At our TE-meeting last weekend, we explored the fortified churches in the traditionally German dominated areas of Transylvania. These churches had been built mostly between the 13th and 15th century to defend against the attacks of the many armies crossing the country, headed West. They resisted, their culture persisted for centuries, but was distroyed in the end by the harsh communism in Romania and the (relatively) easy way out of the country to Germany. Most members of the German minority left, and if they did not do so during the communist area, they did so shortly after.
As a result, only few families stayed - what lives on, are the churches, evidence of a once rich cultural and religious life.
We had a great weekend, lot´s of fun (ok, this photo doesn´t look like that much fun, but I´m too tired now to prepare another one), and I hope we´ll all meet again soon!
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devimeuxbe (58557) 2009-10-12 13:11
Hi again Johannes
i remember excatly when you took this one. Conditions where very difficult but the result you get with the light is perfect. Very creative and technically perfect
pauloog (11745) 2009-10-12 14:10
A beautiful still life, in well fitting colour tones to accompany a good composition.
rigoletto (33751) 2009-10-12 14:39
creative photos always come from inspiring meetings. i regret missing it...
Jeppo (17637) 2009-10-12 14:46
mir gefaellt das aufmerksame Focus auf dem Buch, wo man das Detail der deutschen Woerter merkt!
und dann ist eine solche perspektive besonders eigenartig und interessant
anducina (8407) 2009-10-13 1:42
Foarte interesanta fotografie-as fi vrut sa am eu ideea asta-cartea in germana in prim-plan, biserica out of focus in fundal.
A fost o intalnire foarte reusita, lucru la care tu ai contribuit hotarator.
Multumesc pentru tot si toate cele bune !
dkeus31 (27735) 2009-10-14 3:33
schön gesehen, die Kirchen waren wirklich schön, und ruhig, füllt man sich zeitlos...
alin-m (3716) 2009-10-18 5:16
Foarte frumoasa compozitie in poza asta.O idee grozava.Felicitari.Alin.
- Copyright: Johannes Becker (johannes68) (3469)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-10
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 DC HSM
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): TE meeting ,10-11 October 2009, TE meeting : ROMANIA 9/12 october 2009 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-10-12 12:57