There are more than 40 patios to be found around the centre of Palma de Mallorca. Many are located at public institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Spanish Art, the Palau March Museum, the High Court or San Pere i San Bernat Hospital. Others, such as Patio del Palau Vivot are private houses and their patios can only be seen through the gates.
The origins of Palma’s patios go back to the Roman period, but they took on more importance from the 13th century. At the beginning they were austere-looking, in Gothic style, but with the economic prosperity of the 17th and 18th centuries came far more luxurious, refined decoration in Renaissance and Baroque styles. Source: spain.info
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snunney (79973) 2014-08-12 5:47
A very attractive scene beautifully photographed. The well chosen point of view makes for a pleasing well balanced scene, using the old carriage as the focal point. I like the warm colours and excellent detail to be observed. The green plants provide some nice counterpoints to the predominant pink/ochre tones.
timecapturer (45633) 2014-08-12 5:48
this looks like a film set. Everything is so perfectly placed and balanced in this exquisite composition. The light is subtle but beautifully managed as is the clarity. A serene and irresistible escape from the hot summer days in Mallorca. Love it!
daddo (22898) 2014-08-12 6:51
Exquisite management of light Malgo which has conveyed the richness of the colours and all the intricate details. Lovely composition as well. My compliments. Pozdrawiam. Klaudio.
SnapRJW (29338) 2014-08-12 8:04
Magnificent light management gives this shot a real feeling of depth and volume Gosia. The immediacy of the shot is impressive, I feel as if I am stood in your shoes looking at this in person. A superb bit of photography!
Well done and warm regards
PiotrF (4912) 2014-08-12 8:56
Bardzo lubie takie klimatyczne zakamarki miast. Miejsce niezwykle , posiadające swoja ciekawa historie. Dobrze je pokazałas, a wymagalo to zapewne zapanowania nad zroznicowanym oswietleniem. Dobry kadr, odrobina tajemniczości i ciepla kolorystyka sprawiaja, ze prace oglada się z wielka przyjemnością.
cornejo (28517) 2014-08-12 9:31
Witaj Gosia, very good photo of this interesting and beautiful palace courtyard, beautifully composed and captured this beautiful photograph. An interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
dkmurphys (46964) 2014-08-12 9:34
This image of yours brings back the atmosphere of past times. I like the POV and the contrasts.
Well taken, have a fine evening.
COSTANTINO (51918) 2014-08-12 10:01
Hello dear friend
wonderful scenery with excellent light looking
so natural I love this play of direct sunlight
really artistic and perfectly executed
have a nice time
ourania (27138) 2014-08-12 10:19
this is a very lovely patio, I like very much the way you portrayed its elegance, rhythm and atmosphere. A wonderful play of light and shadows, both of them soft and well balanced. Our glance is guided through very effectively, details and textures are so appealing and full of character. The atmosphere is pleasing, peaceful and timeless. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
carlo62 (28369) 2014-08-12 13:38
che bello questo patio, molto elegante, grazie anche alla presenza della carrozza.
Ottima inquadratura, hai ottenuto un bel gioco di archi, comprendendo anche la scala e un po' di balcone.
macjake (52920) 2014-08-12 13:46
it should be framed and put up on a wall :)
love the tones, exposure, colors, sharpness and details.
it looks very professional. very high quality shot.
Fis2 (82382) 2014-08-12 14:15
Piekny dziedziniec przystrojony wspaniala kareta.
Znakomite swiatlo i kolorystyka daja niepowtarzalny klimat tego miejsca.
nikkitta (13530) 2014-08-12 17:03
Like the soft light and contrast given by the green plants, attractive place or better patio with well carved columns
But what call my attention is the old vehicle at the back, I have seen similar at a museum in the North of Argentina
Well done regards
Periko (2441) 2014-08-12 18:32
This interior is nicely shown with such a great lighting. The arches and the carriage make a superb scenery.
It seems to be a Mexican hacienda. I really like it.
npecanhuk (61562) 2014-08-12 19:29
Such a lovely and charming place!
