A perspective on the main gateway to the Sforza Castle in Milan, Italy.
Castello Sforzesco is situated in a position that was once on the city walls, at least at the height of the city's development in 1450-1500. It was founded in about 1350 by Galeazzo II Visconti, extended by Gian Galeazzo Visconti (who also founded the Cathedral), greatly damaged by public uprising after the demise of the Visconti reign, rebuilt and extended by Francesco Sforza in 1450, and finally rendered one of the finest palaces of the Renaissance by Ludovico Sforza, from whom it takes its name.
The main entrance of the Castle is through a gate crowned by an elaborate tower, rebuilt during restoration in 1900-1905 by the architect Beltrami to approximately the original design by Filarete, 1452. The original tower was destroyed by a gunpowder explosion in 1521.
The bas-relief of a man on a horse is of king Umberto I, king of Italy during the years of the reconstruction of the Castle. The clock further up features the "sun of justice" motif, one of the symbols of the Visconti family, later adopted by the Sforzas.
(Source: Hello Milano web site)
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jurek1951 (42156) 2014-05-17 0:07
a very spectacular photo of this interesting castle, the POV is very attractive, great details and lights. Superb shot,
besnard (53754) 2014-05-17 0:44
Une bonne photo de ce château aux couleurs ocres qui ressortent sur un beau ciel bleu. Tu n'étais pas tout seul, beaucoup de monde pour apprécier cette belle pièce d'architecture.
Amitiés et bon week-end.
carlo62 (33747) 2014-05-17 2:09
inquadratura molto originale, la fontana fa da apertura visiva alla porta d'ingresso del castello.
Molte le persone che si godono la bella giornata e molte quelle in attesa di entrare.
photographer_sg (4400) 2014-05-17 2:19
Excellent composition with the historic building with excellent framing and pov with the tower making a lovely contrast with the clear blue sky. The exposure is excellent with fine clarity and lovely natural colours. The inclusion of the fountains in the foreground gives a very special charm to the picture.
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
jemaflor (85394) 2014-05-17 2:31
Well made this composition, nice monument, perfect light and colors, tfs.
timecapturer (49278) 2014-05-17 2:38
this is a stunning looking tower and all the more imposing from this particular viewpoint. It gives such a superb idea of its size and presence in this fine image.
Enjoy the weekend - B.
siudzi (33925) 2014-05-17 3:49
Thanks for sharing this great and interesting presentation. I haven't seen pics of this impressive entrance before. With all beautiful decorations and the fountain placed in the foreground it looks so attractive. Very well captured and presented. TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
Fis2 (86225) 2014-05-17 4:07
I like frame and composition.
Fountain add savor of photo.
Have a nice weeknd.
Sergiom (61036) 2014-05-17 4:58
Une bien jolie lumière pour ta visite au château. J'aime comment ta lentille survole la fontaine pour atteindre son sujet qui se dresse fièrement dans un ciel impeccable.
Noel_Byrne (24846) 2014-05-17 5:08
I am glad to see this mighty tower up close like this, it caught my attention yesterday when you posted the wider view of the fountain, what a place! To be honest, it was your post of this place that made me post my church from Cork yesterday, its design reminded me of the shot! I like the water in the foreground too, it seems you may have been IN the fountain to take this!
Thanks as always
Nicou (123144) 2014-05-17 7:09
Avec les jets de la fontaine en premier plan qui se croise quel effet et cette tour ces tons ocre la belle architecture et les personnages sueprbe compo.
bravo et amitié
jhm (139952) 2014-05-17 7:39
Now get we the detail picture of your previous picture.
Lovely detail picture with this splendid brickwork façade.
I like the nice soft colours also the sharpness and clarity.
Excellent composition and good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ourania (31999) 2014-05-17 8:02
this point of view is very interesting too. We get a closer look of the tower and its details, sharpness is excellent. The colours are very vivid and attractive, the description has a graphical quality too. You have balanced your composition very aptly and given it a deep and original foreground. A very vibrant picture with wonderful colours and lively atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
cornejo (32116) 2014-05-17 10:41
Salut Etienne, très bonne image de cette composition intéressante avec la belle tour, magnifiquement capturé dans cette belle image avec une bonne netteté, la lumière, la couleur et la qualité. Très bon et intéressant travail bien fait, félicitations mon ami. Merci pour le partage de ce beau travail.
Bonjour et bon dimanche.
Salutations chaleureuses du sud de l'Espagne.
npecanhuk (66256) 2014-05-17 13:48
Very beautiful details!
Truly attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
lousat (77792) 2014-05-17 16:30
Salut Steph,une nouvelle magnifique page de pub pour ma ville,une vue sur le chateau Sforzesco vraiment parfaite,perspective imposante et qualite' au top,tres bien fait! Bon Dimanche et merci,Luciano
pierrefonds (57461) 2014-05-17 16:34
Les arbres cadrent bien le château. La présence des gens a un effet d'échelle de grandeur. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture du château. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-05-17 20:25
This is a well-composed image of the imposing tower entrance to the castle. I like the way that you have used the water of the fountain to provide foreground interest and a lead into the image.
Some chromatic aberration, of which you might not be aware,is evident in the image. (The red edge along the left side of the people on the left of the image).
COSTANTINO (56179) 2014-05-17 21:15
Hello dear friend
excellent perspective on this main gateway to
the Sforza Castle in Milan Italy
pOV is very attractive
the exposure is excellent with
great clarity your notes are
areally useful lovely detail
have a nice time
Cricri (107236) 2014-05-18 10:09
Toute belle présentation du château avec la fontaine bien mise en avant plan, bonne prise des jets d'eau, les reflets, le vert et le fond bleu qui l'encadre magnifiquement
serp2000 (40330) 2014-05-19 3:16
Thanks for so interesting reminder. I was here and I remember this point of view. Do you know about this fact the same arhitectors were built the Towers of Moscow Kremlin too. You can see a lot of common details there.
Excellent postcard from Milan!
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (84770)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-00
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/22, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-17 0:00