This photo was taken yesterday at Stora Torp (Great Thorpe). We had beautiful weather and around 4 degrees below zero.
Stora Torp was a nobility house, whose history is known since the days of Gustav Vasa. One of the few complete larger farms in Gothenburg, including a gardener's house and a tenant house, stables, warehouses and the cottages Kolmaden and Lyckan
It was sold in 1788 to Magnus Prytz. His son planted more than 20000 trees here and when he died in 1837, Stora Torp was bought by David Carnegie from Scotland. He sold it in 1862 to Oscar Ekman. The old main building (in wood) was demolished in a fire in 1871 and a new "stone castle" was built in 1873. The architect was Axel Kumlin.
After the death of Oscar Ekman in 1907, the estate changed owner several times. Today the owners are a forest society and there is also a consultant company, Goovin AB, residing here.
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SnapRJW (31629) 2012-10-29 2:46
Hello Gunnar - This is a very fine building and your shot shows it off to great advantage. I like the strong contrast between light and shade and the crisp details and lines you have captured. Very well composed too with the building well placed on the junction between grass and sky. Super shot. Warm regards Rosemary
Nicou (141248) 2012-10-29 3:41
Quelle compo et cpatage de cette belle bâtisse, sueprbe maison avec ces feuilles au sol cette blancheur ces contraste, la pureté des tons est sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Tigerlily (3379) 2012-10-29 3:43
Excellently captured image, wonderful light contrast. The blue sky made a perfect backdrop for the light coloured building. Beautiful building...
TopGeo (38216) 2012-10-29 4:38
Hello Gunnar Nice detailed image pleasant for look at.
Excellent composition, good presentation too.
Very nice POV and blue, very impressive photo, very nice architecture, with a beautiful peaceful feeling! Technically ! Great composition and framing, outstanding light management, wonderful colours! Top quality photo! Congratulations!
timecapturer (49288) 2012-10-29 6:08
super shot this with amazing light and blue sky that makes this magnificent house stand out so proudly and beautifully. Executed flawlessly and a perfect presentation.
Have a good week - Brian.
Fis2 (96849) 2012-10-29 10:16
Beautiful building, i like towers.
Excellent colors, sharpness and light.
Have a nice evening
holmertz (52096) 2012-10-29 10:22
Vilken fin byggnad. Jag hade knappt en aning om att den fanns, eller att ni hade det så kallt igår. Ljuset var i alla fall fantastiskt denna soliga dag och belyser den fina fasaden väldigt fint. En enda röd markis är nedfälld för Trekearths skull. Snygg balans i kompositionen med en grön, en vit och en blå tredjedel.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2012-10-29 10:29
a little cold but a gret weather, good light colors and very nice noble house.
rychem (35373) 2012-10-29 11:42
This is a beautiful building and you have captured it fantastically, great light, colors and composition
boa (7375) 2012-10-29 12:26
riktigt häftigt hus! Jag skulle lätt kunna tänka mig att bli nästa ägare, tyvärr så saknas det nog en hel del stålar för att få flytta inn..Hursomhels har det en intressant historia som du beskriver i din not. Härligt väder också, vacker blå himmel och mjukt ljus. Skarp o klar bild och en mycket bra beskrivning.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-10-29 12:56
Superbe lumière qui met magnifiquement en valeur cette très belle maison.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-10-29 13:01
The history of this noble house and castle, is interesting. The building is beautiful under the sun Swedish. The view is nicely chosen, the view at the top is the best effect. The quality is very good. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
vasilpro (41315) 2012-10-29 13:09
Wonderful composition with interesting architectural details from an impressive building, beautiful light and colours, excellent POV, TFS!
Greetings from Greece, Vasilis.
zoomer (6) 2012-10-29 13:52
Hi,this elegant architecture stands out magnificently with sharp well defined details.Friendly regards,Wolf.
Royaldevon (38522) 2012-10-30 1:45
This is an amazingly crisp shot, giving edges that could cut like a knife! You have controlled the light beautifully, no oe on those white walls.
The whole shot has that fine sense of composition which, to some, is so very natural.
Have a lovely day,
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-10-30 2:19
سلام دوست من
باتشکر از نظر شماو تبریک بابت نمای زیبا و نور عالی عکس
Graal (102752) 2012-10-30 3:42
amazing style of house, like castle. Good shot. Great quality of photo. An interesting note, too.
Have a nice day.
COSTANTINO (64792) 2012-10-30 7:37
what a beautiful shot
strong contrast between lights and shade
the amazing blue of the sky creates
a nice,peaceful atmosphere
excellently captured image
top quality photo
lousat (90780) 2012-10-30 7:50
Hi Gunnar,i like a lot this kind of pics,when the sun kiss the white facade,the sky looks more blue...ehee....beautiful architechture and great way to show us it,perfect exposure,details and colors.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-10-30 9:26
I like your pov and the lighting showed this beautiful building in 3-D. Good dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
wolf38 (31296) 2012-10-31 0:08
Hi Gunnar. An interesting building. Clear skies, strong contrasts. The text is the explanation. Is not it nice that photographers travel around the world and choose the best places to?
larsy (28) 2012-10-31 0:30
Snygg bild av en kanske lite okänd byggnad i Göteborg. Den är väl fortfarande i privat ägo.
ourania (45088) 2012-10-31 14:29
an excellent presentation of this beautiful antique building which is so well maintained and surrounded by lovely grounds. I love the upward point of view and the perspective that enhance its suggestiveness and make superb use of the wonderful contrasting colours of lawn and sky as well as of the delightful warm light and well defined and clear shadows. It must be fascinating having this building as a workplace, visiting it everyday and seeing it in all kinds of light and weather. A great picture, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great month,
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-11-01 12:12
Wonderful colours and lovely effect in your composition!
