Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zurich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. The municipality has approximately 390 000 inhabitants, and the Zurich metropolitan area 1.83 million.Zurich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zurich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.Permanently settled for around 7000 years, the history of Zurich goes back to its founding by the Romans, who, in 15 BC, called it Turicum. During the Middle Ages Zurich gained the independent and privileged status of imperial immediacy and, in 1519, was the place of origin and centre of the Protestant Reformation in German-speaking Switzerland, led by Ulrich Zwingli.
Zurich is a leading global city and among the world's largest financial centres.The city is home to a large number of financial institutions and banking giants. Also, most of the research and development centres are concentrated in Zurich and the low rate of tax attracts overseas companies to set up their headquarters there.Monocle's 2012 "Quality of Life Survey" ranked Zurich first on a list of the top 25 cities in the world "to make a base within".According to several surveys from 2006 to 2008, Zurich was named the city with the best quality of life in the world as well as the wealthiest city in Europe.Many museums and art galleries can be found in the city, including the Swiss National Museum and the Kunsthaus.Zurich also hosts one of the most important theatres in the German-speaking world.The Swiss standard German pronunciation of the name is. In Zurich German without the final consonant, Züri, although the adjective remains Zürcher. The city is called Zurich in French, Zurigo [dzuˈriːɡo] in Italian, and Turitg in Romansh.The earliest known form of the city's name is Turicum, attested on a tombstone of the late 2nd century AD in the form STA. Neither the name's linguistic origin nor its meaning can be determined with certainty. A possibility is derivation from *Turīcon, from the Gaulish personal name Tūros.The stress on the long vowel of the Gaulish name, was lost in German but is preserved in Italian Zurigo.A first development towards its later, Germanic form is attested as early as the 6th century with the form Ziurichi. From the 10th century onward, the name has more or less clearly been established as Zürich.
Zurich is sometimes referred to as "Downtown Switzerland" for publicity reasons.
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snunney (67228) 2012-10-31 8:20
A good point of view on this impressive church. Pity about the overhead wires, but not much you can do about them.
mohammad_H (6574) 2012-10-31 8:46
The view is beautiful at this angle.
Blue sky in the background, making a very pretty picture, but there is a lot of noise
Attractive and eye-catching., With good sharpness and beautiful colors
Have a nice evening
pajaran (36149) 2012-10-31 15:16
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o Cirihu, sa istorijom ...
Lep pogled na crkvu i toranj sa satom ...
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lep trenutak sa svetlom na semaforu.
Sve najbolje sa lepim secanjem na posetu Cirihu.
marabu61 (3869) 2012-10-31 15:55
So, you where in Zurich. It is nice to see the town where I was born, even if today I am living in Basel. That for someone from Zurich is quite bold, as Basel and "downtown Switzerland" dosn't get along to well. We are mocking each other constantly especially in sports and during carnival.
Did you know, that the slogan "downtown Switzerland" is regarded as quite arrogant by most Swiss.
have a great time
aliabazari (10105) 2012-10-31 20:25
این نمای بسیار زیبا و جذابی است. نوردهی و ترکیب عالی. بخوبی دیده شده دوست من.
kordinator (13411) 2012-11-01 1:43
Very interesting and good text of Zurich, with history.
A nice view of the church and the clock tower.
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Excellent framing and perspective.
Fis2 (73032) 2012-11-01 2:17
Good frame and colors.
I like it.
Have a nice day
jhm (122334) 2012-11-01 3:41
You play excellent with light and shade,as almost in every city see we the overhead wires as disturbing element, this is not the mistake of the photographer.
Nice perspective and depth picture.
Excellent captured and good composed.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice November 1.
SnapRJW (18674) 2012-11-01 23:36
Hello Chris - I like this shot, it doesn't remove the church from its location but shows it in situ with modern life going on around it. The trees are a nice touch adding a softness to the composition. Have a fine day. Rosemary
ikeharel (37222) 2012-11-02 9:00
This place is an overwhelming spot, since I had been to Zurich at least on 3 diff. occasions.
But, i could not resist the temptation for a correction on a WS, hope you will approve what i had done: There is much "noise" on picture space - so i taken the liberty to reduce noise and sharpened a bit this beautiful shot of yours.
ourania (12287) 2012-11-02 13:11
θυμάμαι την παλαιότερη δημοσίευσή σου από αυτή τη όμορφη και εντυπωσιακή εκκλησία. Εδώ την παρουσιάζεις από διαφορετική οπτική γωνία, το καμπαναριό της λάμπει στο ζεστό απογευματινό (πιθανότατα) φως και η υπόλοιπη σύνθεση την εντάσσει μέσα σε ένα ήρεμο αστικό περιβάλλον. Μου αρέσει πολύ η προοπτική, η διαχείριση του φωτός και ο τρόπος που σε διάφορα σημεία το φως γλυκαίνει τις σκιές. Μπράβο και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά και να έχεις ένα καλό Σαββατοκύριακο,
pierrefonds (48301) 2012-11-03 16:53
The tight frame is putting the church in evidence. The point of view is showing a double perspective of the architecture of the church. I am suprised of hoe the sky came out. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
abmdsudi (26215) 2012-11-04 6:39
Nich church well composed in good coloring and lighting with the tree provides an effective natural framing. However you have a problem here, the noice is pretty evident deteriorating the image quality. TFS
eldancer1 (16970) 2012-11-04 13:29
Beautiful architecture! Too bad about the electric wires but I guess there's you can do about it. Good lighting and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
papagolf21 (76465) 2012-11-05 0:04
Bonjour, cher Chris,
Félicitations pour cette réussite. Les églises sont souvent très difficiles à photographier, elles sont souvent imbriquées parmi d'autres constructions. La gestion de la lumière est fort réussie.
Très intéressante présentation.
Très bonne journée.
fabbs99 (5334) 2012-11-06 1:49
The view of the Church and the spire rising high in the sky looks very impressive with blue sky in the background.The bottom part of the Church building is a little bit shadowed and tram cars overhead wires are pretty visible else the shot could have been more attractive.Very well done.TFS.
Silvio1953 (98001) 2012-11-16 13:55
Ciao Chris, splendid light on lovely church, good POV, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
jmdias (45774) 2012-12-08 0:47
very nice point of view ctaching the beautiful shapes of this architecture against the blue sky, even trees and wires are well positioned in your framing.TFS.
Miguel82 (7693) 2013-05-04 8:30
Good highlight of this monument in Zurich Chris,
Excellent pov and frame
Beautiful colors and sharpness
- Copyright: Chris Vekris (chrisvek) (5431)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-12-28
- Categories: Castles, Ceremony, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: SONY Cybershot DSC S650
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-31 8:04