Mid-town Coimbra, colorful square Largo-da-Portagem ( "Gateway" in English as main entrance to town) with the statue of a Portuguese politician and prime minister Joaquim António de Aguiar (1792-1884).
On left is the Baroque-style building of Hotel Astoria. The bridge on Rio-Mondego is opposite to the square, on left side.
Location where pic. was taken: 40.20713, -8.4293 on the corner of Av. Emidio Navarro, also can be seen on the 2 WS's, 1. Towards opposite direction of this Avenue.
2. The corner from where picture where taken, from bridge view.
*** special thanks to Ana Dores (TE: adores) whom I asked and received useful info about the place.
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rodgerg (55767) 2010-12-27 8:33
Very good cityscape with the beautiful building of Coimbra. the details of the architectur are very well collected. The large FG, rich in coloured details, give depht to the image.
Have a nice evening,
mauro61 (52857) 2010-12-27 8:50
bella immagine di questa piazza di Coimbra ricca di luce e di colori in una inquadratura ricca di elementi compositivi.
Buon fine anno a te e famiglia,
dta (78544) 2010-12-27 8:59
Hello Ike ,
A liitle tilt to te right , but that is not really a problem . I like a lot this view of a fine corner of street . The framing is excellent , and the white cloudy sky provides an interesting BG to the also white buildings .
Silvio1953 (144288) 2010-12-27 9:19
Ciao Ike, great POV on a beautiful building, wonderful colors and splendid clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
cornejo (42907) 2010-12-27 10:29
Greeting Ike, much nice square of Coimbra, very nice photo, pity of overcast sky, good work, congratulation, have a nice week.
Charo (51212) 2010-12-27 12:18
Portugal has some very nice towns and cities and Coimbra has a magnificent architecture, as show in your photo.
Excellent composition and colors.
Happy New Year 2011!
JFS (32459) 2010-12-27 12:26
Spectacular shot of this magnificent architecture, the green goes very well with the white stone of the façades.
Have a nice evening
macjake (68432) 2010-12-27 15:53
its this type of architecture that draws me closer to europe...we just dont have this here in Canada.
such a pleasure to view. thanks for sharing this one
AKITA (15125) 2010-12-27 15:56
a beautiful shot of wonderful square in Coimbra,
old white buildings are splendid,
and fore green garden and statue are well maintained and composed in this view,
classical and delightful ambience is nicely captured in this picture,
thank you for your excellent shot,
emka (98706) 2010-12-27 23:47
Nice date taken- 10.10.2010 :). Was it ten o'clock ten? Well selected POV, with beauiful buildings and flowers. many beautiful details shown. IThere are no typical portugal elements here. Seems a bit pale but such were probably conditions.
I wish you he last days of 2010 full of fun and joy
nilotpal_patra (1688) 2010-12-28 0:33
Namaskar Ike Harel,
It is realy wonderful Picture. Nice Frame. Nice colour, contrast and sharpness. Nice POV. TFS.
raszid62 (18515) 2010-12-28 0:59
Especially beautiful place indeed. A magnificent square and a beautiful palace in the background behind the statue. Very good colors and layout of the composition but, unfortunately, poor sharpness.
בוקר טוב. במיוחד במקום יפה באמת. ריבוע מפואר הארמון יפה ברקע מאחורי הפסל. מאוד צבעים טובים הפריסה של הרכב, אבל, למרבה הצער, חדות עניים. דרישת שלום.
yeln (11516) 2010-12-28 1:42
čudovita baročna palača! lep POV, le nekoliko več ostrine mu manjka. to je samo moje osebno miljenje. brez zamere! lepo delo! tfs!
ob teh in tudi ob prihajajočih praznikih elim obilo sreče in zdravja ter osebnega zadovoljstva, vojko
paninho (2931) 2010-12-28 6:39
Joli cadrage de cette place très connue des portugais, car située à l'entrée du pont vers Lisbonne! Bonne journée! Antonio
adramad (45990) 2010-12-28 7:22
Hello again Ike.
Beautiful corner of this wonderful city, the buildings are very nice and the POV capturing the flower gardens and well placed sculpture, silhouetted against the sky, forms a pretty picture.
Despite the clouds, good light and beautiful colors.
Have a nice week.
pierrefonds (66855) 2010-12-28 7:37
The distance between the square and the buildings is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the statue and of the architecture of the buildings. The afternoon light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-12-28 10:24
Ola Ike ,
Bonita composição nesta praça bem conhecida de Coimbra, bons detalhes de arquitectura , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Boas festas e Bom Ano Novo
eldancer1 (36343) 2010-12-29 9:34
Very nice capture of this historic building. Great pov and dof with nice details. Good colors. Well done, tfs.
jmdias (64918) 2011-01-07 15:30
beautiful view of these buildings. I didn't remember this area of the town, anyway I ever visited this town in a hurry. good light and framing.
jcpix (13930) 2012-11-11 18:52
Beautiful architecture, I really like the tight framing to showcase the styles. This almost looks like a miniature set, good job eliminating any "human clutter." Other than a slight adjustment on the horizontal balance, this is well composed. Nicely done!
Cricri (120119) 2013-02-25 4:31
Belle architecture de hôtel de style baroque, contraste avec le batiment a côté au toit rouge, intéressante statue avec la statue verte, un coin sympat et agréable, belle présentation
ChrisJ (114585) 2015-10-24 20:17
It looks like there are other cities worth exploring in Portugal other than Lisbon and Porto. Good sharpness and the ornately decorated bg building reminds me of Budapest. Tfs!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (72131)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-10
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2010-12-27 8:31