Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Castle of Hunedoara - The Hunyadi/Corvins Castle












Hunedoara Castle's, also known as the Hunyadi Castle, is built on a strategic position, on a rocky cliff at the exit of Zlaşti river from a small defile from Poiana Rusca Mountains. It's construction began in the XIV century, over a royal castrum, also built over the remains of an old roman stockade. A 1399 document reminds of a royal castrum and a castellan of Hunedoara. The castrum has been given in 1409 by the king of Hungary, Sigismund, to the noble Voicu and his family.
The initial core was designed by Voicu's son, Iancu de Hunedoara and his wife, Elisabeta Szilaghi. Later, Matei Corvin, Iancu's son, transformed the castle into a luxurious nobiliar residence. He built the "Matei Wing", with a loggia that has renaissance elements. In 1618, Gabriel Bethlen, the prince of Transylvania, initiated a new work phase, building, among others, the "Bethlen Wing".
http://library.thinkquest.org/C0125318/html/pages/Hunedoara.htm

Monday, July 26, 2010

Photography Contest

Glass Drops
3rd place
Round and Round
Face
4th place
Round and Round
Morning viewRound and roundhttp://www.pxleyes.com/photography-contest/14943/round-and-round.html

Coming Storm
2nd place
Billboards

Out
3rd place
Billboards
http://www.pxleyes.com/photography-contest/14944/billboards.html

Silver white winters3rd place
Favorite Things
http://www.pxleyes.com/photography-contest/14941/favorite-things.html

Whose?
4th place
Cattle Contest
http://www.pxleyes.com/photography-contest/14939/cattle.html

Monday, July 19, 2010

Photography Contest

2nd place
Rough/ Hands Contest
http://www.pxleyes.com/photography-contest-results/

4th place
Ssssnake/ Minimalism Contest

http://www.pxleyes.com/photography-contest-results/