St.Paul's School : This is the main building of St.Paul's School Darjeeling.The school was moved to its present Jalapahar estate in Darjeeling in 1864 with 31 boarders and a few day scholars. At that time, at approximately 7,600 feet above sea level, it was the highest school in the world.Earlier it was found in Calcutta in 1823 and situated at Park Street in Calcutta.
Current students are referred to as Paulites and the alumni as Old Paulites. The school lays a great emphasis on uniform, and on off-campus trips all students must dress in prescribed suits and carry umbrellas. The student government is headed by a School Captain, assisted by house captains and prefects, drawn from the Sixth Form. The Junior and Primary Wings have their own system of monitors. The Sixth form is privileged and enjoys an advantage over the rest. The chapel holds a central place in the life of the school where it meets as a community. There are clubs which develop artistic and technical skills. Each house presents a concert from time to time, apart from the major school production in October. The sport curriculum is dominated by football, cricket, athletics and hockey.
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ChrisJ (91132) 2013-10-22 12:38
Good choice of a wide angled horizontal format with excellent colour, saturation and sharpness. I also like the warm cold color contrast between the blue sky and the reddish yellow hues of the old school building and the fg athletics field. Tfs!
pajaran (41565) 2013-10-22 13:31
Interesantan i dobar tekst o staroj arhitekturi, sa datim podacima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana arhitektura i detalji na fasadi.
Interesting and good article on the old architecture, with the given data ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful architecture and details shown on the facade.
All the best.
kato (9484) 2013-10-22 21:54
You're capturing well this schoo architecture by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the beautiful school with two-story and good design, and wide schoolyard. The whle is harmonized well by a good arrangement and fine color combination. It's effective for wide lens.
mirosu (7998) 2013-10-22 21:59
The school is in very good light, and the diagonal composition is excellent. Nice contrast and superb light & shadow play. Well done.
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-10-22 22:10
spectacular architecture, fabulous play between color, light and shadows..great work, impressive note!!
all the best
danos (78030) 2013-10-23 0:51
very nice the view as the presentation of the St.Paul's school with its impressive architectural style to makes it fascinating.The light and the colour management brings out the details of it.
snunney (72558) 2013-10-23 2:29
Good choice of the panoramic format to showcase the architecture of the school. The playing field in the foreground creates a good lead-line toward the subject. Good colours and sharpness.
Miguel82 (14312) 2013-10-23 4:05
Dear Fabbs, a very ancient christian school of Darjeeling, a city famous for its education and number of students, a remarkable building and good panoramic shot, high resolution, nice colors, blue sky, all the best, have a nice day
ikeharel (43845) 2013-10-23 4:12
A well premeditated POV, gave much space to the court in front of the unique edifice.
It has a fine archi.-details with a returning pattern along its length.
Simple but an attractive building, the windows, chimnies and small turrets are in good taste.
Well taken photo, good clear view upon.
eldancer1 (20674) 2013-10-23 7:41
I like your pov of this school and thank you for the wonderful information and history of this institution. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
josepmarin (56467) 2013-10-23 10:47
this elegant building offers us its nice architecture style, by means of an efficient framing and the panoramic view.
A good management of light, a few vivid colors, a good play of shades, and a great sharpness, it make a splendid composition.
nikkitta (8869) 2013-10-23 12:55
Well taken and presented capture with a lots of space at the FG
Good contrast building and blue sky
Interesting note, can t believe they MUST carry umbrellas
Congrats and all the best
pierrefonds (50930) 2013-10-23 15:27
The wideness of the foreground is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the St.Paul's school. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Kugart (1758) 2013-10-23 16:05
Nice presentation of the school building . Taken from a good diagonal angle gives good depth to the shot. Lovely architecture Farhat which can be seen quite clearly as a result of the lighting and clarity of the picture.
All the best.
Silvio1953 (105301) 2013-10-24 1:02
Ciao Farhat, great view of fantastic building, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (13182) 2013-10-24 4:40
The highest school in the world, a good record to have :) And what a beautiful building, once again, I would never have seen this and thought that this was in India, its gothic windows and detailed tracery remind me of England. You chose a superb point of view o show it too, this angle is great.
Oceania (3199) 2013-10-24 6:12
The school is so empty, no students...the building is very nice with red roof. The picture is very good in composition and sharpness.
Nicou (105595) 2013-10-24 6:34
Dans un ciel totalement pur et limpide quelle compo et vue quel édiffice tout allongé à la très belle architecture mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié
claudeD (26890) 2013-10-24 6:42
very fine and interesting architectecture for this scholl from Darjeeling. Very good composittion and colors.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
marabu61 (5863) 2013-10-24 6:51
I like your diagonal take on this nice building.
