The origins of the Plaza go back to 1577 when Philip II asked Juan de Herrera, a renowned Classical architect, to discuss a plan to remodel the busy and chaotic area of the old Plaza del Arrabal. Juan de Herrera was the artist who designed the first project in 1560 to remodel the old Plaza del Arrabal but construction did not start until 1617, during Philip III's reign. The king asked Juan Gómez de Mora to continue with the project, and he finished the porticoes in 1619. Nevertheless, the Plaza Mayor as we know it today is the work of the architect Juan de Villanueva who was given the glorious, albeit difficult task of its reconstruction in 1790 after a series of enormous fires. Giambologna's equestrian statue of Philip III dates to 1616, but it was not placed in the centre of the square until 1848.
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snunney (106533) 2017-01-05 1:27
A composition well suited to the vertical format and which creates an interesting juxtaposition between the lamp and the clock tower. Good management of the light and shadow contrasts contributes to the mood. Pleasant warm/cool tonal contrasts.
Nicou (151064) 2017-01-05 2:00
avec ce pavage cette grande lampe tout en noir et les personnage quelle vue de cette place et en fond ces édifices quelle compo et vue double plan sur les façades superbe.
Bravo et amitié
serp2000 (45858) 2017-01-05 4:01
Hi, Daniel! I know this plaza and I can recognize this point of view. We were here with Luis Garcia during my first days of visit the capital. Thanks for memories! Excellent postcard from Madrid! Happy New Year! Serghei
npecanhuk (78549) 2017-01-05 4:10
Wonderful Plaza for sure!
Truly beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Sergiom (88317) 2017-01-05 6:26
C'est le genre d'endroit où je tenterais un stitch pour en prendre le plus possible de cette superbe Playa Major madrilène.Très beau passage de l'ombre à la lumière.
ourania (51079) 2017-01-05 7:14
I like very much how you captured the contrast between the bright facades and the shady part of the Square, it's an eye-catching feature that adds to the graphism and interest of your picture. The details are excellent and I also like the vividness brought in by the people. The colours and the reflections of the light are very agreeable. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, Happy New Year!
danos (103144) 2017-01-05 8:09
nice the view of this section of the Plaza with the brilliant light of the day as falling on the buildings brings out their details.The presentation of the people add scale in the scene.
cornejo (46782) 2017-01-05 10:51
Hello Daniel, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition in this interesting place, very well captured in this beautiful image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.
pierrefonds (71137) 2017-01-05 13:22
The wideness of the plaza is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the buildings. It is clear and precise. Have a nice day.
carlo62 (54986) 2017-01-05 14:47
i palazzi sono eleganti e ben illuminati e le parti in ombra in primo piano evidenziano i colori delle facciate.
jemaflor (103133) 2017-01-05 23:54
Well framed, nice architecture for these facades, interesting colors contrast, light capture is well managed between strong sunny light and shadows in the FG.
ikeharel (78317) 2017-01-06 0:52
That is how I remember seeing the wide Plaza-Mayor in Madrid, a place in town that not so possible to show a whole view on one photo.
Cold day, partly shaded - but that's added good division and contrast to the photo. The lamp-post and tower are nice element ("must") included.
Tue (43440) 2017-01-06 2:31
The square looks most charming and you captured it here in a lovely pale winter sunlight, which brings out the colours very nicely nonetheless. Good vertical composition, which works particularly well with the lamp post on the right hand side.
abmdsudi (57720) 2017-01-06 5:03
A fresh looking view and colourful, set off by deep blue sky which has played its role in making this compo looks so impressive. It's luminous with impeccable detail on the historic buildings to alert the eye, and
the street lamp is a smart addition as an effective fg element. Marvelous shot so well taken, Congrats.
Silvio1953 (152991) 2017-01-06 5:14
Ciao Daniel, great view of beautiful square, lovely compositionwith Lamp, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good weeks end, ciao Silvio
Cricri (125878) 2017-01-08 4:07
Une image partager entre l'ombre et la lumière qui celle ci rehausse les couleurs et détails des bâtiments, belle image
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (64573)
- Genre: Lieux
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 2016-12-28
- Categories: Vie quotidienne, Architecture, Evénement
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
- Versions: version originale
- Thème(s): Madrid [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2017-01-05 1:22