The main route through the historical heart of Noto is the Corso Vittorio Emanuele and the three squares it crosses. The Corso starts from the so-called Royal Gate (“Porta Reale”), a monumental entrance to the town in the shape of a triumphal arch and erected in the 19th century. On both sides of the gate there is a tower and a tree-lined street.
The gate itself is by Horace Angelici and in the Neoclassical style: there are two pilasters with Corinthian capitals, and it is topped by three symbolic sculptures. To the left there is a crenellated tower (a symbol of the strength of the city across the centuries); with the greyhound on the right representing loyalty and a pelican representing selflessness, generosity and fertility.
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holmertz (48910) 2014-01-13 11:32
A very nice composition. An interesting façade is cleverly shown through the neo-classical arch. The dark clouds form a fine backdrop which colour wise matches the ochra architecture very well.
lousat (87100) 2014-01-13 11:37
Hi Daniel,another master cut,your pics are always original,magnificent way to show us this old corner of Sicily,very well done! Have a nice evening and thansk,Luciano
danos (94194) 2014-01-13 11:52
very nice and well lighted the view of the Porta Reale,with the well chosen POV to can see someone the opposite buildings.I like the beautiful presentation as the beauty of the scene.
dta (74789) 2014-01-13 11:57
Hello Daniel ,
Seiing the thmnbnail , I can recognize immediately your style ! You allways find the besta angle of view and framing in this kind of subject .
splendid architecture an beautiful tonalities and contrasts of the ocre stine with the blue-grey sky .
npecanhuk (73492) 2014-01-13 14:29
Wonderful architectural details!
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week,
carlo62 (43489) 2014-01-13 15:57
bel colpo, mi piace la facciata incorniciata dall'arco, belli i colori caldi delle mura, sono perfetti per quel cielo.
jjcordier (79295) 2014-01-13 23:30
Une jolie lumière douce et un bon cadrage vertical pour mettre en valeur cette porte monumentale.
emka (91496) 2014-01-13 23:33
beautiful example of Sicilian Baroque. Perfect composition showing the exquisite details of this gate. marvelous colours.
Warm regrads Malgo
Nicou (136072) 2014-01-14 2:48
quelle iamge quelle entrée et arche sueprbe rendu sur les façades quelle vue et image ce jeu de pierre et l'ouverture sueprbe cpatage.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (73346) 2014-01-14 5:32
J'aime beaucoup le plan serré sur cette superbe porte à travers laquelle on peut voir une très belle habitation. J'aime la lumière qui frappe en diagonale ainsi que le cadrage très évocateur.
saxo042 (37792) 2014-01-14 7:44
A very well chosen angle for this capture. This magnificent arch looks very good from this position. The colours in this capture are in a beautiful harmony, very soft and pleasantly subdued. An excellent picture.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-14 8:31
Wonderful details of the gate captured in a compact frame. The architecture beyond the gate is nicely composed. Excellent colors with a very good use light. And the detailed note is very informative. Thanks for such a complete presentation.
claudeD (37268) 2014-01-14 8:36
you are showing here by a wonderful picture this amazing old architecture in Syracuse. Excellent sharpness and clarity. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg