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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pat0500 (21561) 2007-02-12 12:12
Very nice picture and very good point of view of the church, nice architecture and beautiful blue sky.
Very good perspective on the top of the church, good Sharpness, very nice shot..!
leonorkuhn (16235) 2007-02-12 12:27
Very nice composition. Good view of the rock walls and the great tower in the middle. Very nice colors, textures and light.
Have a nice week!
ben4321 (9875) 2007-02-12 12:48
Good composition George, and the castle and church look great set against the blue sky. I also like how the buildings are framed top and bottom between the areas of blue and green.
The colours are well saturated, but not too much, and add to the impact of the shot.
I'd have have preferred it without the tree on the left, but we can't have everything!
pablominto (53744) 2007-02-12 13:49
This is a good point of view, and the resulting composition is both dynamic and well balanced!
Great details in the architecture, the wonderful blue sky makes a fine backdrop!
hay_kes (30436) 2007-02-12 15:05
What an amazing POV and perspective.Colours, details, lighting and sharpness are perfect.TFS.
Cretense (68685) 2007-02-13 5:55
Excellent use of the vertical framing for this great architecture shot. Beautiful composition and colours, perfect sharpness and contrast. Great overall quality. Congratulations!
MIG13 (0) 2007-02-13 13:11
Hi, George! This church & castle is a nice construction, well captured from a good POV! Great colours and sharpness! A good info too! TFS! Best regards! Miguel.
Marcelo_Almeida (1044) 2007-02-13 13:31
Belo castelo e ótimo POV, nitidez e cores também ótimas.
leo61 (0) 2007-02-13 15:43
Good shot of this church, nice perspective and a great contrast with this wonderful blue sky.Nice foreground ,too and good details at the old facade.
emjleclercq (15780) 2007-02-13 17:25
Impressive and beautifull walls here. There is a very good contrast between the grey of the wall and the white of the church's tower. Excellent sharpness again and very good framing.
All the best,
sebcz (2345) 2007-02-15 7:26
You managed to show that architecture to emphasize its dignity. I adon't know if you used some perspective corrections, but it looks great.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-17
- Categories: Castles, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon Ixus 50, Canon Zoom Lens x3 5.8-17.4mm 1:2.8-4.9
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Magnificent architectural memories from Europe [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-12 11:54