But honestly, this kind of school wouldn't be for me at all. All those strict rules and regulations contrast directly with my profound sense of freedom. I would be quite the revoluzzer in this one.
have a great day
adramad (30819) 2013-10-24 8:13
An interesting note, that puts us in a history of the manners and customs, in this school that dates back to ancient times, the building is very nice and looks very well maintained, a splendid POV, to capture in its entirety.
Very nice palette with the soft light.
Great as good lighting and sharpness allows us to recreate the image.
Well done. I love it.
Have a nice day.
All the best.
fds (6305) 2013-10-24 8:18
ciao grande amico farhat
grande casa questa e bel taglio della foto
belli i colori e la nitidezza
deve essere una bella scuola dove si studia molto e bene...
il tipico collage stile anglosassone
ourania (18490) 2013-10-24 10:55
the architecture allows us to think that the school is imposing and prestigious. Like all schools, it looks a bit eerie without any students around:) Maybe everybody's inside. I think there's a little problem with sharpness but may be mistaken. I like very much the mild dynamism of your composition and the way you divided the frame among the yard, the building and the sky. The sky illuminates the whole frame and sets off the warm colours superbly. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Fis2 (76896) 2013-10-24 13:19
I like windows.
Good frame and perspective.
Nicely light and colors.
photoray (6622) 2013-10-24 16:06
I am attracted to the classical pointed arch windows representing Christianity's "trinity", the dormer windows, and towers.
Certainly "not my cup of tea" as a school to attend, but I can enjoy the architecture.
mohammad_H (7488) 2013-10-24 22:04
ساختمان مدرسه بسیار زیبا،اسمان ابی در بک گراند به زیبایی تصویر افزوده
SWEETFREEDOM (19900) 2013-10-24 22:44
Interesting building. Good p.o.v. colors and details.
mjw364 (6136) 2013-10-25 1:14
Good record of this old school building that woudl not look out of place in England. It seems the way the school is run is based on old British models too. Interesting note about it's history.
gervaso (9247) 2013-10-25 3:21
Beautiful architecture of this school, captured with an excellent light management and beautiful colors! Very good framing and perspective! Wonderful composition! Well done!
bayno (18334) 2013-10-25 3:22
very english architecture....the light and colors was very good...framing and cut is excellent as the the details....strong contrast between colors...
Cricri (92015) 2013-10-25 3:34
Elégante architecture bien présenter en format pano, bon POV en légère diagonale sous une très belle lumière
rychem (13535) 2013-10-25 9:15
Very nice building of the school, the windows are very attractive, excellent shot, perfect composition
jemaflor (73990) 2013-10-26 1:11
Nice bulding well presented, good angle, perfect light management between light and shadows.
Gigidusud (10158) 2013-10-26 1:16
Excellent POV and great framing on this beautiful architecture. Well done!
Romano46 (11339) 2013-10-26 3:53
questa scuola ha ben 150 anni e se li porta molto bene con il suo aspetto particolare che risente dell'influenza sia dell'arte indiana che dello stile vittoriano.
Un bel soggetto ed una ripresa fatta bene che valorizza l'architettura e i colori del sogfgetto e dell'ambiente circostante.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
jacquest (16328) 2013-10-26 5:24
Good oblique line to present this school which stands well against the blue sky with a play of light and shadow. Very good architectural details.
cornejo (22404) 2013-10-27 11:45
Hi Farhat, very nice and interesting picture of this interesting building, beautifully captured in this interesting image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Schnappilic (9060) 2013-10-27 12:35
A nice presentation of this beautiful school. I have waited for more light to fall on the facade. Good note!
Didi (51253) 2013-10-28 9:43
Good point of view on this school under good lights ambiance
It was possible to make a panoramic large view
mcmtanyel (5121) 2013-10-28 11:24
This is a very impressive building. The tracks leading to it have served as good leading lines to the subject. Great color and light management.
I am assuming this is a secondary school. Is it a private school? Do you have any connections to it (are you an Old Paulite or is one of your children a Paulite)?
maloutim (9455) 2013-11-02 16:05
Beautiful picture and architecture of a school dating back to colonial times and sticking to the tradition of Public schools in England.
Lovely POV with pleasant colours.
Thanks for sharing.
mkamionka (27031) 2013-11-04 2:53
lovely building I like its interesting architecture and how well taken care about it is -so clean and elegant. It would probably look better in the direct sunlight with more pronounced colors, but even so it is intersting with the subtle touch of sun on some corners,
Thanks for sharing,
subhendu_bagchi (20940) 2013-11-07 6:26
hello, a nice architectural shot here. Like the panoramic composition. Details and colours of it are really acceptable. Nice clarity also. The sky is beautiful on top. Well done. Tfs.
marina7 (7160) 2013-11-08 9:21
pretty shot of a beautiful building. Nice to see it against this perfect sky. An informative note to accompany the picture too, well done.
My best wishes
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (10992)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-08
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED, Hoya 67mm U/V
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-22 10:07