A very beautiful, attractive and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, slim black borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (73704) 2014-08-12 22:58
Magnifique photo de ce beau patio. J'aime les couleurs, la composition (avec le détail de la calèche) et admire la maîtrise de l'exposition.
kasianowak (5220) 2014-08-13 0:42
Przesliczne jest to patio z calym mnostwem ciekawych architektonicznych szczegolow. Podobnie jak w poprzednim twoim zdjeciu tu tez bardzo podoba mi sie ciepla kolorystyka.
Royaldevon (26815) 2014-08-13 1:46
A fine viewpoint has opened up the patio for our scrutiny. The light has blessed the architecture with warm hues and the details are sharp for our enjoyment.
Have a lovely day,
lousat (72855) 2014-08-13 2:09
Hi Gosia,fantastic jump in the past! How is beautiful this Maiorca patio,very well preserved and caught in a magnificent perspective.The quality is absolutely great,the best exposure of the different light levels for a great result,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
abmdsudi (40174) 2014-08-13 10:33
An impressive architecture with 3 D feel and the classic composition showing the structures and its styles. Lovely warm tones of the aged stonework and cool shadows, lots of sharpness of detail to hold ones interest. The exposure is spot on and made lively by the potted plants and this makes it all the more interesting to discover about the place. Interesting subject and a well taken shot. Congrats
willperrett (6220) 2014-08-13 10:56
Lovely shot, with everything in place and no jarring elements at all. Somehow if the carriage had been a car, the effect wouldn't be quite the same. If this is a private residence, how did you get this photograph? Through the gate, or a daring race inside, or were you invited in?
Gerrit (44753) 2014-08-14 3:34
fine and well managed light. The oldtimer in the corner adds a lot of atmosphere.
maria-v1981 (10814) 2014-08-14 6:30
I think you did fantastic job with light!
Photo is so well managed and because of that shows the beauty of this place perfectly. Mainly brown patio accented with red-brown ornaments and striking green vegetation appears most charming and domestic, a real treat for visitors and us, viewers of your photo.
Have a nice evening,
jacquest (18227) 2014-08-15 8:43
The light management has been very well done ti give interesting color hues. The large version allows to see very sharp details. I like the old carriage at the back.
photoray (10485) 2014-08-15 20:39
Attractive courtyard for the beautiful marble ornate columns supporting the large arches, steps leading to the unknown, plants for soothing appeal, and the ancient wood carriage from centuries ago.
Thanks for sharing,
emka (73761) 2014-08-17 23:25
Witaj, Jakie śliczne pation. Ładne kolumny, ciekawy pojazd w rogu. Fantastycznie skomponowane zdjęcie, podoba mi sie koloryt.
Angshu (54909) 2014-08-19 3:29
Delightfully captured...there are so many details to explore and frames within frames. Your exposure is perfect and I loved the stairs and also the small cariiage, both have been neatly framed by the columns. Lovely work!
adores (34736) 2014-08-19 15:36
This is a beautiful patio and the light is so well managed here. I like the details and that old carriage is a great detail!
ChrisJ (94836) 2014-08-22 1:24
I like the soft diffusexd light and the old carriage in the corner which makes a fine focal point. Good sharpness and excellent warm reddish brown colour tones. The potplants add some welcome greenery. Tfs!
Silvio1953 (116861) 2014-09-01 10:17
Ciao Gosia, lovely composition with nice old carriage on fantastic curtyard, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
akustyk (3753) 2014-09-13 15:21
bardzo ladnie poukaladane.
bylem tam wieki temu, mocno zaskoczony urokiem i zabytkami Majorki, za ktora ciagnie sie przede wszystkim fama ochlanych turystow z polnocy Europy... a tymczasem sama Palma to perelka a i dookola niej urocze miejsca mozna znalezc, byle trzymac sie z daleka od plaz ;)
- Copyright: Gosia Siudzinska (siudzi) (32645)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-12
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus OMD EM5, Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8, 58 mm HOYA Circular PL Filter
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-12 5:31