Town Hall, Pécs
The present shape of the neo-baroque, eclectic building was created in 1907, following a number of modifications. The carillon of the tower of the City Hall also contributes to the unique atmosphere of the central square of the town. You can listen to this on every hour on Széchenyi square. One of the ground floor offices of the building with an entrance towards the square houses the Pécsi Kulturális Központ Információs Irodája (the Information Office of the Pécs Cultural Centre). This is where you can get further information concerning programs, festivals running in the town, and you can also buy tickets to various events.
The most decisive building of the lower part of Széchenyi square is the City Hall. There was only an empty lot here in 1695, in the year when the venue of the new city hall was decided. The first city hall after the Turkish occupation was built in Baroque style in 1695, and it was only a two-storey building. The granting of the free royal city status was proclaimed on the balcony of that building on the 19th of April 1780. In 1809, during the Napoleonic wars, 158 wounded soldiers were taken care of in the city hall, then functioning as a military hospital.
Between 1830 and 1834 József Piatsek local architect built a two-storey, classicist building that could fashionably serve the needs of a developing town. The first assembly of the council was held in the new building on the 15th of April 1834. The models of both buildings are on display at the Historical Museum of the City of Pécs. A clock tower was added to the City Hall in 1871. Due to the social and economic growth at end of the 19th century, an even larger building became necessary in order to house the offices of the town. The assembly decided the construction of a new building in 1895. The builder of the National Theatre of Pécs, Adolf Lang won the right to elaborate the project. The present shape of the neo-baroque, eclectic building was created in 1907, following a number of modifications. The carillon of the tower of the City Hall also contributes to the unique atmosphere of the central square of the town. You can listen to this at every hour on Széchenyi square. The coat of arms of the free royal city of Pécs is displayed on the tip of the tower. The coat of arms was awarded by Maria Theresa and his son Joseph in 1780. The Baroque coat of arms represents the most important symbols of the town, such as the Mecsek hills and the Stream Tettye, etc.
One of the ground floor offices of the building with an entrance towards the square houses the Pécsi Kulturális Központ Információs Irodája (the Information Office of the Pécs Cultural Centre). This is where you can get further information concerning programs, festivals running in the town, and you can also buy tickets to various events.
Pécs is one of the most important intellectual, spiritual, cultural and economic centres of Southern Transdanubia. Combined with its priceless heritage sites, its lively cultural scene, theatres and museums, and the surrounding holiday resorts make the town a popular tourist centre.
First named Sopianae, the settlement came under the authority of the Roman Empire in 10 BC. The early Christian period of Sopianae is preserved by the Early Christian Necropolis uncovered in the area in front of the current Cathedral around the former Mons Sacrum (Sacred Hill). This unique heritage complex was entered onto the World Heritage Sites. (Source: vendégváró)
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Gerrit (48948) 2011-06-01 2:39
great nightshot and a beaUTIFUL CORNER.
lIGHT, COLORS AND SHARPNESS ARE PERFECT.
lousat (78353) 2011-06-01 2:48
Hi George,what a magic and beautiful moment and what a perfect capture,very impressive composition and great sharpness,colors and lights.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
besnard (53786) 2011-06-01 2:51
Une très belle image à la nuit tombée avec les lumières qui commencent à s'allumer et la lune à se lever. Du très bon travail.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
Sergiom (61906) 2011-06-01 5:09
J'aime bien cette belle lune qui semble veiller sur l'hôtel de ville de Pecs. La photo est particulièrement lumineuse pour cette heure de la journée et le cadrage est excellent.
snunney (85543) 2011-06-01 5:45
A most attractive night time composition featuring this beautiful square. The Town Hall bell tower makes a splendid focal point. The moon contributes much to the pleasant atmosphere. The image is perfectly exposed and has very good colours and sharpness.
