Well this is my second post to celebrate Guimarães as 2012 European Capital of Culture.
In this image it is written in the granite old city wall: “Aqui Nasceu Portugal” which means in a free translation: “Here, Portugal was born” .
The tower on the left belongs to the famous Saint Peter`s Church in Toural Square from where I shoot and posted here
If you are not only for the image, carry on reading further, please. :)
As you probably know The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year during which it organises a series of cultural events with a strong European dimension.
Preparing a European Capital of Culture it is always an opportunity for a city to create considerable cultural, social and economic benefits.
This event will certainly help Guimarães urban regeneration, enhancing the city's image and raise its visibility and profile on an international scale. In fact the The historic town of Guimarães is associated with the emergence of the Portuguese national identity in the 12th century.
An exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town, its rich building typology exemplifies the specific development of Portuguese architecture from the 15th to 19th century through the consistent use of traditional building materials and techniques.
Model - NIKON D700
ExposureTime - 1/100 seconds
FNumber - 10.00
ExposureProgram - Manual control
DateTimeOriginal - 2012:02:03 18:15:41
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
Flash - Not fired
FocalLength - 14.00 mm
FocalLengthIn35mmFilm - 14 mm
ISO Setting - 200
Image Quality - RAW
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Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-04 14:21
a spectacular photo of this place with attractive composition and splendid arhitectural details, beautiful soft lights and the POV is excellent, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
Sonata11 (31197) 2012-02-04 20:56
wonderful composition of this city scape and architecture with dark blue sky. Great management of light, colrs, sharpness, clarity. Wonderful POV and DOF as well. I like it. Great job.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
vasilpro (40557) 2012-02-05 0:12
Another wonderful composition with beautiful panoramic presentation, lovely warm light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, excellent POV, TfS!
Have a nice Sunday, Vasilis.
ikeharel (43845) 2012-02-05 3:02
What caught my eye hee was the fact that the museum facade looks as a part of an old wall, and in contrast to other buildings archi. style. As you mentioned in your note, it's how this town gradually evolved into modern town.
Lovely place, as many in Portugal that has some magic ambiance on.
Zengi001 (2265) 2012-02-05 5:10
This is a nice panoramic image with very good use of ambient light and excellent sharpness!
Thanks for sharing,
mohammad_H (7488) 2012-02-05 23:50
With the Hello.
This landscape is very nice and well registered.
I'm from the criticism and what is your opinion about my pictures welcomed. thank you
sacavem (18604) 2012-02-11 11:24
Muito bem esta tua serie da Cidade capital da cultura europeia.
O formato escolhido acrescenta mais dinamismo a esta praça.A luz em fim de tarde é bem captada e agradável à vista.Não visito Guimarães Há mais de 25 anos :( , já nem tenho memoria. Mas de Lisboa até lá agora é uma pequena fortuna em gasolina e portagens.Fico com estes teus postais, tfs.
delpeoples (48564) 2012-02-12 0:26
Ola dear Rui
Firstly to your Note: I have learnt two things. In was unaware of the existence of the European Capital of Culture. The second thing of course was that I did not know that Aqui Nasceu was given this status.
Secondly to your photo. What a great panoramic shot. Is it a stitch of several different frames or a wide-angle shot? Beautiful colours, sharpness and framing.
Morteza_E (879) 2012-02-19 1:26
This view combines elegant architecture with trees and sky is very beautiful.
tenretin (444) 2013-09-06 14:41
J'ai passé cette année presque trois semaines dans cette superbe ville, sans jamais m'en lasser. Et j'ai découvert de nouveaux bâtiments, aménagements...
Merci d'avoir partagé cette photo.
- Copyright: Rui de Camposinhos (ruisc_pt) (10133)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-02-03
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Festivals, Ceremony, Architecture, Event, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D700, Sigma 14mm f2.8 EX
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 2012 European Capital of Culture
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-04 13:59