Hello friends and colleagues, today I offer you a view of this unique home in a beautiful ancient city in northern Portugal, I hope you like it, then some letters on the city.
About 50 kilometers from the Spanish border in northern Portugal, is Viana do Castelo, beautiful village located between the mouth of the river and Oporto.
Viana do Castelo is situated on the estuary of Limia, a river which rises in Galicia and the Atlantic will die. So when the traveler overlooking the sea has the feeling of being at a river, but when you see the big ships moored knows from there departed cod fishermen.
There is a hospital ship, the Eanes, which commemorates the storms the bank of Newfoundland, and a historic town full of crests that remembers better times, when money came to Portugal from the colonies. Great houses of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Best of Viana do Castelo is the Antigo Area, with cobbled streets leading from place to place and from street to street, approaching palaces and churches. With sun always travels better, but there cityscapes seem to ask a little rain to highlight the reflections of the stone.
The Republic Square is the heart of the historic center, where are the Town Hall, Mercy Hospital and a source of 1553 are also in place with Romanesque collegiate and several baroque churches. Should also see the neo-Byzantine Basilica of Santa Luzia and the Municipal Museum.
Source: Miguel Moreno on Wikipedia.
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D3100
Exposure Time: 10/2500 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 22 mm
Date Taken: 2011-07-12 10:54
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
File Size: 492 kb
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snunney (100698) 2014-08-27 5:05
A most interesting note to accompany this attractive composition. I like the point of view with the sunlit steps an open invitation to pay a visit. Excellent rendering of the textural detail. The potted flowers are a nice addition adding some splashes of colour to set off the contrasting grey walls.
wolf38 (31296) 2014-08-27 5:16
Hello angel. House, steep stairs, flowers and beautiful light. A photo theme, as you can see it so only in the South European countries. Very nice and worth seeing and with the detailed text.
Sergiom (81735) 2014-08-27 5:36
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage vertical. Il donne envie d'emprunter les marches pour entrer dans cette belle maison de pierres. Ce ne sont certainement pas les fleurs qui manquent,. La lumière est superbe.
lousat (92848) 2014-08-27 8:29
Ciao Angel,a very very nice old corner of this lovely village,great vertical perspective and excellent exposure of the different light levels,it seems to do a jump in the past,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-08-27 9:51
This reminds me of the shotgun houses in New Orleans. Nicely captured with good lighting and sharp details. Love the flowers. Well done, tfs.
Gerrit (52097) 2014-08-27 10:55
Beautiful house and a very well composed view on it. Perfect framing Nd wonderful colors and light.
carlo62 (50031) 2014-08-27 23:46
una foto basata sulle linee verticali, dalle case, alla scala e le due linee colorate dai fiori.
Bella inquadratura, ottima composizione, una foto piacevole da osservare.
adramad (46476) 2014-08-28 9:56
Una magnifica composicion, con esta caracteristica casa portuguesa, piedra y blancas ventanas, los visillos en las ventanas y las macetas ponen su toque coqueto, la fregona y el mocho ponen el de la vida cotidiana.
Muy buen colorido, que da fuerza a la imagen.
Magnífica gestión de la luminosidad, la nitidez también esta perfecta, para disfrutar con los detalles.
Que tengas una buena tarde.
gildasjan (43650) 2014-08-28 11:34
Les marches de cet escalier aux teintes chaudes équilibrent parfaitement les couleurs plus froides de cette façade de pierres.Toutes ces fleurs apportent de la vie à cette image.
Gigidusud (21151) 2014-08-28 13:33
Très jolie façade avec un beau contraste de lumière et de beaux détails. J'aime beaucoup le texture des pierres et le format vertical.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-08-28 16:35
Ahora no es una ventana sino una escalera y una antigua fachada, las que sirven de apoyo a las coloridas macetas con sus flores
Exelente trabajo de gestion con la luz y la comoposicion
Me gustan las cortinas
macjake (69131) 2014-08-29 4:18
for some reason, this is the type of house I could see my grandparents living in...perhaphs it just has that sort of feel to it.
lots of charm, lots of history here i'm sure.
a well sharpned image that shows alot of texture, and the vertical compo makes it seem the home is going up and up for ever.
too bad we can't see the inside! haha
danos (99197) 2014-08-29 5:33
charmy the interior of the courtyard with the narrow stairs to lead to the main door of the house.The variety of the flowers in the pots decorate perfect the whole scene.Excellent presentation.
