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Copyright: Kristof Szekely (szekelykristof) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 983 W: 56 N: 2487] (12618)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-03
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/6.3, 3 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-12 0:26
Viewed: 1345
Points: 30
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A recent nightshot of the Albertina Galleries from downtown, Vienna.

The Albertina is a museum in the Innere Stadt (First District) of Vienna, Austria. It houses one of the largest and most important graphics collections in the world with approximately 65,000 drawings and approximately 1 million old master prints, as well as more modern graphics works.
Vienna's Albertina was erected on one of the last remaining sections of the fortifications of Vienna, the Augustian Bastion. Originally, the Hofbauamt (Court Construction Office), which had been built in the second half of the 17th century, stood in that location. In 1745, it was refurbished by the director of the Hofbauamt, Emanuel Teles Count Silva-Tarouca, to become his palace. It was therefore also known as Palais Taroucca. The building was later taken over by Duke Albert of Saxen-Teschen. He used it as his residence and later brought his collection there from Brussels, where he had acted as the governor of the Habsburg Netherlands. For that purpose, he had the building extended by Louis Montoyer. Since then, the palace has immediately bordered the Hofburg. The collection was expanded by Albert's successors.
The collection of paintings was created by Duke Albert with the Genoese count Giacomo Durazzo (Austrian ambassador in Venice). In 1776 the count presented nearly 1,000 pieces of art to the Duke Albert and his wife Marie-Christine (Maria Theresia's daughter). Graf Giacomo Durazzo - brother of Marcello Durazzo (Doge of Genoa) - "wanted to create a collection for posterity that served higher purposes than all others: education and the power of morality should distinguish his collection..." . In the 1820s Archduke Charles initiated further modifications of the building by Joseph Kornhäusel, which affected mostly the interior decoration. After Archduke Charles, Archduke Albert and Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen lived in the building.
In early 1919, the building and the collection passed from the Habsburgs into the ownership of the Republic of Austria. In 1920, the collection of prints was unified with the collection of the former imperial court library. The name Albertina was established in 1921. In March 1945, the Albertina was heavily damaged by bomb attacks. The Albertina was completely refurbished and modernized from 1998 until 2003.

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Hi Kristof!
Interesting object. Good POV. Very good light. Nice shot.

hey Kristof
beautiful architecture , excellent clear shot with great light
great my friend :)

Hello Kristof! Nice picture very nice colours and good lightness. Ideal capture. Original work. Good luck!

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  • zms Gold Star Critiquer [C: 268 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-10-12 0:53]

Hello Kristof,
What a magnificent capture.
Great perspective.
Thank You
Have a great day

Exposure wise Kristof, well done.

Hello Cristof,
Nice night scene.
Powerful graphism light and shadows.
Selahattin E

Olá Kristof!

Great night shot, it has very good sharpness :D
Nice light and details ;)

have a great WE.

Hi Kristof,
Beautiful architectural built....
Clarity and details are perfect.
Well done.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Szia Kristof!

Gyonyoru ejszakai felvetel, gyonyoru szinekkel, fenyekkel. Nagy utazo vagy, jo szemmel veszed eszre a szepseget. :-) Gratulalok!

Legy jo,


nocturnal shot is something i've yet to experiment with. you did it so well here, Kristof, yielding a great outcome. very nice soft colours!


Hi Kristof
wonderful view of this elegant building
grea size and good image
wonderful nocturnal light
good work

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2008-10-13 4:54]

ciao kristof..bellissimo scatto..grande composizione..ottimo pov..bello il soggetto...ottimi i dettagli...ottimo il tempo di esposizione..complimenti

Kristof Hi:

Splendid PoV of the beauiful architecture. Your composition has amaizng use of light an shadows that shows the details and clarity of the architecture. Thanks for the notes.

Congratulaitons, very nice, my friend

Hello Kristof,
A very good POV to show off this stunning architecture.
The night shot is very effective and has such a range of light and shadow.
Well composed.
Thanks for the notes.
Have a good weekend, Joni

What a beautiful lights a facade by excellent night time details

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