Roland statue in Sroda Slaska, a town in Lower Silesia.
This is not a statue of a particular person, it is a statue symbolizing the independence of the city, the right to free trade and its own jurisdiction. Such statues were erected in the Middle Ages in many cities around the world, among other in Bremen (Germany), Cheb (Czech Republic) and Dubrovnik (Croatia). Statue of Roland on Sroda Slaska was erected in 1815 after the Napoleonic wars where armies destroyed the city and caused the death of many people.
The statues of Roland refer to the historical knight and military leader under Charles the Great (8th century).
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jadesgran (5359) 2014-05-04 22:05
A well composed picture with the statue standing out in the blue sky between the two buildings
emka (80912) 2014-05-04 23:27
cześć Ryszard, Roland w Środzie Śląskiej? Nie wiedziałam o tym symbolicznym znaczeniu. Widziałam Rolanda chyba w Quedlinburgu. Super pogoda dopisała na 1 maja. Ekstra kompozycja.
Nawet długi weekend też ma swój koniec. Miłego tygodnia.
jemaflor (86086) 2014-05-04 23:31
well framed this statue, good angle interesting architecture for these houses and nice light for colors.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-05 3:18
a fascinating note to accompany this wonderful statue. Looks so impressive in this setting. Composed and presented beautifully.
Have a good week - B.
mirosu (14984) 2014-05-05 6:13
Excellent photo composition with the dominant statue in front of nice colourful house. The houses are in superb contrast against blue sky. I like the choice of vertical arrangement.
Very well done.
Romano46 (18466) 2014-05-05 10:37
sei un maestro nel creare delle composizione sempre ben fatte e in questa non fai eccezione.
Un punto di ripresa particolarmente efficace per evidenziare statua e fontana e nello stesso tempo per inserirle molto bene nel tessuto urbano.
Colori, nitidezza e contrasto splendidi.
Ciao, buona serata e buona settimana
carlo62 (34490) 2014-05-05 15:46
bella condivisione, tu, insieme ad altri amici di TE, mi state facendo apprezzare molto la Polonia.
Sinceramente non pensavo fosse cosě bella e con tanti bellissimi luoghi da visitare. Grazie per il lavoro che fate.
Silvio1953 (124653) 2014-05-06 13:02
Ciao Ryszard, lovely composition with beautiful statue and nice buildings, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful pastel colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (44308) 2014-05-07 6:14
An amazing and famous fig! a statue in all respects gorgeous with interesting narratives taken from good low view point to give such large size, depth and link to pastel coloured buildings. The detail is brilliant with some wonderful rich tones and strong contrast. A fine piece of artwork no doubt given its age and really looks commanding. Superb capture and cool on the eyes. Congrats
- Copyright: Ryszard Michalik (rychem) (24598)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-01
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR
- Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-04 21:15