This is a photo of the New South Wales Legislative Council in Parliament House. It is modelled on the Westminster House of Lords in both style and colour. The Legislative Assembly is coloured green in imitation of the House of Commons. The large throne you see in the background is reserved for Queen Elizabeth II, only she may sit there, and the public is banned from sitting there. I would be interested to hear your opinion as to whether you think I sat in Queenie's chair regardless :)
Parliament House is the oldest building in Sydney. It is situated next to Sydney Hospital, of which I have previously posted photos, most recently the photo of Il Porcellino. The original facade is in the Georgian style and the additions which contain the parliamentary wings are in the Neo-Gothic style. Parliament House is a short walk from a number of architectural attractions such as the Mitchell Library, Sydney Hospital, Hyde Park Barracks, The Mint, the New South Wales Supreme Court, Hyde Park and St Marys Cathedral. It's free to enter and is well worth a look.
PS: I've just realised I've uploaded the version where I haven't corrected the perspective. I'll upload the correct one in my WS this evening
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Sonata11 (28758) 2013-02-19 20:28
Hello Dear Lisa,
This interior of Parliament House is an amazingly beautiful. Perfectly well captured and perfectly well framed. Beautiful colors, light, POV, fantastic sharpness which let us see so many beautiful details. Magnificent work. Thanks fos sharing.
All the best,
jadesgran (3365) 2013-02-19 21:35
How nice to see a friendly name in the middle of the night!
Love your picture.It`s pin sharp,vibrant colours, and the wood panelling is very much like so many grand old houses here in England.Superb!
Best Wishes and hugs Gladys.
danos (74518) 2013-02-19 22:37
nice the view as the presentation of the interior of the Legislative assembly,with the throne to be waiting the Queen.I like the good presentation as the luxury construction of it.
dkmurphys (37419) 2013-02-19 22:52
Impressive place with attractive sober atmosphere. I like the colors and the management of lights. Well taken.
batalay (32930) 2013-02-19 23:48
hello dear Lisa,
I think, you sat in "the chair," and you deserved to sit in the chair. As long as you did not call the hospital in London, inquiring about the health of any of the Royals while you were seated in the chair... Again, one of the symmetric shots with the only "symmetry breaking elements" present in the bust and and the guard on one side, and the window in the other. Symmetry breaking is always a subtle blessing, a pregnant sphere is more interesting than a perfect sphere, and egg vs. a ball.
Warm regards Lisa,
papagolf21 (76995) 2013-02-20 0:17
Excellente mise en image. Nous avons vraiment l'impression d'être au coeur de ce salon d'une grande beauté.
Fort belle présentation générale.
Royaldevon (18361) 2013-02-20 1:36
Oh, Lisa, you didn't, did you?
Well, I have a sneaky suspicion that you did ... I have a feeling that you have a bit of a mischievous streak!
The photograph is beautifully exposed, sharp, rich in colours and very well composed.
Is the man in the corner a guard, ready to put you in prison for misbehaving?
Have a lovely day,
bayno (16423) 2013-02-20 1:46
Ciao Lisuzza, la tua foto è splendida e non mi sembra che debbba essere corretta nella prospettiva, per me va benissimo così, le linee verticali mi sembra che scendano giù belle dritte, belle le tonalità...a me questi posti purtroppo mi fanno venire sempre un pò la pelle d'oca, certo in Australia non sarà cosi corrotta come l'italia...me mi sembra che l'ingiustizia regni sempre in questi luoghi e nel mondo....
mirosu (5557) 2013-02-20 2:57
Excellent photo of this famous room. The light is perfect. I like the symmetrical arrangement very much.
I visited this interesting place on 26th August 2009. That time I took photo from corner facing the gallery. Thank you for this excellent photo. Have a very nice evening.
Sergiom (40169) 2013-02-20 6:08
Like almost every parlement, it is very solennel, rich of dark woods and the patine of every butt that sat down there is superb.The point of view is perfect as well as the symetry.
Have a nice day
cornejo (18714) 2013-02-20 8:21
Hello dear Lisa, interesting photo of this interesting and beautiful place. Interesting picture nicely framed, with good sharpness, depth, good light and color. Very good job well done, with good quality. Congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good day and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
ikeharel (38090) 2013-02-20 9:08
Kept the British tradition and style, marvelous view on the hall of Justic council.
