From Zurich via Vienna short jump to Bratislava in Slovakia.
The photo shows view to Bratislava Castle from old town.
Bratislava Castle is the main castle of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
The massive rectangular castle building with four corner towers stands on a quite isolated rocky hill of the Little Carpathian mountains directly above the Danube river in the middle of the city.
It provides an excellent view of Bratislava, eastern parts of Austria and, when there is good visibility, parts of north-western of Hungary.
The castle building includes 4 towers (one on each corner) and a courtyard with an 80 m deep water well. The biggest tower is the Crown Tower in the south-east from the 13th century, which housed the crown jewels. The outside walls and inside corridors contain fragments of old Gothic and Renaissance construction elements.
The castle, and Bratislava itself, has been inhabited for thousands of years, because it is strategically located in the center of Europe at a passage between the Carpathians and the Alps, at a very important shallow water place used to cross the Danube river, and at an important crossing of central European ancient trade routes running from the Balkans and the Adriatic Sea to the Rhine river and the Baltic Sea, the most important route being the Amber Route (The ancient trade route for the transfer of amber from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean Sea).
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HimalAnda (6940) 2013-08-14 23:25
Nice point of view on the castle and the old streets.
dta (56746) 2013-08-14 23:42
Hello Miro ,
The architecture of this city is so beautiful . You've chosen here a superb POV to get this very fine perspective . Great details and colors .
Graal (92174) 2013-08-14 23:58
nice view of castle in Bratislava. Amazing old backstreet on FG. Fine composition. Also interesting informations. I like it.
Have a nice day.
serp2000 (33201) 2013-08-15 0:14
Great point of view! I know this place, we were here 12 years ago. Excellent vertical composition and fine DoF! How you feel Bratislava after Vienna and Zurich?
sabermonajati (8317) 2013-08-15 0:42
amazing old texture with interesting architecture you shot.
ines8 (5986) 2013-08-15 0:52
Wonderful picture,superb POV, charming shadows.
All the best,
ikeharel (44081) 2013-08-15 1:26
Bright daylight and colors rendered on the beautiful photo, Miro.
The view from street level upwards to the cstle, show a great contrast of styles: local people live in the old town quarters, while the Royals reside on the palace high above - just like everywhere as hierarchy dictated.
The turrets and church tower prominently rise above.
A fine photojob done.
timecapturer (37152) 2013-08-15 3:18
love this! Such much character and architectural elegance that you have brought together so beautifully. Glorious textures, colours and tones make this image so appealing. Wonderful!
pierrefonds (51040) 2013-08-15 4:34
The buildings are framing well the castle. The point of view is showing the details, the colours of the buildings and of the castle. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
jhm (128073) 2013-08-15 4:52
A lovely old part of the city with the old facades and specially colours.
Beware with this frame, two month ago my picture is removed with same frame.
But you did wonderful done, and create depth and perspective.
You may, more of these images show, splendid to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Cricri (92249) 2013-08-15 4:53
Une première de votre "nouveau pays" qui est magnifique tant pour l'architecture, les couleurs et le POV, très belle présentation
Sergiom (45527) 2013-08-15 5:00
Je trouve ce village très agréable et très photogénique . Le regard suit naturellement le chemin dans l'image ce qui lui donne de la profondeur, les couleurs sont très belles.
abmdsudi (32515) 2013-08-15 6:41
Excellent infor note: Amazing architecture of the historic medieval site, the matured colors of the stonework against the pretty blue sky is most enchanting and the imposing castle's position is spot on reaching the sky so proudly. There's a sense of rustic feel in it as if we are brought back in time of yesteryears. The warm light and tones have further enhanced its uniqueness and style and the low pov has greatly accentuated the depth so superbly to greatest effect and how nice to see that it's well preserved. This is an image to be proud off for sure, Awesome work, Congrats
clic (12467) 2013-08-15 8:03
The framework finery adds much soul to this wander around that shows history at its best by a judicious tones balance.
Every building shows signs of wisdom and the castle itself took the best seat for the family portrait in HD depiction!
holmertz (31340) 2013-08-15 8:43
This is a very well composed photo where you show us some fine old buildings with nice colours in the foreground and the impressive castle above. The roofs of the houses and walls of the church create diagonals which place the castle inside a kind of triangle. The colours and light are brilliant.
Didi (51327) 2013-08-15 9:22
Interesting balance between shades and lights
Good deep foreground
cornejo (22568) 2013-08-15 11:32
Hi Miro, good picture of this interesting composition with interesting old buildings and the great castle, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy rest of week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
jcpix (6596) 2013-08-15 19:11
I've always enjoyed seeing pictures from Eastern Europe, it's not something that us "Westerner's" are completely familiar with just yet...although it has become much more prevalent over the last decade or so. I'm really liking this arrangement with the street leading me right into the heart of the frame with that old wooden, arched door...as if it's waiting to be opened and explore what lies beyond.
Great detail with many textures and shapes to take in here, I'm having a good time scanning over all of the little facets that have been presented. Thanks for sharing this charming little section of town. Have a great day ahead.
