I wish to apologize for my recent silence.
Last week I’ve arrived from Kuala Lumpur via Frankfurt and Zurich, to Baden, my first stop during my long journey. Until today I was without internet connection, that why my silence.
I’ve take few photos in Baden, but I find that this one, not the most typical but historical, shall be of interest to TE viewers.
View from Baden’s Old Town to former Oederlin AG Factory dock in Obersiggenthal-Rieden and the Ennetbaden’s vineyards. Unfortunately the Limmat River is not visible in this photo.
Over 150 years of history, the Oederlin AG escorted to the present day. The company survived two world wars and changed continuously. What began at this location with viticulture and wine production, probably already in Roman times, became a popular work and cultural center.
In 1858 the former vineyard house was the first factory building of the young company. On the banks of the Limmat River a factory with transmission-driven machines had been established.
The use of water power from Limmat River allowed the factory rational and cost-effective mass production. Oederlin AG owned two water wheels on an axle out. Despite or because of this technology, the workforce quickly grew from 40 to 130 workers.
Between the nineties of the 19th century and the end of the First World War Oederlin AG became a large company employing more than 400 workers. The structural adaptations of those years gave the factory area to be still valid today appearance.
The success of the founded in 1891 adjacent Brown Boveri & Cie. brought Oederlin large orders. Between 1892 and 1906 larger factory foundry halls were built. Periodic fluctuations in the economy and the gaining strength class consciousness of the working class led in 1908 to a three-week strike which was broken off.
By the end of the sixties, a profitability slump loomed in the valves business. To save the company, the management outsourcing, joint ventures and sales initiated specific lines of production. It was 20 years lasting process during which the Oederlin Foundry AG and the AG Oederlin changed to a real estate company.
Since the end of the eighties, there is the concept of foreign leasing and asset maintenance. This allowed interested parties from various sectors such as handicrafts, services, culture, etc., to settle in the rooms of the Oederlin AG.
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Nicou (120328) 2014-07-02 7:39
Quelle compo et vue avec ces toits ocres et les cheminées quim ressortent superbe captage avec les maisons et les chmps vert en fond.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (55972) 2014-07-02 8:01
Good evening Miro,
The note explain superbly the presence of the big chimney between town houses, nowadays dwellings.
Fine high point over town, green field beyond and newer houses along the slopes.
Looking at google-map, I realized the Limat river springs start flow from this region aroun=d town.
My best regards, lovely photo presented.
Kielia (23351) 2014-07-02 8:08
Very interesting photo work, your high POV is giving me a very good idea of this well known factory. The composition is excellent. I also appreciate the accompanying notes. My compliments!
COSTANTINO (54383) 2014-07-02 8:42
Hello dear friend
interesting capturefrom the excellent
chosen point of view showing the red roof
of the building the foreground and
the green valley
your high pov is perfectly chosen
have a nice time
emka (77306) 2014-07-02 9:14
Hello Miro, Fantastic picture, the sharpness is just incredible and the colours also nicely saturated, it is really a great joy for eyes to look at. I like the view in the right corner, with the nice view of balconies and tiny figure of mum with a pram.
WArm regrads MAlgo
holmertz (40049) 2014-07-02 10:11
This is a very interesting blend of old industrial architecture and countryside. The high perspective gives us a very good view of the area. The good colours and sharpness makes viewing this a great pleasure.
saxo042 (37268) 2014-07-02 11:22
A well composed picture where you have separated the green and the orange/yellow parts with a diagonal line of trees. The vertical chimneys enhance the diagonal. A very interesting note as well.
bona (12478) 2014-07-02 18:12
beautiful photo of Baden. Here in Brazil we have a beer company named "Baden Baden" located in Campos de Jordão City that received Switzerland imigration. The beer name is a homage to Baden city. The big chimney in the middle of the photo was nice included separating the photo in left and right. A beautiful colorful city.
shreya2000 (1071) 2014-07-03 1:16
Beautiful atmosphere captured by you. Lush green surroundings. Well taken.
danos (85757) 2014-07-04 4:24
fascinating the panoramic view of this section of Baden with the green backdrop of the scene to enhance even moe the colours and the contrast of the image.Excellent the light nand the colour management as the beauty of it.
PS Really i'm bit tired about the site because of there is not enough interesting from the members and expecially fom the new ones.From the other side the quality of the photos is the lowerest i can remember in the site.I wrote a lot of critics but the negative feedback was the fact.
So my interesting for the is the worst i remember.
My interesitng know is for the 500px.
fabbs99 (16163) 2014-07-04 7:58
Lovely countryside of the Swiss Town.Tye buildings have really bright colors on them.Nice colors and sharpness.Excellent POV.TFS.
rychem (22157) 2014-07-04 21:38
Industrial architecture can also be an inspiration for the photographer, beautiful photo with great depth and sharp details
jhm (138192) 2014-07-05 0:35
A pleasant panorama picture made in high quality.
One of the most beautiful pictures out of your gallery.
Nice colours and excellent presentation.
Composition and presentation are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Cricri (105215) 2014-07-05 4:57
Une vue profonde de la ville entourée de beaucoup de verdure et de champs vert en arrière plan, beaucoup de détails a voir, bonne lumière, couleurs et présentation
ourania (30097) 2014-07-05 12:20
a comprehensive, apt and interesting composition to present this town and talk about its history. I like how you placed so many elements in one frame, leading the viewer through in a steady and delightful way. The architecture, the old factory, the modern buildings and the vineyards, give us a superb description, full of details, vivid textures and pleasant colours. It seems that the town has formed its current aspect very smoothly. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
eldancer1 (27141) 2014-07-06 14:15
And what a beautiful view it is. Good pov and sharp details with wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
abmdsudi (42540) 2014-07-06 15:48
Enjoy reading your lenghty note and bits of history. The brilliant sunshine creates lots beauty to this breathtaking panorama depicting an old town scene with the elevated view point showing the immaculate detail, brightly exposed and pleasant clarity, enough interest around and wealth of colours with the red chimney provides an influential colour breaker. I think the new cluster of houses in the lively green backdrop gives us a nice balance separating from the old which occupies the main foreground but enriching the whole scene. It's a pleasant shot easy on the eyes, rich in colours and detail indeed worthy an effort, Wonderful capture and tfs
jcpix (13550) 2014-07-06 20:00
Great to have you back again, I remember you had been away, but was beginning to wonder if you got lost!? :) This is definitely of interest alright, very informative notes and a lovely view to match. The colors are intense, and although few in number, they sure make a big impact on the visual. I particularly like the slice of blue from the building sneaking in from the right side of the frame...just enough to add a touch of muted contrast. Bright, clear and sharp focus...there's detail in every section of the composition. Glad to have you back in the mix. Looking forward to more. Take good care. All the best.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-07-08 7:37
that is a very nice view taken from high POV and even the red chimney of the factory somehow goes with the scenery. I like the perspective very much and great clarity which allows us to see into far distance. Very well saturated colors, good light management and well balanced sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
cornejo (30592) 2014-07-20 12:05
Hi Miro, very good picture of this interesting place, very well composed and captured this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Interesting note. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
jmdias (54499) 2014-07-21 2:01
I liked these details of the urban landscape. the old factory is the main subject and I liked the colors and light of this compo. well done.
serp2000 (39526) 2014-08-14 6:11
Very nice peaceful view of an old Swiss town. The colors and sharpness are superb! Thanks for so informative note. Every town or village can tells us own life story.
All the best wishes,
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (13340)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-27
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/2000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-02 7:03