‘Toledo - Plaza de Zocodover’
The busy, triangular Plaza de Zocodover is the main square and a very popular meeting point in the city. The important streets of the old town start here and lead you to the principal historical sites.
The name of the plaza comes from the Arabic ‘Suq Zocodover ad dawābb’, which means ‘Market of beasts of burden’.
Bullfights and festivals have taken place here and during the Inquisition also burnings at the stake.
The recent history of the square begins in the sixteenth century with architect Juan de Herrera.
On the picture you see a part of the eastern façade, the most elegant of the square, left of the Arco de la Sangre.
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carper (96) 2010-03-14 23:39
very original shot Paul,
good lines fine details in this well seen shot, very nice photo art shot have a nice day.
Rafer (0) 2010-03-14 23:47
Buena imagen gáfica.saludos
yeln (11516) 2010-03-15 1:40
very interesting pov good design and color. TFS
congratulations for your work!
BWJ (3094) 2010-03-15 19:16
I like the repeating patterns. You have an excellent composition with very good details. The image is sharp with nicely saturated colors.
John_F_Kennedy (43757) 2010-03-16 2:33
A good perspective shot, with excellent repetitive patterns. Light and good clarity, very good composition.
have a nice day,
cmarino (2490) 2010-03-16 10:48
Wonderful, Paul !
You've managed to get a nice shot of the geometry and ancient windows. The hot tones are a touch of art for the pic.
Very well done !
Tks for the visit and comment. Always appreciated.
Regards from (HOT) Rio !
Charo (51212) 2010-03-16 16:04
I hope your visit to Toledo has been good and you've enjoyed this beautiful city.
Very good symmetry in this facade full of balconies. The detail of the lamp gives good depth. Excellent light and colors.
Graal (103036) 2010-03-17 0:44
amazing pattern. Unusual facade and balconies. I like the colours and reflections in windows also. Good captured theme and place. Well photojob.
Have a nice day.
adramad (47626) 2010-03-17 9:57
Wonderful detail in this plane closed with these characteristics fronts toledanos, the image has harmony and good symmetry great.
A good graphic design with the lights and shades and one beautiful color with a very effective luminosity.
prabut (3548) 2010-03-17 12:47
Interestingly composed image consisting of doors. Monotony of repetitive elements is great. The lighthouse is located a good point.
Light colors and excellent sharpness.
delpeoples (59184) 2010-03-17 13:22
Hi Paul, very eye-catching graphism and colour here. I like the tight framing and the effect of the sun and shadows. Nice work, Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig! Lisa
Morac (27723) 2010-03-17 14:23
Tu as bien capté cette façade avec ce beau résultat graphique et lumineux.
sacavem (18620) 2010-03-17 14:37
Amazing windows. Nice colors. Good light and sharp.
Amaz (11475) 2010-03-18 2:02
Wonderful composition, Paul!!
Superb POV and nice symmetry!!
Very well done!!
danos (100798) 2010-03-18 4:59
what a nice and tighten frame of this building of Zocodover's square!I like the texture of the flats,the similar tents and the brilliant light that falling on them,creating an effective shot.Well done.
Have a nice afternoon,Dnaos
Cretense (68703) 2010-03-19 12:05
Wow, amazing graphism in this beautiful architecture photo! Great composition and framing, flawless light management, beautiful colours!
Uhu (8607) 2010-03-19 13:47
Wonderful detail of the building - really lovely and complicated one!
Perfect work - so many tents over each window makes it look quite special - at least to me.
ManuMay (36285) 2010-03-20 11:44
Very nice graphic effect!
Well seen and done, this pattern is really good...Good definition and details...
Have a nice week end...
lousat (94684) 2010-03-20 15:55
Hi Paul,what a beautiful idea and what a great realisation,the game of lights and shadows inside the windows is fantastic,great sharpness,colors and composition!!My greats compliments,have a nice Sunday,LUCIANO.
Vissi (9) 2010-03-21 1:30
What a beautiful façade indeed with bright colours. Nice graphic image.
ciakgiak (30433) 2010-03-21 14:31
excellent and very impressive image, with all these windows you created a superb graphical effect. the light and the colors are really splendid.
mauro61 (52857) 2010-03-23 13:05
simpatica la geometria di queste finestre cn qualche riflesso azzurro qua e là,
un caro saluto
paololg (31448) 2010-03-27 15:07
Ciao dear Paul,
marvelous exercise of photographic graphics, absolutely fantastic! The repetition of the windows is pleasantly interrupted by the lamp-post and by the colors of the flags in this composition rich in details well defined. Compliments!
Ciao, have a nice Sunday!
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-03-28 0:24
Hello Paul! Amazing facade, wonderful windows and balconies. Nice light and colours. Good contrast and sharpness. Good luck!
mkamionka (39133) 2010-04-02 2:03
very interesting detail selected. I like this repeating pattern of windows, so unique and exotic.
Juntas (7960) 2010-04-07 3:52
Hi Paul. Very grafical and beautiful composition. Nice colors and sharpness. Nice to include the lamplight in the foreground breaking the simmetry. Well done. Have a nice day.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2010-04-27 15:27
I've never been in Toledo and pics like this confirms I must visit it.
Excellent, excellent patterned picture.
Bournazel (0) 2010-05-13 9:27
Une photo qui m'a attiré tout de suite avec ce motif revenant regulièrement et le degradé de bleu progressif vers le haut
aliabazari (16234) 2012-04-14 19:38
View the beauty of these doors. Several boxes. Good resolution. Beautiful work.
ruisc_pt (11090) 2014-01-30 12:42
It has to be Spain... of course.
These patterned images are not rare... depending on the photographer eyes.. of course.. yet.. this particular one caught mine,,,
Great shot Paul.. TY´
ikeharel (74733) 2015-06-03 7:48
Good afternoon Paul,
A beautiful returnin pattern on the hotel facade's. Favorable side light "painted" shades on the pink/baige color iof the walls and parasoles.
Nicely spotted and well applied.