SnapRJW (31613) 2011-06-01 7:34
Hello George - I think the outstanding aspect to this shot is your light management. You have captured a really delicate sky with moon and the detail in the buildings in not compromised at all. Lovely soft colours an attractive shot. Best regards Rosemary
jurek1951 (42160) 2011-06-01 7:49
Nice capture of the tower, good lighting,Beautiful photo of a beautiful place. Very nice colours,
bema (26349) 2011-06-01 8:03
this town of Pecs really seems to be worth a visit.. all the buildings and places you have shown to us so far are really beautiful ones..
thanks for sharing this truly beautiful picture, have a fine day, see you soon, regards Bernd
hay_kes (30448) 2011-06-01 10:37
Hi My old dear friend,
What a superb architectural view with an amazing postcard.Beautiful place.TFS.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-06-01 12:03
The light is beautiful at nightfall, the exposure is good. The framing uses well the various elements and the details of the city hall and the monuments. Excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
ines8 (6098) 2011-06-01 13:26
Charming picture, perfect presentation, splendid and romantic details.
All the best,
mesutilgim (86006) 2011-06-01 14:28
Hi dear George,
Very nice "blue hour" capturem Pecs.
Perfect pov and very good light management.
Of course again many good and usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
siamesa (27747) 2011-06-01 16:11
Boa noite George
Mqrvelous night picture. The moon is a bonus and this iluminated church has a special beauty. TFS
divail (8334) 2011-06-01 16:59
La lumière de début de soirée rend bien tout l'intérêt architectural de ces édifices ainsi que des monuments. Les amateurs de McDo profiteront d'un beau décor. Belle réalisation,
npecanhuk (66814) 2011-06-01 18:01
Wonderful urban environment with very beautiful architectural details!
Truly attractive picture!
Very well chosen moment of the day and certainly top photo quality!
Special regards to the moon up in the sky!
TFS - congrats,
delpeoples (53415) 2011-06-01 20:11
Szia dear Gyorgy
We don;t often see low-light shots fro you. This one is excellent, beautifully lit and coloured. And the moon on the left is the cherry on the cake. Thanks for sharing. Kellemes napot kivanok.
Cricri (107991) 2011-06-01 22:57
Belle ambiance que donne les éclairages a la nuit tombé, bon cadrage qui inclus plusieurs éléments intéressant, belle réalisation
ifege (10225) 2011-06-02 0:32
A great evening scene of an interesting square George, with only one downer - the MacDonalds!
macjake (57362) 2011-06-02 1:06
this is unusual for you no? we don't see too many blue hour photos coming from you!
the lighting is soft and has just a hint of powder blue..not too strong not too light.
the yellow lights on the buildings give that elegant visual and contrast.
strong composition of the mixed buildings.
carlosmarin (11954) 2011-06-02 2:04
beautiful blue hour in the Town Hall of Pecs.
Good POV and good frame of the buildings, with a nice lighting.
The architecture is very interesting, and the picture has lots of details.
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-06-02 5:28
Ola George ,
Uma bela foto nocturna nesta praça , boa escolha pela blue hour , muito bonita a igreja de fundo iluminada ,gostei muito do céu com a luz no alto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
dkmurphys (50144) 2011-06-02 10:14
Splendid blue hour shot. Love the ambiance given by the lights. Well catch, have a nice evening.
vasilpro (40943) 2011-06-02 12:36
Wonderful blue hour photo, beautiful scene with the moon in the cloudy sky, interesting architecture, excellent POV, lovely light and colors, TFS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
jjcordier (76916) 2011-06-02 22:38
Très beau rendu de l'atmosphère de fin de journée en cette belle ville de Pécs. Très jolies tons d'image et subtile gestion des lumières dans cette très bonne photo.
Loic_bzh (7646) 2011-06-03 0:54
nice -kind of- blue hour shot! Perfect composition... I didn' know Pécs was a that beautiful city!
Have a good week-end,
cornejo (32722) 2011-06-03 5:04
György cordials greetings. A composition very good, i like especially the part of the tower and the moon, a photo very beautiful technically very well. A very good work, gratulàlok, jò estèt ès boldog hètvègèn, egy ölelès.
AiresSantos (56155) 2011-06-03 23:32
Great night picture in the blue hour of the Town Hall in Pecs
Nice moon, excellent details, well handled the light
Have a nice weekend
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-06-10 1:55
Lovely night shot of the town hall. I like the bell tower very much. Very leasing colors and excellent sharpness.
adores (38134) 2011-06-10 17:56
Very good shot of this square! The moment was very well chosen because the buildings were already illuminated but it wasn't completely dark yet. The moon is a nice detail!
- Copyright: George Rumpler (Budapestman) (82620)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K10D
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/90 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Discovery of Pécs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-01 2:31