This is one of my favourite places in the town where I was born - Hradec Králové.
The colourful building is a hydro power station built on the so called "Humming Weir" and the bridge which you can see in the picture is called the same by local people.
The art nouveau building was designed by Frantiek Sandler, built in 1910. The whole complex of the power-station was pronounced a national technical monument, there is an exhibition on renewable resources inside.
power station from another POV
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mesutilgim (80858) 2010-05-22 13:14
Nice capture from your hometown. Good pov and nice light, nice reflections. Inetersting architecture. Nize artisanal framing.
TFS and best regards
macjake (53278) 2010-05-22 13:24
i can see why this town is one of your favorites, especially if even a hydro power station is this elegant looking!
very crisp and clear colours, thoughtfully composed.
i like the tree branches in the top left aswell.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-05-22 13:45
Yes, this is a very nice place. very nice shot too with an obliq POV well selecetd for give prospect effect to the composition. Good mangament of light too with beautiful contrast and reflections. The vegetation in the Fg give a great depht.
Have a nice evening,
Bergenphotos (2454) 2010-05-22 14:50
Although the water isn't the clearest, you get nice reflections in it. I also get the feeling that this is far from the city and a quite relaxing place. The building is very nice and special. Thanks for sharing.
vasilpro (40861) 2010-05-22 16:39
Wonderful cityscape composition, excellent light management and colors, beautiful reflections, lovely atmosphere, interesting architecture, very good photo work.
Have a nice Sunday, Vasilis.
edge (6070) 2010-05-22 19:26
Hello Romana, Excellent composition of this structure. It looks to good and grand to be a power station, but nevertheless it is a lovely building and the reflection in the water is outstanding. Overall the building could pass as a museum or some other outstanding configuration. The facade of the building is beautiful Great choice to post. Regards, Roger
dta (63750) 2010-05-22 23:34
Hello Romana ,
What a great composition ! Splendid inclusion of the branche in the corner . The architecture of this power station is outstanding . Clarity , reflections and colors are superb , too .
pauloog (11747) 2010-05-23 0:39
You are quite right to be proud of this town. Wonderful art nouveau industrial building brought in sidelight that gives good detail of the facades, and well presented in a nice composition.
peppe59 (14551) 2010-05-23 3:12
a light much beautiful one, great clearness, beautiful the glares in the water. Optimal job and compliments. peppe
Longroute (19392) 2010-05-24 6:16
I love Art Nouveau architecture and this one is really outstanding. But actually I like the whole composition, very well balanced and accurate as often in your case and the river (or canal) with the wonderful reflections is surely one of the best features. The light is fine even thought a bit strong and harsh but you managed it quite well.
A nice and interesting presentation.
Bluejeans (64247) 2010-05-24 11:46
Ola Romana ,
Que lindo lugar com este belo edifício tem uma magnifica arquitectura , gostei do plano em diagonal , bonitos reflexos , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
KateinDenmark (1634) 2010-05-25 10:16
Nice photo. I thought I may be looking at a famous bath house, but not a power station. It is very pretty for such a place. I wish they would build them like this today. I can see why you like it so much.
csabagaba (6554) 2010-05-27 2:10
Well ... yes, the Czech Art Nouveau. That said ... who had Mucha, so there is nothing surprising.
Very nice building, nice atmosphere. You live in a beautiful place. I do not know what's the big attraction in England :-)
This pleases me.
PS: I've got a London phone booth in black ... and then when I arrive there, then I suppose you :-)
You know, the dark horse in this talk with a bookmaker at the races :-)