Picture is showing Clairefontaine Place in the City Center of Luxembourg with the monument of the Grand Duchess Charlotte (1896-1985).
Born in Schloss Berg, Charlotte was the second daughter of William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and his wife Infanta Marie Anne of Portugal. Her maternal grandparents were King Miguel of Portugal and Princess Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg.
When her older sister Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, who had succeeded their father, was forced to abdicate on 14 January 1919, Charlotte became the one who had to deal with the revolutionary tendencies in the country. Unlike her sister, she chose not to meddle with its politics.
In a referendum about the new constitution on 28 September 1919, 77.8% of the Luxembourgish people voted for the continuation of a Grand Ducal monarchy with Charlotte as head of state. In this constitution, the power of the monarch was severely restricted.
During the German occupation of Luxembourg in World War II, Charlotte, exiled in London, became an important symbol of national unity.
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siudzi (23891) 2013-02-16 5:19
Hi Jean Claude,
This is really great and intresting gate to such a beautiful palace. Like the way you built your composition based on a perfect symmetry and good sharpness. Well seen and done. Thanks for sharing.
cornejo (18088) 2013-02-16 10:38
Hi Jean, I like this photo neighbor, the beautiful and interesting ironwork closing, the nice plaza space, a nice and interesting picture very well composed and framed, with good sharpness, depth, good light and color. Very good and nice job perfectly done with very good quality, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Greetings from southern Spain.
Sonata11 (28341) 2013-02-16 11:05
very beautiful composition and great framework as well. This architecture of palace is very beautiful. An excellent executed with fabulous quality. Perfectly well done. Tfs.
All the best and have a great WE,
ikeharel (37356) 2013-02-17 1:14
Fine clear view on the yard within the palaces premises, iron-work on the gate in fabulous view. Only the red tender is a foreign element there.
Inspite of the low light condition, you managed a fairly good image of the place.
Have a nice sunday,
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-02-17 1:33
this open gate looks very inviting and the whole palace makes impression of worthy to visit. Very nice piece of architecture and well captured indeed. Good perspective and well planned composition. Quite vivid colors despite lack of sun.
danos (74020) 2013-02-17 1:37
nice the view as the presentation of this section of the Palace with the open iron gate to lead us in the superb interior of it.I like the beautiful presentation with the statue in the middle to makes the image even more effective.
Have a good Sunday,Danos
jhm (122458) 2013-02-17 3:51
Hello Jean Claude,
A lovely entrance with the fence and the iron decorative figures in foreground.
A nice composition, good captured too.
Original colors and very pleasant for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
jemaflor (68943) 2013-02-18 4:44
De belles grilles bien mise en valeur par ton cadrage, cette ouverture donne de la profondeur à ton image, bonne netteté.
- Copyright: Jean Claude Dresch (claudeD) (24173)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II, canon EF 24-105 F4 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-16 5:00