...been on another quest for Slovakia´s beauties this weekend and of course brought back many new photos ;-)...
The City of Trencin, Slovakia is in the center of the Povazie region. It is located in western Slovakia of the central Vah river valley near the Czech border, around 120 km from Bratislava. It is the administrative center of the Trencin Regional Government Unit. It has a famous medieval castle, standing on a rock above the city.
Thanks to its advantageous location, Trencin is an important commercial, economic, cultural and sport center. It is also known as the “City of fashion“. Numerous institutions and companies have their headquarters and branches located in Trencin. Expositions and fairs also have a long lasting tradition in Trencin. Current population estimates for Trencin is 60,000.
Together with Nitra and Bratislava, Trencin belongs to the oldest Slovak cities, chronicled as early as in the 11th century. Its strategic location near three Carpathian mountain passes on the crossroads of commercial routes, has always determined the character of the city as a significant landmark. As early as in the ancient times, the famous Jasper Road used by the Etruscan, Greek, and later Roman merchants to transport precious jasper from the Baltic region, was crossing Trencin. The site of Trencin has been inhabited since time immemorial. Trencin Castle, a typical medieval fortified castle is situated high on a rock above the city. Trencin is best known for a Roman inscription on the rock below the Trencin Castle dating from 179 AD. It denotes the site as Laugaricio and is the most northern evidence of the presence of Roman soldiers in central Europe.
Here, you can see the Trencin synagogue, which belongs to the most exquisite and interesting works of its type in Slovakia. It was built close to an earlier synagogue. In 1913, a Trencin construction firm, Fuchs and Niegreisz, based on the blueprints of a Berlin architect Dr. Richard Scheibner, carried out the construction. The historic building with Byzantine and Maur-Oriental elements stands at the northern corner of the Ludovit Stur square. The Synagogue was used for neology purposes until the 2nd World War, during which it was desecrated and its articles taken. Reconstruction of the monument took place from 1974 -1984. After the reconstruction, the central space under the dome has served as an exhibition hall. A small worship room in the rear of the facility was restored in 1990. The monument may be accessed at times of occasional exhibits.
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delkoo (68) 2008-06-23 0:17
you certainly have a very good eye for this kind of photo,the composition, the light and framing are just wonderful.
bibiweb (8) 2008-06-23 0:24
A well thought compostion with the water passing above the dome of the synagogue. The contrast between light and shadows is also very well managed and of course the presence of these two kids playing with the water adds life to the scene. Another high quality shot!
Have a nice day.
BennyV (13354) 2008-06-23 0:38
Beautiful building picture and I always appreciate a human touch in this kind of shot, so I love those kids in the foreground, adding some play to the architecture.
holmertz (33511) 2008-06-23 2:33
This is a very good composition. Two boys identically dressed on each side of the bow made by the water, which by itself corresponds very nicely to the cupola of the synagogue. There's also a very fine balance of light and dark spots in the wet foreground. The only minor drawback is the slightly overexposed (at least so it seems on my computer screen) façade.
aadilj (18102) 2008-06-23 3:10
I love the impact of the sunlight on the architecture in the background and the vibrant action happening with the watr. The composition is superb and well done Ivana
Adrique (609) 2008-06-23 5:25
I have been to Trenčín numerous times but I don´t remember this synagogue. Well, maybe because my holiday trips to this town are from my pre-school age. I´ve been to Trenčín couple of times this year, but those were only business trips, so I usually end up in the suburb.
I love this photo - great lighting, timing and composition. No disturbing artifacts. Full of both energy and tranquility. Maybe the image´s a bit oversharpened for such gentle moment and scenery.
IgorDeleze (585) 2008-06-23 6:02
Very nice shot.
I like the contrast between the two part of the picture. Nice light reflexion on the water, wich adds some light touch on the fg.
ticoeurs (295) 2008-06-23 9:09
A really nice shot melting architecture and kids game.
I like the constrast between the still people at the back and the synagogue and the movement of playing kids and the water.
The reflection is also very nice.
We can see also an Ivanian white.
Have a nice day.
gary91 (15347) 2008-06-23 11:16
I love your composition with the water circle passing over the dome of the synagogue and showing the same shape. Very well thought and the 2 children playing underneath are really at the ideal position.