Have a good WE,Danos
claudeD (39623) 2014-08-29 6:44
very fine architecture picture showing this wonderful old house. Very good light managment, colors and sharpness. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
ourania (47092) 2014-08-29 7:50
this house really has a unique character, its outside features look intriguing and it would also be interesting to see what its interior looks like. I like how it fits in the tight vertical frame and how its details and colours are the only concern of the viewer. The colour of the sky looks a bit strange but all the other colours are lovely. You had to deal with very challenging lighting contrasts and did an effective work. The red tones provide joyful contrasts. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-08-29 10:26
A very nice vertical view of village cottage, well decorated by different colored flowers, cottage is well maintained, shoot it beautifully from an well position. Lovely color and well sharped also.
warm regards and have a nice weekend,
swapankumarroy from India
mirosu (16273) 2014-08-29 11:05
You have found a great viewpoint which not only leads towards the waiting door but, also shows the steps leading to the door. The light and shadows create fine contrasts to the colours and the textures. This fine exposure is incredibly sharp so that the details are perfectly accessible. The flower decoration is beautiful.
Very well done my friend.
ikeharel (72867) 2014-08-30 23:23
Buenas dias Angel,
Marvelous picture of the nioce facade, the stairs decorated beaiutifully with the plants-pots, also leading the viewer into the black-wooden door and than to see the whole. A well cared old house, nicely presented on photo.
Cricri (120491) 2014-08-30 23:39
Accueillante l'entrée de la maison avec les marches et les pots de fleurs, belle lumière qui permet d'apprécier les moindres détails des pierres, belle présentation
berek (50504) 2014-08-31 2:20
The architecture is very cute.i really like Pots on the edge of the stairs and flowers. successful frame
Have a nice Sunday from istanbul
Graal (103028) 2014-09-01 5:50
very nice facade and entrance to house. I like the decorative elements, beautiful flowers. Good shot and presentation here. Photo I like a lot.
Have a nice day.
asajernigan (21427) 2014-09-01 6:34
This is a great shot with the sunlight highlighting the steps leading the eye into the shot. The vertical format is perfect giving us a nice close up view of the house with excellent detail. The lighting is great as is the sharpness and detail.
Silvio1953 (145579) 2014-09-01 12:32
Ciao Angel, delizioso angolino con tanti fiori, splendida nitidezza, bella luce e magnifici colori, bravo, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (58574) 2014-09-02 5:37
What a delightful little place, superb colours and light management. I particularly like the pot plants and the characteristic old sandstone.
Thanks for sharing, un abrazo
adores (45715) 2014-09-02 16:43
Uma bonita foto de Portugal:)! Estas casitas em pedra são magníficas. Gosto muito dos detalhes, tais como as cortinas brancas nas janelas e as flores coloridas a decorar. Bom enquadramento!
COSTANTINO (66192) 2014-09-05 12:03
Hello dear friends
lovely capture of this old house with an old
staircase and the flowers decorating it
shot that brings memories from the past
it seems to do a jump into the past
NorthernLight (2383) 2014-09-08 1:55
idyllic. Brickwork as I like it, the sandstone staircase and as eyecatcher the beautiful flowers. I agree with you. This sight is really worth to photograph it!
All the best and a great week for you
clic (17257) 2014-09-08 7:12
A delightful exotic scenery indeed, which romantic look
is enliven of 'spirited' colors!
You dealed finely with the difficulties of high contrast circumstances for an attractive poster.
SherryDrinker (460) 2014-10-08 11:22
Las ventanas con visillos un puntazo, la escalera con las macetas otro, la fregona, el cubo, la antena de TV, otro y van tres, el contraste sol-sombra estupendo.
Miguel82 (27646) 2015-07-12 8:49
The pot-flowers really prettify the stairs and the home dear Angel, enthralling architectural details displayed, thanks
- Copyright: angel cornejo (cornejo) (43519)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-12
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron AF18-200 F/ 3.5-6.3 xr, 62mm HAMA Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-27 4:45