Town Hall in Granada, Nicaragua.
Granada is 40km southeast of Managua and has been called "The Great Sultana" in recognition of its beautiful colonial architecture.
As all colonial cities in Central America, Granada is built around its main square (Parque Central) that represents the city's social, cultural, and economic hub. Around the Parque Central visitors find Granada's cathedral , the city hall, important banks, cultural centres, as well as a myriad of small shops and stalls selling traditional food and handcrafts. few block to the West of the main square is the central market. There, reasonably priced tropical fruit, fresh vegetables, meat, cheese, and freshly caught fish from the lake are sold on wooden stalls since the earely hours of the morning. The best way to explore Granada is on foot, wandering along its narrow streets. Explore the most remote corners of this fascinating city and have a quick look inside the 'casonas' (the large colonial houses). You'll discover their lovely inner patios, filled with tropical plants, and the shadow of their rooms, furnished with the characteristic rocking chairs.
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BeBeHooker (0) 2010-04-07 1:28
Very fine town hall, amazing square. Nice bikes. Very fine dynamic effect.
papagolf21 (88171) 2010-04-07 3:13
Bonjour, cher ami Aires,
Très intéressante image d'une place où la voiture n'a pas envahi le décor !
Seuls les cyclistes profitent de la situation (je remarque que ce sont des vélos à deux places !!!).
Jolies maisons coloniales.
Image très intéressante permettant de mieux connaître le pays.
snunney (87324) 2010-04-07 3:44
The splendid buildings with their delicious pink tones make an interesting backdrop for this atmospheric daily life image. I like the long perspective and the overall tonal palette. Very good sharpness.
pierrefonds (58758) 2010-04-07 4:59
The presence of the people has an effect of scale. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the buildings. It is clear and sharp. The morning light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
UlfE (14641) 2010-04-07 10:43
A very well-composed photo and also excellent timing with the bikes and the lady with the basket and plastic back. I really like the way they form a diagonal line. TFS and have a nice evening!
xuaxo (6846) 2010-04-07 11:36
Nice colors, details and composition with people in the square.
dip (23762) 2010-04-07 12:56
Ein schönes Bild,interessante Details,echt scharf und qualitativ sehr gut,
ciakgiak (30421) 2010-04-07 13:13
splendid architectural image, the structure of the houses is very original,
The light and the colors are superb, I like a lot the POV and the human presence that give a great sense of life.
bukitgolfb301 (37056) 2010-04-07 14:09
Hello my dear Achim
Nice panfocus shot indeed! Nice framework, good shutter chance, and perfect soft color coordination and allocation. Composition is marvelous.
Thanks for sharing your good work.
Have a good week!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-04-07 15:16
Good evening Achim,
Colonial architecture is superb. The light, the colors, clearness, the depth are excellent. The animated and typical street is very pleasant to see. A very beautiful work. Cheer.
Have a good evening
paura (47166) 2010-04-07 17:23
Uma beleza de tomada, apresentada em fotografia de excelente controle de exposição e enquadramento. Lindo trabalho.
Graal (99132) 2010-04-08 0:01
an interesting presentation from Nicaragua. Name town like in Spain. Good wide composition and fine architecture of Town Hall.
Have a nice day.
peppe59 (14551) 2010-04-08 10:49
clear and cleaned up image, the many beautiful typical colors of the south America, beautiful insertion of the bicycles. It compliments
gervaso (10917) 2010-04-08 11:49
Very nice and quiet square, with beautiful buildings in the background and a great open sky! Very good daily life picture of this place! Beautiful composition!
Fis2 (88015) 2010-04-08 12:18
Good frame and perspective.
I like the light and shadow.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-04-08 12:58
a spectacular photo of this attractive architecture, the composition is superb, I like the colours and the full of life atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
paololg (31448) 2010-04-08 14:50
Ciao dear Achim,
image with a perfect sharp, pleasantly animated by the people in movement. To the excellent photographic quality you have united the interesting architecture of these palaces. Compliments!
Ciao, have a nice Friday!
gunbud (34066) 2010-04-08 17:11
Splendid view of this beautiful Latain American architecture.
The lively pink town hall contrast wonderfully with the cloudless blue sky.
TopGeo (38206) 2010-04-08 22:54
Hi Achim! The presence of the people has an effect of scale with excellent view gave a perfect show. It is clear and sharp. The morning light has a good effect on the colors.The splendid scene with colours tones make an interesting backdrop for this atmospheric daily life image. I like the long perspective Very good sharpness. Have a nice day
siolaw (38292) 2010-04-09 0:00
A good POV and framing of this scene with vast FG giving space to enjoy the view on the BG row of houses. Good to have some human presence in there too.
Colors and sharpness are fine.
mkamionka (31481) 2010-04-10 9:05
I like very much this type of architecture. Especially the colors add so much charm here.
Thanks for sharing it,
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-04-12 1:08
Nice perspective of the Twon Hall in Granada
Excellent colors and sharpness
There are few people in the square, fine atmosphere
Have a nice week
jmdias (57543) 2010-04-13 7:48
marvelous building. I liked the way you framed the compo, with people in the bikes, creating a diagonal that faces another created by the façades ahead; beautiful job from a not so famous place
Angshu (56406) 2010-04-14 19:53
Very interesting colonial buildings in this square which seems very open. The facades of the houses are nicely coloured and creates good contrast. The children riding their cycles animate the scene. Well done!
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43295)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/3.5-4
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-04-07 1:24