I’m posting here another photo from my recent travelling, which shows a typical stone house from Bellinzona in canton of Ticino in southern Switzerland.
Architecture and design have been taken seriously for centuries past, with a string of world-class architects emanating from the Ticino from the Middle Ages. Much time and money was devoted to architecture, with cities, towns and villages throughout the canton full of sympathetic, subtle restoration of ancient buildings where the local stone was a major important construction material.
Ticino is divided topographically in two by the modest Monte Ceneri range, the area to the north is the Sopraceneri (“Above Ceneri”), that to the south is Sottoceneri (“Below Ceneri”).
The main attractions are the lakeside resorts of Locarno and Lugano, where mountain scenery merges with the subtropical flora encouraged by the warm climate, although the cantonal capital Bellinzona and the quiet valleys of Alto Ticino also hold a great deal of charm.
Ticino is known, too, for its plethora of ancient churches in hamlets and villages across the canton, many of them Romanesque and containing medieval frescoes, and most also featuring huge external murals of St Christopher, patron saint of travellers.
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danos (84321) 2013-07-24 23:08
nice the view of the stone house of the village with the red windows to are the eye catching of the scene.I like the green evnironment as surround the house as the beauty of the place.
mesutilgim (81368) 2013-07-24 23:19
Very nice capture of this beautiful house in Tessin, representing us all the elements of the local architecture.
Very good pov and perfect layout.
Many interesting notes makes it a perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards
lousat (73947) 2013-07-25 1:28
Hi Miro,very nice villa,need a lot of money to buy it..eheheh...great perspective from Bellinzona,not far from my village,rich composition and excellent quality of details and colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
ourania (28330) 2013-07-25 2:43
This is an interesting, picturesque building and you've found a great point of view to make its presentation as thorough and as attractive as possible. I like how it's framed by the fresh and luscious vegetation. The textures have been rendered superbly, the soft light has favoured the creation of a peaceful atmosphere, the colours are natural and lovely. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Miguel82 (21730) 2013-07-25 3:39
You present a specific architectural style today, I can see it is made with stones and looks like a castle
I've seen your website, congratulations especially for the remarkable people pictures section I like
Have a nice day
pierrefonds (55696) 2013-07-25 4:37
The trees are frmaing well the house. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the architecture of the house. There is a good contrast between the colours of the picture. Have a nice day.
Nicou (118102) 2013-07-25 5:02
superbe vue tessinoise mangigique image de cette maison avec le gris de la pierre et la porte rouge géniale compo splendide.
Bravo et amitié
clic (14594) 2013-07-25 6:22
I see a fine stone treasure, beautifully built, set as a jewel in a green velvet case!
Noel_Byrne (22106) 2013-07-25 8:24
Thats a beautiful style of house, and i can easily picture a water wheel attached to the side. It even seems to be at the rigth height for that! Lovely design of building, and a great POV.
abmdsudi (41214) 2013-07-25 9:02
Looks a great place to relax and destress, the compo allows viewers to enjoy the scenic lush greenery, wonderful display of colors and peacefulness. The quaint well maintained stone house catches all the attention, filled by some catchy colors and there's so much character with it's own charm. A wonderful tranquil find that you have really brought out immensely out of this. A delightful shot in isolation, Congrats.
nikkitta (13953) 2013-07-25 15:26
I am discovering rural Switzerland with old and interesting houses
This capture shows one make with stones and different levels surrounded by very green vegetation
Like the touches of color given by the red windows
Well done, TFS
fabbs99 (16147) 2013-07-25 21:33
Nice colorful mansion from the hills of Switzerland. Fantastic sharpness and brightness. Very good sharpness, and excellent color and light management.
TFS – Regards.
jhm (136680) 2013-07-26 3:38
This is always very interesting for my to see houses with different architectures.
Lovely architecture, with a modern roof.
Splendid image with this house middle of the forest.
Excellent composition, nice presentation with these colours.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
eldancer1 (26080) 2013-07-26 10:06
I hope mountain behind this house is stable, there's been so many landslide lately. Great pov and good details. Well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (118258) 2013-07-27 6:50
Ciao Miro, lovely composition with nice wooden house, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Cricri (103055) 2013-07-27 12:34
Charmante demeure en pierres grises bien blottie entre la végétation, intéressante architecture, belle présentation
jcpix (12562) 2013-07-28 10:28
Great follow-up to your last post, I hope we see many more from this region! :) I really like your approach to this one, surrounding the stone house with the natural lush greenery of the landscape is not only a great contrast on color but also in element. I also like that the arched red window shade is placed ideally as a centerpiece, but without being distracting...it feels to be the perfect point of reference for everything else. Sharp and detailed, well realized and composed for best effect. Nicely done my friend. Have a great new week ahead.
Best regards from the U.S.,
ikeharel (54157) 2013-07-29 7:36
Good evening Miro,
The orange, red & pink elements on the wqalls of this mansion, are eyes catching.
The mansion itself built and renovated on top of an older edifice.
Well spotted and taken as it situated on the green hill.
Fine perspective chosen.
cornejo (29335) 2013-07-29 11:05
Hi Miro, excellent and lovely photograph of this beautiful stone house, beautifully captured in this beautiful and interesting picture, with good sharpness, light and color. Excellent and interesting 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.
Didi (55509) 2013-08-27 9:08
Good point of view
We are able to appreciate the architecture volume
subhendu_bagchi (25400) 2014-03-06 2:34
this stone-house is really looking great. I like the position of its too. Surrounded with greeneries it offers a nice opportunity for photographers which you embarged superbly. I enjoyed this composition a lot. Tfs.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (12754)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-24
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-24 21:18