The Imperial-Palace luxurious hotel in Santa-Margherita was built in 1889 by the Costa family of Corsica.
Surrounded by a beautiful park, which we see most of it in this picture, and offers fantastic view of the Tigullio Bay.
This picture taken from a boat upon returning from Portofino.
The hotel on map: 44.335, 9.219
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snunney (100740) 2012-09-24 8:18
A very impressive hotel and no doubt expensive. You have captured it well sat in its verdant surroundings. The strip of blue Mediterranean along the bottom makes a fine contrasting frame. The ambient light is very attractive and the colours natural; very good sharpness.
fabbs99 (17167) 2012-09-24 8:23
Excellent landscape.Beautiful buildings by the seaside. Excellent composition with some lovely colours coupled with nice light management and presentation.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
Keep sharing and exchanging views.
Best wishes and warm regards
mauro61 (52857) 2012-09-24 8:31
hotel collocato in una splendida cornice di verde e giardini.
Ben ripresa l'immagine dal mare con un buona naturalezza dei colori,
Guenther (10915) 2012-09-24 8:39
a splendid eye-catch! I like to watch all these beautiful details in their perfect sharpness.. thanks for sharing!
Have a nice evening
Nicou (144264) 2012-09-24 8:45
Quelle vue et iamge fantastique cpatage avec le rendu sur le gris de la pierre, cette belle tour au milieu de la végétaiton qui domine le tout sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
lousat (92858) 2012-09-24 8:59
Hi Ike,magnificent choice of point of view,one of the most beautiful bulidings of the liguarian coast,great capture as usual whit the best details and nice colors too,another beautiful advertising for my country..ehehe...have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
cornejo (43533) 2012-09-24 9:09
Hello Ike, excellent and lovely photo of this beautiful building with a beautiful terraced garden to the sea, a beautiful picture technically very well, excellently performed. Great job my friend, my congratulations. Tfs.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best regards and best wishes.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-09-24 9:55
Splendid shot, amazing sharpness, one can see so many details. Wonderful colours and nice composition. Great shot!
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-09-24 10:52
Wow! Looks like the palace/hotel has a beautiful of the sea! Would love to walk the colorful garden. Good lighting and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (145605) 2012-09-24 11:34
Ciao Ike, great view of lovely place, I like strange architecture of this hotel, excellent clarity, wonderful natural colors, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (47120) 2012-09-24 12:00
you have captured superbly the suggestive beauty and grandeur of this place with its magnificent stonework and architecture, its wonderful colours and irresistible allure of a glorious past. I love your composition and framing and the lovely rhythm and atmosphere it includes. The strong light and colour quality enhance the enchantment that carries us away from present reality. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
clic (17265) 2012-09-24 12:26
"Très très chic" place indeed, and from the turret above down to the stone boat house, all we see is beautiful extravaganza to attract rich people.
I notice the magenta-coloured hedges that suit so well in the greenish decor, being a complementary color of green.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-09-24 13:01
Superb landscape and perfect place to enjoy your holidays.Awesome tones on the sea too.Well done.TFS.
Have a nice evening
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-09-24 14:47
The sharpness of the picture you can see many architectural details or plants. The light and colors are good. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Sonata11 (33871) 2012-09-24 19:24
this place is striking beautiful. Magnificen architecure, vegatation. Wonderfully depict this palace-hotel and surroundings. I like it a lot. Very spectacular place. Thanks for sharing.
Royaldevon (39710) 2012-09-25 1:53
Good Morning Ike,
You have done well to get such a sharp exposure and fine composition from the deck of a boat. I remember doing the same thing myself, whilst sailing on the Hudson River and bracing myself for steadiness. It is a beautiful place: the gardens and the hotel look immaculate.
Have a good day,
jhm (154548) 2012-09-25 3:01
You chose one of the most beautiful picture from Italy.
What a lovely sharpness and clarity.
Excellent composition and perfect light management about the city.
Wonderful presentation, a pleasant image for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Kielia (24077) 2012-09-25 4:53
I can really understand why you have been attracted by this wonderful place. The moody colors are very attractive. Your POV works very well thus creating a very fascinating impression!
bayno (18344) 2012-09-25 6:44
this is a beautiful image with so nice light and colors, wonderful garden and actractive architecture, excellent POV from the sea...
ps..i don't think i forget someone..the life is so difficult..many think to do...no much time for TE..
