From the city of Oradea in western Romania, close to the border with Hungary. The city, where the central area is filled with stylish buildings from late 19th and early 20th century, has a sizeable ethnic Hungarian population and also carries the Hungarian name Nagyvárad.
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daddo (25012) 2010-07-17 1:41
Hi Gert. Odd thing;when I saw the thumbnail I thought- a blast from the past. It is the colour or the subtle use of it which reminded me of an old national geographic illustration.It is a lovely shot, a lesson to all those who kill reality with buckets of saturated colours. Regards. Klaudio.
mafegan (8624) 2010-07-17 4:31
From the thumbnail and without checking the destination this looked to be a posting by your brother - the red flower bed probably swayed my thoughts! Informative daily life scene. A balanced composition and as already noted quite natural colours. Tfs, Marlene
swiatopelk777 (0) 2010-07-17 4:42
Nice flowers, gorgeous people, daily life, superb architecture, wonderful tower. Fine colors.
Greetings from Warszawa!
asajernigan (21366) 2010-07-17 4:53
Your composition is great here using the foreground flowerbed to create a colorful border for the shot. The lighting and colors are natural and nice. The people add life as well as a sense of scale.
sandpiper (6788) 2010-07-17 5:11
Excellent composition, great architecture, lovely colours and people.
mkamionka (31395) 2010-07-17 8:42
I like very much postcards and this is a very pretty one. I like the beautiful colorful architecture and a nice street scene. I would consider using a noise filter it would smooth out the sky.
Have a nice evening,
saxo042 (37594) 2010-07-17 11:56
A very fine capture of daily life. I like the way you have included somne beautiful architecture, with red roofs that matches the red flowers in the foreground. In between we see some ordinary daily activities. A very fine TE contribution!
Hälsningar från Oslo
bukitgolfb301 (36812) 2010-07-17 14:25
Hi my dear Gert
What a wonderful greatest shot!
Perfect framework and well considered arranged composition as usual. Vivid color coordination / allocation are marvelous. You got the best moment indeed. I think this is the best of your works for this week. Blesssing on your finest job. Thanks for sharing with your good job and have a good start of new week, best regards from sunny and hot in Tokyo,
siamesa (27751) 2010-07-17 15:59
Boa noite Gert
Lovely picture. These red flowers and the woman with the baby carriage make this composition very nice.Perfect capture.
buscape (6219) 2010-07-17 17:07
nice postcard with beautiful colours and full of life. Good composition with the red flowers in the foreground and the fine architecture in the background.
wolf38 (31282) 2010-07-17 21:20
Hi Gert. Truly a postcard. Colorful, lively and worth seeing. Flowers, architecture, people, etc. are an interesting mix. Well observed. Regards, Wolfgang.
sayeed_rahman (6249) 2010-07-18 0:24
Romanian architecture has a bit of English in it ? - rather victorian ?
nice inclusion of the bed of roses..a simple slice of daily life..
COSTANTINO (57509) 2010-07-18 7:50
fantastic and impressive shot
the red colour of the flowers create a very impressive
atmospher,a combination ofarchitectural details
and flowers,nice pov,superb atmosphere
PixelTerror (0) 2010-07-18 22:16
Nice city center even though invaded by cars, the foreground flowers add color and give depth to the view
Have a nice day JY
tusharkmandal (3171) 2010-07-19 5:07
A nice composition constituting the foreground and background. Nice flowers on the foreground make it very appealing to eyes the detailed architecture in the background. Nicely saturated colors and exposure is brilliant.
Thanks for your wishes.
stevesaba (8135) 2010-07-19 6:53
Fantastic shot! The square format works great. Of course the red foreground of flowers really plays in well with the red roofs! Altogether a beautiful landscape. Fine work, warm regards,
ellelloo (6572) 2010-07-21 0:38
An attractive cityscape, which shows beautiful architecture, people walking in their daily life and the lovely red flower bed, all in a pleasant composition. Good natural colours and perfect clarity. TFS!
Angshu (56260) 2010-07-21 9:06
Lovely FG you created with the bright coloured flower bed. The building with fine architecture stands out against the darkish sky. Thanks for introducing to me this place, which is new to me. Good work!
emka (82026) 2010-08-14 15:00
Hi Gert, I have missed this photo from Oradea. Wow, very beautioful postcard. fantastic red flowers, i can't recognize, beautiful building behind. Nice street life. The sharpness and colours are excellent.
Have a nice Sunday
Pablo25 (3184) 2010-10-15 2:42
Beautiful light and colours, perfect composition, a pleasure to look at.
serp2000 (41056) 2011-04-13 7:49
Good presentation of Romania at May. So attractive colours and excellent details. Very nice old architecture. Thanks for this sharing.
macjake (58212) 2012-11-05 15:58
I went through some of your older shots, you have many many countries on your list! hard to pick just one.
I love these eastern block european countries!
great to see a new scene like this one - at least from my eyes.
reading your note, I had no idea Hungarians are a popular staple in Romania...goes to show how much i know!
great read, great shot of the inner city, activity, and architecture.
Miguel82 (25121) 2013-07-10 13:29
Wonderful place Gert, like it
I can feel a special atmosphere here
Monuments, daily life view and nice red flowers in the FG