100 years Gran Via. The Gran Vía is Madrid's most famous street. To walk along here is very interesting. Also a look to the rooftops is impressive, most of them are decorated with statues and sculpures.
Its origins, in the 19th century, lie in the need to communicate the north-west of the city to the historic centre which was (is!) traditionally a chaotic maze of small streets making any journey across the city a laborious task. Several proposals for this Great Way across the city were presented, the definitive one being approved in 1901 and for which construction began in 1910. The project was divided into 3 distinct sections, and work was finally terminated in 1929.
There are several important and interesting buildings located along the street, including the Edificio Metrópolis at the corner of Calle Alcalá and Gran Via - its grand columns holding decorative statues - and the Telefónica building at number 28 which is 88 metres tall and was Madrid's tallest skyscraper until 1953.
Exposure Time: 1/197
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 85/1 mm
Date Taken: 2010-05-01 16:57
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snunney (81849) 2010-05-12 3:37
A good perspective along this impressive set of façades. The poster in the left foreground sets the tones and helps create a sense of depth. Good colours and sharpness.
ManuMay (34411) 2010-05-12 3:39
Thanks for this nice tribute!
This will be too my next theme... a tribute to Gran Via on its 100th years celebration!!
I like very much this point of view...let us know its great architecture, very fine details and sky contrasts...and nice idea to include the 100 years poster!!
Have a nice day...and thanks from Madrid!!!
Sergiom (57821) 2010-05-12 3:53
Pour l'avoir marché d'un bout à l'autre pendant quelques jours, je peux constater que tu as réussi à capter la beauté de l'architecture de cette belle avenue. Belle compression des bâtiments et belle lumière.
PaulVDV (21657) 2010-05-12 3:59
Wow, this is a very beautiful presentation of the wonderful architecture of Gran Via.
Walking through this avenue one can sometimes forget to look up but doing this the reward of the view on the magnificent architecture with many details is great.
Best regards, Paul
lousat (75049) 2010-05-12 4:17
HI Achim,wonderful long long long perspective,the best way to show us this important street of Madrid,you take the pic in the best moment of a day,this light is truely perfect!! Great sharpness and pov too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
npecanhuk (63594) 2010-05-12 4:33
The architecture of that street is really impressive and wonderful!
Your picture is pretty attractive with excellent sharpness, exposure, pov, dof, colors and composition!
TFS - congratulations!
josepmarin (57693) 2010-05-12 5:02
In 11 days I also will be in Madrid, and I expect to take some photo of the Gran Vía as good as yours.
I like the flat perspective that the long focal lens has created in your good framing.
And, of course, the beauty of the architecture.
Nice work, my friend.
Rafer (15141) 2010-05-12 5:20
Precioso encuadre, luz y color...saludos
jlbrthnn (79791) 2010-05-12 5:34
The composition is interesting and suitable. The catch induces one great depth. The light is controlled perfectly, clearness is perfect. Cheer.
Have a nice day
gildasjan (41390) 2010-05-12 8:14
Belle perspective sur cette rue à l'architecture riche.Une image bien détaillée.
anokutan (15097) 2010-05-12 9:20
Good colours and sharpness.The magnificent architecture with many details is great.Best regards.
Fis2 (83990) 2010-05-12 12:59
A very curious architecture.
Good frame and perspective.
I like the light and colors.
belido (19934) 2010-05-12 13:55
impressive register. It's full of nice architecture details. You were clever to include the suggestive plate. Perfect framing and nice to see the lack of distortion. Well done!
Budapestman (82620) 2010-05-12 15:17
a superb street photo with spectacular diagonal composition, I like the elegant architectural details and the attractive POV, excellent clarity and lights, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
paura (47166) 2010-05-12 17:00
O destaque aqui é para a grande quantidade de elementos em foco que você alcançou. Linda fotografia.
pierrefonds (56104) 2010-05-12 17:46
The way you took the photo it is giving depth and perspective to the composition. The point of view is allowing me to see the details and colors of the facde of the buildings. The late afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
siolaw (38262) 2010-05-12 22:19
Pleasant luminosity and sharp details make this picture attractive. Good perspective along the old buildings.
Cricri (104461) 2010-05-12 23:08
Belle perspective de ces façades, intéressante architecture accompagné d'une bonne note information
Graal (96450) 2010-05-12 23:23
an interesting architecture from Madrid. Good composition and well done photo. Also interesting note about Gran Via.
Have a nice day.
Nicou (119507) 2010-05-13 0:37
la perpective est merveilleuse, comme la profondeur de l'iamge, quelc es facades sont belles, quelle architecture.
merci et amitié
danos (85187) 2010-05-13 2:59
nice the view of the sign informative us for the celebration about the first century of life of Grant Via.I like the perspective as the depth that created from the old but with excellent architectural style buildings.
