This time Calatrava centre in Valencia in sun.
L'Umbracle — a landscaped walk with plant species indigenous to Valencia (such as rockrose, lentisca, romero, lavender, honeysuckle, bougainvillea, palm tree). It harbors in its interior The Walk of the Sculptures, an outdoor art gallery with sculptures from contemporary artists. It was designed as a entrance to the City of Arts and Sciences. It is 320 meters long and 60 meters wide, located on the southern side of the complex. It 55 fixed arches and 54 floating arches that stand 18 meters high. The plants in the garden were carefully picked to change color with the seasons. The garden consists of 99 palm trees, 78 small palm trees, 62 bitter orange trees. In the garden there are 16 plants of Beauty of the Night. Honeysuckle and hanging Bougainvilea are two of the 450 climbing plants in the umbracle. It also has 5,500 carpet plants such as Lotus, Agateas, Spanish Flags, and Fig Marigolds. There are over a hundred aromatic plants including Rosemary and Lavender.
Unfortunately, this futuristic garden was closed :(. It is just the entrance.
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rbassin (21731) 2012-04-21 0:54
Bon point de vue, le graphisme des lignes est superbe, sur ce très beau ciel bleu
mesutilgim (92384) 2012-04-21 0:55
Hello dear Malgo, my neighbour today !
Nice capture of this perfect "unity" of art, enviroment and nature.
Very good layout and nice compo.
A perfect TE entry enriched with many interesting notes.
TFS and have a great weekend
JFS (32459) 2012-04-21 0:58
Unique perspective of this interesting place, I've seen lots and lots but no one like this. AMAZING!!! The image is super clear. Bravo!
debmercury (304) 2012-04-21 1:06
Nice lines and sharpness in this photograph. I like the different textures especialy the exotic foliage which softens the lines nicely. Excellent Capture.
Have a lovely weekend
All the best
PaulVDV (26692) 2012-04-21 2:19
I think you really enjoyed your time in the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències.
This is a splendid view of l'Umbracle with the beautiful white lines of its many arches alternated with a piece of blue sky.
The palm trees provide a fresh and exotic touch.
You had fantastic spring weather.
Best regards, Paul
timecapturer (49288) 2012-04-21 2:56
this is magnificent, such a strong composition with amazing lines and symmetry. Beautifully sharp and the light management is perfect. It is a real quality image and a mesmerising, captivating presentation. Love it!
Regards - Brian.
vjmite (4216) 2012-04-21 3:56
This is a nice symmetrical photo, well composed, sharp and with good natural colors. I think the blue sculpture at the front is an air vent for the car park. You mention many plants, including ones native to Valencia, but the red flowers in your photo are bottlebrush plants (Callistemon) from Australia. I visited here 3 years ago so I have seen them close up - bottlebrush flowers are unmistakable.
leo61 (0) 2012-04-21 4:02
Great Shot of this futuristic architecture,well composed by you.
Greetings from hot and sunny Bali,
Jeppo (17645) 2012-04-21 4:53
ladny ostroc i perspektiwa. I shall visit valencia to capture some pleasant graphic shots..
ManuMay (36097) 2012-04-21 4:56
Your captures are always surpressives, great composition, graphic effect and play of lines and colours...amazing definition, this place is a photographers delight!! ;)
I´m willing to go there...maybe this summer!!
Have a nice week end...
npecanhuk (73492) 2012-04-21 5:18
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white & grey borders, chosen pov and symmetrical composition are all excellent features here!
TFS - congrats,
Sergiom (73450) 2012-04-21 5:47
Cette architecture Valencienne est très impressionnante, et ton image jouit d'une très belle lumière pour la mettre en valeur. J'aime beaucoup la symétrie et le graphisme de l'ensemble.
Fis2 (93853) 2012-04-21 6:23
Ciekawa ta konstrukcja a i to pod nia rowniez.
Dobry symetryczny kadr.
jjcordier (79295) 2012-04-21 9:15
Surprenant comme cette vision de jour est très différente de la vue de nuit. Superbe cadrage, belle lumière et bonne qualité d'image permettant d'apprécier tous les détails de cette œuvre.
cornejo (39385) 2012-04-21 11:31
Malgo Hello, very nice shot of this interesting image, well composed and done, good and beautiful work, congratulations friend of mine.
Good night and happy Sunday. Tfs.
Best regards and best wishes.
francio64 (39868) 2012-04-21 14:09
davvero molto bello l'effetto grafico ottenuto qui.
Il POV è ben scelto e l'immagine è molto simmetrica.
Well done and TFS!
Warning! The sensor of your camera is not cleaned.
bukitgolfb301 (39646) 2012-04-21 17:55
Hello again my dear Malgo
How are you?
Another artstic geometrical shot with sharp and clear focisuing as usual. Nice synmetry appraoch!
Thanks for your sharing with your best job and have a good Sunday, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
sacavem (18620) 2012-04-22 4:04
A beautiful scenery well composed with good pov. Interesting architectural scene,sharpness exposure and natural colors are excellent.
SWEETFREEDOM (24388) 2012-04-22 4:48
amazing view, i like this modern structure, the palms seem so little. excellent p.o..v and colors.
holmertz (48944) 2012-04-22 12:03
So this is only the entrance...;-)
In that case this is an entrance that would make the architects of medieval cathedrals jealous, or indeed anyone building an entrance meant to impress on people. There seems to be a lot of stunning new architecture in Spain. Maybe I should go there to have a look. This is quite extraordinary. It is also a very sharp and well exposed photo.
macjake (64714) 2012-04-23 18:31
beautiful photo, bright whites and blues almost always blend in so well together.
Too bad you couldn't fit the very top of the arch in, but thats ok.
great colors, exposure, compo and subject.
you'll just have to go back again to get inside :)
ChrisJ (109566) 2012-04-24 1:48
The blue sky & repetitive white arches go so well together. Good sharpness & the giant star with palm trees adds interest. Fantastic symmetry in the composition here. Good saturation & the fg red flowering trees add a splash of color. Tfs!
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (91518)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2012-04-16
- Categories: Vie quotidienne, Architecture, Oeuvres d'art
- Exposition: f/7.1, 1/250 secondes
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- Versions: version originale
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-21 0:52
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