The first of many pictures taken during a short enjoyable visit to the city of Bologna in September 2013.
This one features the Porta Galliera, which stands near the city's central railway station. It once formed part of the city fortifications close to the castle erected by Cardinal Bertrando del Poggetto between 1330 and 1333. The castle has long since disappeared as have the city walls, which were demolished in the early twentieth century leaving the gate isolated. It was finally renovated in 1926.
Between 2001 and 2003 further renovation works in the area revealed ruins from different periods of the city's history from the Middle Ages to the beginning of last century. These are now visible in a kind of open space archaeological park.
Bologna is the largest city and capital of Emilia-Romagna Region in Northern Italy. It is the seventh most populous city in Italy, located in the heart of a metropolitan area officially recognized by the Italian government as a città metropolitana of about one million.
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Royaldevon (23410) 2013-12-05 0:53
A very well composed shot with a strong f/g triangle and buildings that step back, leading naturally from l/r. I love how the figures are heading in the opposite direction, impossible not to meet!
Lovely contrasts of light and shade, the whole well managed.
Have a great day,
lousat (67105) 2013-12-05 1:04
Salut Steph,excellente prise de vue sur un parmi les plus beaux corners de Bologna,composition tres riche et qualite' excellente des details et couleurs.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
dta (59121) 2013-12-05 3:36
Hello Stephen ,
Excellente composition , avec cette porte mounumentale , entre arbre vert à droite , et belle façade jaune , à gauche .
Sergiom (48970) 2013-12-05 4:19
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue sur la belle place en face de cet impressionnant bâtiment qui brille sous un soleil chaud et bienfaiteur. La lumière est belle et l'ensemble d'une grande netteté.
Noel_Byrne (16219) 2013-12-05 4:20
A beautiful view on this building, and amazing to look at its fine decoration and think that this was part of fortifications! It looks more like a church. Sounds like a wonderful place to visit, to learn so much about a place in an open ai architectural gallery. I love your framing between the tree and the yellow building.
All the best
Nicou (109695) 2013-12-05 5:57
Merveilleuse image et compo sueprb eplace quelle végétation et ce contraste d'architecture et de tons sur les édiffices sueprbe compo et ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
Romano46 (14496) 2013-12-05 8:28
mi sembrava un luogo conosciuto prima ancora di leggere che l'avevi scattata a Bologna.
Il che mi fa pensare che presto proporrai altre foto di questa città.
La foto è ben composta e colore e contrasto ben dosati.
Interessante anche il soggetto, anche se Bologna ne offre altri più interessanti.
Ciao e buona serata
williewhistler (10893) 2013-12-05 11:12
there is a lovely light on the buildings that helps to reveal their interesting architectural features whilst the giant tree provides a nice contrast in colour as well as balancing the scene very nicely.
Silvio1953 (109295) 2013-12-05 11:16
Ciao Stephen, lovely composition with beautiful architecture, nice sky, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful pastel colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Fis2 (78776) 2013-12-05 12:09
Interesting fragment of city.
I like frame and light.
imageme (797) 2013-12-05 13:49
Hi Stephen, A great travel shot of this spot. I like the original view of this image with natural colours.
The tree on the right side framed the buildings perfectly. Good lights and colours.
pierrefonds (52578) 2013-12-05 17:41
La grandeur de la place donne de la profondeur `;a la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture de la Porta Galliera. La bonne luminosité rehausse les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.
subhendu_bagchi (23613) 2013-12-05 20:40
it is really a nice capture. Very well managed light. Clear view of this beautiful architecture with a well chosen angle. Sharp presentation. Great shot. Tfs.
Cricri (95391) 2013-12-06 9:54
Bel angle de prise de la porte Galliera, belle architecture ancienne bien cadrer entre les bâtiments jaunes et l'arbre, très belle composition et réalisation
fabbs99 (13507) 2013-12-06 10:59
Lovely shot of these majestic buildings from Bologna.Great colors and sharpness in the shot.Excellent choice of your angle this gives perspective and depth image.TFS.
carlo62 (22341) 2013-12-07 0:42
una bella giornata di sole e una bella piazza, cosa può pretendere di più un fotografo.
Ottima la composizione, con molti dettagli da osservare, come i particolari della facciata della porta o le persone che passeggiano tranquille.
Molto bella anche la facciata del palazzo giallo, che con il suo colore, mette in risalto la porta stessa, peccato il palo della luce al centro.
ourania (21432) 2013-12-08 9:50
even standing alone, with no castle or walls to complete the character of a fortified city, the Gate looks very attractive and imposing in its now urban setting. I like your simple, solid and balanced composition. Light and shadow, details and colours have been captured and rendered in a very clear and pleasing way. The warmth and the brightness of the day are delightful too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (75072)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-05 0:06