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The town, known as Győrszentmárton until 1965, is dominated by its most famous landmarks: the thousand-year-old Pannonhalma Archabbey and the Benedictine Secondary School, which are situated above the village, on Szent Marton Hill. The hill itself is still known by this ancient name and the name 'Pannonhalma' was introduced as part of the Hungarian language reforms in the nineteenth century. The association with Saint Martin ('Szent Márton' in Hungarian) derives from a belief that Martin of Tours was born here, though others believe he was born in nearby Szombathely.

There is a small statue in the town at the crossroads under the abbey which shows the saint as a Roman soldier, cutting his cloak according to the legend associated with him. The wall behind this is part of the original fortifications which were built in 1569 as a result of incursions into Western Hungary by the Ottoman Turks. The area remained a moving frontier between the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg Empire for the following 140 years and the town suffered considerable damage during this time.

From at least the nineteenth century, Szent Marton had a significant Jewish community. They played an important role in the commerce of village, as it was then, until the latter years of World War II. In 1944, the remaining Jewish families were rounded up and sent to extermination camps. A small synagogue, built in the late 1800s, remains on the main street, though it is no longer in use. The building is in the process of being restored and a monument has been constructed on the street in front of it. Some dozens of Jews were protected in the abbey when it was taken under control of the International Red Cross in October 1944, along with 3,000 other refugees, many of them children, thanks to the efforts of a Swiss national, Eduard Benedek Brunschweiler. The IRC was expelled from Pannonhalma by the Red Army in April 1945.

In 1996, parts of the town were included in UNESCO's demarcation of the Abbey as a World Heritage Site. Four years later, the village of Pannonhalma was officially granted 'town' status.
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The Reddening Pannonia by markborbely ( Suggested by rainylake and Featured by Anoya )
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Tenkaido Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
A lovely view, the field of red poppies adds a much-needed contrast to the ominous sky. A well-chosen composition empathises the contrast, making the scene seem even more attractive. The abbey in the background is a fine nuance as well.
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1Simplicity01 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful picture!
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hekla01 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
dramatic and lovely at the same time, wonderful capture! :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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mizaelelGraphics Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
I hope to be a great artist, just as you are.
please can you give me a llama
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LunaFeles Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014   Photographer
Hey I featured your work here
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greenramble Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
very powerful, the poppies and the sky in contrast, yet working together in some way to make the citadel very exposed :)
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Vincenzo-Ganci Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Great work.
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Anoya Featured By Owner May 1, 2014   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - April 2014! Heart
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markborbely Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Thank you very much! :)
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Anoya Featured By Owner May 1, 2014   Photographer
Anytime! =)
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markborbely Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
:)
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RedMax88 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
great scene
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Febo-theRealOne Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
excelent photo, beautiful landscape!
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matthieu-parmentier Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful picture, from the foreground to the sky !
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markborbely Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Thank you Matthieu!
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Lesliewifeofbath Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful.
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MySweetDarkness Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Contrast between poppies and sky is amazing !
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Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice image!
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Rajesh98 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Very nice job!
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
With all those flowers, you wouldn't expect so much gloom! ;)
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Fliron Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
nice
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Hellokittyrocks101 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist
you have neat pictures 
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Hellokittyrocks101 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist
the sceneary is beautiful
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PotzPiks Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool shot
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danwind Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Beauitful Picture, I loved it
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haffyx Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous!
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CherryInTheSun Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
so beautiful! :)
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NorbertKocsis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amindenit gratulálok a DD-hez megérdemled gyönyörű ez a kép akár csak az összes többi! :)
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HetaliaLove100 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Artist
Great work on the DD
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KangTengri Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014   Photographer
:clap: great light and mood
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TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:wow: Beautiful, simply beautiful!

Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo! :)
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
very nice
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WorldOfMiddle-earth Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
This is a beautiful capture. Very well done.
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Audranasa Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
poppy fields are banned in my country =[
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indigoatmosphere Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful, congrats on the DD!
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Loveall1229 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Wow, it's stunning!  Such an incredible sense of depth...
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SilverTop Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From dark clouds to red poppies to distant buildings, everything really works well together in this photo.  A wonderful capture that deserves a DD!
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gravenimagez Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Artist
Simply sublime.  Well done.  :clap:
Congrats on the well deserved DD.
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:iconcongratsddplz:
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Gee-X Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
remek fotó!
Gratulálok a DD-hez :)
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robson666 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist
congratulations to the well deserved Daily Deviation Clap Clap 
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coolgonzo969 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Wonderful picture, I love the colours and clouds. Congrats on the DD. :-)
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LadyCarnal Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014   Photographer
Gratula :iconnewhugplz:
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phraught Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely composition.   Congratulations on the Daily Deviation.
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Marilsol Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
amo papaveri rossi
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Junie-D Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Congrats on the DD! :heart:
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Marszenka Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous. Hope to see the great Hungarian plain in person someday....for now, I just have to admire the photographs. Stunning.
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap::clap: well done on an excellent DD
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