Cricri (120521) 2012-09-25 9:17
C'est une jolie vue depuis le bateau, le cadrage, la netteté, les couleurs attirante du mauve, l'architecture intéressante du palace et de sa tour, et tout ce qui l'entourent, très belle image
adramad (46496) 2012-09-25 10:14
Wonderful composition of this place so great, fabulous location of the hotel, these gardens ideal zigzagging down from the building by the sea, splendid vegetation that makes the place so great.
Perfect sharpness and lighting, which makes us better enjoy the beautiful corner.
Have a nice day.
kordinator (20523) 2012-09-25 10:38
Nice composition, a pleasant image for look at.
Impressive hotel and park.
A fine point of view.
Nice sharp details,pefect lighting.
pierrefonds (67539) 2012-09-25 15:31
The trees are framing well the hotel. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Imperial Palace hotel. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice dfay.
delpeoples (58576) 2012-09-26 3:26
Ciao caro Ike
Oooh this place looks so luxurious, imagine living here!? I think I'd never want to go to work! Beautiful colours dominate here and the terraced hillside and architecture are beautifully detailed. The sky is a little blown out, but this often happens in the harsh sun. Nice job.
Have a beautiful day
COSTANTINO (66202) 2012-09-28 3:09
what coul I say for this fantastic luxurious hotel
in Santa Margherita built in 1889,excellent landscape
and in my opinion one of the best places pleasant
and nice for holidays,I liked it a lot
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-09-28 4:22
Really a very nice point of view, Ike. Every details inside are very beautiful and situated on the right place. I like the luxurious hotel with interesting architecture. A pleasant view and a nice place to visit.
Have a nice weekend,
baddori (20151) 2012-09-28 7:02
Il bellissimo Grand Hotel Imperial Palace, ed il"piccolo" trattato di Rapallo.
Una dimenticanza delle grandi potenze, le briciole all'Italia.
Ottima foto nitidissima ed un ricordo delle vacanze tardo primaverili dei nobili Russi.
La vista dal mare è stupenda.
josepmarin (58359) 2012-09-28 13:16
I like the mixture of the elegant architecture of the hotel with the exuberant vegetation of the gardens that surround it, that you show us in this good framing.
The management of the light is good, and the colors are soft, giving a good level of quality to your composition.
A nice work.
siudzi (34141) 2012-09-29 0:14
What a fantastic view of this great place. The key is your POV which presents such an unique scene full of great elements. Very well done. Like it! TFS.
jemaflor (98771) 2012-09-30 0:56
Nice view , good pov on these lovely houses with view ..., beautiful ligh, what a nice blue for the sea, tfs.
pajaran (61856) 2012-10-01 13:26
Lep pogled iz camca ...
Dobra ostrina i kontrast lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lep prikaz.
Lepa palata i park sa drvecem, i cvecem.
Nice view from the boat ...
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, beautiful view.
Beautiful palace and a park with trees and flowers.
All the best.
raszid62 (18515) 2012-10-01 14:51
Great eclectic palace on the hill, which leads up from the water winding staircase leading among beautiful flowers and trees. Photographed a wonderful place in a great color and quality.
הצהריים טובים. גדול ארמון האקלקטי על הגבעה, שמוביל מחדר המדרגות מתפתלים מוביל מים בין פרחים ועצים יפים. צולם מקום נפלא בצבע ובאיכות מעולה. .
jmdias (65105) 2012-10-11 2:16
I went to porto fino by bus and the landscape was fantastic too. I can imagine how beautiful it would be going by boat.
very beautiful hotel and gardens, a nice place to spend money a lot and enjoy good moments to relax. haha.
jcpix (13930) 2012-10-14 6:59
Yet another beautiful town along the Italian coastline, and I would have figured this to be a residence!? I love the color contrast of the turquoise water against the green hillside, with that splash of purple and orange mixed in. The composition is great, it really shows off the natural surrounding and creates a sense of the Ligurian coast.
mcmtanyel (23995) 2016-09-23 19:40
The colors in the frame are vivid and lovely. The purple flowers are eye-catching. It's a great postcard from this luxury hotel.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (72887)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-24 7:59