The setting for the Biennale des Antiquaires is the magnificent Grand Palais in Paris, originally built as an exhibition space
Re-opening the famed Salon d’Honneur wing after years of renovation enables an unprecedented 150 exhibitors to show their works, including first-time exhibitors.
The staircase is considered a masterpiece of Art Nouveau
Note: How stupid I can be
After 3 hours of visiting and admiring pictures, antiques and (my preferred) Africa (masks), China (Buddha statues),objects from Asia (Cambodia) I was so exhausted that face at the big stairs I decided to return another day which I had not the time to do
Looking at the photos now I saw a very big arrow saying LIFTS, which at the time I did n noticed
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macjake (67752) 2012-10-02 14:13
its so much fun to see new and unique photo's from cities like Paris.
what a beautiful subject.
i love the pale green-apple color, especially when combined with the whites.
great height and depth in the scene, its just too bad you couldnt get the entire white arch along the top - but thats nit-picking.
marabu61 (10949) 2012-10-02 14:19
Wonderful composition of those stairs. The eye wanders endlessly along the stairs up and up to the gorgeous arch and dome. The pale green and yellow colors are very attractive to.
And your lift sign dosn't bother me at all. I had to look quite some time before I found it and without your remark I most certainly would never have noticed it.
have a good time
finlay (1573) 2012-10-02 15:41
A great subject. The sweeping staircase is complimented by the high arches. The people descending the staircase are nicely positioned in the composition, and each character provides an extra element of interest. Well done.
pajaran (60595) 2012-10-02 21:46
Lep pogled na stepenice, ljude, i deo palate.
Dobra ostrina , kontrast i pespektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lep trenutak sa posetiocima.
Nice view of the stairs, people, and the palace.
Good sharpness, contrast and pespektiva, beautiful colors.
Good content and composition, beautiful moment with the visitors.
All the best.
kordinator (20519) 2012-10-02 23:48
Fantastic architecture and stairs with people.
Very interesting angle shooting and excellent sharpness and composition.
danos (97783) 2012-10-03 0:36
nice the view of the staircase of the Grand Palais in Paris,with the visitors to descending them creating a beautiful effect.Sometimes if we were exhausted some times we don't see things that are so close to our eyes,the lifts on the right.
maxifred (0) 2012-10-03 1:13
Cet aperçu super détaillé de l'art nouveau est vraiment génial,le Grand Palais est bien mis en valeur...
L'alternance avec les visiteurs "modernes" me plaît beaucoup aussi!
janjan1897 (2301) 2012-10-03 10:53
Tu as vraiment bien joué avec la dynamique des courbes et de l'espace, la géométrie des balustrades et des marches d'escalier. Le grand angle amplifie les dimensions du lieu. L'unité des couleurs est superbe. Impressionnant, quand on compare la hauteur de cet escalier avec la taille des personnes. Bravo pour cette réalisation soignée.
ourania (45404) 2012-10-03 11:04
a wonderful composition that has made excellent and creative use of perspective and of the lovely architectural patterns and their colours. The sense of depth is marvellous and inviting, there's great sharpness and clarity and the light is diffused in the space in a magnificent, natural and atmospheric way. I love the enhancement of perspective by the descending people who add great interest both as groups and as individual presences too. A beautiful picture, congratulations and thank you! I wish you to return the Grand Palais for another exhibition soon.
All the best, have a great day,
chriswhitley (2027) 2012-10-03 11:10
Hi Maria. A lovely shot. Very well composed. Nobody is out of place. Chris
Didi (60588) 2012-10-04 20:29
Viens tu souvent en France ?
Intéressante perspective des marches du Grand Palais.
C'est bien l'image n'est pas trop chargée
J'habite à 120 Km au sud de la capitale
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-10-05 2:22
La escalera está muy hábilmente fotografiado con una disposición armónica de curvas y verticales. La foto es interesante y de excelente calidad.
mkamionka (36711) 2012-10-05 12:15
beautiful design of the staircase very well presented here. People seem to still discuss what they have seen, and what they liked most or disliked.
The large museums can be tiring indeed.
Very nice presentation.
fabbs99 (17167) 2012-10-08 5:15
Nice colorful shot of the staircase and the beautiful architecture of the building.Beautiful POV and with vivid colors and proper light management.Excellent composition, good presentation too.TFS.
Wish you a great week ahead
abmdsudi (54055) 2012-10-10 0:50
An interior shot with immense details but ambient is extremely special here and the natural tones have further enhanced the uniqueness and style of the architecture. The pov has greatly accentuated the depth, space and height with good scale to greatest effect. This has good dof with sharp details, great natural colors, pin sharp throughout, an image to be proud off. Fine works, Congrats.
Graal (102858) 2012-10-10 1:53
very nice interior and staircase. I like the details and vertical composition. Amazing architecture. Photo is well done.
Have a nice day.
josepmarin (58357) 2012-10-18 11:15
el encuadre vertical nos permite apreciar la elegancia y la belleza de la escalinata del Grand Palais, con el fuerte grafismo geométrico de todos los elementos.
Me gusta la referencia y el dinamismo que aporta la gente a esta bonita composición.
s_lush (16134) 2012-10-21 10:57
Your high-quality photo shows this beautiful staircase in all details. A highly interesting architecture, very rich decoration, excellent composition and interesting note!
aliabazari (16168) 2012-10-21 20:11
A good sign of this beautiful composition. Good composition and depth of exposure. It is very lovely.
Thank you for registering for this nice picture
PaulVDV (29017) 2013-01-27 11:39
A wonderful and monumental capture of this staircase in the Grand Palais. Indeed the railing is a real masterpiece of Art Nouveau.
You've chosen an excellent POV to show us that swinging motion of the stairs together with the various arcs in the palace.
Perfect clarity and sharpness.
Best regards, Paul
npecanhuk (75422) 2013-02-06 16:04
Very beautiful picture!
Excellent colors and exposure!
I also loved your idea for chosen pov and composition in this vertical format!
TFS - congrats,
claudeD (38690) 2013-04-10 11:58
Very fine picture showing this very interesting staircase. Very good composition, fine colors and perfect sharpness. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
jcpix (13930) 2013-07-18 15:22
This is fantastic! In my visits I've never even considered this place...but I will now after seeing this photo! :) You've certainly accomplished what I've been attempting recently, to present something different from a city that has been photographed by millions. A regal staircase, so brilliantly composed to show its design and form with great detail and color. Thank you for sharing something fresh and exciting. Have a nice day ahead. Take care.
All the best,
Noel_Byrne (31126) 2013-07-23 4:54
Thats an imprssive staircase, and from your note, this sounds like a very impressive place overall. The height of the place gives a great sense of ceremony to the great structure. Great choice of composition.
All the best
ikeharel (71365) 2013-09-25 0:49
Your effort climbing those stairs, maria, paid-off with an excelent point of view, so need not have to use the lift...
Great perspective of an inclusive view of the mighty archs and stairs, golden iron railings, contrast to the light "olive-green" and white painted structures.
People walk the stairs, mostly downwards, added nice scale on. Nice photo, well done.
carlo62 (48239) 2013-12-28 13:44
complimenti per la tua galleria, ci sono molte foto belle e interessanti.
Questa mi piace molto, la composizione è eccellente, la scalinata è ben inquadrata e sovrastata dal grande arco.
Splendida la presenza delle persone, creano dinamicità e danno le il senso dee dimensioni.
Miguel82 (27646) 2014-06-07 20:09
Superb stairs with people Maria, good vertical view, sharp picture, a splendid architecture, have a good we