Piece Of Graz
|Copyright: Serghei Pakhomoff (serp2000)
|Date Taken: 2010-12-31|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2011-03-09 9:55|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Have you ever seen the Christmas city? This is Graz, I took this shot last day of 2010.|
Exposure time: 1/2 sec.
Graz is the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna and the capital of the federal state of Styria. It has a population of 291,890 as of 2010
Graz has a long tradition as a student city: its six universities have more than 44,000 students. Graz's "Old Town" is one of the best-preserved city centres in Central Europe.
Politically and culturally, Graz was for centuries more important for Slovenes than Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, and still remains influential.
In 1999, Graz was added to the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Sites, which was extended in 2010 by Schloss Eggenberg. Graz was sole Cultural Capital of Europe for 2003 and has got the title of a City of Culinary Delights in 2008.
Due to its position southeast of the Alps, Graz is shielded from the prevailing westerly winds that bring weather fronts in from the North Atlantic to northwestern and central Europe. Due to this factor the weather in Graz is Mediterranean influenced. Graz therefore has more hours of sunshine per year than Vienna or Salzburg and also less wind or rain. Graz lies in a basin that only opens to the south, causing the climate to be warmer than would be expected at that latitude. Plants are found in Graz that normally grow much further south. However, this milder, less windy climate is detrimental to the air quality in Graz as it makes the city prone to smog in winter. The exhaust fumes of the around 120,000 cars driven into Graz every weekday by people living in the surrounding areas, together with the car journeys made by the inhabitants of Graz itself, are the most significant source of air pollution.
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- mar294 (38)
- [2011-03-09 10:07]
Lean back and look at the picture... The slope makes a building alive! Christmas trees like an eyes and red light like a mouth!
- [2011-03-09 11:27]
Nu otklonilas', nu posmotrela... U cheloveka buinaya fantasia, odnako - takogo monstra razglyadet', da esche s koronoi na golove. A esli krasnoe - eto rot, to podborodok emu fosforom chto-li natyorli - ves' takoi perezasvechennyi? A eto na samom dele yolki na provodah visyat? Vniz makushkoi? Strannyi Christmas decor. Zagadochnoe foto:)
TRADITIONAL BUILDING SIT ON MODERN SHOPS
WARM TRADITIONAL LIGHT UP
COLD MODERN LIGHT DOWN
I LIKE THIS STRONG CONTRAST BETWEEN THE OLD AND NEW BETWEEN THE WARM OLD MEMORIES AND COLD HARD PRESENT WE LIVE
NICE WORK MY FRIEND
- [2011-03-09 22:36]
Hi Serghei, superb nite city shot good light management Well done Rich
Bom dia Serghei
An impressive photo with a special point of view. Colors and sharpness are marvelous.
- [2011-03-10 4:52]
Тут по философски надо смотреть. Все понятно, когда все соответствует канонам классики, правильно? А здесь все, как у Пикассо позднего периода, что и похвально, за то, что тебе, любителю "правильных снимков" хватило смелости его поставить! Время рассудит, говорят хитрые италийские артисты в таких случаях! ;о)
This is a fabulous photo, Serghei, even with the wires - that they run parallel with one of the main linear elements of the image makes them accpetable as part of the image. Great sharpness and wonderul atmosphere. Well done indeed.
Schöne Nachtaufnahme von der steirischen Hauptstadt.
Vor allem die Farben und Bildschärfe sind perfekt, gratuliere!