Have a nice evening.
Best regards, Christian
ricochet (9696) 2008-06-23 12:13
Le jet d'eau est vraiment extra et fort bien capturé!!!
La composition est également superbe avec cette très belle synagogue en arrière plan et les enfants donnent un bel équilibre à l'ensemble très reussi à mon gout, bravo à toi!
wag (651) 2008-06-23 13:01
ahoj, velmi pekna kompozicia a vystihnutie momentu, btw.este o to viac potesi, ze je to moje rodne mesto.
luisafonso (862) 2008-06-23 13:23
Very nice Ivana. That's the way to shoot a landmark, with some action in the front to avoid the clichés. Great light too. Love it!
brevbrev14 (140) 2008-06-23 15:53
Hi Ivana, very good moment captured with the twins playing with the water..
a good moment of relax captured
i like a lot the light too
InasiaJones (30736) 2008-06-24 0:38
A tight composition focusing on a playful scene in front of a beautiful synagogue, where every elements are well composed into the frame.
I like to see a common denominator to these different parts of the scene; the orange colour that appears on the door, the roofs and clothing of little boys. For me, this kind of detail contributes to a higher quality image, even though you can't always control these circumstances. But when it happens, you can be cheerful and take advantage of this opportunity.
That's just what you brilliantly did.
azaf1 (15929) 2008-06-24 1:01
Just a beauty to look at. A great combination of the traditional and the transient everyday life well merged in great colors, sharpness and POV
Signal-Womb (13048) 2008-06-24 12:45
Hi Ivana, I like this very much. The stance of the little boy in foreground and the second caught momenterally off the ground, both beneath the arch of the fall. Great work..
Philippe (11836) 2008-06-24 14:44
Hi, Ivana. This is a really excellent composition. The arch made by the fountain is a very good frame for the two boys playing on the square. They bring a lot of life in your composition and seem to be enjoying themselves. The arch also frames the synagogue very well and the water on the ground produces nice reflections. Very good balance between low and high lights and a very well chosne POV.
Have a nice evening,
clio (27955) 2008-06-25 9:23
Very beautiful composition with the water jet which is in relation with the curve of the synagogue and the colors of the clothes of the children which have a dialogue with those of the roofs.
The reflection is very beautiful also and the play of the children brings life and movement.
Very well done!
zeca (19762) 2008-06-25 15:29
Its a beautiful photo, with nice lights creating great reflections! The wet floor is a very good detail! The kids playing gives nice mood to the scene, and excellent motion. A picture with lots of great points. Well done!
fabio_ts (13694) 2008-06-27 3:49
FAntastic picture Ivana, full of joy and smartly composed, I love it, BRAVISSIMA!!
have a nice weekend,
veronika (6052) 2008-07-09 11:55
tato je super, vsetko tam tak pekne sedi a zapada a tie deturence su mile :)
abulafia (4900) 2008-07-14 4:09
What a wonderful shot, The architecture part is probably the only thing I would have gotten out of it, But you got that very good human part as well, turning this beautiful Synagoge into being "just" a background for your picture.
Very nice work.
pastadog (13105) 2008-07-18 2:28
Very pretty shot, Ivana. Not just for the beautiful synagogue (I add to the theme), also the attractive scene of the kids. Very efficient exposure. I see there are some nice towns in your country, I only visited Bratislava. And thanks for sharing, maybe I'll forward this to my sister in-law, her family is from Slovakia, maybe her father remembers this place... Regards, Daniel.
edytungkal (4551) 2009-05-11 13:40
All the details created a perfect picture to enjoy and you just captured this shot on the best timing, i like this picture. One of you best shots...tfs
marcdemoulin (1870) 2010-06-03 12:06
Great scenery and reflection, perfectly composed Ivana.
- Copyright: Ivana Krekanova (Elaine_Blath) (8509)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2008-06-22
- Categories: Vie quotidienne, Architecture
- Exposition: f/3.5, 1/80 secondes
- More Photo Info: view
- Versions: version originale
- Thème(s): Synagogues, Photo Viewer, My Favs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-06-22 23:45