Old State House
A photo from the old town of Boston. This is Old State House on the corner of Washington Street and State Street. Built in 1713, it is one of the oldest public buildings in the U.S. and was used as the seat of the colony government until 1776 and served as the Massachusetts State House from the independence until 1798. In 1770, it was the site of the Boston Massacre, when British soldiers killed five people. Nowadays, it is surrounded by the modern city and is used as a museum and as the entrance to State subway station.
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Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/400 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 883/100 mm
Date Taken: 2016-07-22 11:27
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 6866 kb
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papagolf21 (109312) 2016-07-24 23:29
Bonjour, cher ami Lars,
L'édifice fait figure de lilliputien par rapport à l'environnement. Un très bon point quant à la qualité et au sujet photographique.
jemaflor (103133) 2016-07-24 23:32
Excellent photogenic impact with the contrast of architecture,well framed, nice result.
snunney (106533) 2016-07-25 1:48
Excellent capture of this beautiful historic building now totally surrounded by high rise blocks. The light was perfect the rich colours and detail in the brickwork. Pleasant animated atmosphere.
ourania (51079) 2016-07-25 2:00
a superb presentation of the historic building, it stands out superbly having modern buildings as backdrop and a neat and peaceful street scene in the foreground. The clarity of your picture is amazing and the light is powerful and smooth at the same time. Depth and colours are very well managed and make the scenery even more inviting. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Royaldevon (43407) 2016-07-25 2:09
It is a seriously old building for the USA and the way that you have captured it, shows how much it differs in materials and style from the surrounding buildings. It's a real gem!
You didn't have an easy job, photographing it, with so much contrasting shadow but your resulting shot is excellent.
Have a good day,
ikeharel (78317) 2016-07-25 2:13
The skyscrapers made the beautiful Old-State-House looking small, but it is an eyes drawing-attention with its archi.-desin and red bricks colors.
The group of school-tour stayed in the shades and yet, added extra vivid colors to the scene. There is a colorful bus on the far right corner.
distinct and clear photo, light at noon time well handled.
holmertz (59142) 2016-07-25 2:24
This building seems to be roughly the same age as the house at the corner of my street ;-). This looks seriously misplaced in this environment but it is no doubt a fine building. But being partly used as the entrance to a subway station sounds like a grave insult to one of the oldest public buildings in the country. It's a good photo with quite a lot of street-life and it is nicely cropped with the surrounding buildings just used as a frame.
delpeoples (59774) 2016-07-25 3:28
Hello dear Birthday Boy Lars
I hope you are having a wonderful birthday and are being spoiled by your loved ones.
This great photo reminds me a lot of the photos of Andew Lipsett who collected photos of American State Houses. I think he would find this interesting, as I do. Excellent wide angle view, great colours and sharpness. A delightful and interesting photos. Amazing how such a bright, dynamic place can be the scene of such tragedy.
Warmest wishes, thanks for sharing
pajaran (65764) 2016-07-25 4:34
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad, kompozicija i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo pokazana arhitektura i detalji na fasadi, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa posetiocima.
Lepa arhitektura i trenutak sa svetlom koji je naglasio lepotu arhitekture i detalja na fasadi.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Beautiful view of the moment, a good text ...
Good work, composition and contrast, nice colors, nice pkazana architecture and details on the facade, beautifully captured the moment with visitors.
Beautiful architecture and a moment with light that emphasized the beauty of the architecture and details on the facade.
A good article on the technique and the elements of the recording.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best for the new week, which began, good luck.
jhm (160023) 2016-07-25 5:10
Ja we zien de mooie oude architectuur en de modern gebouwen zijn een groot contrast.
Ik zie natuurlijk de oude kerk.
But ongelooflijk hoe dit kan bewaard blijven.
Heel mooi foto werk, bedankt.
pierrefonds (71137) 2016-07-25 5:12
The presence of the crowd has an effect of scale. The point of view is showing the details of the architecture of the Old State House. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
ChrisJ (117855) 2016-07-25 5:37
A nice contrast between the new and the old. Excellent sharpness and good colour and saturation. The people provide scale and animate the scene. Tfs!
Sergiom (88317) 2016-07-25 5:52
Ce petit immeuble semble très populaire si on se fie aux nombreuses personnes qui veulent y entrer. Il est bien à l'abri du vent avec ses grands frêres pour le protéger. Lumière parfaite.
Nicou (151064) 2016-07-25 6:03
Avec ces personnages en fond la foule colorée quel contraste entre cette église en ocre et l'édifice à gauche quel graphisme de fenêtres superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (106408) 2016-07-25 6:21
Interesting contrast of architecture.
Good POV, sharpness and colors.
dkmurphys (64573) 2016-07-25 7:19
Very fine street scene. How that city evolved! Amazing surroundings of the old state hall!
rychem (42630) 2016-07-25 8:38
Excellent photo, the contrast between this old house and modern buildings is great, high quality photo as usual
adramad (49544) 2016-07-25 9:14
A very original composition, with the stark contrast of the small building, the "Old State House" compared with tall buildings that surround it seems small, a symbol surrounded by the constructive expansion.
