Lund University main building
The main building of the Swedish Lund University was designed by architect Helgo Zettervall and inaugurated by King Oscar II in 1882. Construction began in 1874, when the old main building Kungshuset had become too small for the growing number of students.
The design is characterised by Helgo Zettervall's fascination with classical antiquity, and features columns and fancy copings. There were originally four sphinxes on the roof, but they had to be removed after some 30 years because of bad quality. In the 1990s four new sphinxes were located on the roof.
Lund University (Swedish: Lunds universitet) is one of Europe's most prestigious universities and Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research, frequently ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The university, located in the city of Lund in the province of Scania, Sweden, traces its roots back to 1425, when a Franciscan studium generale was founded in Lund next to the Lund Cathedral, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Scandinavia followed by studium generales in Uppsala in 1477 and Copenhagen in 1479. The current university was founded in 1666 after Sweden had won Scania in the 1658 peace agreement with Denmark.
Lund University has eight faculties, with additional campuses in the cities of Malmö and Helsingborg, with 47,000 students in more than 280 different programmes and around 2,250 separate courses. The University has some 680 partner universities in over 50 countries and it belongs to the League of European Research Universities as well as the global Universitas 21 network.
Two major facilities for materials research are currently under construction in Lund: MAX IV, which will be a world-leading synchrotron radiation laboratory and European Spallation Source (ESS), a European facility that will be home to the world’s most powerful neutron source.
The university traditionally centers on the Lundagård park adjacent to the Lund Cathedral, with various departments spread in different locations in town, but mostly concentrated in a belt stretching north from the park connecting to the university hospital area and continuing out to the northeastern periphery of the town, where one finds the large campus of the Faculty of Engineering.
Lund is a city in the province of Scania, southern Sweden. The town has 82,800 inhabitants in 2010, out of a municipal total of 110,824. It is the seat of Lund Municipality, Skåne County. The city is believed to have been founded around 990, when Scania belonged to Denmark. It soon became a major Christian center of the Baltic Sea region, at a time when the area was still a frontier area for Christian mission, and within Scandinavia and especially Denmark through the Middle Ages. From 1103 it was the seat of an archbishop. At the center of the city stands the towering Lund Cathedral, built ca 1090-1145.
Lund University, established 1666, is today one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research. (Source: Lund & Wikipedia)
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lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-04-19 2:39
A fantastic capture showing one of the top 100 universities in the world. I like the way you have placed in the center with the blue sky in the background and green grass in the foreground. Excellent color contrasts. The fountain with the sculpture enhances the beauty of the image. Excellent lighting with superb colors and sharpness.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-04-19 2:51
an impressive shot of this wonderful building. Love the fg and the placement of the fountain is perfect at providing an anchor point and sense of depth. Excellent!
Regards - Brian.
dta (77606) 2012-04-19 2:55
Hello George ,
You're really a master to present us architectural subjects . Allways the best choice of POV (here , to include perfectly the splendid fountain in the FG) , framing and exposure .
hay_kes (31435) 2012-04-19 3:06
Very beautiful architectural view.Good colours and lighting.TFS.
ChrisJ (113309) 2012-04-19 3:13
Well composed using the rule of thirds with skyu, building & grass in 3 horizontal bands of roughly equal size. Superb sharpness & contrasted lighting with excellent saturation & framing. Good graphism of the dark fountain. Tfs!
francio64 (39888) 2012-04-19 3:23
bella immagine del Palazzo Universitario di Lund.
Ottimo l'inserimento della fontana in FG, che arricchisce la composizione.
Luce ben gestita e ottimo sharp.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-04-19 3:45
Amazing shoot.Another sample of your great work.Very nice details and wonderful background.Also excellent framing and superb POV.TfS
Have a good time,
Sergiom (78667) 2012-04-19 4:40
Un cadrage très classique et très réussi. La légère contre plongée donne beaucoup d'ampleur à ce beau bâtiment blanc sur fond de ciel bleu.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-04-19 8:49
Your story about the Swedish architectural gems, to continue with our pleasure and interest. A photo skillfully done. Nice contrast of the fountain with the facade. The light, color and sharpness of the many details are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Sonata11 (33795) 2012-04-19 9:58
wow! This building has impressive architecture and is impressivly beautiful. Wonderful way you presented to us the one of thr best univerity. Marvellous point of view of the building and great placement of fountain in the FG. I love this composition with the beautiful greenery in the front of this pic. Overall this photo is perfectly well executed. An excellent job. Congratulation and thank you for interesting informative note.
All the best,
TopGeo (38216) 2012-04-19 12:24
Hello George! Very impressive facade on a beautiful building, excellent architecture photo! Great composition and framing! Great light management, beautiful colours and textures!
mohammad_H (9904) 2012-04-19 12:48
Beautiful architectural design, landscape architecture at the University of Angyr amazing. High Definition. Issue and work great. Very good show.
I wish you good night
prasun984 (5590) 2012-04-19 23:20
Wonderful lighting as it gives very nice glow to the architectural detail. Very nice day for photography. love the color contrastand the clear and sharp presentation! Well captured!
Royaldevon (38514) 2012-04-19 23:45
Good Morning George,
A delightfully sharp capture where the symmetrical composition highlights the regularity of the building.
You have positioned fountain well, on he thirds line; it also helps to produce a good sense of depth.
Have a lovely day,
Graal (102752) 2012-04-19 23:47
Jó napot George,
nice architecture of building. Good shot and presentation. Image is well composed. I like the light and colours also. Well note.
Have a nice day.
emka (96565) 2012-04-19 23:48
Elegant view of this University building. Symmetrical, colourful and sharp. Excellent postcard. Pleasant classical architecture.
Have a nice day
dkmurphys (58072) 2012-04-20 0:50
Very fine postcard with that interesting building. Well catch, enjoy a fine day.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-04-20 0:50
Excellente photo de ce beau bâtiment où ce doit être un véritable plaisir d'étudier! Beau cadrage, belle lumière et excellente qualité d'image.
danos (97519) 2012-04-20 0:55
brilliant the presentation of the main building of the façade of the Lund University,with the clarity and the sharpness to are superb.I like the great contrast of the colours,the light management, as enhance the vivid colours and the details of the scene.
Have a good day,Danos
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-04-20 10:15
interesting building, good composition with the fountain in fg and the university in bg.
siamesa (28117) 2012-04-20 14:25
Boa noite George
Very nice view of this white house. Very informative note.
The fountain in front of the building gives a joy mood.
vasilpro (41315) 2012-04-21 9:13
Wonderful composition, beautiful building with interesting architecture, excellent light management, vivid colors, very good clarity and sharpness, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Olympus C-310 zoom
- Exposure: f/4.1, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-19 2:34