenstein is one of my favorites places,unfortunately that there are only a few photos from there on TE,
Your image is very beautiful with great lighting and beautiful warm tones,
jhm (127883) 2008-01-27 3:50
The wood facade with the vertical lines gives a excellent image and also the eye catcher of the picture.
Liechtenstein one of the most small countries in the world.
You wrote a nice history of this small country.
Composition and colours are nice.
Thanks for haring.
Have a nice sunday,
pasternak (15165) 2008-01-27 4:44
Well conceived photograph from this tiny principality, George, the composition is well built with the progression along the small street to the foggy hill...
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-01-27 8:53
Superb light in this image !
I like the mood you caught, and the compo balance.
Cretense (68671) 2008-01-27 9:45
What a beautiful light, some magical soft colours and of course a perfect composition makes this photo a jewel! Great note, too! Congratulations!
Silvio1953 (105343) 2008-01-28 1:40
Hi George, lovely composition with splendid wooden houses, good colors, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
Bluejeans (64243) 2008-01-29 9:35
Que bonita cena do campo , muito bonitas estas casa de madeira ,boa luz , bom contraste de cores , parabéns !!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jaywalker (16091) 2008-01-29 12:02
Hi George, A wonderfully lit photo bringing out some excellent detail, the sharp focus is superb &, I love the trees through the slight haze in the background, stunning subtle colours &, overall very well composed, kind regards Wilson.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-29
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon Digital EOS350D
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Peaceful Liechtenstein [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-26 1:54