View on the castle and churches of Riga from the Daugava river.
Looking from left to right are:
The Riga Castle is the official residence of the president of Latvia. It is one of the most significant and oldest monument of the fourteenth-century history and architecture. The castle has been rebuilt more than once and it acquired its present appearance in the 60s of the nineteenth-century.
The Dome Cathedral is the largest place of worship in the Baltic and its beautiful organ which is one of the biggest in Europe (6768 pipes). The cathedral was founded in 1211 and its present interior dating from the 17th century.
Saint Peter's Church dating back to the 13th century is famous for its wooden tower (unfortunately the wood was replaced by metal in recent restoration) the highest in Europe at that time.
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ACL1978 (7511) 2013-04-06 6:36
A very nice panorama of the Riga skyline here, Zbigniew! I posted a similar shot, but from a different angle and of lesser quality a while back. This one has great detail, especially on the near towers of the Riga castle, while the cathedrals make strong presences further back in the frame. Thanks!
npecanhuk (69556) 2013-04-06 11:15
Very interesting skyline and urban environment!
Truly attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
freakywindow (233) 2013-04-06 23:56
Good capture with nice POV and good colors.
pierrefonds (59850) 2013-07-10 5:28
The wideness of the river is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the détails and colours of the buildings. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
cornejo (35207) 2013-07-25 11:03
Zbigniew Witaj very good picture of this beautiful view of the city of Riga, beautifully captured in this great picture with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
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- Copyright: Zbigniew Kalinowski (fotka) (3913)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-06
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ 28, Leica Vario-Elmarit 1:2.8-4.4/4.8-86.4
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-06 4:52