Stock Photos ofBalaton

Stock Photos and Photography of Lake Balaton and The Balaton RegionHungarians have a soft spot for Lake Balaton. It was the place most of them went for a holiday under socialism. Hungary is land locked and Balaton is where its beach resorts are. The largest fresh water lake in Central Europe, Lake Balaton is ringed by resort towns and "Strands", Hungarian for beaches. Once there were large cooperative hotel around Balaton owned and run by unions and associations for their members to holiday in. These have been replaced and the north shore of Balaton is going up market with 5 star hoteld and very smart new marinas catering for the Hungarian nouveau rich and Austrians. In this series of Balaton stock photos you will find photos of Lake Balaton but also photos and pictures of some of Balatons Vineyards around Badacsony. You will also see photos of Szigliget and picture of old Hungarian castles, as well as photography of its new Baroque palaces. We have also photographed the hot thermal water lakes at Heves, with photos of Heves famous buildings.



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Stock Photos of Villany Wine Region, Hungary Photos

Hungary has produced wine since Roman times. The Turkish introduced the red grape with varieties like Kardaka that are now only grown in Hungary. The wine regions were neglected under socilism and even the Queen of wine, Tojay, suffered a drop in quality.


In recent times new wine makers have started to return Hungary back to its former high quality production and the Villany Region has benfited the most in Hungary from investment and modern marketing techniques. Villany wines are amonst the best in Hungary with fine wines commanding high prices. As Hungarians consume a very high percentage of their wine there are still some famous Villany wine makers that do not export their wine at all.

Villany is right in the south of Hungary on the Coatian border. Pecs is its nearest big city. The Villany region follows a line of hills that climb out of a flat plain. Next to Villany is the wine cellar village of villanykovesd. This is where the family growers still make wine in rows of small wine cellars which have tunnels stretching underground behind them. The big companies though have very big modern wine making cellars that cater for high volume and these are in Villany itself.

In this collection of stock photos you will find photos of Villany vineyards and photos of villanykovesd wine cellars

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New collection of Easter Stock Photos

Funky stock Easter stock photosEaster can move by up to a month each year. This year it starts on April 2nd. Our Easter collection of photos shows photos of traditional decorated chocolate Easter eggs and photos of traditional hand painted chickens eggs.


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New Collection Of Spring Flower Photos

Funky Stock Spring Flowers Stock PhotosOnce Christmas is over we start to look forward to Spring. In this collection of Photos you can by Spring flower photos and photos of blossoms to freshen up your web site or promotions at the end of winter.


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Stock Photos of the Balaton Region Hungary

Travel stock photos of Lake Balaton, Hungary. Buy images and pictures of Balaton library photos. This Balaton photography collection is selling photos of Lake Balaton and towns in the Balaton region, including pictures of Keszthely's Festetics Palace and the thermal lake at Heviz. Buy Royalty free Balaton photos, Rights managed Balaton pictures or contact us to discuss prices. PHOTO COLLECTION INFO - The Balaton region of Hungary is the most nostalgic region for Hungarians as it is the place where they would probably have spent their childhood holidays. Hungary is land locked but it has the largest warm water lake in Europe. Under Socialism when Eastern europeans could not travel outside the Eastern Block, Balaton was the place to holiday. Unions and collectives built workers holiday complexes and the lake is ringed by beaches or "strands". Today Balaton is still the place where Hungarians rush to on a hot summers weekend from Budapest. The young Hungarians go to the resorts on the south of the Lake with Clubs and live a party life. The jet set go to their yaughts on the quieter north of the lake. Although Balaton still caters for mass tourism it is upping its image fast to cater for the wealthy. Around Balaton are many touist sites. Keszthely boast one of Hungary's great Baroque Palaces the home of the Festetics family and is open all year. Heviz is a famous health or wellness resort with the largest hot water thermal lake in Europe. The hot waters that pour into the Heviz lake are renown for their healing powers and are visited by millions of Hungarians, Austians and Germans all year round. Balaton produces fine Hungarian wines and the hills around the lake have vineyards producing fine wines. Badacsony is a well known wine town. Its vineyards run around a flat topped volcanic hill that is a Balaton landmark. Add to this castle ruins and a cemetry with interesting head stones and you can see why Balaton is so popular with the Hungarians.
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Swiss Alps Photos in Winter

Funky Stock Winter Alps stock photosOne place that shows the beauty of winter snow is Switzerland and the Swiss Alps. These Swiss Alps photos collection have photography and pictures of the high mountains of the Alps. The highest railway station is the Jungfraujoch at 3471 mts. With photos of the fenicular railway railway train that takes visitors through a tunnel inside the North Face of The Eiger up to the Jungfrau summit and The Top Of Europe, you will see why the Swiss Alps are so popular.

