On September 18th of 1978, Quito was declared the first World Heritage Site in the world by UNESCO, with the objective of preserving its convents, churches and the historic center in general. In the picture, a colonial façade with the flags of Quito and Ecuador.
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jcpix (13686) 2013-10-06 20:27
An learned note, and a great fact to know! Great to see the two flags in unison with the symmetry of these windows and balconies. An ornately designed facade with soft pastel coloring makes for quite a pleasant setting to display these flags, especially with their deeper colors. A solid composition here, you've done a very nice job presenting all of the detail and design. Have a great day ahead. Take care.
fabbs99 (16397) 2013-10-06 23:42
Lovely inage.Great colors and sharpness.TFS.
lousat (77786) 2013-10-07 1:31
Hi Alex,beautiful capture of this typycal facade,i like the style and the colors,perfect point of view and great details and colors despite the cloudy day.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
boa (6075) 2013-10-07 7:45
good to read about Unesco. Unfortunately i have not been to Ecuador but it would be very interesting with a visit. Good shot of this facade, sharp details and fine colors, Tfs!
Have a nice evening.
jacquest (18743) 2013-10-07 13:48
I like the symetrical and tight framing showing this facade and the two flags.. There is a good color contrast with sharp details and a good control of the light on the white surfaces. My hometown, Quebec, is also a UNESCO site.
nikkitta (14852) 2013-10-07 18:09
Perdimos con los australianos, por si te interesam era lo logico
Lo q no es logico es el parecido de la bandera de Ecuador con la de Colombia
Creia q te habia equivocado de pais
La fachada esta muy bien encuadrada con unos detalles de molduras lindisimos y muy trabajados
Te felicito y un saludo
abmdsudi (43714) 2013-10-07 22:28
This is a really perfect capture! I like the way you tightly framed the facade, the details of the old colonial style and interesting details to show off. A charming and timeless feel so well preserved, i think this is almost synonymous to South America's Spanish architecture. The bright colors have somehow dragged the eyes in to wander within this frame and the colourful flags are something special adding the extra boost. Superb clarity, bright and clean. an overall a more than satisfying shot seamlessly captured.
josepmarin (57801) 2013-10-08 2:11
bonita y elegante arquitectura colonial, ricamente decorada, y buen encuadre para captarla en tu foto con toda su belleza.
Me gustan todos los detalles de los elementos, y las banderas que aumentan el colorido de la composición.
jhm (139938) 2013-10-08 2:47
A wonderful façade with these two decorative windows.
Also the handrails and flags are a supplementary part on these nice picture.
Sharpness and colours are very nice taken
Nice captured, pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
eldancer1 (28451) 2013-10-08 6:46
Just like my old country, the Philippines, I can still see the strong Spanish influence on the architectures. Good pov and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (123333) 2013-10-08 11:47
Ciao Aleksandre, nice composition with lovely Windows, excellent clarity, fine details, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
pierrefonds (57423) 2013-10-08 18:59
I like the way the way the doors were framed. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the doors and of the framing. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
SWEETFREEDOM (22804) 2013-10-08 23:22
lovely pastel colors and good details.
good p.o.v. too.
Royaldevon (30145) 2013-10-09 1:29
Good Morning Alexandre,
This is a fine, sharp photograph, with very nicely saturated colours. You have used great skill in the composition, creating a very symmetrical effect.
It is interesting, the information that you learn on this site, as well as seeing good photography.
Have a great day,
shevchenko (19279) 2013-10-09 2:42
Good frame to show a selected part of the colonial buildings, beautiful wall that full with decorations and carvings, nice colourful flags, tidy shot, distinct photo, good shoot.
Fis2 (86197) 2013-10-09 6:14
Curious balcony and windows.
I like frame and colors.
mohammad_H (9458) 2013-10-09 6:34
Regardless of politics, design, artwork and tore attractive, beautiful color coordinated with two doors, and you look good in this picture recording Good evening
adramad (38497) 2013-10-09 9:57
Una foto muy bonita, con un encuadre perfecto con esta gran simetria, es una preciosa fachada colonial con hemosos detalles arquitectonicos, las banderas dan un bonito toque cromatico.
Buena luminosidad y nitidez, con unos vibrantes colores.
Muy buen trabajo.
Pasa una buena tarde.
cornejo (32100) 2013-10-09 11:40
Hola Alexandre, estupenda foto de estos detalles de la interesante fachada del edificio colonial, bonitos e interesantes balcones, buena composición casi simétrica con buena nitidez y color, estupendo trabajo bien realizado, mis felicitaciones amigo mio, gracias por compartir.
Buen dia y feliz resto de semana.
Un cordial abrazo.
Oceania (4982) 2013-10-10 6:59
This is a very nice picture of balcony and facade. The pink wall and white carving, beautiful combination. The composition of this photo is also very good. Thanks for sharing.
tatadalou (6341) 2013-10-10 15:06
Bom dia Alexandre,
Beautiful shot, cleverly centered on the architectural details of the façade. The two flags add a little bit more variety of colours. Short note but very interesting, I didn't know Quito was the first city to obtain the UNESCO label.
PaulVDV (22611) 2013-10-17 11:07
Excellent capture of these many wonderful architectural details. Very well cropped.
The picture is beautifully completed with the colours of both flags.
Best regards, Paul
fabianoleite (9551) 2013-11-21 14:30
Bom enquadramento com as duas varandas coloniais, ficaram bem com as bendeiras. Bom trabalho!
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2014-02-07 12:03
Alexandre, a magnificent colonial architecture perfectly highlighted and presented here with beautiful colors and an amazing sharpness!!
fotka (3565) 2014-08-01 5:41
Quito is famous with colonial style architecture and beautiful churches.
Great catch of two windows with gorgeous decoration around and Ecuadorian flags. Well done with perfect quality.
Have a nice weekend,
SnapRJW (31417) 2014-11-07 22:09
Hello Alexandre - I have learned something from this post having no idea when UNESCO declared its first heritage Site or where it was. Good tight framing isolates the pair of windows and balconies nicely and allows us to enjoy the well captured details.
- Copyright: Alexandre Baptista (gervaso) (10823)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F828
- Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-06 18:53