The Guildhall in the City of London, England. Dating from the early 1400's it was the only stone building not belonging to the Church to have survived the Great Fire of London in 1666. It is the ceremonial and administrative centre of the City of London and its Corporation. The grand "Gothic" entrance seen here was added in 1788 and has been restored a few times and did not escape extensive damage to the roof during the German bombing raids of the Second World War.
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lousat (57542) 2012-08-22 2:34
Hi Brian,beautiful choice of point of view and the usual impressive quality of sharpness and colors,the best way to show us this magificent architechture from the heart of London,great light management too.Have a nice day and thanks,LUCIANO
JFS (32053) 2012-08-22 3:19
Brian, today you are offering us a more traditional shot but not less beautiful, great quality and sharpness as always. The contrast of architectures is interesting.
Have a good day!
Highmountains (1834) 2012-08-22 3:27
Beautiful Composition. The New Buildings merging with the old stone walls on the left has been well captured. The Facade of the building is clear and there is a very fine and distinct shadow on each arched window. The Large gothic arched gateway and deep brown doorway is is elegant.
The large open yard befor it is significant - not just historically, but also photographically - since it affords the open space and balance.
Thanks for sharing.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-08-22 3:45
a beautiful photo of this elegant architecture, the composition is very nice, great lights and details, splendid shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
snunney (67228) 2012-08-22 4:12
I have to confess that I really don't have that many pictures of London, partly perhaps because I used to travel there on a regular basis for a good part of my working life. That is why I find your series of well conceived images so interesting. You do the lovely architecture full justice here. I like the light and shadow contrasts and the excellent detail to be observed in the beautiful façade. Well presented with very good colours and sharpness. Thanks for sharing.
Silvio1953 (98001) 2012-08-22 5:08
Ciao Brian, great POV on fantastic building, excellent exposure, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
tyro (13021) 2012-08-22 5:59
This is a very fine building and you have captured it perfectly in a very fine composition. The beautiful Gothic entrance and its large doorway are placed perfectly in the frame and both the lines in the square before it and the lines of the modern buidling on the left lead us toward this lovely façade. Even the large iron post in the foreground helps hold the composition together.
Beautiful lighting with wonderful light and shade, gorgeous vibrant colours (but certainly not oversaturated), perfect exposure and exquisite detail and sharpness.
An interesting note too!
chrisvek (5431) 2012-08-22 6:00
Excellent shoot with splendid architectural details of the Guildhall.Very nice depth,background and colors.Well done!TFS
Have a nice day
SnapRJW (18674) 2012-08-22 7:14
Hi Brian - Your POV not only displays this elegant building very well but also includes some good context concerning its location. Attractive areas of light and shade too, but what I really like are the fluttering colourful banners which contrast well with and add to the natural colour palette. You seem to have has great weather in the capital... sunshine all the way! Warm regards rosemary
dta (51294) 2012-08-22 7:16
a beautiful building perfectly presented . As usual , the best POV , framing and lighting .
siudzi (23837) 2012-08-22 12:43
This building looks absolutely amazing with that warm intensive light. Like it a lot. Superb presentation executed with a great quality. Well done, TFS!
mauro61 (52527) 2012-08-22 12:49
uno spettacoo di luce su questa piazza con l'edificio brillantemente inquadrato nella sua ricca architettura.
Ottima la definizione.
carlo62 (12492) 2012-08-22 14:27
bella architettura, maestosa ed elegante, luce forte e ombre lunghe aumentano la profondità della piazza.
jjcordier (62280) 2012-08-22 22:35
Une bonne photo de ce "survivant" accolé aux immeubles plus modernes. Jolie lumière.
COSTANTINO (42744) 2012-08-22 22:39
a real interesting shot with the Guildhall
in the City of London dating from14oos
beautiful and elegant architecture
beautiful Gothic entrance with so
many impressive details very wellcomposed
light and shadows contrast perfectly
baddori (18984) 2012-08-22 23:21
Looking at your pictures I always expect to see a miracle.
Your care and your find "something" is amazing.
The photo and alchemy: My definition.
Highlight prohibitive and excellent management with colors and shapes in evidence.
The shadow side like a cloak laid at art.
dkmurphys (36727) 2012-08-23 1:42
I like a lot the colors and the shadows. The POV is perfect, well taken!
leo61 (0) 2012-08-23 3:07
Great to see nearly no people arround and nice perspective.
Great shot in excellent quality and nice contrast between old and modern architecture.
npecanhuk (53861) 2012-08-24 4:03
Very beautiful façade, that of the building in the center of this attractive pivture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Cricri (86327) 2012-08-24 17:22
Toujours des couleurs merveilleuse dans vos images, celle ci en est encore la preuve, la lumière est belle aussi, l'architecture intéressante bien cadrer et présenter, bravo
Noel_Byrne (7259) 2013-01-20 8:18
Great to see this beautiful building survived that tragic fire, it is a fine building, and very English. The grand entranceway is like a castle on its own, even without the rest f the building behind it. This fine place has seen a lot of activity in its life, and is lucky to be here still given all that has happened around it. Really great shot of a beautiful building.
All the best
- Copyright: Brian Denton (timecapturer) (30226)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 850 DSLR, Sony 28-75mm F2.8 SAM, Hoya Super UV
- Exposure: f/22, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-22 2:02