Great perspective and perfect clarity and detail!
mesutilgim (95074) 2012-11-01 12:19
Hello dear Gunnar,
Wonderfull capture with perfect pov and very good ligth management.
Many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
UlfE (14641) 2012-11-01 12:32
Den starka kontrasten i bilden ger en verkligt fin höstkänsla. Jag riktigt känner den kalla, friska luften ett klar och fin dag på senhösten. Alla löven på marken skvallrar om att de föll av i kylan. Tack för titten, ha en bra kväll och allhelgonahelg!
jhm (152314) 2012-11-02 4:29
A splendid castle nice taken out of a low point view.
Great perspective and perfect clarity and detail.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
gervaso (13311) 2012-11-02 6:06
Beautiful architecture of this house, and captured with excellent colors under this dark blue sky! The light is very good to show the details. Wonderful composition! Very good job!
chrisvek (7001) 2012-11-02 9:16
Pretty good shoot with splendid composition and so nice colors.The result is so "clear" with splendid atmosphere too.
Have a nice weekend
Buin (42466) 2012-11-03 2:30
Ein sehenswertes Architekturfoto - und ein sehenswertes Gebäude. Du hast es schön vor den blauen Himmel gestellt und die filigranen Bäume links ergeben einen schönen Kontrast zum Haus. Ich glaube, dort könnte man es als Bewohner aushalten. Die Ansicht auf der Karte und der Satellitensicht ist hier eine schöne Ergänzung!
Euch beiden ein schönes Wochenende! Hier regnet es bei 8°C.
abmdsudi (53703) 2012-11-03 7:08
Awesome, the sublime delicious colors and lighting turn this shot to look elegant taken at the right of the day, blended by lovely soft shadows the directional light seems to take the eyes right into the depth and is catching the sculptured wall superbly. The trees fit the bill perfectly providing an excellent natural framing, a scene with 3D quality. The contrast to blue sky is so mouth watering!. Great capture, quality stuff! Congrats and TFS :))
Silvio1953 (142213) 2012-11-04 3:21
Ciao Gunnar, great view of fantastic castlke, beautiful blue sky, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (17165) 2012-11-06 1:40
I like the clarity and sharpness in this shot very much.The castle looks awesome with the blue sky behind it.Very well shot with great exposure, splendid light and wonderful warm colors.TFS.
Keep sharing and exchanging views.
Best wishes and warm regards
danos (97529) 2012-11-08 0:35
Good morning Gunnar,
excellent presentation of the old "stone castle" as outlined perfect against the blue sky of this brilliant day.
I like the contrast of the colours,the light and the colour management, as clarity of the image.
Have a good day,Danos
jemaflor (96849) 2012-11-09 1:01
Good angle, perfect to take this house with towers, interesting architecture, perfect light and colors on your shot, tfs.
josepmarin (58357) 2012-11-09 2:45
the low POV and the effective framing makes that the elegant architecture of this nobility house is outlined on the intense blue of the sky with a great power, in a very sharp image.
The light is perfect, the shades heighten the shapes of the house, and the colors have a high quality.
It is a magnificent composition.
Thanoslim (310) 2012-11-12 10:12
Magnificent architectural photograph. Beautiful colors and good management of light.
Kind regards from Greece,
siudzi (34141) 2012-11-12 13:56
This building looks very elegant and interesting on your presentation. Good light gave an opportunity to see its beauty and all details. Well executed shot.
Thanks for sharing.
siolaw (38292) 2012-11-13 22:06
We have 35° here, so this is a refreshing view! I appreciate the clean presentation and off centred compo.
Natural colours and sharpness too.
Zucca (8) 2012-11-23 12:39
Thanks for your very interesting note, the photo is very good too : great sharpness and contrast between the white walls and the deep blue sky, congratulations !
Have a nice week-end !
kato (11630) 2012-11-23 17:12
This is so noble and beautiful architecture, so it's interesting and impressive to see the house where some buildings were unified by one. It's impressive in white wall, many windows and roof style, too. And, the green/wide courtyard all over which fallen leaves were scattered draws out a good impact in this image.
Well composed and very excellent tone/clarity.
Noel_Byrne (31008) 2012-12-01 9:18
Thats a beautiful building, and a great note too, thank you. I'm glad for your note, otherwise I would have this building was wood. Love the turret and its striking green roof, and what a wonderful blue sky!
All the best
pajaran (60131) 2012-12-08 23:55
Lep pogled na dvorac ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepo pokazan dvorac.
Imajte lep dan za odmor.
A nice view of the castle ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, nice castle shown.
Have a nice rest day.
All the best.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-12-31 22:29
Hello Gunnar, it is amazing how beautiful the colors and the nature is when it is so very cold!
Very sharp and detailed picture of a historical house with the lovely highlights of the tree on the left and the cinnabar tents on the windows!
Wishes and regards,
fritzi007 (10599) 2013-02-08 14:27
unglaubliche Fotoqualität, sehr gutes Wetter zum Fotografieren, Kommentar rundet das Ganze gut ab!
fotka (4369) 2013-03-08 5:25
This is beautiful a nobility house with two towers: one round and one square.
The house is in perfect condition well maintained.
Great composition with the blue sky in the background and colors, light, sharpness as well.
Have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37876)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-28
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
- Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My best pictures on TE [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-29 1:10