Have a nice day,Danos
yedirenk (11244) 2010-05-13 5:33
Hi dear Achim,
very impressive architectural scene with great perspective..eye catcher details with fine sharpness and successful light management.superb shot.TFS
vasilpro (40917) 2010-05-13 8:16
Wonderful cityscape composition, interesting architecture, very good perspective, DOF and POV beautiful atmosphere, lovely colors, very nice light management.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
peppe59 (14551) 2010-05-13 9:34
one hundred years and it does not demonstrate, beautifulst this way to them of Madrid where they have been and remained a lot fascinated, beautifulst this photo that you propose to us today. a beloved salute
sacimar (25975) 2010-05-13 12:47
100 years of this famous street, good perspective with the buildings in line, good light management, well done,
TopGeo (38202) 2010-05-13 22:42
Hello Achim! They is best that I remember from Madrid this road, but also in general Spain! They is a architectural museum Impressive architecture important cities and exceptional population
jafadabret (56501) 2010-05-13 23:25
Les grands travaux dans les capitales d'Europe eau XIXème siècle ont su embellir celles-ci de manière significative.
J'aime l'harmonie de cette architecture bien mise en valeur par cette photo.
Bluejeans (64247) 2010-05-14 11:31
Uma bela avenida com uns belos edifícios , já aqui estive algumas vezes a passeio , lindos detalhes de arquitectura ao longo da avenida , boa inclusão da placa com os 100 anos no primeiro plano , bom enquadramento da foto , parabéns!!
um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
lucasgalodoido (21051) 2010-05-14 12:12
really very interesting this capture of this centenary street. I like of this old architecture and details. Great job, my friend.
bukitgolfb301 (35236) 2010-05-14 15:13
Hi my dear Achim
So wonderful shot indeed! Victory of usage of long focus lens! Perfect framework / good composition and splendid vivid colorful description as usual.
Blessing on your great masterpiece!
Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend!
jhm (137652) 2010-05-15 7:20
Splendid architecture picture, the a lot fronts care for a nice long image..
Good perspective through the good choice of your angle
Very well composition, colors and sharpness be superb.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
foozi (7101) 2010-05-15 19:29
beautiful view in a very compact perspective. The effect is so lovely ans stunning. The lines and shapes of the builsding is so special and the sky is very pretty.
I like the nice composition in a pleasant view.
pablominto (53744) 2010-05-15 23:38
Interesting architecture indeed..!
They obviously put a lot of money and effort in decorating the houses, and the special scene is very well reproduced in this fine image...
Pin sharp details, and a fine feeling of depth!
Atousa (7131) 2010-05-16 0:21
A nice well composed shot of this famous street..great sense of depth n good lighting..impressive architecture.
Best regards, Atousa
dkmurphys (48088) 2010-05-17 3:54
Very nice view of one of the most beautiful streets of Madrid. I like that city, I've spent a month there.
Giorgio (11279) 2010-05-17 5:44
- Nice PoV on this very beautiful architecture of Madrid Achim, I don't know if this makes you the same effect as me but each time I pass to it, I have impression to be 40 years old behind and the atmosphere imitating the styles of an earlier period is present here definitely, anyway, bravo for this composition, well done!
sacavem (18610) 2010-05-17 6:48
Thanks for this nice tribute!
"I like the flat perspective that the long focal lens has created in your good framing.
And, of course, the beauty of the architecture."
jemaflor (83014) 2010-05-17 11:16
Good angle to give an interesting composition with the title in the photo, good zoom effect with these frontages, perfect light, well captured.
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-05-17 23:30
Fine picture of this famous Madrid's street
Excellent picture to celebrate the event
Many buildings with amazing architecture
Have a nice day
riclopes (35577) 2010-05-18 2:24
Olá Achim, superb capture of Gran Via facades. Pretty monumental architecture, really good framing.
yeln (11504) 2010-05-18 10:41
excellent composition with beautiful colors and sharpness.
design is unique, just as the sky.
Have a nice day
Angshu (55267) 2010-05-19 21:09
You created good perspective with the street curving away from view from the left to across the frame. The signage announcing 100 years of the street has been strategically placed by you in the frame. Good work!
adramad (36959) 2010-05-24 11:25
Beautiful perspective with the succession of the Gran Via buildings so dear to those who went through it frequently, thanks for include this photo of the centenary in your gallery, I would have to post some too, you see.
clic (14712) 2010-05-31 5:40
That's how I like a cityscape: Much architectural details shown and of course, perfect verticals on either side.
Few people make perspective corrections.
Elaborated historic designs are quite attractive.
I appreciate your visit.
kordinator (15775) 2010-07-03 1:14
This is a very beautiful presentation of the wonderful architecture of Gran Via.
Your composition is very attractive.
Excellent sharpness, exposure,and colors.
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (42062)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-01
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 40D
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): 100 years Gran Via!! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-05-12 3:28