I wish ours would look with just a bit resemblance, as you know we also a former British Mandate colony.
beautiful inside, hope justice serve well there.
ourania (13085) 2013-02-20 13:26
Ciao cara Lisa,
la composizione simmetrica e l' ottima profondita' ci dano una buona idea di questa camera solenne. La luce, i colori e le tessiture sono resi superbamente ma l' atmosfera non sembra rilassante, troppo solenne e seria, come di solito in luoghi simili. Credo che tu abbia tentato di sedere sul trono e per questa ragione il signore nello sfondo sembra inquiete:) Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona giornata,
carlo62 (13544) 2013-02-20 14:27
eccellente esposizione, la foto è tutta molto leggibile e molti sono i dettagli, una bella profondità ed una luce calda completano l'opera.
krzychu30 (9399) 2013-02-21 0:07
beautiful interior shot!I wouldn´t mind to work in such conditions:)Dominating red color scheme makes a cozy impression.Also the quality is superb and that´s despite poor light and usage of ISO 2000.
Did you really depose the Queen and seat in her chair?:)
I hope it was comfortable:)
macjake (39998) 2013-02-21 23:35
very interesting subject.
hmmm...what would I have done to 'steal' a photo of me or Tosca sitting in that Throne!
and i'd love to know how often the Queen has actually sat in there too!
I can't help but laugh when we see our politicians yelling and screaming at each other like 8 year olds, and these are the men and women in charge of the country! yikes!
I bet you couldn't take your tripod in this location!
cool and unusual subject, and since its an indoor shot it turned out very well.
Noel_Byrne (8073) 2013-02-22 5:05
its friday, yeay!!!
I like this shot, its a very nice interior, and it does look very British. I can almost here the sound of monacles falling into glasses of sherry when peoples eyes widen with surprise. The rich red colours and brown leather would certainly make me think of the English parliament. Very nice point of view on the place too,
When I seen what this was, my first thought was, so this is where the snakes make decisions, but thats probably unfair> Just because we in Ireland dislike our government doesnt mean everybody does!
Have a great weekend!
tyro (13585) 2013-02-22 15:18
Ciao cara Lisa,
Despite your apologies, I don't really see very much wrong with the perspective here. There's maybe a very slight (less than 1°) counterclockwise tilt but the perspective looks fine to my ageing eyes.
An amazing interior shot in obviously quite poor light but you have coped very well with hand holding the camera at a slow shutter speed and the camera has coped well with the high ISO - only some slight noise in the lighter, upper parts of the picture.
Gorgeous rich colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.
And a fascinating note to boot!
ACL1978 (6103) 2013-02-23 8:01
Hello, Lisa - back from my trip, and catching up now!
Nice work in low light, and a really clear image for such a high ISO. Corrected perspective or no, this is a nice composition placing the seat of power at the end of this long shot and showing the impressive surroundings, which enhances the send of power here.
And, of course, I'm sure there was some daredevil throne-sitting happening not long after this one was taken!
jemaflor (69731) 2013-02-23 8:14
Well presented, good light management, nice red colors, interesting interior.
ChrisJ (87654) 2013-02-23 9:00
Good control over the curved bg perspective with good sharpness & framing. Excellent symmetry & colour saturation. The solitary person in the left bg adds interest. Was expecting an emu instead of a lion on the bg coat of arms. But not to worry. Tfs!
fabbs99 (6322) 2013-02-23 23:22
Amazing shot dear Lisa.
Nice lights and exposure
Very well done.
All the best for a Happy Sunday
marabu61 (4182) 2013-02-24 5:34
I am sure you couldn't help yourself and sat on that chair reserved for your revered Queen.
Amazing sharpness and claritiy without any notable noise for a picture taken at ISO 2000. Great colors and light.
You Aussies truly can't deny your english heritage with this parliament building resembling so much its counterpart in London.
have a good sunday
Silvio1953 (99199) 2013-02-26 13:54
Ciao Lisa, favoloso interno, fantastica nitidezza, splendida luce e ottima prospettiva, brava, ciao Silvio
photoray (5000) 2013-03-01 17:27
Your NSW Legislative Council interior caught my attention not only for its classical appearance, but also because I worked many many moons for Calif government across the street from our Capital building which looks like the Washington D.C. one.
And, I double dog dare you to show the Queenie sitting inside. Remeber; "It is easier to get forgiveness than permission"
Have a fine weekend, etc.
PS: I enjoyed Seth's hosting the Academy Awards, but there has been a bit of negative reviews, concerning comic remarks aimed at females, especially his Boobs song. I laughed a lot, and realize he is a comic and has immunity, but may not return?
maloutim (8750) 2013-03-16 3:27
Una foto molto interessante che non si vede così spesso ! Come tu dici, ci fa pensare alla "House of Lords" di Londra.
Ottima cattura ed excellente gestione della luce e dei colori che intensifica il senso di lusso.
Penso che hai giocato la Regina per alcuni secondi :-)) Avrei fatto lo stesso !
Al meno, il trono è stato usato più d'una o due volte, perchè non è spesso che la Regina è in Australia ! La guardia non ti vedi ?
Grazie per condividere.