This is a detail of two interesting places, which cannot be seen, but only suggested by this POV :
On the left side, the iron forged balcony is just above Café de l’Hôtel de Ville, one of the most ancient restaurants in the city. An “institution”, where you can come across well known public politic personalities.
The building in the background, with the arcades, is the old arsenal. Opposite the Hotel de Ville, it was built in 1632 as a granary. It became an arms depot in 1720, and today houses on the 2nd floor Geneva's state archives. In the covered outdoor area, you'll see five original canons from artillery dating back from the 17th and 18th centuries. Three mosaics on the back wall represent the arrival of Julius Caesar in Geneva, fairs at the Bourg-de-Four during the Middle Ages, and the welcoming of the Huguenot refugees.
The frescoes we see above, are the work of Gustave de Beaumont, and they depict scenes of Geneva’s history.
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Cool-ice (5289) 2004-06-09 5:11
Cadrage extra sur celle-ci !
Et toujours une belle lumière très douce.
Une réussite, Gal.
bazal (7900) 2004-06-09 5:12
Very interesting composition for this nice place. I like the colorful wall, in front of the view and the reflection on the window glasses. Very well seen !
mitternacht (1839) 2004-06-09 5:14
Interesting note and nice detail. I like that you omitted both sky and street and let these beautiful facades speak totally for themselves. Great shot.
yesterday (9833) 2004-06-09 5:20
As the one I last comment on, SPLENDID tight composition, all is excellent in picture, great work.
Regards Kaj Nielsen
papagolf21 (102390) 2004-06-09 5:21
Vous savez regarder autour de vous Gal pour prendre le cliché qui valorisera la composition. J'aime beaucoup cette prise de vue qui met en scène plusieurs intérêts architecturaux et picturaux. Les couleurs sont douces et très bien rendues.
cmartos (242) 2004-06-09 5:27
La composition est superbe et le cadrage très réussi. Le format carré fonctionne à merveille également. Des détails architecturaux très "vivants" et colorés, mais aussi un jeux de lignes et de courbes à l'impact graphique indiscutable. J'aime beaucoup Gal.
maciekda (19895) 2004-06-09 7:41
hi Gal, nice one, nicely composed, very carefully, all those lines near the edges... very aesthetic work
nfriedli (1060) 2004-06-09 7:58
Ce que j'apprécie particulièrement chez vous, c'est que vous êtes borné : vous vous tenez au thème choisi, jusque sans la choix de la focale longue!
Je ne sais pas si vous avez corrigé les distorsions ou si votre zoom n'en produit que peu à longue focale, ce qui est souvent le cas, mais les horozontales et verticales sont parfaites.
Lumière douce et excellent niveau de détails. J'adore, continuez donc à être borné ainsi :-)
Burnham (2428) 2004-06-09 8:44
Hi Gal, I agree with most the critiques here, this cropping is so tight and perfect and so is the POV. The frescos really gives this an ancient feel. It looks like you are either a very tall man or you are holding your camera up, because there are no tilted lines. Very well seen
manny (21833) 2004-06-09 12:52
This is another good one. Very well-composed with that awning an dthe arches. The colors ae also very good. Keep them coming.
cgrindahl (6113) 2004-06-09 14:27
Perfect geometry again with repeating elements diminishing in space, the window arches and wall sconces on the left, the hanging lamps beneath repeating arches in the center of the arcade and column capitals at the right of the arcade. And like frosting on an elegantly constructed cake, we have all the other wonderful colors and textures of this place. This is truly a feast for the eyes. It suffers only from comparison to your first color image, which was a tour de force. In fact that was the first image I added as a personal favorite. But this one is fine as well Gal. Well done. Your theme on Geneva will no doubt become a classic on this site.
sunny (3069) 2004-06-09 15:35
Very picturesque and charming angle to capture, Gal! :-) Fantastic light and artful details in a beautiful composition. Excellent job!
Jeppe (18654) 2004-06-09 15:53
Lovely details you spotted and captured here Gal - I like the different colours of the stonewalls and the fine artwork. The Iron balcony some thing special and add extra to the image - yes you right sometimes the best shot above our normal eye level.
RGatward (20086) 2004-06-10 3:39
So much detail in such a classically composed shot, I especially like the light reflected off the wall of the arsenal behind the balcony. Back on form today, but no more points already.
prlcs (63) 2004-06-10 7:34
Le travail sur la lumière et les couleurs est vraiment remarquable. L'idée d'utiliser la suggestion par l'intermédiaire des détails très expressifs est très bien utilisés. Félicitations !
ale (1819) 2004-06-10 13:05
I love the pattern of the balcony, the repetition of the lamps and the arcs...all is in harmony and graphical! Very well done!
bfly (5775) 2004-06-10 18:08
gal, what a beautiful arhitectural one..I love arhitectural paintings and this is almost as fine as a handpainted picture...
I work a lot nowadays..cannot see more than the gallery front page :) I missed a week and you changed your subject, concept, style again..your variety of styles and interests are amazing..
cxxl (2682) 2004-06-10 21:42
Another classic Gal. You are very fortunate to have the local architecture and good eye for capturing it. Well done.
You might have noticed that I tried to copy your framing on my last shot ;)
joseelias (0) 2004-06-14 17:04
Composição semelhante à foto "L'Eperon" o que significa...muito boa!
Nesta foto no entanto gosto particularmente das cores e clareza da imagem que mostram perfeitamente os detalhes. Excelente.
robiuk (10807) 2004-06-25 5:49
If I could, I would have given you at least 3 points for this photo.
From all your Geneva pics this is my favourite. Why?
The main reason is that you managed to produce a capture which to me looks almost as a renaissance painting (which I find a big plus!). Is it the composition, lines, perspective or fantastic smoth pastel colour tones... I really wouldn't know! It just does magic with that oily kick to it!
Definitely a master piece.
sengir (4956) 2004-07-29 20:00
People should learn from you how to take architecture pictures - it's not so easy to make interesting photos of this manner, but you do it greatly!
kurtyang04 (478) 2004-08-08 22:56
thaprem (2558) 2011-07-15 11:03
Neat, uncomplicated composition bringing a sense of aesthetic and highlights the note very well.
- Copyright: Gal Eota (Galeota) (10338)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-06-05
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
- Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Geneva - Details of the old town [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-06-09 4:58