Stading on the left side of the road,on the pavement,
waited the timing where the passing by cars would were to less fewer,so i shot the impressive Admiraly Arch as you see.
You can see it with even more details using the beta.trekearth.com
The panorama is stitched from three photos.
Admiralty Arch is a landmark building in London which incorporates an archway providing road and pedestrian access between The Mall, which extends to the South-West, and Trafalgar Square to the North-East. Admiralty Arch is a Grade I listed building. Until recently, the building housed government offices, but in 2012 the government sold a 125-year lease over the building to a property developer for redevelopment into a luxury hotel.
It was designed by Sir Aston Webb, constructed by John Mowlem & Co and completed in 1912. It adjoins the Old Admiralty Building, hence the name. The building was commissioned by King Edward VII in memory of his mother Queen Victoria, although he did not live to see its completion. A Latin inscription along the top reads: : ANNO : DECIMO : EDWARDI : SEPTIMI : REGIS :
: VICTORIÆ : REGINÆ : CIVES : GRATISSIMI : MDCCCCX :
(In the tenth year of King Edward VII, to Queen Victoria, from most grateful citizens, 1910)
The sculptural figures of Navigation and Gunnery were designed by the English sculptor Thomas Brock.
In 2000, the Cabinet Office moved into offices in the building, while maintaining its headquarters on Whitehall. It was also home to the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit and the Social Exclusion Task Force.In 2011, as part of the government's austerity programme, the building became vacant and was put up for sale for a reported £75 million. In October 2012, the winning bidder was reported to be Spanish real estate developer Rafael Serrano, who planned to turn the property into a luxury hotel. The property was sold as a 125-year lease.In August 2013, Westminster City Council granted full planning permission for the restoration and conversion of Admiralty Arch into a 100-room hotel, residences and private members' club.
As the ceremonial entrance from Trafalgar Square to The Mall, itself the ceremonial road leading up to Buckingham Palace, Admiralty Arch plays an important role on ceremonial occasions. Processions at royal weddings, funerals, coronations and other public processions such as the 2012 processions at the end of the Olympic and Paralympic Games all passed under its arches.
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mesutilgim (83028) 2014-05-14 12:05
Hello dear Danos,
This one in your gallery is also very nice. Small but with very good layout and many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
mohammad_H (9196) 2014-05-14 12:31
A magnificent view of the architecture, and attractive location, light management and time recording good shot at a right angle to capture
ourania (30147) 2014-05-14 13:40
πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα δουλειά με τη συρραφή τριών φωτογραφιών να έχει δώσει μια ιδιαίτερη προοπτική στο κτήριο, παρουσιάζοντάς το ταυτόχρονα από διαφορετικές αποστάσεις και γωνίες. Η αίσθηση του βάθους είναι έντονη και οι λεπτομέρειες εξαιρετικές, ακόμη και σε σημεία εκτός του κυρίου θέματος. Θαυμάσια η απόδοση των μουντών χρωμάτων. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλή σου νύχτα,
jacquest (18571) 2014-05-14 14:07
This is a nice presentation of this building and it's beautiful architecture. The colors are well rendered even with the cloudy sky and the sharpness of details is very good.
PiotrF (7474) 2014-05-14 15:54
Great view on the facade with so many details.
I really like the symmetry in this photo.Thanks for the interesting notes.
jmdias (54533) 2014-05-14 17:40
it isn't so beautiful like the roman arches but it has very curious shapes and I never had seen it before. interesting this mix of building and arch. excellent quality of image. TFS.
npecanhuk (64240) 2014-05-14 18:40
Truly attractive picture, with special regards to the horizontal format, soft colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
pierrefonds (56462) 2014-05-14 18:56
The wideness of the area is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the architecture of the Admiralty building and arch. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
jurek1951 (42098) 2014-05-14 21:59
a very effective photo of this interesting architecture, great details and POV,,
pajaran (51250) 2014-05-14 22:24
Kod mene danima pada kisa.
Interesantan i dobar tekst o zgradi, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i zgrada sa detaljima na fasadi.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
In my days of rain.
An interesting and good article on the building, with a history and description of ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated buildings and place with details on the facade.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-05-14 22:59
you did very good job taking this panorama shot and stitching it together. The arch is truly impressive piece of building and I like that thanks to perfect sharpness one can admire all the details of this architecture. Your patience has been rewarded and the presence of the people and traffic in the composition is very subtle. Very good colors despite not exactly ideal weather conditions so typical for this country.
Thanks for sharing
Apurba20 (984) 2014-05-14 23:11
Excellent architecture and a wonderful frame. Love the colors and the details.
Fis2 (84580) 2014-05-14 23:46
A very curious building.
Good frame and colors.
I like old architecture.
Have a nice day
fabbs99 (16163) 2014-05-14 23:49
Another superb picture of yours. This is a great picture of the landmark from London. The sharpness and light are perfect.TFS.
kato (11630) 2014-05-15 4:08
You're capturing well this architecture by a goo xomposition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the elegant Admiralty Arch with symmetry and curved line. It's also profound architecture. And, it's good that it has achieved the functional duty access between the Mall which extends to the South-West and Trafalgar Square in London.
