This photo shows Bellinzona’s nicely decorated Old Town patrician house façade with beautiful balconies with wrought iron railings and windows with nice skylight reflections.
The busts are real. From left to right: Galileo, Tasso, Dante, Petrarca and Ariosto.
Also, on the right side is bust of Volta and on the left side is the bust of Galileo and paintings of Edison and Morse (not shown in this photo).
Belllinzona’s Old Town – in the area around the Piazza Nosetto, Via del Teatro and Piazza del Governo.
Bellinzona is probably Switzerland's most Italianate town. The skyline of the capital of Ticino is defined by the powerful fortifications, comprising three of the best-preserved medieval castles in Switzerland, which are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Bellinzona is strategically positioned where the valley narrows on the way to the Alpine passes of St. Gotthard, San Bernardino and Lukmanier. The town acts as a gateway to Italy for those travelling from the North, and the keyhole to the Alps for those coming from the South.
The picturesque corners and squares, the courtyards and the neo-Classical, Italian-style theatre, and the sympathetically restored old houses tell visitors the history of what is culturally a Lombardy town. In its alleyways are richly decorated patrician houses and beautiful churches. Nice place to visit.
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shreya2000 (947) 2014-03-30 0:20
good pic showing the windows. Colours and contrast is good. I like your pic.
ikeharel (54229) 2014-03-30 1:33
Light-green beautiful color, and art-elements carved upon, with the black-iron balconies, Miro - all culminate to a surprisingly beautiful sight.
Only after opened the thumbernail found sommany details to look at, real nice facade.
Red flowers and white curtains contrast superbly.
Charming and well spotted.
lousat (73987) 2014-03-30 2:23
HI Miro,you're the king of decorate facades and this is another magnificent pearl in your gallery dedicate to this theme,truly beautiful and taken with the usual top quality of details and colors,very interesting,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Sergiom (56635) 2014-03-30 5:45
Un très beau cadrage serré de cette façade. J'aime les balcons qui semblent nous offrir un bouquet de fleurs ainsi que les quatre têtes qui semblent nous observer de haut.
carlo62 (29483) 2014-03-30 14:34
bella facciata e bella presenza di questi quattro personaggi molto famosi in Italia.
Forse avrei fatto un lieve taglio a sinistra per rendere la foto simmetrica, ma tu hai preferito dare la tua interpretazione, giustamente.
adramad (36317) 2014-03-30 15:17
Exquisite facade with superb composition, beautiful designs on the ornaments, beautiful iron balconies, which have the added charm of flowers is a job very well done and I love it.
An image to enjoy, with its beautiful colorful, good lighting and perfect sharpness.
Have a good start to the week.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-03-30 18:50
Beautiful view of ornate facade of the house. I like the symmetrical and balanced composition. Very nice the details captured on the wall with exquisite designs. The flowers on the balcony adds nice touch of colour to the photo. Well taken and thanks for sharing.
jcpix (12614) 2014-03-30 19:12
A wonderful city in a wonderful canton...and well, a wonderful photo to depict the beauty that abounds! :) I know I've said it before, but I'm really enjoying this series of facades, and here's another to admire. Wish I would have noticed this myself so many years ago...guess it's incentive to return sooner than later. Quite an ornately decorated exterior, one that could pass for something in Austria. So incredibly attractive and elegant, there are many fine details to absorb, and you've arranged them to be most delightful with this panoramic format. Off all the intricate design, I find the reflective blue from the windows to be the most effective aspect, a subtle and important contrast of color to the overall visual. Keep 'em coming, these are....hmm, have I said "wonderful" yet? :) Enjoy the new week. Take good care.
Fis2 (83230) 2014-03-30 23:36
Beautiful facade, wonderful details.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
Have a nice week
kato (11630) 2014-03-30 23:51
You're capturing well this facade by a good composition and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see Old Town Patrician House with many attractive elements. So, it looks like the art house because it consists of the elegant relief, sculptures, balcony with the flower and window with curtain. It's also chic color combination as the whole.
Nicou (118192) 2014-03-31 1:01
quel détail de façade sueprbe avec ce gris et les reflets bleus dans les vitre un cadrage au millimètre sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (136728) 2014-03-31 3:56
Again a very nice facade with a lot nice details.
I like the two iron balconies, this are really beauties with this splendid decorative drawings and flowers.
Wonderful depth and perspetive through the perfect choice of your angle.
Excellent composition, nice presentation, sharpness and clarity are lovely.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day.
Romano46 (16584) 2014-03-31 10:24
una splendida ripresa di un bel palazzo colto in un dettaglio di grande effetto.
Molto bella la composizione alla quale si somnma la cura dei dettagli tecnici ed in particolare della nitidezza, del contrasto molto curato e del colore assai raffinato.
Ciao e buona settimana
ourania (28400) 2014-03-31 12:10
my objection being only the tight framing on the right (I guess there was an obstacle that led to it), I appreciate very much the details and colours you are offering us in this photo. This is a very stylish and expressive façade, the details of the decoration, the romantic colours and the astonishing addition of the busts make it unique. I like very much the blue tint on the windows, I wish my curious eyes could penetrate them. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
fabbs99 (16147) 2014-03-31 19:57
Another beautiful facade with the torsos of historical figures placed inside the walls.A really nice experimental shot and very appealing indeed.Excellent viewpoint, superb tight crop, nice light, high clarity.
Really nice shot. Well done.
Cricri (103145) 2014-04-03 9:25
Splendide décoration de cette façades en plus des statues, netteté et couleurs harmonieuses, bonne note d'accompagnement, belle présentation
delpeoples (52783) 2014-04-08 15:30
Salut cher Miro
An excellent tight frame has really accentuated the details of this enchanting house. The blue caste to the image has actually worked well, where usually it would not be wanted, it has succeeded in accentuating the green hues and emphasising the windows. What a strange but beautiful house you have found for us. Well done!
jmdias (53553) 2014-05-08 7:33
amazing adornments in this façade. I liked the heads of the famous personages and the visual effect got by the paintings around mixed with the windows. you did an excellent job framing the image and using the best light. TFS.
tatadalou (5897) 2014-05-19 22:40
Nice shot, the tight framing highlights the various elements of this rich architecture. Great details, this façade is really impressive.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (12754)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/4000 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Architectural Details [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-29 21:13