Kremnica - panorama
|Copyright: Stefan Kardos (stevkds)
|Date Taken: 2005-10-29|
|Camera: Canon EOS 20D|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2007-01-25 17:51|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Kremnica was among the major mining towns of the world during the Middle Ages and Modern Times period. However, the first evidence of subsurface mining activities comes from the 9th century.|
In the 13th century the inhabitants of this area were affected by the invasion of Mongols. After that disastrous event, Hungarian kings invited new colonist from Germany to replenish the decimated population. They are supposed to have restored the mining activities in the town. The first written reference to the town dates back to 1328, when it was granted royal town privileges by King Charles I of Hungary.
The town's mint is known to have existed already at that time. Since 1335 it coined golden florins and later famous "Kremnica ducats", which were used as international means of payment for their constantly high purity of gold. It was the most important mint, and later the only one, in the Kingdom of Hungary, in Czechoslovakia and in Slovakia; the prosperity brought to the town led to it being nicknamed "Golden Kremnica".
In 1331, Kremnica became the seat of the Chamber Count (Kammergraf) who was the head of the most important mining and minting chamber of the Kingdom of Hungary. The Count administrated in the Middle Ages all the mines and mints in twelve counties of the kingdom.
At the end of the 14th century, Kremnica became the capital of the mining towns in Central Slovakia. The annual production of gold and silver guaranteed the development of the town. In the 15th century Kreminca was the second most important city in the Kingdom of Hungary. The town was continuously being granted new privileges and the deputies of the town occupied the second place in the Hungarian Diet(the first place was reserved for the representatives of Buda, the capital of the Kingdom).
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- [2007-01-25 18:18]
Beautiful place, reminds me some cities inside the state, small but nailed in valleys and mountains. Beautiful light here.
Visual and wonderful beautiful panoramic
Howdy Stefan. I like this pano a lot! There seems to be good portions of land and sky together. I also like the varied details in the town. Nice work!
- [2007-01-26 3:19]
Very nice panorama showing beautifull piece of Slovakia.TFS
Hi Stafan, wonderful view of this lovely town, great light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
Fantastic light! Look like the sun have warm tone and the shadow part confirm this is not the noon sun who in general... is very hard for the result! The relief is of an excellent angle and the style of building please me a lot! It's like to be nice to live there!