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This old building we live in (second floor only). Our Home. Small village / countryside, South-Bavaria. Rural region. In Germany, this kind of building is called “Fachwerkhaus” (English: Timbered Building? – I am not sure).
Bavaria. Oberbayern. Germany.
(Update 01/23/2013: on october 2012, we moved to Switzerland).
This architecture is typical for the Black Forest Area, South Wurttemberg, but there are lots of these buildings also in Bavaria and in Central Germany.
784 views as of Jan 23, 2013.
Single image HDR, 3 steps, EV -1, 0, +1, Photomatix 2.4.
Postworking in PSE7.
Nikon D90 DSLR with Nikkor AF-S 18-105G ED VR. F=10.0 Tv=1/250 FL=18.0/27mm ISO=200.
Featured in a Home Somewhere – June 2010.
Featured in THE WORLD – May 18, 2010.
Featured in Unique Buildings of the World – August 2009.

German tradition or Fachwerkhäuser:
The greatest extant half-timbered structures exist in Germany. Many small towns of majority or entirety of half-timbered houses exist have escaped war damage and modernization.
Some more prominent towns (among many) include: Hanau-Steinheim (the city of the brothers Grimm); Bad Urach; Eppingen “Romance city” with a half-timbered church dating from 1320; Mosbach; Vaihingen ad Enz with a UNCESCO-listed Celtic abbey and monastery; Schorndorf (birthplace of Gottlieb Daimler and perhaps most importantly: Calw which has over 200 17th century half-timbered houses and Biberach an der Riß with the both the largest medieval complex, the Holy Spirit Hospital and the oldest Southern German building, now the Museum of Weavers, dated to 1318. This best exampled by the “fachwerkhauser Strasse” or Timber-Frame Road tour.
German fachwerk buildings are the most varied with a huge multitude of carpentry techniques which have become highly regionalised to be specific per region. Current extensive German planning laws for buildings and regional architectural character preservation dictate that half-timbered house must be constructed authentic to regional or even city specific design or permission is not given. – Wikipedia

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German amateur photographer living in Switzerland. Nature and Landscapes. I have lived for many years in a very beautiful rural region at the very south of Bavaria. So I had a lot of subjects to take photos from, especially landscapes, mountains, lakes, woods, rivers, picturesque villages, countryside. Recently I moved to Switzerland. Nikon D7K, D90, Pentax K20D, Pentax K-x, Nikon D3K. I am also a host to the Chile Lindo Group.

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  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 5 years ago

    a beautiful place to call home !
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you very much Francis!

    – Daidalos

  • blamo
    blamoabout 5 years ago

    wonderful place

  • Many thanks Blamo!

    – Daidalos

  • red addiction
    red addictionabout 5 years ago

    I bet it’s so pretty in the inside too! It’s gorgeous!

  • Thank you so much red addiction!

    – Daidalos

  • MyheART
    MyheARTabout 5 years ago

    lovely home:)

  • Thank you very much Robin :)

    – Daidalos

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 5 years ago

    lovely shot, great house

  • Thank you so much Justart

    – Daidalos

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 5 years ago

    ..and it looks like a castle..with a nice terrace and even the “Raiffeisenbank?” in reach.

  • Thank you so much Dear Gilberte :)

    – Daidalos

  • hfrymark
    hfrymarkabout 5 years ago

    lovely capture

  • Many thanks Heather!

    – Daidalos

  • Rainy
    Rainyabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture and lovely home Alex!!

  • Thank you very much Rainy!

    – Daidalos

  • HG. QualityPhotography
    HG. QualityPho...about 5 years ago

    Beautiful place to call home Daidalos.
    Fav!

  • Vielen Dank Hans, sehr nett von Dir!

    – Daidalos

  • PSL1
    PSL1almost 5 years ago

    Beautiful photograph Alex. Excellent catch on the light and colours.
    Great work my friend.- Peter

  • Thank you Peter, my friend! Very kind of you

    – Daidalos

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