Photo of nicely decorated Appenzeller house façade which I’ve taken in small town of Herisau, the capital city of Swiss Canton Appenzell Ausserhoden, located in the north east of Switzerland, bordering the cantons of St. Gallen and Appenzell Innerrhoden.
The entire Canton of Appenzell Ausserhoden is dotted with typical Appenzell farming houses and excellent hiking trails.
Herisau was first mentioned in 837 as Herinisauva, and its church is mentioned in 907. In 1084 Herisau was destroyed as part of battles around the monastery in St. Gallen. In 1248 and 1249 the town was destroyed again, this time by the monastery to establish loyalty. In 1401 Herisau joined an alliance with other places in Appenzell as part of the Appenzell Wars.
Between 1517 and 1518 Herisau managed to buy itself free from the monastery. The town hall was built in 1601. In 1606 the town was largely destroyed by a fire. Between 1798 and 1803 Herisau was the capital of the canton Säntis.
You can see more photos from Appenzell in my photo album here:
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carlo62 (31618) 2014-04-06 0:02
bellissima questa facciata e bellissimi i riflessi alle finestre.
Giusto anche l'inserimento della persona.
Forse c'è una saturazione leggermente elevata, ma il risultato è ottimo.
macjake (55688) 2014-04-06 0:13
love the way you composed this one.
the way the building fills up the entire frame is well chosen.
its a true feeling of power and domination :)
really enjoy the color of the blue windows too.
mesutilgim (83164) 2014-04-06 0:40
What an amazing fassade taken from a perfect pov.
Amazing the reflections on the windwos and bright warm colors.
Many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
batalay (35373) 2014-04-06 0:45
Such an ornate house, I assume the house dates from the Baroque Period of the town's history, after the fire. The inclusion of the pedestrian in the lower right gives addition scale to the four-story house.
Have a good Sunday, Miro,
siudzi (33109) 2014-04-06 0:52
What a fantastic architecture you have found for taking this beautiful image! Its design is absolutely amazing and was presented in a very good way. Well done!
Have a nice Sunday!
lousat (75766) 2014-04-06 1:30
Hi Miro,just a bit oversaturated but truly beautiful,i like the blue effect on the windows on the top,truly beautiful the decorations and the design,great details as usual.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
snunney (82683) 2014-04-06 1:58
What a splendid façade this is and you have captured it beautifully under an ideal light. Superb colours and detail; love those reflections as well.
Nicou (120626) 2014-04-06 1:59
Avec le pavage ces dorures la belle porte de bois quelle vue et façade sueprbe et ce bleu et blanc qui se marient parfaitement sueprbe maison et vue.
Bravo et belle journée
krzychu30 (15496) 2014-04-06 2:16
the architecture looks beautiful and gives me almost a feel like it would be some kind of fairytale scene.
Superb,detailed composition and outstanding quality.Reflections in the windows are here a great addition and brings nice "abstract" element to the scene.
Have a nice sunday
dta (65852) 2014-04-06 2:25
Hello Miro ,
Une autre superbe bâtisse , avec une façade tout à fait remarquable . Très bonne gestion de la difficile lumière .
shreya2000 (1087) 2014-04-06 3:57
Another good pic showing the windows from your gallery. I like the composition and colours shown by you. Thanks for sharing.
Sergiom (58876) 2014-04-06 5:15
On est assez loin de la simplicité volontaire. Cette maison ne doit pas passer inaperçue dans la rue. Le cadrage est parfait et la passante parfaitement placée dans l'image.
ikeharel (56212) 2014-04-06 5:35
Good afternoon Miro,
Yet another beautiful facade found, and a perfect image collected.
Some windows reflect the blue sky, other's mirror the street houses on the opposite side. The entrance door adorned with a golden crown, and yet, each item on this facade is meticulousely applied.
Impressive, well done photo.
