From the stunning city of Vienna, Austria…this is a statue located in the Maria Theresien Platz. Some info from the web: At the center stands a colossal monument honoring empress Maria Theresa, who reigned for forty years. The monument, created in 1888 by Kaspar Zumbusch, shows Maria Theresa seated on top of a large pedestal supported on all sides by Corinthian columns. She is holding a scroll with the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713, an edict issued by Emperor Charles VI that allowed women to ascend the throne.
The empress is surrounded by some of her closest advisors. Four of her generals (von Daun, von Khevenhüller, Traun and von Laudon) are shown on horseback. Von Kaunitz, the chancellor of state, Van Swieten, her physician, Liechtenstein, director of the artillery forces and count von Haugwitz, who reformed the economy and strengthened central authority are shown standing near the pedestal.
Talke Photography Settings:
Lens: Nikon 12-24 f/4.0
Setting: Aperture Mode
Focal Length: 17.0 mm
Exposure: HDR 7 Exposures (+3 to -3)
Post Process: Adobe CS5, HDR Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, OnOne Software Photo Tools 2.6
Innsbruck, Austria is a beautiful city surrounded by picturesque mountains. Very stunning and a super place to visit! I can see why they had the 1976 Winter Olympics here. I arrived one late afternoon and walked around the downtown area at nite. As you can see not many shops were open and it was quiet. A great time to take pics! The blue hour gives it a cool feel! I love the one train track that just stops and ends abruptly on the street. Cheers!
Not many strolls around a city can top one in Paris with the Eiffel Tower in your view. This day I had taken tons of Tower shots and wanted to try a different view and went walking around town trying to get the Tower showing above the tops of buildings. This area was lovely…and I can imagine very very expensive! Bakeries and small shops on every corner…must be wonderful to live there! Crepe time…Oui Oui!