USA have the White House and Argentina has the Pink House (Casa Rosada). Similarly to the White House, Casa Rosada is also the official seat of the president (however Argentinian President normally resides at Quinta de Olivos). The pink color of the building is sometimes attributed to the Presidents Sarmientos attempt to make peace between red Federalists and white Unitarists during his 1868-1874 term. Another theory is that the color comes from painting the palace with bovine blood which was a common practice in the late 19th century (source: lonely planet). From the balconies of this house spoke to Argentineans famous Eva Peron (Evita) or impersonating her Madonna. Also late Pope John Paul II preached from there. Casa Rosada is located at the eastern end of the Plaza de Mayo.
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npecanhuk (69146) 2011-01-07 1:53
Attractive picture of the Pink House, specially for its chosen pov and composition! It's not easy to take a good picture of that famous argentine building!
TFS - congrats,
dronaus (57) 2011-01-07 1:56
Nice pic with the pink house and almost similar color tiled floor and the bluish sky. but I feel the green plant at the right hand side is distraction.
yeln (11516) 2011-01-07 2:48
odličen hdr produkt z izjemnim POV in super DOF!!!
pastelne barve naredijo fotografijo zelo neno.
super shot!! tfs!
lep dan, vojko
SWEETFREEDOM (23248) 2011-01-07 4:32
i have often heard of this place but never thought that the color was obviously pink.
very good colors and p.o.v.
Sonata11 (33526) 2011-01-07 4:32
bardzo interesujaca informacja dotyczaca tego rozowego budynku jak rowniez ciekawa architektura. Ladna kompozycja z dobra jakoscia i ostroscia tej fotki.
Fajnie uchwyciles te zielona juka, ktora dodaje uroku.
Zolive (5935) 2011-01-07 4:44
Very nice picture for a very interesting building. I like the point of view with the Yucca tree which hide the sad building. Well done.
Silvio1953 (128399) 2011-01-07 6:45
Ciao Mariusz, lovely composition with beautiful building and fantastic sky, splendid colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Longroute (19396) 2011-01-07 8:26
I'm always late in commenting your photos due to my slow pace, but I always do it with pleasure.
I recognise your style here both in the composition, always very accurate and in the colours (each one of us has its special blend (;-). lovely plaza, lovely pink house and lovely sky!
The scene is very well defined and with a great three-dimensionality. your photos have often a lot of space inside! (At least that is the feeling I get). And I love the atmosphere too here which this dim light gave you.
A very good work both in the moment of shuttering and in PP.
andywo (4725) 2011-01-07 9:18
Kolejny swietny kadr z Buenos. Podoba mi sie to zycie, ktore toczy sie wokol palacu, widac mnostwo ludzi ktorzy tam mile spedzaja czas. Malownicze niebo, te skosne linie i egzotyczny krzak tworza oryginalny klimat zdjecia.
Dzieki za notke, Pink House ma za soba jak widze fascynujaca historie.
ifege (10363) 2011-01-07 14:52
Great composition Mariusz especially the use of the plant in the foreground to emphasise the depth of field.
Good colour - you resisted the temptation to overdo the saturation.
raszid62 (18585) 2011-01-08 7:32
Wspaniały te różowy pałac, nieźle mieszka sobie pan prezydent. Wspaniały POV, pozwolił uchwycić wielki plac wypełniony młodymi ludźmi. Doskonałym uzupełnieniem kompozycji jest ta juka na pierwszym planie. Jakośc bez zarzutu.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-01-08 7:53
Very well composed image with a good balance. The palm tree, well off-centred on the right, and the large prospect open to the pink edifice give a greta depht to the image. Image full of life too with the peoples in the garden.
Have a nice evening,
mesutilgim (88186) 2011-01-08 8:15
Nice capture ! Pink building, pink way and overall the complementrary colors green and blue.
TFS and best regards
Fis2 (88823) 2011-01-08 10:47
Takie obiekty zawsze robia wrazenie.
Dobry kadr i kompozycja.
Juka dodaje uroku tej kompozycji.
josepmarin (57841) 2011-01-08 12:08
You have chosen a very effective framing to catch the splendid building of the Argentinian Presidential Palace and its interesting architecture in pink tones.
The incorporation of the small palm at the right side creates a nice contrast with the building and with the beautiful blue sky splashed with white clouds.
The quality of the image and its graphical power are prominent, in a good composition.
Beautiful work, my friend.
fds (8750) 2011-01-08 12:17
after montevide i kcnow buenos aires between the very beautiful reportage
very beautiful place with very nice colors
thanck very much for your fantastic reportage
holmertz (43707) 2011-01-08 12:49
The green plant helps to give depth to the composition, it also helps to hide the less beautiful building to the right. So this is a well planned composition indeed. I also like the mild, slightly undersaturated colours and the division of the composition in three distinct parts of blue, pink and green.
vasilpro (41091) 2011-01-08 12:52
Superb composition, excellent light management, very good contrast, lovely colors, interesting architecture, beautiful square full of life, very nice POV.
Best regards, Vasilis.