At the foot of The North face of the Eiger lies the ski resort of Grindelwald. Our Alps photo collection covers the high snow fields surrounding the valley.

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Christmas Market Photos, photography, pictures and images

Funky Stock Christmas Markets stock photosOur collection of Christmas Market photos shows photography from European Christmas Markets.

See photos of the Christmas market in Prague, photography of Saltburg Christmas market, pictures of Nurnburg Christmas Markets and images of Lille Christmas Market.

Get the Christmas atmosphere in this collection of photos.


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Christmas Deoration Photos, photography, Pictures and Images

Funky Stock Christmas decorations stock photosIf you are looking for photos to decorate your Chritmas project, this collection of Christmas decorations shows photos and photography of Christmas baubles, pictures of wooden Santas and images of snowman decorations.

Want to decorate your web site or magazine pages then look no further.


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Croatia Collection Photos Updated

Funky Stock Croatia stock photosNew photos of Croatia photography have been added to our Croatia photos collection. Our Dubrovnik photos show the renovated city which has returned to its full glory.

The Croatia photography collection has images of the Croatian Islands to buy on line, with photos of Brac, Kotcula and Pag.

New Collection of Sicily Photos

Funky Stock Sicily stock photosWe have just finished adding new photos to our Sicily photography collection. The photos of Sicily show all the many civilizations that have inhabited the Mediterranean Island.

The Greeks had very big settlements in Sicily and our photos show images of the vast Acropolis at Selanute and Agrigento. We also have images of the largest collection of Roman mosaics at Villa Romana. Our photos show fantastically well preserved hunting scenes and every day activities of the wealthy Romans.

Devastated by a massive earthquake in the late 1600s, Sicilians rebuilt whole towns in the Baroque style of the day. We have photos of Notto and its decorative balconies and pictures of Siracusa and Ragusa with their spectacular Baroque Cathedrals.

Add to this photo of the decaying grandeur of Palermo and images of the popular picturesque seaside resort of Cefalu and you will see this is a Sicilian photography collection not to be missed.


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New Hungary Photos Collection

Funky Stock Hungary stock photosNew Hungary Stock Photos

We have just added over 2000 new Hungary photos to Funkystock. This is the start of an on going project to photograph Hungary. We traveled to nearly every major Hungarian city and took photos of 4 major Hungarian festivals.

You will find Hungary photos of the Baroque cities of Gyor and Sopron and photography of the 2010 European City, Pecs.

Our new Hungary photo collections cover Hungarian wine regions with photoraphy of Villany and Hajos. We also have photos of Hungarians at play at the Gyor Regional Food Festival and photos of The Badacsony Wine Festival. We were invited to photograph the Knighting of the Paprika Knights at Kalocsa!! The Kalacsa photos also include drying of the Paprika Chilis.

The collections photos also covers Hungary architecture from photos the Baroque Fertod Palace to photography of the Neo Classical Cathedrals of Eger and Esztergom. Add to this the images of the beautiful Keszthely Palace, images of the thermal lake at Heviz and of course Budapest photos and you can see that this photo collection is the starting place if you are looking for Hungary photos.


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Still Life Stock Photos - African Masks - Images | Funky Stock Photography Libraries

Funky Stock African Masks Stock Photos
This stock photo collection has still life photos of genuine African masks, made by traditional African mask makers. The photos in this photography collection capture images of the ageless beauty of African art.

All the photos in this photography collection are high resolution.


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Alberobello Photos - Trulli Heaven

Funky Stock Alberobello, Italy stock photos
Alberobello is the Trulli capital of the world. The Trulli is the conical roofed house in the stock photo. It was designed as a tax dodge and is the subject of a forth coming Pixel Pig to be published on Funky Stock. You can see our stock photo collection of Alberobello by Clicking Here. If you want to read the Alberobello Pixel Pig send us an email to info@funkystock.eu and we will let you know when it is posted. In the mean time we hope you enjoy the stock photos, it really is a majic place. More will be added soon.