Tomorrow morning I'll be heading to Porto to discover the other great city of Portugal. See you in 9 days with a lot of images I hope.
The 50-metre-diameter (160 ft) Rosa-dos-Ventos (compass rose) was executed using different types of marble. Designed by the architect Cristino da Silva, it includes a Mappa mundi that is 14 metres wide, showing the routes of Portuguese carracks and caravels during the Age of Discovery.
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kasianowak (7565) 2014-08-12 2:43
Brilliant travel shot! The map and the compass would have been enough to take an interesting photo but with the people it looks almost surreal. Looking at it makes me feel like Gulliver in Lilliput! :-)
Have a great time in Porto!
mesutilgim (89076) 2014-08-12 2:53
Nice capture of this famous artwork in Lisbon. Good layout and nice framing. Interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
snunney (89926) 2014-08-12 3:43
Perfect framing! I like the inclusion of the people who contribute much to the atmosphere of the shot. Superb rendering of the colours and detail. Enjoy your trip to Porto, yet another place on my bucket list.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-12 3:58
enjoy Porto, I know how much you like Portugal so this is a good shot to post before departure. What an amazing piece of artwork, the symmetry and scale of it are so obvious in this excellent shot.
dta (71407) 2014-08-12 4:59
Hello Daniel ,
This is a stunning view , especially when , openening the thumbnail , we discover the little people on the compass rose .
HAve a good trip in Porto .
Royaldevon (33385) 2014-08-12 5:00
It is only when you open this and recognise the scale of the compass that you gain its full impact! A stunning, nicely symmetrical photo.
Nicou (130047) 2014-08-12 5:27
superbe image et compo quelle vue quelle rosace cette mosaïque est merveilleuse les tons fabuleux et les personnages donnent bien l'échelle quel effet avec leur ombre merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (67404) 2014-08-12 5:38
Quel superbe point de vue sur cette mappe monde et les quatre points cardinaux.J'aime la symétrie de l'ensemble et la gestion de la lumière forte. Les couleurs sont très jolies.
PiotrF (11264) 2014-08-12 9:38
Nice view of this famous artwork in Lisboa. Perfect framing, very good exposure and fine composition.
Nice shot !
holmertz (45187) 2014-08-12 11:00
A great composition. The effect of the very small persons on this huge mosaic is stunning. Very well seen. Good luck in Porto. It's a scenic city where you will find just as many photo opportunities as in Lisbon.
carlo62 (38667) 2014-08-12 13:25
fantastica foto, dalla miniatura non si capivano le dimensioni.
Un pov d'eccezione e la presenza delle persone è necessaria per riuscire a capire di cosa si tratta.
Non credo che riuscirò mai a fare una foto come questa, l'altezza non è la cosa che preferisco....
siudzi (34141) 2014-08-12 13:33
Wow! What a fantastic capture this to tell us where you are going tomorrow!:) Lucky you!:) I'm pretty sure that you will return with many beautiful images like that one. Enjoy!
jjcordier (79002) 2014-08-12 22:16
Très beau point de vue sur cette rose des vents pavée; les "petits hommes" habitent de belle façon la "planète".
Bon séjour et bonnes photos.
ktanska (25893) 2014-08-13 11:40
It was a fun surprise to open this and notice allthose people investigating the map and other patterns! This is huge! And you had a good high viewpoint to realize this vision. Careful symmtric framing works well.
npecanhuk (69998) 2014-08-15 20:15
Wonderful pavement details!
Very beautiful and attractive picture too!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
danos (90317) 2014-08-18 4:42
great the panoramic view of the ground with this superb 50-metre-diameter colourful marbles.The passing by people add scale to the scene.
adores (40960) 2014-08-18 16:54
Seems you still had this great shot of Lisbon in your archives! I never took a photo from this place but it's a great pov. I like the shot with the people on the pavement, they really add a lot and seem so small from there.
SWEETFREEDOM (23488) 2014-08-24 21:57
Beautiful decorated floor. Good p.o.v. And details.
tulipan7 (750) 2015-01-26 1:52
Can you believe that I didn't even notice this huge compass before climbing to the Padrão dos Descobrimentos?!?!
I like your presentation because you didn't try to show us the whole compass but concentrated on its core plus you used vertical layout which somehow gives it a whole different, elongated perspective. Love it...
fritzi007 (8685) 2015-02-02 10:03
great photo, excellent image sharpness and colors, very good information, congratulations!