Main street of Borgholm, Öland Island
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.
On the main street Storgatan, in the centre of Borgholm, are lots of shops and restaurants to explore. Only two minutes walk from the centre there are several beaches, which makes the city ideal for family holidays.
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 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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mohammad_H (9728) 2012-05-07 1:55
حرکت مردم در خیابان شهر یعنی زندگی در کمال ارامش
اسمان ابی نشانه تمیزی اب هوای شهر است
کادر عکس و نما بسیار مناسب در قاب قشنگ
شارپنس و وضوح و رنگ عالی
Movement of people living in the city streets in comfort
Blue sky is a sign of clean water, air
Very good image and posing in a beautiful box frame
Excellent sharpness and resolution and color
I wish the best
besnard (55113) 2012-05-07 2:13
Un bon cliché de cette rue ensoleillée qui semble réservée aux piétons. Celà doit être agréable deflaner au soleil. L'image est profonde à souhait.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
jjcordier (79064) 2012-05-07 2:16
Belle vue estivale de cette rue suédoise calme et tranquille où chacun semble vouloir profiter au maximum de la belle lumière du moment.
lousat (82684) 2012-05-07 2:51
Hi George,a very interesting pic from the main streer of this little city,full of life,colors and people,i like the point of view and the neverending perspective.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-05-07 2:51
A pleasant view of the street with beautiful shops on both sides. Beautiful colors with different architecture. Excellent lighting and sharpness. A lovely blue sky indicating a nice day . Fairly quiet with a few people strolling.
ChrisJ (104387) 2012-05-07 2:52
Nice use of diminishing linear perspective & vanishing point here with vibrant colour & good sharpness. I like the warm cold color contrast, between the red, yellow orange & blue colors. Tfs!
timecapturer (49288) 2012-05-07 4:18
an interesting composition which glimpses everyday life and has a wonderfully compelling perspective. Love the fg anchor point with the organic green leaves contrasting perfectly with all the colours and human elements.
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (67528) 2012-05-07 4:42
Une photo d'une très belle profondeur qui nous montre très bien cette belle rue piétonne et tous les attraits qui la bordent.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-05-07 5:53
The light is almost Mediterranean. The picture is skillfully composed clean and deep. The facades and the animation are nice to see. The natural colors are nice. Bravo.
have a nice day
cornejo (35905) 2012-05-07 10:13
György Hello, very nice shot of this beautiful street. Interesting and beautiful image, technically perfect. Lovely job very well done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy start to the week.
mauro61 (52749) 2012-05-07 11:45
una bella giornata di sole accoglie la gente per questa via pedonale all'interno della cittadina,
Ben composta l'immagine con la luce ben gestita,
Sonata11 (33697) 2012-05-07 20:31
Striking beautiful street and architecture, spectacular and charming place with fantastic perspective. Fabulous POV with great light, colors, sharpess, clarity. Magnificent composition and magnificent framework. Awesome photo job. I love it a lot. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
Silvio1953 (130472) 2012-05-08 1:43
Ciao George, great perspective on lovely street full of life, beautiful colors, splendid light and wonderful clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
dkmurphys (52801) 2012-05-08 2:57
Fine relaxing atmosphere along the old street. I like the beautiful day and the buildings. Well taken!
abmdsudi (46936) 2012-05-10 5:15
Effective pov in this lively street scene with both flanks providing the natural framing and smoothly receding into the distance to emphasize depth and the people invites into the scene. The harsh lighting is manageable with specks of vivid colors and excellent overall contrast. Well done, TFS
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Architecture
- Camera: Olympus C-310 zoom
- Exposure: f/4.1, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-07 1:45