In the medieval Old Town (The Staket), Lund
Stäket is one of the oldest buildings remaining in Lund. It currently serves as a restaurant which is also called Stäket.
Medieval buildings in the Old town
During the 12th and 13th centuries, when the town was the seat of the archbishop, many churches and monasteries were built. At its peak, Lund had 27 churches, but most of them were demolished as result of the Reformation in 1536. Several medieval buildings remain, including Lund Cathedral, Liberiet, the restaurant Stäket and parts of the Cathedral School. Timber framing is characteristic of the houses built up to the end of the 19th century, for example the Wickmanska gården.
Most of the central buildings in Lund date from the late 19th century, when small houses were replaced by multi-storey ones. Notable buildings built during this period include the University Library (1902), Grand Hotel (1899) and the University Main Building (1882).
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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lousat (68565) 2012-04-20 2:11
Hi George,out of Stockholm there are many interesting cities like this,and i like this pic showing us a typical nordic architechture,great capture whit perfect saturation and great details,i can count the bricks of the facades..ehhehee..Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
besnard (50820) 2012-04-20 2:33
Une architecture particulière et intéressante pour ce restaurant. La présence de la cycliste ajoute de la vie.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-04-20 2:50
Old town architecture is always interesting. Very nice architecture of this Liberiet showing the side. I like the warm tones. The cyclist is a bonus.
jhm (131840) 2012-04-20 3:17
Nice architecture picture with the old building in background.
The cyclist gives an extra touch to your picture, also excellent for the scale.
Lovely depth and perspective.
Excellent composition, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
timecapturer (41826) 2012-04-20 3:27
beautifully warm and textured shot of this superb old building. It looks in really great shape and stands out magnificently against the blue sky in this wonderful image. Full of character and intrigue.
Enjoy the weekend - regards Brian.
Sonata11 (32261) 2012-04-20 4:42
what impressive shot. A very beautiful composition and beautiful farmework as well. This medieval old town is a very lovely , the interesting architecture, the charming place and the beautiful weather, you captured. Wonderfully executed image with fabulous blue sky, light, sharpness, beautiful colors, great POV and fabulous depth of field. I love it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
Sergiom (50600) 2012-04-20 5:00
La cycliste passe juste au bon moment pour agrémenter l'image et lui donner une allure villageoise et calme. Un très beau cadrage vertical.
TopGeo (38128) 2012-04-20 5:03
Hello George! This scene with its two buildings is splendid , and present it from an excellent POV , with the beautiful facade of the house at right The cyclist gives an extra touch to your picture, also excellent for the scale, nice shot and of sharpness,
ourania (22744) 2012-04-20 6:01
I like very much the combination of a tight frame with a sense of depth and perspective, the picture is composed from a superb angle. The cyclist enhances the perspective and adds a pleasant sense of movement, placed excellently in the composition. Lighting, clarity and the impression of contrasting colours are marvellous. A very appealing photo, well done and thank you!
All the best,
mohammad_H (8130) 2012-04-20 6:19
Beautiful architecture and decorating windows with rowlock beautiful. Beautiful colors and excellent sharpness and blue sky for a beautiful picture
all the best
La_Tulipe (2798) 2012-04-20 7:12
Architecture bien originale surtout pour un restaurent. Des couleurs bien naturelles et la présence du cycliste qui donne de la vie à la composition.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-04-20 7:37
You have cleverly anticipated the passage of the cyclist. This old brick building is remarkable. The light, colors and sharpness are excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-04-20 11:01
Ola George ,
Muito interessante estes edifícios feitos em tijolo vermelho , dá as paredes uma textura fantástica , bonitos detalhes de arquitetura , bom contraste com o céu , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Royaldevon (24324) 2012-04-20 13:34
The old building is very interesting, especially with the flight of steps leading to its doorway and with a castellated roof.
The cyclist is a real asset, strongly positioned, adding human interest and naturally linking with the parked bicycle against the wall.
Lovely sharpness and, as always, well composed.
Have a lovely w/e,
siamesa (27701) 2012-04-20 14:26
Boa noite George
The rustic structure of this building is really nice. Siperb capture.
bukitgolfb301 (33724) 2012-04-20 21:47
Hello my dear George
Sorry for my late reaction. Another great shot with sharp and clear focisuing as usual. Very artstic architecture one! Very tatsteful thick color world you presented, very nice to see on Sat. morning.
Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a good weekend, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
prasun984 (5590) 2012-04-20 23:27
The architecture is an amazingly beautiful. You captured it beautifully. Flawlessly executed with perfect light, colors, sharpness, fabulous clarity to let us see so many wonderful details.
AWESOME PHOTO JOB !!! Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a great WE,
emka (68624) 2012-04-21 0:02
Nice old building from the bricks, with the interesting facade. interesting architecture. nice inclusion of the bikes, it is much more pleasant that the cars or buses.
have a nice day
jusninasirun (17152) 2012-04-21 0:03
The cyclist is perfectly anchored in this wonderful framing of stunning architecture. Love the details and atmosphere captured in this street scene.
Thanks and have a great weekend.
ChrisJ (93442) 2012-04-21 1:14
The cyclist in the fg animates this superb shot from a small Swedish town. I like the stepped pyramis shape of the roof. The red brick colour contrasts well against the blue sky. Good sharpness & framing. Tfs!
vasilpro (40687) 2012-04-21 9:15
Wonderful vertical composition, beautiful street view with interesting architecture, excellent POV and timing, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, TfS!
Have a nice Saturday evening, Vasilis.
annjackman (16843) 2012-04-21 22:58
This is very well composed with the cyclist coming into the picture and in front of the lovely old architecture. Very nice textures in the brickwork and the zebra crossing adds some FG interest. Very good work.
dkmurphys (44617) 2012-04-22 0:47
Very fine urban scene. I like the red brick buildings and the dynamics provided by the byke. Well seen!
SWEETFREEDOM (20804) 2012-04-22 4:44
interesting old architecture so different from where i live. good colors contrast and sharpness.
abmdsudi (36320) 2012-04-22 9:31
Lovely old time feel with impeccable sharpness & wonderful sky with good detail on the imposing earthen brick wall building with its' unique architecture. The human element adds perspective and proportion in beatiful light and colors. An excellent street scene, so full of character. Great shot, Congrats and TFS
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Architecture
- Camera: Canon Ixus 50
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-20 1:51