|Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio2006)
|Date Taken: 2012-12-06|
|Exposure: f/6.3, 1/40 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-12-10 10:37|
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Da Wikipedia, l'enciclopedia libera.
Il Marienplatz (Piazza di Santa Maria) è la principale piazza di Monaco di Baviera, su cui si affaccia anche il Neues Rathaus (Municipio nuovo).
La piazza venne concepita nei piani di sistemazione della città voluti da Enrico il Leone. Per secoli teatro dei maggiori avvenimenti pubblici, la piazza era dedicata al mercato fino al 1807, quando i cittadini di Monaco vi invocarono la vergine Maria affinché li proteggesse da un'epidemia di colera, facendole prendere il nome attuale.
Nel 1638 venne eretta la Mariensäule (Colonna della Vergine), per commemorare la fine dell'invasione svedese.
Altro elemento decorativo della piazza è la Fischbrunnen (fontana del pesce), costruita tra il 1862 ed il 1865 ad opera di Konrad Knoll. La fontana venne completamente distrutta dai bombardamenti della seconda guerra mondiale e nel 1954 venne affidato a Josef Henselmann il compito di ricostruirla.
Oggi la piazza è sede del Weihnachtsmarkt (mercatino di Natale), che si tiene nei giorni precedenti il 25 dicembre.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Marienplatz (en: Mary's Square, i.e. St. Mary, Our Lady's Square) is a central square in the city centre of Munich, Germany. It has been the city's main square since 1158.
In the Middle Ages markets and tournaments were held in this city square. Marienplatz was named after the Mariensäule, a Marian column erected in its centre in 1638 to celebrate the end of Swedish occupation. Today the Marienplatz is dominated by the New City Hall (Neues Rathaus) on the north side. The Glockenspiel in the tower of the new city hall was inspired by these tournaments, and draws millions of tourists a year. At the east side Munich's Old City Hall (Altes Rathaus) is located. It's a gothic council hall and ballroom and tower, which have been reconstructed.
The pedestrian zone between Karlsplatz and Marienplatz is a crowded area with numerous shops and restaurants.
The Marienplatz S-Bahn and U-Bahn station, an important transportation hub, is located below the square.
The Mariensäule is a Marian column located on the Marienplatz in Munich, Germany. It was erected in 1638 to celebrate the end of Swedish occupation during the Thirty Years' War and is topped by a golden statue of the Virgin Mary standing on a crescent moon as the Queen of Heaven, created in 1590. The figure was originally located in the Frauenkirche. Mariensäule in Munich was the first column of this type built north of the Alps and inspired erecting other Marian columns in this part of Europe.
At each corner of the column's pedestal is a statue of a putto, created by Ferdinand Murmann. The four putti are each depicted fighting a different beast, symbolizing the city's overcoming of adversities: war represented by the lion, pestilence by the cockatrice, hunger or famine by the dragon and heresy by the serpent.
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- [2012-12-10 11:51]
Another beautiful photo from the Christmas Market in Munich, nice lights, well composed
- [2012-12-10 14:03]
The sky is the dramatic element that brings life to the scene, tfs
Ciao Silvio, Bonjour,
Beautiful daily life nocturne scene from the Christmas market in Bayern (Germany)
I like the blue sky and Christmas lightening with the silhouette of the cathedrale too,
The lights of Christmas,,,I like it very much...it helps to feel the spirit of the season.. Good perspective and warm and good noturne
- [2012-12-11 6:37]
quelle compo sueprbe place et iamge dans un ciel de rêve avec le beau sapin superbe un rêve bravo.
Merci et amitié
Interesting perspective and very well exposed.Christmas lights neatly presented with an almost threatening sky, great image.
Awesome capture of those Christmas lights against the blue sky! Great pov and dof with nice details. Nice catch of the silhouette of the buildings. Well done, tfs.
Ciao Silvio! Very fine scene, fine man, amazing church in the background. Wonderful Blue Hour. Good quality. Well done!