The Palau of them Arts Reina Sofia, majestic building designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, appears like a great sculpture of high symbolic content. In fact, its profile nautical suggests the proximity to the sea and its disposition in the old one I milk fluvial of the Turia river. It has platforms in projection to different heights with strolls and vegetation, to which one accedes by means of panoramic elevators and stairs located inside the metallic housings that there are to both sides of the building. The material par excellence is the white concrete, when covering the great structural supports with the building, whereas the mosaic is the second material of greater use when having the spectacular covers with the Palau. The Palau is surrounded by than sixty thousand meters squared more by landscape gardening and laminae by water by eleven thousand meters squared with surrounding strolls.
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avene (12675) 2008-09-11 8:27
I don't like the frame, I find it too distractive, especially yhe big white letters. but that's a matter of personal preference :) but I do like the photo, the unusual shape of the building is quite fascinating, reminds me of a water droplet or, indeed, a wave in the sea. I don't mind the yellow sky, but I would prefer a little sharper image. other than that - nice work, the composition works very well.
ilDottore (5252) 2008-09-11 9:09
Absolutely incredible building! I love Calatrava's works, he is one of the greatest architects of our times.
Your composition, colours, sharpness, POV - everything is just perfect.
Pure pleasure for my eyes.
krzbia (361) 2008-09-11 10:23
Cool! Modern architecture can also be worth seeing! and this photo is a incredible proof that this is indeed true. Good work! Stunning!
PaulVDV (17491) 2008-09-11 11:44
This is a very beautiful architecture picture.
A great project of Calatrava !
Good that you included other buildings on the BG, and the palmtrees on the FG. So we have a better idea of the size of the palau. Interesting colours.
Best regards, Paul
sunamoon (6293) 2008-09-11 12:31
Vaya vaya! Luis!, si que esta chula la foto, aunque creo que ese diseño es muy fotogénico, a donde lo fotografíes salen fotos espectacules sin menos preciar la tuya claro, ademas siempre he visto fotos de noche de este sitio, pero tu color de cielo he de decirte que es muy original, ese color naranja en contraste con el edificio queda genial, ademas tiene mucha nitidez la imagen, buena perspectiva, ademas los edificios del fondo asi como piramides también son impresionantes, si que es bonita tu ciudad!, tus fotos animan a visitar Valencia!, una vez más foto de 10 maestro! Vaya racha que llevas ;).
ManuMay (34019) 2008-09-11 13:12
Qué pasada de foto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Excelentes colores y composición, vaya carrerita que llevas...Lamento sólo poder contribuir con 2 points!!!
jalab_temen (2193) 2008-09-11 23:11
Wow, what a nice and futuristic POV. I like the compo emphasizes the revolutionary talent of Calatrava showing us this masterpiece. Perfect courves, nice postprocessed colours (a bit like a stage of Star Wars 3), thanks, Jalab
Cretense (68671) 2008-09-12 6:40
Que edificion mas extraordinario, amigo, un gran ejemplo de arquitectura moderna! Gran encuadre y composicion, muy buen manejo de la luz! Ese color naranja en el cielo, es natural? Has hecho algun post procesado? Pues, no importa, lo que importa es el resultado, lo cual es maravilloso! Felicidades!
Docarmo (9639) 2008-09-12 7:29
Beautiful picture with this fantastic architecture! I like the composition including the other buildings also beautiful on background. The colour of the sky is amazing (filter?).
Thanks for the informative note.
PixelTerror (0) 2008-09-13 2:00
This tabac PP does not work bad with this futuristic architecture, inded it helps make the image spectacular, but keep it for such limited opportunities only as it quickly gets boring.
Yosedolo (44) 2008-09-13 2:24
ola Luis ,
the color of the sky and the POV are excellent .
Thanks for sharing
mikeo (12129) 2008-09-15 23:40
This building in superb! So very original...and also like the way you show it, with the yellow sky, in original colours...I admit the photo could be a little more sharp but the final result is really good.
Colombiana (2949) 2008-09-19 12:09
Esta foto está buenísima!
Me gusta mucho la peculiar arquitectura
del edificio. La composicion de la foto es
excelente, ya que se puede apreciar el jardín
al frente, los edificios de atrás haciendo
contraste. Ese color amarillo del cielo esta
incrible, y eso le da a la foto un toque
Saludos desde Miami!
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-09-21 0:31
Nice picture with this fantastic architecture! I like the composition including the other buildings also beautiful on background. Good informative note.
Thanks for you visit and comments
npecanhuk (56462) 2008-09-21 3:49
I was in Valencia for one only entire day! Got to visit downtown and it was the preparation time for the "Fallas"! Enjoyed it a lot, but not enough time to visit, for example, those wonderful buildings... have to return to include them and to jump up to the Islands (Ibiza, Mallorca...).
That's a fantastic architecture photograph, with excellent sharpness, pov, management of light and color effects!
Great quality picture by talented photographer's eyes!
TFS - Congratulations!
scalerman (26900) 2008-09-22 12:08
Luis: beautiful architectural image - it would seem you used a tobacco or similiar filter (?) , regardless the effect was spot on. c
giorgimer (34664) 2008-10-01 14:52
Spain made a great work on modern architecture in the last years. Nice POV for this beautiful one, beautiful warm colors in the sky.
paprika-jancsi (2505) 2008-10-09 14:08
I am glad you like Calatrava - he also did some work in Toronto at BCE Place. I don't think this is one of his best. The exterior shell is strictly decoration and not much to do with the function of the building.
For the picture (that received 34 points): I think you used photoshop for the unnatural and sensationalist orange background (not permitted on TE, Buddy!!). Otherwise the image is out of focus, something you accuse me of.
jorgi (3810) 2008-10-21 23:19
Calatrava...yes, he surely moves boundaries in statics and architecture. He is unique as his work is. It is impossible not to admire him for he is so creative and bold. As it is clearly seen on your photo. Great idea to have those (i presume) apartment block in the background to provide a sence of scale and difference of Calatrava's sculptor. Wonderful organic forms do remind of a wave...also of a water droplet and appear as a very greateful motive in this wonderful early evening light.
- Copyright: Luis Unya (luighi) (5295)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-09-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Cannon EOS 400D, Canon EF 18-55 f/3.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Calatrava's art, Así es Valencia [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-11 8:17