Borgholm Church, Öland Island
Borgholm is a city and the seat of Borgholm Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden with 3,071 inhabitants in 2010. It is located on the island of Öland in the Baltic Sea.
The city is situated some 20 km north of the Öland bridge which connects the island with the city of Kalmar on the mainland.
Borgholm is one of Sweden's historical towns with a former city status (stad). The city is best known for its once-magnificent fortress which is now ruined. Borgholm is, despite its small population, for historical reasons normally still referred to as a city. Statistics Sweden, however, only counts localities with more than 10,000 inhabitants as cities.
Borgholm church built in 1890.
Borgholm is the main city of Öland, but remains one of the smallest cities in Sweden. The city received its charter in 1816 and emerged as a spa-town in the shadow of the ruins of the once mighty Borgholm Castle, which burned down in 1806. So important and magnificent was this castle, that it has become the city arms, and the ruins are the best known attraction in the municipality, perhaps on the entire island of Öland. Slightly further south is Halltorps Estate, a historic royal estate linked to Borgholm Castle.
The city serves as centre of northern Öland, and is one of the most popular summer resorts in Sweden.
Borgholm Castle has its modern counterpart outside Borgholm. The Swedish Royal Family has its official summer residence at Solliden Palace a couple of kilometres outside the city centre. The Crown Princess Victoria's birthday is annually celebrated on July 14 at the Borgholm Sports Field. (Source: wikipedia & Borgholm)
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ChrisJ (100136) 2012-05-06 1:15
A wonderful blue sky with fantastic sharpness & nice perspective management. Good graphim & the dark tree branch at right also frames the bg spire well. I like the angled pov on the building. Tfs!
mohammad_H (9532) 2012-05-06 1:22
چشم نواز و دلنشین از معماری با شکوه کلیسا
تابلو بسیار زیبا و قشنگ در کادر عالی
وضوح و رنگ بسیار مناسب
روز خوبی برای شما ارزو میکنم
Eye-catching and pleasant architectural splendor of the church
Very beautiful painting in the High box
Very good resolution and color
I wish you good day
dta (68124) 2012-05-06 1:39
Hello George ,
You ve chosen the best POV to place the branches perfectly in the frame . They provide a fine contrast to the elegant white churche .
jjcordier (77014) 2012-05-06 2:10
Une belle lumičre sur cette jolie église suédoise et un bon cadrage utilisant de belle façon ces branches d'arbres.
siamesa (27747) 2012-05-06 2:54
Bom dia George
Very nice this church and its simple architectural design. Perfect point of view. Perfect exposure.
Have a nice Sunday
timecapturer (49288) 2012-05-06 3:18
excellent composition and framing make this beautiful church so imposing, plus the clarity is superb. A perfectly managed light that brings out all the detail and colours so magnificently.
Enjoy your Sunday - all the best Brian.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-05-06 4:23
Beautiful church in pastel yellow and green steeple. The blue sky makes a nice background. The brnches make a nice natural framing. Colors and sharpness are superb.
npecanhuk (66894) 2012-05-06 4:48
Sharpness, management of (difficult) light, colors, chosen pov, vertical format, black & white borders and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Sergiom (62070) 2012-05-06 5:47
Du trčs beau travail photographiques. Une bonne idée d'inclure la branche de l'arbre dans la composition. Une grande netteté et des belles couleurs.
Graal (98343) 2012-05-06 7:00
Jó napot George,
nice view of church from 1890 after the renovation. Good details and colours. An interesting construction of tower. Well presentation.
Have a nice day.
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-05-06 11:31
Your picture id great! I like the framing and the perfect sharpness. Lovely tones in a clear atmosphere. This church looks so good. Congratulations!
All the best,
vasilpro (40943) 2012-05-06 12:02
Wonderful composition, lovely light and colors, excellent POV, beautiful church with interesting architectural details, very good clarity and sharpness, TfS!
Have a nice Sunday evening, Vasilis.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-05-06 14:14
The foliage skillfully balance the bell tower over blue sky. The architecture is described effectively by framing and perspective. The light, colors, sharpness and depth are excellent. Bravo.
Sonata11 (33298) 2012-05-06 20:46
beautiful shot of this church from fabulous POV. Wonderful management of light, colors, sharpness, clarity against blue sky. Impressively beautiful architecture impeccable executed. I like it a lot. Thanks for sharing. Awesome photo job. Awesome.
All the best,
emka (80936) 2012-05-06 23:35
Hi George, It is easy to read it as Bornholm :). very elegant composition, nice church in pleasant pastel colour, with the think branch as a framing. The spire with small turrets reminds me Romanian (or Czech, maybe) architecture.
Silvio1953 (124687) 2012-05-07 0:53
Ciao George, breat POV on lovely church, good DOF, splendid light and wonderful perspective, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
dkmurphys (50222) 2012-05-07 1:30
Nice capture with that small attractive chirch. A fine postcard, well taken!
JFS (32459) 2012-05-07 23:04
Impecable shot of this curious and nice architecture. Your photos of Sweden are a gift. Thanks George!
abmdsudi (44324) 2012-05-08 7:13
Superb shot, the effect works very well, the main subject is nicely arranged and not overlapped with the tree framing to the right. Subtle detail lighting and colors
complemented by wonderful blue sky and perspective and great depth achieved drawing our attention. Well done
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Olympus C-310 zoom
- Exposure: f/4.1, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-06 0:59