Friendly wishes from the States,
mcmtanyel (5295) 2013-08-15 20:45
Years ago, when I was a poor grad student, I bought a CD at a bargain price featuring the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra. Since then, I have often wondered what Bratislava is like. Thank you for satisfying my curiosity with such a well-executed photo.
shevchenko (18725) 2013-08-16 0:40
I wonder how to upload a photo in 790 x 1184 pixels? Does TE changed the regulation?
Nice to see different type of architectures, good pov to frame it all, nice street view, sunlight and shading add extra effect to the scenery too, distinct photo, good shoot.
ourania (18704) 2013-08-16 13:58
you've chosen a very interesting point of view to present the elegant castle and its imposing place over the town. I like very much the use of such rich perspectives and the harmonious assortment of several architectural characteristics that gradually lead to the the background and make us raise our glance to meet the castle. Lighting is excellent and the definition of details, textures and colours is superb. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
fabbs99 (11190) 2013-08-16 23:16
Superb shot of the Bratislava Castle.It looks grand from this old lane.Lots of details of the architecture is present here for scrutiny. Fine composition, lovely true colours, good light and, as always, stunning details and sharpness.TFS.
delpeoples (48660) 2013-08-18 2:16
What an idyllic shot of this charming town. The architecture is beautiful, as are the bright colours and warm light. Excellent vertical frame, superb definition and framing.
Nicou (105903) 2013-08-21 6:19
quel cadrage et compo sueprbe avec les maisons en fond et ces facade notre regard est attiré vers le château vers le haut superbe.
bravo et amitié
Gigidusud (10302) 2013-08-21 8:42
Great framing on the village with a nice view on the beautiful castle. Splendid light and nice colors. Well done!
lgir (6651) 2013-08-21 9:10
jolie composition d'une belle profondeur avec des contrastes de couleurs qui donnent du relief à l'image.
Magnifique présentation de cet endroit.
Fis2 (77022) 2013-08-21 11:44
Excellent frame and composition.
I like light and shadow.
Sonata11 (31245) 2013-08-21 20:19
very nice composition of medieval architecture. Fabulously done it. Splendid colors, sharpness, clarity. I like POV and DOF as well great. I like it.
All the best,
danos (78134) 2013-08-22 1:03
great the view of the entrance of the castle,with the superb light and colour to brings out the details and the beauty of it.I like the clarity as the sharpness of the scene with the informative note to completes perfect the whole scenery.
lousat (64243) 2013-08-23 1:49
Hi Miro,great choice of point of view to see a very rich composition whit the castle in background and this beautiful old street below,perfect exposure of the different light levels and great details and colors,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
Silvio1953 (105599) 2013-08-24 10:34
Ciao Miro, great view of fantastic castle, splendid light, erxcellent clarity and wonderul colora, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
macjake (45588) 2013-08-24 12:03
this is certainly one country and area that I'd like to see in person. the architecture reminds me alot of the buildings I've seen in Poland.
lots of charm to be seen here, especially with the arched doorway at the end. I like how the scene climbs up the frame too.
bayno (18338) 2013-08-25 8:26
how are you?
very beautiful light and colors, excellent POV and framing, the architecture is very interesting, great details...well done...
eldancer1 (20824) 2013-08-25 9:01
I like your pov of this castle and from the looks of it the buildings in the foreground appears to be old also. Good lighting control and nice details. Well done, tfs.
Royaldevon (21517) 2013-08-25 14:23
You have found a great viewpoint which not only leads towards the waiting doorway but, also shows the buildings rising, like a series of steps, to the old castle, towering above everything. The light and shadows create fine contrasts to the colours and the textures.
This fine exposure is incredibly sharp so that the details are perfectly accessible.
My warm regards,
nikkitta (9003) 2013-08-25 15:17
Love cities of middle Europe like this, stones,towers,red tiled roofs( never been there)Like the POV you chose looking up at the castle on the back while managing to show at the FG the old building of the city
Good work, congrats
gervaso (9247) 2013-08-29 5:23
I like these streets in which we can see so much beautiful architecture! And the colors are beautiful in your picture! Wonderful composition! Excellent job!
Miguel82 (14526) 2013-08-31 1:19
This is a good picture of your stay in Slovakia, natural colors, superb light, a view of Bratislava's architecture
Thanks, have a nice We
Romano46 (11573) 2013-10-06 5:59
ho preso atto del tuo progetto fotografico che offre ampio respiro alle scritte al quale stai dando ampio spazio nelle tue iultime fotografie ma io sono per il classico e questo scorcio di Bratioslava a me piace molto di piùper la bella atmosfera che si offre r lo stesso soggetto rappresentato e per i colori vivi che la presenza del sole riesce a rendere ancor più brillanti.
Una bella composizione alla quale va il mio plauso, anche perchè accompagnata da una eccellente nitidezza e da un contrasto perfettamente calibrato.
Ciao e buona domenica
gus72 (3404) 2013-11-18 19:54
Hi Miro !!
what a nice photo that got you recognition from the members of TE.... it has so many interesting elements, soft colours, sharp details and an elegant framing.
Well done...... one of your best.
Cheers from Australia.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (8186)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-30
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-14 23:10