Arcul de Triumf is a triumphal arch located in the northern part of Bucharest, on the Kiseleff Road.The first, wooden, triumphal arch was built hurriedly, after Romania gained its independence (1878), so that the victorious troops could march under it. Another temporary arch was built on the same site, in 1922, after World War I, which was demolished in 1935 to make way for the current triumphal arch, which was inaugurated in September 1936.
The current arch has a height of 27 metres and was built after the plans of the architect Petre Antonescu. It has as its foundation a 25 x 11.50 metres rectangle. The sculptures with which the facades are decorated were created by famous Romanian sculptors such as Ion Jalea and Dimitrie Paciurea. Nowadays, military parades are held beneath the arch each 1 December, with the occasion of Romania's national day. (Source Wikipedia)
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dkmurphys (57514) 2012-03-26 2:38
Parca e din alte vremuri. Bine prinsa masina de epoca.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-03-26 2:59
magnificent B&W shot of this amazing arch, I love the old car in the fg adding that extra touch of interest and giving a sense of scale. Beautiful work!
Have a good week - regards Brian.
danyy (0) 2012-03-26 5:53
une photo à l'ancienne et des airs de Paris bien confirmés pour cet arc à Bucarest. Même la voiture est bien assortie au décor et surtout au B&W.
Peut-être une toute légère distorsion de perspective à droite.
My best regards.
mauro61 (52855) 2012-03-26 6:00
mi piace l'inquadratura con la perfetta unione tra l'arco e la vettura d'epoca.
Senz'altro giusta la scelta del B&W che porta l'immagine indietro nel tempo,
Fis2 (96083) 2012-03-26 12:17
Interesting old triumphal arch and curious auto.
Good frame and composition.
The black and white increase this emotion.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-26 13:32
a beautiful photo from this place and I like the composition and the nostalgic car in the foreground, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
npecanhuk (74878) 2012-03-27 3:27
Not Paris?!? Wow! Wonderful arch and picture!
Chosen pov, vertical format, black & white borders and image, exposure, sharpness and composition are all excellent features here too!
TFS - congrats,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-03-27 4:23
This is an image well done, an interesting monument of Romanian history. The car is also interesting. I love the light and I appreciate the excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice day
finlay (1573) 2012-03-28 12:44
The B&W format is ideal for this shot, particularly with the older style car that you captured in foreground. The lighting is good picking up the fine detail of the arch's architecture. Well done.
- Copyright: Ionut Vrabie (vrabieionut) (2189)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-03-25
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/180 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-26 1:31