Today I am in Constanta, at the Black Sea. This is a detail of the Casino, the symbol of the city.
Completed between the two World Wars in art nouveau style according to the plans of the architects, Daniel Renard and Petre Antonescu, the Casino features sumptuous architecture and a wonderful view of the sea. The pedestrian area around the Casino is a sought-after destination for couples and families, especially at sunset.
Nowadays it lies in ruins because the Constanta City Hall and the Ministries of Tourism and Culture are fighting for it....actually for it's death.
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elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-09-20 15:29
Daniel, great little details of elegance, romance and beautiful traditions of old times!!so very beautiful to see!!
emka (64142) 2013-09-20 23:22
Hi Daniel, What a pity that this beautiful building now lies in so dilapidated state. The view attractive for photographers, though. I was in Constanca very long time ago..
Warm regrads MAlgo
macjake (45588) 2013-09-21 1:24
so this is left now in ruins? what a shame.
you know i'm a big fan of these rustic old pieces of architecture! can't get enough of them!
its easy to see the rust here, as its probably just sitting and nobody is paying any respect to it.
attractive cut and compo to highlight it in this manner, really like it
subhendu_bagchi (21024) 2013-09-21 2:40
wow, a nice minimal composition with symmetry. Like the sharp details of this arch. Pleasant and natural colours. A very good one. Tfs.
timecapturer (37064) 2013-09-21 3:01
nice crop this, full of wonderful detail and elegant lines. A less is more sort of image that is both effective and beautiful. Like it!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
snunney (72680) 2013-09-21 4:15
Very sad to see such a lovely building go to rack and ruin because of some petty squabble between the authorities. A fine capture of this beautiful detail with its strong graphical lines. Excellent symmetrical composition and very good rendering of the textural detail.
claudeD (26946) 2013-09-21 7:45
interesting details of this old casino in Constanta, very god clarity and sharpness.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
kasianowak (3474) 2013-09-21 8:43
Lovely detail and great composition - I like the symmetry. Nice building, pity the authorities don't want to preserve it.
Have a nice weekend
siudzi (27707) 2013-09-21 13:16
What a charming and original detail you have found and photographed! Like it a lot! It's really beautiful and perfectly framed in this composition. TFS.
jcpix (6536) 2013-09-21 22:50
A pity that it would be left to slowly fade away or be destroyed. Its simple elegance is rather attractive, and your approach with the compact composition has really brought out much detail, design and intricate detail to admire. Here's to keeping it alive through your imagery! :) Have a great day ahead.
danos (78112) 2013-09-22 0:27
Good morning Daniel,
nice the view as the presentation of this beautiful and eye's catching facade of the old Casino,the landmark of Costanta.I like its architectural style with the fight of the two government offices to really push it to the gap.
Have a good Sunday,Danos
gildasjan (39558) 2013-09-22 5:05
Beau contraste en douceur pour le plan serré sur cette façade d'un ancien casino.Le bleu et quelques touches de rouille apportent une bonne touche à cette réalisation.
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-09-23 9:43
Vividness of the stonework grabs attention, a nicely crop subject and the symmetry leads the eyes throughout the frame in muted colors. Indeed an adorable architectural design so well taken and presented. Congrats.
tatadalou (3975) 2013-09-25 16:01
What a pity to let this monument without care because of an administrative conflict. Concerning the picture, the light management gives a nice contrast between the facade and the glasses. Great palette of textures.
SNOOP_Chan (3662) 2013-10-07 2:58
Da, una din cele mai reusite prezentari ale cazinoului, saracul. Foarte bine prins, bine incadrat, speram ca intr-o zi sa arate mai bine. Daca vom mai prinde noi ziua aceea, asta e alta discutie. Personal cred ca e una din cele mai frumoase cladiri din Romania. Poate sunt subiectiv, fiind de aici. Oricum, bine realizat.