The City of Arts and Sciences (Valencian: Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències), (Spanish: Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex in the city of Valencia, Spain. It is the most important modern tourist destination in the city of Valencia.
The City of Arts and Sciences is situated at the end of the former riverbed of the river Turia, which was drained and rerouted after a catastrophic flood in 1957. The old riverbed was turned into a picturesque sunken park.
Designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela, the project underwent the first stages of construction in July 1996 and the finished "city" was inaugurated April 16, 1998 with the opening of L'Hemisfèric. The last great component of the City of Arts and Sciences, El Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia, was presented on October 9, 2005, Valencian Community Day.
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dta (63008) 2013-06-09 6:15
Hola LUis ,
Fine to see you on TE from time to time . My daughter is arriving today in Valencia for a school travel , and she is going to visit this place . I've showing her some pictures of you before her departure .
This B&W capture is excellent , with a fantastic effect of the cloudy sky , and very fine reflections .
marabu61 (7405) 2013-06-09 6:35
A very artistique rendition of this iconic Valencian building. The architecture is stunning and in black and white even more so. Lovely crisp contrast that brings out all the details of this photographers dream of a building. Great sky to top it of too.
have a good sunday
Rafer (14883) 2013-06-09 9:57
Premio total¡¡¡ me alegra mucho tu presencia y tu foto..........................
williewhistler (12497) 2013-06-09 10:27
Hello Luis,a very suitable imaginative composition for the interesting subject,your clever PP treatment also works very well for me,the rendition of the sky is excellent.
A lovely photograph that has a fine tonal range.
willperrett (5982) 2013-06-09 14:35
I'm always drawn to monochrome photography, probably because that's what I did for many years. This toned image works very well: it has certainly been through a bit of PP work, but it's been done with taste and discretion, which enhances an already impressive composition. Good work.
npecanhuk (61014) 2013-06-09 16:10
Always a pleasure to see such wonderful buildings!
A very attractive picture with special regards to the chosen pov, composition with reflections, exposure and bluish-greyish tones!
TFS - congrats,
adidas5nb (4498) 2013-06-09 19:41
stunning shot with amazing presentation.love the b n w choice with these unique looking structures.nicely observed .specially like the reflections.
vjmite (3704) 2013-06-09 22:26
This is a striking black and white image - great sharpness, and fantastic reflections. The buildings seem to be floating in the sky.
kabel (1579) 2013-06-10 9:02
Hello, absolutely fantastical light and imagery and reflection. Good b/w image. This is so stylized yet dreamlike.
gojo (1715) 2013-06-10 11:11
This is amazing, and You have obviously done a great job with it.
The color tone is a perfect match to the objects.
- Copyright: Luis Unya (luighi) (5297)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-05-15
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Cannon EOS 60D, Canon EF 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-09 5:53