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The mosque of Gázi Kászim pasa (pasha Qasim the Victorious)


Pécs is the fifth largest city of Hungary, located on the slopes of the Mecsek mountains in the south-west of the country, close to its border with Croatia. It is the administrative and economical centre of Baranya county. Pécs is also the seat of Roman Catholic Diocese of Pécs.
Pécs has been selected to be the European Capital of Culture in 2010 sharing the title together with Essen and Istanbul. The city's motto is: "The Borderless City".
During World War II Pécs suffered only minor damages, even though a large tank-battle took place 20–25 km south of the city, close to the Villány area late in the war, when the advancing Red Army fought its way towards Austria.

After the war development became fast again, and the city grew, absorbing several nearby towns. In the 1980s Pécs already had 180,000 inhabitants.
After the end of Socialist era (1989–1990) Pécs and its county, like many other areas, were hit hard by the changes, the unemployment rate was high, the mines and several factories were closed, and the war in neighboring Yugoslavia in the 1990s affected the tourism.

40 comments:

  1. Fantastic capture as always, Vicky! Such lovely blue skies and wonderful clouds! The perfect background for such a beautiful old cathedral! I do hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. Wonderful SkyWatch-photo again. Beautiful colors!

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  3. Beautiful shot thanks for sharing your pic of Pec's

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  4. Wonderful picture it's so sharp!

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  5. Great Skies...beautiful statue.

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  6. Εντυπωσιακη οπως παντα!!!

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  7. Absolutely lovely!

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  8. Skywatch can't get better than this... This is a very beautiful shot!

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  9. Vicky: That is really amazing, beautiful structure into the sky.

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  10. Beautiful photo!! And thank for sharing the info about Pecs.

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  11. Lovely shot Vicky, I like your HDR range you have there at Flickr. Thanks for sharing:)

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  12. Oh what lovely structure and the sky is adorable too.

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  13. WOW! yet another stunning HDR... great job Vicky

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  14. Vicky this is beautiful. I could even see how intricately build this building. Love it!

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  15. So very beautiful with the aged stones, cupola and statuary.

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  16. Amazing structure with beautiful sculptures all around.

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  17. Truly wonderful building. Beautiful capture.

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  18. Awesome capture! That monument is really beautiful and you captured it with the sky and building background amazingly.

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  19. Hungary is full of those arquitectural wonders!

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  20. What a beautiful church! Really wonderful shot and the sky are so perfect:-)
    Wish you a nice weekend!

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  21. The sculpture is exquisite and looks fantastic against the blue sky and clouds!

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  22. This is absolutely stunning.

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  23. Heisann!

    Thank you for visiting my blog. More photos from my trip to Marco last week will be published during the next days.
    I stayd some days in Hungary in May, but did not go to Pécs. Wonderful architecture!
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  24. Awesome shot, Vicky! You always have beautiful photos!

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  25. fantastic photo you have. Thanks for dropping by.

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  26. An amazing view. What a creation.

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  27. The mosque shows the earlier style of arts when it comes to sculpture...if that is what you can call about it, but the them really shows what they want to convey to the people...

    Photo is so cool, you captured them so great.

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  28. Vicky, this is a beautiful shot and the sky is so lovely and frames it in so nicely! Love the clouds!

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  29. An incredibly beautiful image, beautiful colors and lighting on and around the building.

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  30. So very beautiful - The history alone is amazing!

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  31. Thank you very much for your comments!!!!

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  32. Very beautiful statue and mosque perfect looking with your great HDR dear Vicky. I didn't know that Ottoman mosque in Hungary.

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