The Capitolio Nacional in Havana. Built by americans in 1926, the same architecture neoclassic with a dome like in Washington !
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jacquest (14452) 2013-03-02 8:07
Une belle ligne oblique pour ce sosie cubain. L'ensemble se découpe bien sur le ciel impeccable et la lumière fait bien ressortir l'architecture.
Noel_Byrne (8033) 2013-03-02 8:11
Nice title, my first thought on seeing this was of the great capitol in Washington. This is a really great POV on this building to show if off perfectly, we get to admire the fine architecture as well as the busy life filled city beyond. The deep blue sky is an extra treat, really nicely done.
mesutilgim (68556) 2013-03-02 8:50
On thumbnail I was also thinking Washington, but it isn't.
Well Cuba has many common "views" with America, including the many old cars made in USA once upon a time.
Nice capture with good light.
TFS and have a nice weekend
eldancer1 (17306) 2013-03-02 9:39
Wow! It does look like the building in Washington D.C.! Good pov and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Fis2 (73596) 2013-03-02 9:40
Havana ? :)
A very interesting building.
Good frame and perspective.
I like colors and light.
rychem (9700) 2013-03-02 10:09
Confusingly similar to the Capitol in Washington, DC, very well composed photo, nice perspective and good light
pierrefonds (48643) 2013-03-02 10:43
La présence des gens a un effet d'échelle de grandeur. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du Capitole de La Havane. La qualité de la lumière embellie les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.
Silvio1953 (99133) 2013-03-02 11:16
Ciao Jean, great perspective on fantastic building, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
mkamionka (24796) 2013-03-02 11:54
Spectacular architecture and I don't recall ever seeing it. I would not guess it is Cuba. Excellent postcard like presentation -just as I like it.
Very impressive building captured in a strong southern light.
Your reportage shows so many different faces of this country.
Very well done!!
Zucca (4222) 2013-03-02 12:49
Excepté l'environnement paysager (palmiers) et architectural, on aurait effectivement pu se croire à Washington ! C'est vrai qu'avant d'être l'ennemi juré des Etats-Unis, Cuba en était un fidèle allié... jusqu'à l'arrivée au pouvoir de Fidel Castro. Cadrage soigné et superbe lumière !
PS : même les taxis, garés devant le monument, sont jaunes...
adramad (27872) 2013-03-02 15:51
Very nice composition of this splendid building, I like the diagonal cut that are giving the buildings, the presence of people give a nice touch to the image vital. It has a splendid colorful.
Fantastic brightness and optimum sharpness.
Enjoy the weekend.
npecanhuk (54177) 2013-03-02 18:12
Beautiful building and picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your sunday,
Nicou (98701) 2013-03-02 22:52
Quel ciel total ment pur et bleu avec la blancheur de cet édifice, quel cadrage et perspective fantastique compo et image.
jjcordier (63016) 2013-03-02 23:09
C'est un peu étonnant de voir que ce Capitole américain est resté un emblème national pour Cuba! La ressemblance est frappante en tout cas. Ton cadrage et la belle lumière du moment le mettent bien en vedette.
emka (58944) 2013-03-02 23:51
Hi Jean, indeed, it is very similar to Washington Capitol, quite amazing. Beautiful dome. Perfect composition and superb colours.
SWEETFREEDOM (18605) 2013-03-03 0:10
at firts it seemed to be in Washington. beautiful sky and very good building's details.
Sergiom (40107) 2013-03-03 5:48
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue qui donne de la profondeur et de l'ampleur au capitole cubain. La lumière est belle sur la pierre blanche.
ACL1978 (6091) 2013-03-03 9:09
I have an old scanned shot of this building from 2000 that I've been meaning to post for a while. A really beautiful structure, and now an interesting if significantly skewed museum to the Castro Revolution. And, absolutely reminiscent of American capitol architecture that one might find in Washington or in a number of state capitols. Beautiful image of it, with a majestic angle that emphasizes the size and impressive nature of the dome. Thanks!
abmdsudi (27068) 2013-03-04 8:04
The brilliant light and colors make this shot looks so wonderful, a lively shot with that ornate grand architecture filling the frame proudly. You are right to include the group of people in the area where the eye is drawn as well. What I like most is the details of building, a pretty shot and subtle, so well composed. The deep blue sky simply cant be ignored. Wonderful, Well done
maria-v1981 (10409) 2013-03-04 8:32
Excellent architecture photo, of the famous building of Capitolio, a photo of high quality. Great vertical framing and composition, wonderful light managment and definition.
Have a nice evening,
fabbs99 (6254) 2013-03-04 9:51
Excellent Facade of this replica of the Capitol.Sharpness and clarity are perfect.A good POV and a well composed view.TFS.
ktanska (21629) 2013-03-04 11:57
I guess USA influence was quite strong those days, and no wonder it isn't so far away. Wide angle framing fits well. Thanks for showing, I don't think I've seen pictures of that building before.
chawax (15080) 2013-03-04 13:07
J'avoue que je me suis fait avoir et j'ai cru que c'était Washington ! En tout cas un bon point de vue sur ce bâtiment impressionnant. Excellente netteté et un ciel bleu qui claque !
macjake (39932) 2013-03-04 17:30
yes, I actually recognized this 'dome' right away.
Very smart idea to capture it on its angle, it allows for depth and long perspective lines that are always attractive. We can also see some other buildings in the bottom corner.
Are people allowed to go to the top of the dome and take photo's?
chrisvek (5645) 2013-03-04 17:46
Very good capture and so clever title.Nice lightning usage and splendid architectural details.Also amazing POV.Well done & TFS.
Have a nice week
jhm (123068) 2013-03-05 5:00
A very nice picture for your number 1111.
A little bit Washington in Cuba with this wonderful building.
Sharpness and clarity is very nice.
Excellent composition, also a very nice subject.
Pleasant for look at. TFS.
Have a nice Thuesday,
ChrisJ (87654) 2013-03-05 13:05
There's a similar structure in Denver Colorado, and the blue and white colours go well together here in Havana. Good sharpness and the people add scale. Excellent saturation and sharpness. Good graphism and framing too. Tfs!
siolaw (37626) 2013-03-05 21:32
Ça doit être le deuil national pour Chavez là bas..... Bon angle qui minimise les distorsions et excellente qualité d'image.
delpeoples (45636) 2013-03-06 20:59
Salut cher Jean
Wow it really does look like Washington. What a grand and elegant building for Havana. I would never have guessed in a million years. Beautiful clear details, excellent perspective and a wonderful use of the light. Thanks for sharing.
gus72 (2510) 2013-03-09 12:24
Hi Jean !!
I think that this photo has surprised many people...... it is all the same in South America with wonderful Architecture.
I like the building in the background.... it is more european.
You photo was taken from the perfect POV with perfect exposure.
Very clear and very sharp.
ikeharel (38022) 2013-03-12 12:06
Influenced by the big neighbour, built a replica of W.DC Capitol's.
Grandious built monuments and houses is a commu. inheritance, though.
Anyhow, this is an impressive pic. of mid-town Habana, vibrant with tourisits visiting, and surprising shining marble walls and pillars.
jmdias (46222) 2013-05-14 16:24
maybe this was a tentative to transform cuba in the 51st American state . haha.
excellent angle catching all the beauty of the building. nice light and sharpness.