AKITA (15125) 2011-01-08 18:54
pink old style building and back blue sky are beautifully contrasted and composed in this wonderful wide view,
people seem so peaceful and cheerful to me,
and fore cycad tree is humorous accent for whole relaxed scene,
thank you for your excellent shot,
macjake (59970) 2011-01-08 20:06
interesting pink house! at first glance, i notice the security isn't all that high..or is it just because on the far away POV that i can't see? and as for the tree to the right, i think its great that you decided to include it...its natural to the environment and to the climate that you're visiting, so it belongs.
nice shot all around...actually looks like an HDR.
mauro61 (52631) 2011-01-08 23:22
splendida la resa dei colori del famoso palazzo.
Inquadratura ampia con la piazza animata e un bellissimo cielo azzurro a fare da sfondo.
Graal (99496) 2011-01-08 23:51
ladny, w niezwyklym kolorze ten palac w stolicy Argentyny. Troche mi to pachnie efektem obrobki w HDR. Dobre ujecie, doskonala ostrosc. Notka bdb uzupelnia calosc pracy.
jurek1951 (42194) 2011-01-08 23:52
piekne niebo,palmy i ciekawa architektura,ladne miejsce do spedzenia wakacji,dobra obrobka,pozdrawiam
hispic (9652) 2011-01-09 0:07
Very attractive pink house with an excellent perspective. A strange light of Argentina that is dark at the upper of the building attracts the eye.
Anyway pink house is a famous fashion brand for girls in Japan.
Best wishes, Hisashi
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2011-01-09 1:00
Piekny budynek, ciekawa architektura, znakomita kolorystyka.
Dobry kadr, bardzo dobry POV, swietna ekspozycja, znakomity kontrast, dobra ostrosc i glebia ostrosci.
Piekne zdjecie z Buenos Aires. Niech zyje wolna Argentyna.
kordinator (19842) 2011-01-09 1:55
Great composition with beautiful building and fantastic sky.
Splendid colors and excellent clarity.
emka (84169) 2011-01-09 3:37
Fajny rózowy kolorek, podoba mi się koncepcja byczej krwi, chociaz mnie ten kolor przypomina truskawki ze śmietaną. Pałac Prezydencki w Lizbonie też jest różowy. Gdy patrzę na zdjecie, wydaje mi sie że słysze, Don't cry for me Argentina... Przyjemne zdjęcie, ciekawy kadr z tą olbrzymią jukką, która chytrze zasłania lampę,tylko geometria wydaje mi się troche dziwna. Ale nie wiem, na czym to polega. Pozdrawiam M.
delpeoples (54463) 2011-01-09 6:39
Witaj dear Mariusz
I think I prefer this Pink House to the White House. Alot more character and history. I like the inclusion of the foreground, the pavement tiles and curves provide and interesting lead in to the rest of the photo aswell as to give momre perspective. Wonderful colours and sharpness, it's a very dynamic photo.
TFS and I wish you a beautiful Sunday
danos (89625) 2011-01-09 7:33
nice the view of the panoramic view of the Pink house that is stand perfect under this superb blue and puffy sky.I like the clarity and the sharpness of the image with teh light to be well managed.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
adramad (39770) 2011-01-10 15:56
Very nice POV of this emblematic palace, the presence of all those people in the square very vivid image, I like the plant decorative touch to the right of the image, which also covers the pole or street lamp. The sky has a great power with these beautiful decorative clouds.
Sharp images with proper lighting and beautiful colors.
adores (39894) 2011-01-11 15:03
A really beautiful building in background, a great sky, a square full of life and this plant in foreground, really well placed.A very nice shot, with good colours and dof.Well done!
bukitgolfb301 (37312) 2011-01-11 15:32
My dear Mariusz
Another wonderful and marvelous shot.
Eberytime I admire your splendid color touch, which is magical professional level. Thanks for your sharing with finest work, have a good day and best regards,
bona (13261) 2011-01-13 8:33
Hi Mariusz, nice compostion of the famous Pink House. I like the plant in forground and the many people in the scene. Great colors and depth.
nikkitta (16230) 2011-02-14 19:03
Just discover your photos from Buenos Aires, I am proud to be the only argentina to watch and comment them, beginning today with this
First the note, quite well documented
Second the image, it must be very early( sun behind & few people, not souvenir sellers, etc, etc), good to take it from far, that way the imposing grilles are not shown
Third,the POV is great, the plant at the right helps to hide the modern building and created an appropriated frame
Fourth, your photo is and will be historical and unique because of the blue and white rosette? that hang at the main entrance to commemorate the Bicentenary of the republic in 2010
fabianoleite (9671) 2011-06-03 15:26
The famous Casa Rosada. I was there, and it was really difficult to find a good angle to take a picture. You managed it well, as well as the light. Very good work, congratulations.
Noel_Byrne (26567) 2012-09-16 9:20
Thanks for sharing this one, while I have seen the iconic images of Eva Peron on the balcony, your capture made it occur to me that I had never ever seen the building the balcony was in. It is a beautiful place, and the colours are beautiful. The palm tree gives great depth. I'm really pleased to know of this place now.
ikeharel (61453) 2013-03-14 7:15
The pink-house architectures is unique and beautiful.
Made a good choise to include the small cactus plant on right side, it provides excelent depth and scale to admire the size of the plaza in front.
Very good contrast to blue sky with the thin clouds.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (31991)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-15
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Patagonia 2010
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-07 1:47