Sergiom (58686) 2014-05-15 5:33
J'aime beaucoup le format de cette image. Il accompagne très bien l'architecture de ce superbe bâtiment. Les détails ressortent très bien malgré la lumière difficile.
mirosu (13340) 2014-05-15 6:32
Excellent view to this beautiful famous building. I really like the superb symmetrical arrangement.
Very well done.
ikeharel (56024) 2014-05-15 8:41
Patience is most needed for any photographer, and it was worth waiting.
Great archi.-styled big edifice, well taken from the point taken, as every curve, pillar and arch shown beautifully.
As a matter of fact, franky, i do not remember the exact place situated, even though I was twice in London.
Now I have an intriguing job looking on Google-map.
adramad (37333) 2014-05-15 9:02
Splendid captured the great POV of this emblematic building, very good symmetry in this picture, that despite the gray day, has good light and beautiful colors.
A superb light management, sharpness is perfect.
Have a good day.
Well done. I like.
fritzi007 (4531) 2014-05-15 10:02
wirklich ein sehr schöner Schnappschuss, gratuliere!
Silvio1953 (120608) 2014-05-15 10:09
Ciao Danos, great view of fantastic building, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
dip (23592) 2014-05-15 11:18
Γεια σου Δάνο,
πραγματικά πολύ εντυπωσιακό κτήριο,πολύ καλό και το αποτέλεσμα της πανοραμικής φωτογραφίας,
άψογο και το καδράρισμα!
lousat (75532) 2014-05-15 16:25
Hi Danos,a perfect postcard from your last trip in London,a beautiful surround effect mae by your perspective and very bright detail and colors despite the cloudy day,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
nikkitta (14606) 2014-05-15 17:47
Very good work of stitch that let admire the magnificent building with details and great sharpness, must have wait quite a time to avoid cars and people
Congrats for also the very informative note
jcpix (13560) 2014-05-15 19:18
I've never understood the stitching process, but I can say with confidence that whatever it takes, you've done a fine job bringing it all together for one pleasant image. With its concave appearance, the architecture appears as if it were taken with a reverse fish-eye lens. :) Worth the wait to capture an unobstructed view, making it all the more impressive and clutter free. Well suited too for the panoramic format. Sharp and detailed, the picture and notes make for a very impressive result. Have a great day ahead. All the best.
trevormoffiet (3110) 2014-05-16 4:37
Very good panorama. The image and notes go well together.
eldancer1 (27173) 2014-05-16 9:35
Beautiful architecture! Nicely captured with good pov and dof with nice details. Good to have the people for scale. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (105303) 2014-05-16 10:05
Toute belle présentation de ce magnifique bâtiment, une lumière difficile bien géré qui rend bien les détails et les teintes, belle réalisation
mcmtanyel (12463) 2014-05-16 18:53
A very elegant building represented by an excellent panoramic stitch, TFS! I love the presence of that blue car under the arch.
abmdsudi (42618) 2014-05-17 9:19
A lovely architectural shot with the imposing edifice centrally framed aesthetically so pleasing full of great details and colours, a short aided by a fine clarity. This stands out even on a diffuse lighting. Great capture, Congrats
Miguel82 (22861) 2014-05-18 19:36
Well structured photo note as usual and useful information about that imposant building Danos, high quality of picture, excellent hues, have a good start of week
geoant68 (331) 2014-05-19 3:31
η φωτογράφιση αυτού του μεγαλοπρεπούς κτηρίου που προήλθε από την συνένωση τριών φωτογραφιών είναι πράγματι εκπληκτική.
Εξαιρετικές οι λεπτομέρειες όπως επίσης και η παρουσίαση,
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2014-05-20 17:57
Δάνο, ενα απο τα πιο ενδιαφέροντα μνημεία με μεγάλη ιστορία και φυσικά σε εξαιρετική κατάσταση, ετοιμο πάντα να υποδεχθεί τους χιλιάδες επισκέπτες κάθε χρόνο..
μου αρέσουν πολύ τα χρώματα και φυσικά το σημείο λήψης που κάνει το μνημείο ακόμη πιο εντυπωσιακό!!
shevchenko (19271) 2014-06-03 19:27
Good frame and tidy shot to show a magnificent archirecture in good balancing of symmetry, clear to show the facade of a beautiful old architecture, distinct photo, good shoot.
COSTANTINO (54463) 2014-06-09 22:23
the excellent chosen poin of view shows
the architectural details of this ancient
building in the best way
a wonderful postcard
have a nice time
swapankumarroy (2837) 2014-08-24 3:34
A nice view of the facade of Admiraly Arch, this is a wide angle view and you captured it from an well position. Good contrast and well detailed image, maintained the color very natural.
with warm regards and thanks,
aliabazari (14787) 2014-09-06 21:02
Nice shot of this beautiful architecture. Good sharpness and exposure. Thanks for sharing
berek (37312) 2014-10-16 21:37
I love the format of the image. It goes well with the architecture of this beautiful building. Details stand out very well despite the difficult light. take care
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (85785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA Pro1 Digital 77mm MC UV
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: England
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-14 12:02