Very nice colorful in tones, very attractive.
Good management brightness and superb sharpness.
Very well done. My congratulations.
All the best and have a good start to the week.
Silvio1953 (152991) 2016-07-25 9:19
Ciao Kars, great contrast for old house in modern buildings, excellent clarity and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
cornejo (46782) 2016-07-25 10:33
Hi Lars, very good picture of this interesting historical building, very well captured in this interesting image with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly realized, my congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
ktanska (29275) 2016-07-25 11:09
Boston may be one of the best cities offering such comparisons. There aren't many buildings left from early 1770's in USA, espacially in downtown areas.
Quite stylish shot showing classic architecture and high rise buildings covering background entirely.
Poseidon_Simons (30) 2016-07-25 13:26
Very nice picture. Old architecture surrounded by modern!
emka (106772) 2016-07-25 14:12
Happy Birthday!! How funny, 1713 and one of the oldest public buildings. Everything is relative. It is beautiful building and it looks amazing having the modern ones around. We can see that the people have there a history lesson. I remember this place in Boston and it was also mine favourite.
WArm regrads MAlgo
carlo62 (54986) 2016-07-25 14:29
le persone sembrano molto piccole rispetto all'architettura che ci mostri, ma poi l'immagine si apre e si vedono i giganteschi palazzi alle spalle che sembrano soffocare l'antico palazzo.
lousat (97585) 2016-07-25 16:01
Hi Lars,i like a lot pics like that,so rich of things to watch and with a lot of contrasts between old and modern facades,very sharp and bright as usual! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jmdias (68677) 2016-07-25 16:53
very beautiful view of this old building. I liked its architecture and details and the special contrast of it against the modern buildings. TFS.
PiotrF (22898) 2016-07-25 16:56
Nice picture with the contrast of architecture.
Excellent perspective and depth.Wonderful colours.
Nicely captured with good lighting control.
alvaraalto (20328) 2016-07-25 19:57
Van Harte Gefeliciteerd……Met deze fantastische foto. Het perfecte voorbeeld hoe oud en nieuw elkaar versterken. Beide gebouwen worden mooier door elkaars aanwezigheid.
danos (103144) 2016-07-25 22:36
great the view of the Old State House that looks so 'tiny' between its huge neighborhoods.I like the beauty of the scene, its clarity and sharpness, as the excellent light and colour management,that enhance even more its details.
claudeD (41582) 2016-07-26 5:55
very fine picture from Boston showing in a perfect way the contrast between old and new architecture. Very good composition, fine light managment and sharpness.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
rbassin (24313) 2016-07-26 13:17
une très bonne composition, bons contrastes entre l'ancien et le contemporain.
macjake (72555) 2016-07-27 0:33
yeah, i think we've seen this on TE a couple of times before, its bringing back some memories.
always interesting to see how the function of buildings change over the decades.
cool to see how the modern buildings surround and protect it, and the lighting is spot on, nice warm colors and tones.
that must be a tour group walking along?
mkamionka (39943) 2016-07-27 3:10
I had the pleasure to visit Boston a while ago but it was in pre digital times. I think I uploaded just one pic from Boston to my TE gallery just to mark the spot on the map...
This is a beautiful presentation of the lovely building which I remember very well. It is so crispy sharp with all elaborate details well visible. t contrasts nicely with the modern architecture around it.
Cricri (125878) 2016-07-27 23:37
Très belle réalisation, grand contraste de l'architectures, netteté, ombre et lumière
mcmtanyel (29044) 2016-07-29 20:23
A significant historic building, dwarfed by high rises, draws crowds nevertheless. It is a great angle to photograph this lovely landmark.
clic (18496) 2016-07-30 16:42
Dag Lars Appears as a vintage urban jewel set in a surrounding case of glass and concrete at the museum, distinguishing itself through its ancient design and a deep ruby color! Tot ziens. Robert
serp2000 (45858) 2016-07-31 1:20
This place reminds me Manhattan, I also remember a small old church between the skyscrapers. Anyway I really like this combination of so different architecture. Is it a bus on the right side of the street?
Have a nice Sunday!
gervaso (16703) 2016-08-08 13:32
It's a great contrast beween the old architecture of this interesting house with the buildings surrounding it! Very good light, colors and sharpness to show this beautiful part of this city! Very well done!
PaulVDV (32641) 2016-08-18 21:38
Dit gebouw heeft in de loop der jaren (en eeuwen) zijn omgeving wel drastisch zien veranderen.
Nu pronkt het als een prachtig juweel tussen de omringende hoogbouw.
Mooi is dat we in dit centrum van de grootstad i.p.v. een druk autoverkeer heel wat voetgangers en eveneens één fietser terug vinden.
Vele groeten, Paul
- Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) (43440)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2016-07-22
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony DSC HX400v
- Exposition: 30 secondes
- Map: view
- Versions: version originale
- Carnet de voyage: Canada & USA 2016
- Date Submitted: 2016-07-24 19:37