A view over "Calle Miguel Manara" from the top of Giralda, the moorish originated spire of the Cathedral of Sevilla. The striped dome and gothic side-spire belong to the cathedral, while the castle-wall to the left (with long queue in front of it) belongs to the "Real Alcazar (Royal Palace) of Sevilla".
This photo is dedicated to Malgo, who will soon be visiting the beautiful capital of Andalucia, with "Una voce poca fa" and "Les tringles des sistres tintaient" in her mind :)
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dkmurphys (54417) 2014-04-29 6:36
Superb panorama of one of the most beautiful cities of Spain. I like the mix of European and Arabic architecture. Well taken.
carlo62 (41173) 2014-04-29 8:24
uno splendido panorama da un bellissimo pov.
Tutta la bellezza di Siviglia è nella tua foto.
Nicou (133302) 2014-04-29 8:26
$quelle vue plongeante et image avec ces tours ces crénaux, cette coupole bluee ce clocher et toits quelle belle architecture et vue sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (65121) 2014-04-29 9:02
Good evening Deniz,
An exceptional view of the plaza near the Sevilla cathedral, a close sight of the Gothic sculptured turrets atop. The blue dome, typical from the Moorish era, is an eyes catching object.
But, the greatest element on photo, to my humble opinion, is the abundance of colors and archi.-design from diff. times over the old town houses near by.
Contrast and well seen downwards-view, with the people gave life to the marvelous scene.
Noel_Byrne (28158) 2014-04-29 11:00
I like this a lot, the contrast of design between dome and spire is marked. One is soft and like a big jelly, while the other is sharp and unwelcoming looking. You certainly don't want to land on it if you jump from a plane! Strange to think that when the purpose of the buildings is quite the opposite of how it looks.
Then behind, a beautiful urban scene with lots more fascinating buildings and a nice street scene. Very nicely composed!
ourania (38874) 2014-04-29 12:31
it's amazing that the striped dome and the elaborate spire belong to the same building, they are only details but very significant. I like how you have isolated them from the building, used them as a frame of the city and allowed them to tell us so much about its past. The wall and the elegant buildings in the background add to the graphic and cultural interest of your photo. A vibrant play of perspectives and colours, I'd love to be one of the tiny figures roaming in this setting. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
siudzi (34141) 2014-04-29 13:15
Excellent image taken from a perfectly selected POV to get original and beautiful sight of Sevilla. I have never seen this view -- it is absolutely amazing with so many interesting architectural details. Well done! Super pic!
emka (89253) 2014-04-29 23:33
Thanks for the dedication! As I understand this is your suggestion that I shouldn't miss climbing Giralda and taking some shots from above :). Amazing view indeed. I have never see this striped dome, it looks funny. Splendid mixture of different kinds of architecture. Stunning colours and sharpness. So many details to see there. What is interesting for me in the moment is the big queue. Is it for Alcazar? I must go there early in the morning for tickets.
Figaro will be not here not there, alas..
jhm (146558) 2014-04-30 3:23
You took these picture excellent out of the height with a wonderful result.
We see the tower, the fortress and the square beneath.
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
A nice composition, lovely presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
macjake (63128) 2014-04-30 7:26
see that blue and white dome at the bottom (of course you do) THAT's they type of architecture I love!
dirty, grimy, old looking and crusty looking! it shows its age and its history well.
I'm sure Istanbul has some of that too?
a great pov here, it stands out in the small thumbnail gallery so well
there are many cool looking buildings in this picture alone. well done.
I read your comment to Krzystof. I agree with you 100% about the 10-20mm wide angle. I got rid of mine because of the soft edges in my photos. the Sigma 8-16 is PERFECT. no problems at all - its my favorite lens.
holmertz (47024) 2014-04-30 8:05
My instincts tell me to look for interesting people deep down in the square. I mainly notice that mass tourism means waiting in long lines, whether you want to visit the Vatican museum, the corpse of Lenin or the Alcazar. However, once you're on top of the world you get a great view of towers, domes and roofs of different styles. It's a fascinating view that would keep anyone busy for a long time.
omid266 (6700) 2014-05-03 21:45
very wonderful fotos in your gallery, very nice POV, good view from Sevilla,
all the BEST and Thanks!
delpeoples (56002) 2014-05-09 1:22
Ciao merhaba Deniz
An oldie but a goodie, this photo has a really retro look to it. I really appreciate these bird's eye view photos because I'm not really comfortable with heights, so admire anybody who is. The ceramic dome is beautiful, as are the Gothic looking spires. The inclusion of the people far below add a sense of dynamism and scale. Excellent tight framing too.
I am sure that Malgo will conquer Sevilla as she conquered Istanbul :)
serp2000 (42480) 2014-05-14 8:13
I hope to visit Andalucia next time. I was in Spain twice but I want to come back to this country again and again... Good presentation of Sevilla from the top. Fine details of the roofs and the domes.
I have read so sad breaking news from Turkey, I am sorry, so terrible tragedy...
Angshu (56738) 2014-05-30 1:19
Hopefully you are playing the perfect host for TEers! Who were there in Istanbul this month?
Nice picture from the high POV. Interesting to see the long queue, something we saw in front of Ayasofya. The striped dome (strange colours & pattern) draws immediate attention!
Have a great WE
TopGeo (38216) 2014-06-24 11:39
Perfect top view of one of the most beautiful cities of Spain. I like it scene Many people often claim that they cannot stand works of art that make them cry or feel sad. After all, let’s not forget that in Greece, when we suddenly heard a piece of classical music on the radio we immediately thought that someone important had died. Analogous was our reaction to folk and classical songs, On the contrary, I would argue, with a touch of deliberate pedagogical exaggeration, that a work of art, especially when important and significant, cannot possibly cause sadness. Art creates only joy. Otherwise it is not art. Regards Geo..
- Copyright: Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) (34279)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-07
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 18-55 mm
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-29 4:44