The idea for the almost-bookmark-like frame was inspired by rodgerg.
The place: Buenos Aires is a city of nikkitta.
The title, of course, was borrowed from Fis2.
And the challenge of finding a less touristy subject in spite of being in a very famous place is common for emka, macjake and many others...
The photo presents towers of the Basilica of the Most Blessed Sacrament at San Martin Street (link to the map in the panel on the right).
Basílica del Santísimo Sacramento is considered one of the most luxurious churches in Buenos Aires and it is the favorite place to hold the weddings of the high society people.
Mrs. Mercedes Castellanos de Anchorena, who was born in one of the most aristocratic families of the city on the early twentieth century, built this church as a palace to God, because she lived in a palace herself (the Anchorena Palace). The church was designed in 1908 by French architects Coulomb and Chauvet. They adopted an eclectic style within the historical context of religious architecture. Inspired by the churches of Paris, they applied to this church neo-Romanesque, Gothic and neo-Byzantine features. The Salesian architect R. P. Vespigiani directed the construction that took eight years to complete, using the best materials. The church was consecrated a Basilica in 1916 by Pope Benedict XV.
The facade is marked by three of total five towers, all of them decorated by beautiful domes. Its central tower has 50 meters of height and is decorated by a group of sculptures of two angels kneeling around the Saint Peter Julián Eymard, founder of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament.
The Basilica interior is richly decorated. There are many ornaments of great value, details in gold and silver, blue granite, bronze, Venetian mosaics, wood carving, a group of sculptures in white marble in the central nave, a French organ of 1912 and delicate and colorful stained glass of great expressiveness. In the crypt, in a small chapel at the base of the central tower is the tomb of Mercedes Anchorena. The whole architecture is a successive accumulation of shapes and volumes, colors and details.
The Basílica del Santísimo Sacramento is open daily from 6:30am to 8:00pm. The admission is free.
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dta (82364) 2011-07-18 2:02
Hello MAriusz ,
An original format , very tall . May be the framing seems to be a little to tight in the right , but I suppose that you wanted to avoid other elements .
These towers are superb , especially their superb green domes .
siudzi (34141) 2011-07-18 2:29
Fantastyczna praca! Piekna architektura swietnie wykadrowana i przedstawiona.
JFS (32459) 2011-07-18 5:00
Imposing vertical shot of these towers. I like the crop very much. Good work!
timecapturer (49288) 2011-07-18 5:20
a beautifully detailed and sharp image of these wonderful towers, they look magnificent and I love the way you have presented them here. Excellent!
Have a great week - regards Brian
Sergiom (88277) 2011-07-18 5:42
Un trčs beau cadrage tout en hauteur. Une belle contre plongée qui donne de l'ampleur aux tours dans un ciel parfait.
macjake (72539) 2011-07-18 8:04
just when you mentioned I find less touristy scenes, today i upload a very touristy shot! :) gotta love it!
I appreciate the thought, and yes, i do try to locate odd subjects of the city, but not today :)
You just got the top of the cross inside the edge, if you didn't i'd very upset with you :)
composition is everything you know!
TE has taught me alot, and it brought to my attention also these bookmark styles of presentation.
superb sharpness of all the little details in the stone work and the domes.
nice work here.
have a great day
Sonata11 (34007) 2011-07-18 8:24
Piekna prezentacja tych wynioslych I wspanialych wiez. Bardzo ciekawa architektura. Piekne kolory,wspaniale wykonane zdjecie,pov.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2011-07-18 12:31
good idea, funny notes.
Fis2 (106364) 2011-07-18 12:57
Lubie takie obrazy.
Bardzo ciekawa architektonicznie.
Elegancki kadr jak spod sznurka.
Podoba mi sie.
nikkitta (17068) 2011-07-18 13:21
I married in that church also Maradona, the football player did it here.
Well managed and presented the picture of the towers,the only way possible because there is a skyscraper the Kavanagh (the tallest building in South America for many years) that half hides the church
It was built by another woman, Korina Kavanagh
There is an interesting history about a revenge,it seems that a daughter of Korina, rich but not aristocratic have a romance with a son of the Anchorena family that lived in a palace on the other side of San Martin Square and refused the marriage or engagement
So Corina Kavanagh asked the architects she commissioned to design the building that views of the Anchorenas' Church of the Holy Sacrament from their palace will be blocked.
Greetings from Buenos Aires
rodgerg (55767) 2011-07-19 0:49
I like the bookmarks! .)....
Excellent framing with the details of the architectur very well collected. The two bell-towers are very well located and give depht to the composition. Thank you for this bookmark!
