Typical coloured houses in Tirana. The picture was taken from the 11th floor of the Tirana International Hotel located at Skanderbeg Plaza.
Tirana is not a not a town with many sightseeing attractions. But three things you would like:
- on nearly every corner a cafeteria with very good espresso
- these colourful paintings on the houses which gives the capital a nice athmosphere (in the workshop a zoom to the building on the right)
- the friedly people who are always open for a small talk
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besnard (56645) 2007-05-03 5:51
Très belle composition plongeante sur ces maisons riantes et colorées. C'est très agréable à regarder.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
jemaflor (99171) 2007-05-03 6:09
Good pov with this angle and streets, lovely colours for building, perfect sharpness and light, tfs.
Buin (42468) 2007-05-03 6:20
Ein wirklich kunterbuntes Häusermeer mit vielen interessanten Details. Die Diagonalen der Straßenfronten wirken gut im Bild. Leider kommt das Grün offenbar zu kurz in dieser Stadt ...
Schöne Grüße aus Siegen!
UnTrained (0) 2007-05-03 8:38
also so für das Auge gibt das Stadtbild nicht viel her, scheint aber im Detail Überraschungen zu bieten wie die UFO UNIVERSITY an der Ecke. Dafür schon eine Uni, wow! ;-)
Du zeigst uns recht treffend wie es dort aussieht. Und mit beeindruckender Schärfe und Klarheit.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
ChrisJ (116136) 2007-05-03 10:44
A good, high, pov, with excellent colour & sharpness. I like the 'v' notch right angle in the fg. Tfs!
josepmarin (58359) 2007-05-03 12:31
A beautiful urban image, from a good POV, with many perspective and depth and a few splendid colors.
Good control of the light, and a few elegant shades that show us the relief of the buildings. The Ws is wonderful, too.
I like it, is a clean and agreeable photo.
feather (51130) 2007-05-03 14:00
The unusual colours of the buildings make a very attractive bird's eye view across the city; we can even glimpse a distant view of the mountains. I also like the close up in the WS
rushfan2112 (2965) 2007-05-03 14:52
Hi Achim. Not at all what I imagined Albania's capital to look like! Nice composition and excellent solours / sharpness. Regards, Paul.
paura (47186) 2007-05-03 18:28
Interesting shot here. The point of view allow us to see lot of beautiful city architecture details.
jhm (155370) 2007-05-04 5:53
Excellent panorama view about the city Tirana, I like also of a good cup of coffee, as you in the cafetaria. Very colourful image, also a very nice sharpness and clarity of the skyscrapers. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Mikos (4326) 2007-05-04 6:31
Nice to see new things about Tirana!
I like your wide perspective, you have centered the interest on this coloured houses, but you have opened close-up to place the builidngs in comparison with the rest of the city.
Thank you for your words about my last picture! Enjoy your weekend!
Gerrit (52097) 2007-05-04 14:10
It's a good initiative to make this city a bit brighter and more colourful. Well shown,
It will never be a beautiful city I'm afraid, like Berat or Gjirokaster are or Kruje, just 30 km to the north.
gilou530 (34) 2007-05-04 17:04
couleurs et architecture qui nous rappelle un peu celle de l'italie, le cadrage en plongée nous permet de voir beaucoup de choses de la ville, belle lumiére également
Tue (39534) 2007-05-04 18:32
Great view over the city from this very nice and high POV. The many houses give a nice effect and as you say they have very fine colours! The sunlight here is also very attractive. Good work!
clic (17421) 2007-05-05 8:41
Guten tag Achim
This is a spectacular "delta" shaped presentation, so colourful!
And luckily, no haze for greater perception of fine details.
Didi (60588) 2007-05-06 3:31
Hello Mr President
Very interesting and original coloured architecture.
I see that there is not very noisy the the car traffic there.
adores (45891) 2007-05-09 18:51
This is a really great perspective. It's not usual to see photos of this city here.It's very sharp and colourful. That University seems really small. Great view!
belido (19934) 2007-05-11 11:28
very nice city scape with those colorful houses. I really would like to visit that part of Europe someday. The East side seems to have a lot of interesting things to show us. Good job!
Juzo (4203) 2009-11-25 15:06
Very good POV showing the colour and density of the city sharply. Although it is nota typical older style European cityscape, it still looks like a lively place and your descriptions adds alot to the feel of the place = a good espressso makes nay day go well!
dkmurphys (60837) 2009-11-29 9:32
I've just read today in a newspaper that the mayor of Tirana was a paint-artist and the first thing he had done form the running-office was to colour the buildings...the old lousy communist buildings.
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43669)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-04-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon Digital Ixus 500
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-05-03 5:43
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