This historical mining town, in which gold was extracted in the 11th century, is situated in the middle of the Kremnické Vrchy mountain range. The first written reference is from 1328, when the Hungary King Karl Robert awarded free royal town privileges to “Cremnychbana” . In 1329 the first silver coins, later golden coins “florens” started to be minted here. The ducats of Kremnica were among the most famous and sought after European means of payment of that time. It is the seat of the only mint in Slovakia, and you can find the Museum of Coins and Medals nearby. The most prominent building of the town is the Municipal Castle with double fortification and the oldest monument – the Roman rotunda from the 13th century. The central building – the Gothic Church of St. Catherine from the 15th century has an observation tower. The preserved city walls from the 14th century are formed by the Red and Black Bastions and the Down-Town Gate. The Trinity Column from the 18th century dominates the center of the square. The Renaissance and Gothic townsmen houses; the Gothic Town Hall from the 15th century and the Franciscan Church and Monastery from the 17th century are other interesting sites.
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hay_kes (30434) 2007-02-11 10:24
What a great architectural shot.Nice pov and and perspective.Good colours and sharpness.TFS.
snunney (78789) 2007-02-11 10:48
A beautifully lit composition well balanced between foreground monument and the church in the background. Very nice colours and good clarity.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2007-02-11 12:23
The Trinity Column is a beautiful work of art. I like this composition with a church in the background. Superb light, colors and textures.
Greetings from Brasil
jaywalker (16095) 2007-02-11 13:50
Hi George, What a realy strange looking monument it has so much going on, your POV is very good & becouse of the superb focus the viewer can see great detail, excellent colour & light & great balence with the church, kind regards Wilson.
paura (47166) 2007-02-11 14:31
Nice photo, friend. Excellent composition on this shot, full of details.
cunejo200 (7281) 2007-02-11 16:59
Hi George, Wonderful details on the monument, pleasant blue sky, and well framed. Good Note. Greetings! Danilo
John_F_Kennedy (41980) 2007-02-12 6:48
Great sharpness photo! Excellent detail in this statue! Fantastic colours
jhm (134472) 2007-02-12 7:29
You took a very well angle from this wonderful picture, two towers on one picture, the statue in foreground are a wonderful master work, the church together with the houses beneath form a excellent composition, excellent quality!
Good colours and sharpness. Thanks for sharing.
emjleclercq (15780) 2007-02-12 17:13
Very good framing, excellent sharpness which gives plenty of details, many bright colors, a beautifull sky and a very strange and complicated monunemt. The tree on the left is perhaps not very usefull, but otherwise a really good picture.
All the best,
agbonavita (0) 2007-02-13 5:25
George, the golden shine thin on the top of the monument is a gold object? I'm impressed with the size of this statue. The POV showing the people seated there, the tree and the tower gaves a nice perspective and ideia of the size!
Great colors and sharp.
Angshu (54497) 2007-02-14 4:08
Beautiful statue captured from your low POV looks excellent against the deep blue sky. Love the BG too especially of the church & the spire. Good work!
capthaddock (28790) 2007-02-15 14:22
Hi George - lovely town, I've never heard about it before, the architecture is charming, the placement of the sculpture was a good idea.
ElAprendiz (30) 2007-02-17 8:02
The angle of shot for the photographic taking of a statue, but is guessed right. You caught with your lens two works of art, different topics, sheltered by the beautiful intensity of a sky.
Seated people + the colorful thing of the houses, complete a beautiful composition Good work.
Andrzej_HHH (2480) 2007-03-02 17:09
Hello! Good composition maybe just except this branch of tree on the left side of your picture. Nice POV and colors. You had very good weather for pictures in this very charming city. Good picture! Andrzej
ocskaymarci (2648) 2007-03-03 8:04
Nagyon szép képet csináltál, jó az összhang a templom, a Szentháromság-szobor és a város ódon lakóházai között.
A színek is tetszenek, bár egy kicsit erősnek találom a telítettséget.
Remélem nem bánod, hogy küldtem egy ws-ot, csak apró változtatások...
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-15
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon Ixus 50, Canon Zoom Lens x3 5.8-17.4mm 1:2.8-4.9
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-11 9:47