Have a nice day,
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2011-07-19 7:14
what a beautiful architecture it is and you presented it with great details of its wall. Though I think it a bit taller than normal, (may be an illusion of my eyes and mind) it is clear to see where colours and lights are just magnificent. Excellent shot. Tfs.
sacimar (28677) 2011-07-19 10:30
good combination of ideas with an interesting result, I like the vertical format, both towers and their domes are beautiful, well done,
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-07-19 10:34
A nice vertical shot of these towers with all the details well captured. The image has great depth with nice colors.
adramad (49512) 2011-07-19 10:57
A really great composition, for the beauty of the towers, as this format extended vertically, that meets the needs of the construction.
Definitely a good well chosen POV, which enhances these beautiful towers. High brightness and sharpness, all harmonized with a fantastic color.
raszid62 (18515) 2011-07-19 15:24
wspaniale uchwycone dwie wieże bazyliki w argentyńskiej stolicy.
Bardzo wysmukłe i piękne chyba miedziane, spatynowione dachy. Doskonała pionowa kompozycja w świetnej jakości i kolorystyce.
kordinator (22529) 2011-07-19 20:12
very nice fragment of architecture.
It is well set against the great blue sky.
I like this croping
Very well captured architectural details.
Great job with ecxcelent informative note.
baddori (20159) 2011-07-19 23:04
Ponte spettacolare ..ed adesso foto lunga con proiezione superba .
Un interessante nota ...come piace a te dentro l'immagine di un edificio che all'impressione sembra storico e poi del XIX ..
Chiamare ...segnalibro....se l'effetto riesce , come questo ..perché no !
sevy (58) 2011-07-19 23:34
Good idea this crop in a vertical bookmark style, it works as the towers are well balancing the composition.
Graal (103038) 2011-07-19 23:35
kadr faktycznie przypomina niektore "wycinki" rodgerga. Efekt korygowania perspektywy czasem daje nieoczekiwane rezultaty, wieze troche rosna do gory (tu chyba tez tak bylo). Chciales pokazac piekne kopuly i inne detale i to tu jest, podobaja sie.
mauro61 (52871) 2011-07-19 23:51
buona l'idea di riprendere le due torri con questo formato e questo taglio.
Naturali i colori e ottima la definizione,
emka (106722) 2011-07-20 0:07
hahaha, tak wiele zapożyczeń, tytuł od Krzyska, to oczywiscie rzucilo mi sie w oczy od razu, fajny "modny" format zakładki, świetnie tu dobrany, i nawet ja jestem tam wymieniona :). Znakomity pomysł, super wykonanie.
Pozdrowienia, w Warszawie burze okropne. I dlaczego ja narzekałam na słońce, oj, nie mozna dogodzić...
jemaflor (103099) 2011-07-20 10:05
Well framed, perfect to give an impressive result for this tower, good sharpness, interesting architecture, tfs.
s_lush (16602) 2011-07-20 23:45
These well-proportioned towers do not need any other buildings being around them, so the compact format without too much margins is fully justified here. Very interesting architectural details, good light, natural colors and perfect quality in this nice capture!
Longroute (19396) 2011-07-21 0:59
This bookmark format is often used by painters so why not even in photography? And I think it suits well here with this subject, enhancing the sense of verticality of these two towers and of all the architecture lines which have a vertical development.
A pleasant view of this lovely basilica and a neat composition.
Have a nice day,
Angshu (56760) 2011-07-22 0:54
This bookmark crop is something I've seen being used in TE & I must admit comes out well. I guess it goes well for tall structures, which are to be isolated from the surroundings...your picture is a classic example of the same. Allows the viewer to concentrate on a much lesser width...more in less. Fine note to accompany as always!
npecanhuk (78535) 2011-07-25 5:24
Beautiful one too!
I love its almost bookmark format, chosen pov, composition, soft light and colors and contrasts!
Wonderful architectural details that were so nicely presented by you to all of us here on TE!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week,
aliabazari (16278) 2014-11-09 18:15
Very good vertical format Panvrvma added to the beauty of these towers. It is a masterpiece of architecture and well you put it on display. Good sharpness and exposure. Thanks for sharing
Matyas (0) 2015-07-26 1:53
Czesc Mariusz! Wspanialy pion, wysoki i waski, swietny kadr, bardzo, ale to bardzo radykalny. Doskonala ekspozycja. Kontrast i ostrosc bez zarzutu, swietna kolorystyka, w dziesiatke. Pozdrawiam!
ikeharel (78289) 2015-09-08 8:59
A nice bookmark with the identical turrets, green domes and beautiful design, Mariusz.
Though, it would be interesting to see the basilica with the surroundings. Fine details collected.
*** At time taken the Burano shots in 1980, I did not think of TE, and truly - the paper was not well kept. Sorry for that, but chosen to post anyway.
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (39937)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4, Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Patagonia 2010
- Date Submitted: 2011-07-18 1:30