Noel_Byrne (23404) 2014-04-06 7:51
The beauty of this building belies the violent past that this town has seen, it has been destroyed so many times! But like the Phoenix, it would seem to rise up each time, more beautiful than before. This is a wonderful building, and you made a great choice to have the woman in the frame, without her there for scale, I would have thought this building smaller than it actually is.
Thanks as always
Fis2 (84704) 2014-04-06 9:12
Wonderful facade, beautiful windows!
Good frame and superb colors.
Interesting reflections in windows.
Very well done.
saxo042 (37280) 2014-04-06 11:25
The blue windows really draws the attention here, I guess they reflect the blue sky. But a very attractive result and a very interesting building with an abundance of enjoyable details. A well taken picture and a good note.
Gigidusud (15247) 2014-04-06 11:45
Another splendid facade with nice détails, well framed. I like the light and the reflections in the windows. Well done!
Have a nice week.
cornejo (30800) 2014-04-06 12:13
Hi Miro, excellent photo of this beautiful facade, perfectly captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice light, color and quality. Excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2014-04-06 12:53
Miro, your collection of painted facades is simply stunning!!!! it reminds me of beautiful and priceless dollhouses!!
a very historic and famous house here in a marvelous composition!! light and colors are fabulous!!
npecanhuk (64434) 2014-04-06 13:44
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
jcpix (13596) 2014-04-06 20:05
Haha, yes indeed...this certainly does satisfy my desire to see more of these facades. Thank you. :) The tight framing works superbly here, and there's just enough space to put the scope and scale into proper perspective. This may now just be my favorite of the lot...exquisite craftsmanship once again with so many lovely patterns, color and detail throughout. As mentioned in a previous picture, this one also has a strong blue reflection in the upper windows which I find most attractive and complimentary to the entire image. That rich mahogany door is also quite the eye catching element. Top notch result Miro. Love it! Enjoy the new week ahead. All the best.
abmdsudi (42760) 2014-04-06 21:40
Thks to your description, this shot is a real delight with its painstaking detail, impressively composed highlighting all the unique style of its architecture giving a splendid taste and elegant depth to this. The colours are simply glorious and in fact there' s plenty to capture viewer's attention but the vivid red door is so vital as strong pointer with the person gives the idea of size and a great add-on as a whole. You have chosen a superb viewpoint and the treatment is not overdone just enough to strengthen the structures and shapes leading to an excellent finished result. A fine effort so well rewarded, a breath taking shot, and tfs, Congrats, TFS
rychem (22359) 2014-04-08 8:43
You series of photos of these painted houses are absolutely fantasic, so beautiful houses I have seen in Bavaria, but each one is uniquely painted, splendid photo
mcmtanyel (12567) 2014-04-08 21:37
I love the colors and patterns in this photo. Is it HDR? Nice work of art!
jemaflor (83861) 2014-04-08 23:03
Nice house, a beautiful acade with a lovely decoration, well exposed even the house was in the sahdows, tfs.
Cricri (105515) 2014-04-10 10:11
Une façade fantastique , joliment décorée, les reflets dans les vitres, bon cadrage et lumière, belle présentation
delpeoples (53001) 2014-04-12 6:10
I'm really impressed with the colours here, they really jump out of the screen at me. They are flawlessly saturated and contrasted. The architecture is stunning and I like the inclusion of the person in the front walking past, which adds dynamism.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
fritzi007 (4615) 2014-04-30 15:11
du besinnst dich an deine Heimat, warum in der Ferne schweifen, wenn das Gute ist so nah?
Wirklich ein absolut schönes Haus, kunstvoll verziert, gratuliere!
kato (11630) 2014-05-06 0:32
You're capturing well this house façade ny a good composiyion and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the house with beautiful design which awakes and which is decorared colorfully. It also keeps good symmetry, and is tasteful window frame and its color combination.
jmdias (54651) 2014-05-14 17:16
another impressive façade. the adornments in the windows and the gate are very interesting. your image has a perfect quality to show us this marvelous façade.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (13340)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/50 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Architectural Details [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-05 23:56