About the location:
short outside the city of Bad Dürkheim, a local part which is called Pfeffingen, as reported the oldest part of the city!
The word "Pfeffingen" is supposed to have derived from Germanic origin. It was the clan of the "Pfeffo" that founded this community. Founded as the original community between 500 and 600 AD, Pfeffingen was the starting point for the settlement of this region.
Therefore this settlement was of great significance for the future. During the Middle Ages, Pfeffingen was not only a judicial (court of justice, jail) and religious centre (mother church St.Peter with three branch chapels and churchyard) but also the centre of economical trade.
In the late Middle Ages, all the communities which belonged to the court of justice of Pfeffingen were called "County of Pfeffingen". In 1506, the Dukes of Leiningen got this estate and could keep it until the French Revolution in 1789. On January 22nd 1828, Johann Fitz (Bad Dürkheim) bought the churchyard of Pfeffingen at an auction for 1500 florins.
He tore down the church and changed the vicarage into an economic enterprise. On May 27th 1832, there was the "Hambacher Fest" a sign of protest against the oppression by the Bavarian Government. Johann Fitz (Pfeffingen), also called the Red Fitz, was the one to carry the wine-growers´ flag to the Hambach Castle.
About the story:
time is right now for the first explosion of colors and the almond blossom is starting the next week..
About the picture:
taken nearly exactly one year before, at 21.03.2011..
will be a nice deja vu to be there this week again..
A good start into the new week to my friends and guests here on TE!
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wolf38 (31296) 2012-03-19 10:11
Hallo Bernd. Na, wenn das kein Frühlingsgruß ist. Die Blüten öffnen das Herz sind ein wunderschöner Anblick. Auch das Licht ist bei diesem Photo perfekt. Insgesamt sehr schön. Viele Grüße, wolfgang.
ikeharel (76145) 2012-03-19 10:41
Good evening Bernd,
Lovely tree on it's first blossom's, and nice your choise of POV along the street with houses decor from the back.
Excelent light managed, and depth in fine settings.
agive (38) 2012-03-19 10:50
trovo originale e molto ben riuscita la tua foto.
Bella la trasparenza dietro i rami ed i fiori del
mandorlo, le case e lo sfondo.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-03-19 11:47
Ola Bernd ,
Bonita composição com esta amendoeira em flore em primeiro plano , os detalhes das flores estão lindos , boa luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
emka (104216) 2012-03-19 11:52
Hi bernd, Nice almond tree blooming. I wonder if it will be in full bloom at the beginning of spring this year. Lovely shot
Sonata11 (33971) 2012-03-19 13:09
beautifuly capture of this scene with blossom tree in the FG and we can see across the street pretty house and its architecture. Wonderfully executed image. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
siamesa (28123) 2012-03-19 16:11
Boa noite Bernd
Splendid composition.These flowers are the stars. Spectacular capture. TFS
baddori (20159) 2012-03-20 0:34
Dopo l'albero in fiore ....questa composizione che ingloba l'ambiente abitativo con l'elemento in fiore.
Una piacevole primavera ...che avanza precoce in Germania...
Da noi sembra estate in spiaggia .
josepmarin (58359) 2012-03-20 2:14
an image very adapted for the spring beginning, I like the overlapping of the bloomed almond-tree in the foreground, and the house in background, in this composition with a great graphical effect, a splendid light and a few beautiful colors.
The scene is a very pleasant at sight.
claudeD (40856) 2012-03-20 11:14
Das ist wirklich das perfekte Frühlingsbild als Gruss für die schönste Jahreszeit. Ich liebe deinen Bildaufbau und die herrlichen Farben.
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- Copyright: bernd matheis (bema) (26425)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-03-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D5000, Nikkor 18-55mm AF-S 1:3.5-5.6G VR, Delamax zirk. Polfilter 52mm
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Springtime at German Wine Street, Amendoeira em flor [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-19 10:06