Formerly named as Teatro Gran Splendid in May 1919, The "El Ateneo" a well known bookshop is a famous attraction in Buenos Aires. The ecleticist building features ceiling frescoespainted by the Italian artist Nazareno Orlandi, and caryatids sculpted by Troiano Troiani (whose work also graces the cornice along the Buenos Aires City Legislature.
The theatre had a seating capacity of 1,050, and staged a variety of performances, including appearances by the tango artists Carlos Gardel, Francisco Canaro, Roberto Firpo and Ignacio Corsini.
The old opera house was subsequently renovated and converted into a very interesting, exquisite book and music shop under the direction of the architect Fernando Manzone. As you can see in the middle, the stage was converted into a cafe. Mini performances are also seen. During this day, a mini jazz "festival" was about to start.
In my opinion, this just shows how creative Argentines are.
Photo stitching work of 22 photos, the area was really huge, it wouldn't fit in to my lens.
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jjcordier (72658) 2011-09-24 22:48
Une étonnante reconversion pour cet opéra! Ton très grand angle donne un remarquable résultat. La composition est impeccable et les couleurs au top. Peut-être as-tu un peu trop "lissé" l'image?
mafegan (8624) 2011-09-24 23:16
A very informative photo showing a location not often seen on TE - thanks for the posting. Excellent stitching. Cheers, Marlene
danyy (0) 2011-09-24 23:53
travail prodigieux d'assemblage d'image et un titre qui parle bien pour le contenu.
Excellent POV, panoramique et jeux de couleurs bien agréables.
Une photo originale.
JFS (32459) 2011-09-25 3:17
Amazing shot of this old Opera. You got to take the whole Bookstore! good job! the image is so fine that loks sureal. Enjoy Sunday!
frunchy (1517) 2011-09-25 3:54
first i thought it was a fisheye, but then i realized it was an extraordinary panorama. Did you use a wide angle lens, the foreground looks quite "16 mm"?
Anyhow, like it very much, good image processing, too. Well done! Best regards, F.
parvatibb (1307) 2011-09-25 5:23
You have created a wonderful shot with your fine image processing. perfectly well done. And I hope one day I can visit this magnificent old opera house.
ps: Maybe it is just for me but the white frame is little distracting. especially the line crossing the center of the dome.
ChrisJ (94462) 2011-09-25 7:28
A very interesting and ornate old building. The roof reminds me of the Sistine Chapel / Michelangelo. Wonderful symmetry & youve managed the interior lighting well. Often fluoro lights give a greenish tint that requires corrective filters but no evidence of that here. Tfs!
CLODO (28650) 2011-09-25 10:12
incroyable destin de ce théatre! je pensais que tu avais utilisé un fish eye! 22 images soit 2 fois 11 images verticales assemblées? Tu n'as pas peur qu'on vienne te dier qu'il est interdit de prendre des photos ?
en tous cas, bravo
cornejo (27481) 2011-09-25 12:33
Hi Matthieu, a great and lovely picture of this wonderful library building become a great shot with great sharpness and quality, excellent and lovely job very well done, congratulations. Good night and happy week.
divail (8288) 2011-09-25 19:40
La composition est vraiment fascinante. J'ai aussi cru à l'utilisation d'un fisheye. Belle symétrie, couleurs vibrantes et profusion de détails. C'est une photo bien composée et bien présentée.
limielski (0) 2011-09-26 0:55
Excellent panorama! Very good color management and light, sharpness and very interesting interior, of course. Amazing composition!
Have a nice day!
Cricri (100395) 2011-09-26 11:29
Compliment pour cette très belle réalisation, une note très intéressant, le cadrage, les couleurs, les détails sont vraiment impeccable, Bravo
axiotea (21649) 2011-09-27 11:22
Vow! Your title says everything ;D
very good stitching job to present this incredible place! For sure, I would like to see it from my own eyes...but for the stitch, I'm not so patient especially in making 22 photos! The result is great!
I wish I could see the photo exif
sacimar (25975) 2011-09-28 6:58
excellent image! you did a good work showing this whole place, this new bookstore is impressive, I like it!
Docarmo (9639) 2011-09-28 19:16
It is grandiose! You've chosen a strategic POV!!! Excellent light management!
tatadalou (5641) 2011-10-04 11:36
Amazing mix ! Luckily, we stayed in the cultural field. Your frame is particularly efficient, the railing in the foreground and the cornice frame both the place and lead the eye to this red curtain kept symbolically.
sevy (15289) 2011-10-10 1:47
I was first thinking to see a fish eye lens photo, but looking to your huge work of stitching, in fact, it is not so far in term of rendering.
Your choice of point of view and composition is very good and provide an original and eye catching view.
delpeoples (52305) 2011-10-13 2:51
This is your opus, a grand work of art. 22 photos all stitched together? What a marvel of post processing and your skill as a photographer. The teatro is majestic, one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. You capture all the colour, busy-ness, dynamism and style of the place. Simply magnificent.
TFS y un abrazo
Rafer (14877) 2012-01-10 21:41
Excellent POV...super interesting!!!! good light!!! Greetings.
gus72 (3719) 2012-03-09 10:54
Hi Matt !! this bookshop has been on TE more than once..... your photo is fantastic and the title is so appropriate.
I have been lucky to shop there and enjoy the atmosphere of this unique place.
Hope that your trips during 2012 come to fruition.
Turkoglu (0) 2012-04-03 18:05
Excellent! all details are great.TFS,Respects
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-08-08 8:31
Wonderfully done, Matt - I actually recall looking at this shot when I was about to go to South America, and reminding myself to visit el Ateneo to see this. The stitch is perfect, and you've done a great job with color and light to give a unique wide look at the amazing space.
Curious_Eye (962) 2013-01-05 7:32
An exquisite shot! Your POV is great and shows us so much detail from this place. Marvellous stitching job -congratulations and TFS!
All the best for the New Year,