The historic center of the capital city of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is located on the top of a cliff above a deep canyon. For this, sometimes it is called as the balcony of Europe.
When the city territory had to be expanded, the best designers and constructors from the rest of Europe were invited to build new parts of the city across the canyon. These specialists were asked to build a railway station, office buildings and factories, but they said that they can build only castles, palaces and churches. The local authorities said “OK!” As a result, in the picture you can see banks that look more like castles. Behind them there is the city’s railway station, which is built like a church. I believe that this is just a legend, which was told by our tourist guide. But the city’s architecture shows that this legend bears the stamp of truth.
GPS coordinates: 49.60881 Lat, 6.12534 Long, 291 m
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ines8 (6090) 2011-07-23 7:46
Marvelous picture, a very nostalgic view in the golden sunset light, i love it.
pajaran (49638) 2011-07-23 9:06
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa podacima o starom gradu i novim resenjima u arhitekturi ...
Dobar trenutak snimka sa svetlom koje je istaklo most i staru arhitekturu, lepa fotografija.
Dobar snimak i kompozicija, moje cestitke na dobrom radu.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend.
Very interesting and a good text with information about the old town and new solutions in architecture ...
A good time recording with a light that pointed to the bridge and the old architecture, beautiful photos.
Good shot and composition, my congratulations on the good work.
Enjoyable evening and all the best for the weekend.
Sonata11 (33203) 2011-07-23 9:29
Wow !!! what a beautiful picture with an amazing nature and amazing architecture. Fantastic management of hues of colors, light, sharpness, great POV. Such a beautiful place with calm atmosphere. Awesome place. Perfectly well done. I love it such a places like this. Fantastic work. My congrat.
All the best,
siamesa (27733) 2011-07-23 10:16
Boa tarde Sergiy
Very b eautiful view.The sky has magnificent colors.Excellent the management of shadows and lights. tfs
kordinator (14831) 2011-07-23 10:35
Text on the balcony of Europe I was thrilled, I love when a man collapsed text proљčita a little more learned, all my praise.
Photo is in line with the text, is excellent.
Fantastic view over the green vegetation and beautiful canyon bridge diagonally placed, to a very nice architecture.
Buildings act as a castle and church.
Excellent work with a perfect presentation.
Best regards my friend
emka (75075) 2011-07-23 23:55
Beautiful view of the castle, so wonderfully situated. Fantastic light.
abmdsudi (41214) 2011-07-24 2:32
This is absolutely lovely historic location, your compo and view point are the two important elements that make this mage so impressive. The prominent buildings are perfectly placed pointing towards the sky and your shooting angle allows the eyes to hover and eventually into the far end, this greatly accentuates the depth. Framing is very good and well set off by those tree branches, lush greenery and the old bridge. Good exposure with great details, textures and sharpness in subtle light and colors and the contrast to blue sky is splendid! A very pleasing image well taken my friend. Congrats.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-07-24 3:40
What a view of this historical city with that caslr type building glittering like gold. I like the greenery in the foreground. Great management of light and shade. Superb colors and sharpness. A very informative text.
jhm (136680) 2011-07-24 3:45
Wonderful panorama view with the bridge in foreground.
Also the church in background makes these picture attractive.
Care for for depth and perspective.
Also a nice contrast image.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice sunday,
adramad (36277) 2011-07-24 11:04
A really nice composition, beautiful and have captured the magnificent building with its slender tower in the distance, which gives a good DOF to the image, the foreground foliage that ideal and framing the great arch of the viaduct.
The afternoon light has a beautiful warmth to the image sharpness and optimum management of light.
Congratulations on a beautiful work.
mkamionka (29750) 2011-07-26 3:36
very attractive presentation form this small but beautiful country. I like that you decided to show more context of this architecture in spite of strong shades -it allows us to get a better feeling of the surrounding.
Great light with pleasant warm tones.
Very well done,
serp2000 (38836) 2011-07-26 20:59
Хороший вид с этого балкона. Судя по свету, это утро. Отличная композиция, архитектура в зеленом обрамлении.
В Люксембурге тоже есть наши коллеги. Не связывался? Ценность ТЕ-встречь в том, что местные могут показать многое, что не покажут гиды, и сам не успеешь увидеть.
ptiza (727) 2011-09-04 13:50
Да... трудно поверить, что это - банки :) Прекрасная композиция, прежде всего - великолепное освещение, в котором заложена бОльшая часть успеха фотоработы. Отличный ракурс. Ну и место, конечно, украшает :)
С наилучшими пожеланиями,
jmdias (53521) 2011-10-01 16:17
a nice view of this area where the greens look very nice contrasting with those beautiful archiceture. good job under difficult light conditions.
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-01
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: "Paris, Love and Pigeons"
- Theme(s): 50°N (50th parallel north in Europe) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-07-23 0:32