History of the building of the headquarters of the National Police
Built at the end of XIX century, paraguayans said , when asked, its of Italian style with elements caracteristic of the period, as big arches, galleries,thick walls
It was built as a carcel, then became a school because President Lopez ´s house was near, he didn t like it , so he order to translate the prison to a close village
On top is the map of Paraguay, showing that way, it s a national building
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mirosu (12290) 2013-12-13 17:24
Superb combination with police bikes in front of police building. Excellent light and superb side POV. The tight crop without other distractions is superb. Well done. Wish you a very nice weekend.
p.s. To answer your question, I bought plenty of nuts and spices in Kerala (and brought a full bag of photos).
mcmtanyel (10121) 2013-12-13 20:28
What a nice composition with repeating patterns! Great clarity, color and light management. An adorable photo for someone like me who likes vehicular and architectural photos, this combines two of my favorite themes.
Subhogen (4063) 2013-12-13 21:52
Very good composition to capture the police building. Well framed with the bikes and the branches. Very good light and bright natural colors make this shot attractive.
Thanks for sharing,
jadesgran (4892) 2013-12-13 22:16
I like the way the motorbikes all lean to the left,and the pillars of the building seem to lean to the right.
macjake (51476) 2013-12-13 22:43
hmmm....i don't think we get to see many police stations on TE! haha
and for some reason this photo reminds me of the scene in Venice with the boats floating in the water....but here its motorcycles in the fg :)
fun photo of a unique and strange photo subject
emka (72344) 2013-12-13 23:50
hello Maria, very interesting to see the photo from Paraguay, a place so rarely present here on TE. Nice composition of this fine building and the row of red lights of Police bikes.
have a nice weekend
Romano46 (16578) 2013-12-14 1:04
questa foto mi piace moltissimo perchè hai avuto la furbizia e l'intelligenza di trasformare le moto parcheggiate in un eccellente complemento di carattere grafico alla già interessante architettura pregevole sia per le forme che per i colori.
Hai creato in tal modo una eccellente composizione notevole sia per i colori che per le forme che contiene, il tutto con una luce eccellente e colori brillanti e netti.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
subhendu_bagchi (25121) 2013-12-14 2:17
hi, interesting composition here. Like the architecture of the police building at back with the row of bikes. Great concept and very well executed. Like it. Tfs.
ikeharel (51563) 2013-12-14 8:08
Nice combined two patterns in one shot: the beautiful archs on the facade of the Poice building, and the motorcycles parkes along.
Good details, well collected.
Buen fin de semana,
Noel_Byrne (20169) 2013-12-14 8:44
A very impressive building, I like this style, like an industrial Romanesque, with stout strong walls, perfect for its use! And I love your composition, including the police bikes like this give a perfect sense of use to the building, and they fill the lower frame wonderfully.
Thanks as always
rbassin (15914) 2013-12-14 9:50
Une composition bien faite avec les motos et le bâtiment en arrière.
Les phares rouges donnent un rythme intéressant.
Silvio1953 (115213) 2013-12-14 11:51
Ciao Maria, lovely composition with moto in FG, great view of beautiful building, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
Cricri (100451) 2013-12-14 23:26
J'aime la construction de cette image avec les motos devant ce très beau bâtiment de police, belle construction avec les arches et les couleurs douces, très belle présentation
PS) oui je donne beaucoup d'amour a ma Jessie, c'est mon troisième chien, j'ai eu aussi quatre chats, tous adorable, je l'ai ai beaucoup aimé et il me l'on bien rendu :-)
Belle journée a toi
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-15 7:49
The composition is the eye-catcher. Red lights of the bikes against symmetrical pillars of the building, is wonderful. Very good light and perfect colors.
You are lucky... here in India, it is very risky to photograph a police station.
Thanks for sharing.
ourania (25618) 2013-12-15 8:21
Hola querida Maria,
an original point of view to an unusual police station. The architecture and the sunshine remind me of public buildings constructed during the Italian occupation in the Dodecanese. Your picture is well composed and has a clear and interesting distinction of layers. The bikes offer depth, interest and colour to the foreground. There's great definition on the building as well, the sunshine has offered pleasant colours and vividness, the shade has been rendered effectively too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great Sunday,
PaulVDV (20233) 2013-12-15 11:06
A bit of an unconscious tribute to the police. Anyway, it's an excellently composed picture showing a beautiful building. The luminosity and colours are wonderful.
Best regards, Paul
jcpix (11058) 2013-12-15 14:16
Hola mi Parisian partner,
So, what exactly were you doing here at the police station....in a little bit of trouble, hmmm?? :) Well, there's never a shortage of "company" here, I'm assuming you made plenty of new friends. jaja
I'm loving the opposing angles of the police bikes and perspective from the building itself, kind of a criss-cross pattern. The arches also make for a great repetitive shape to go along with the entire scene, and the lone individual in passing is just the right touch.
I can't recall ever seeing a police headquarter building featured here, so I applaud the originality. It's bright, colorful and sharply focused...a solid entry for TE! Nice work from down South. :)
Hope you've had a good weekend. Keep yourself out of trouble now.
Cheers de la parte pálida,
Didi (54727) 2013-12-16 10:37
Un sujet intéressant qui aurait pu mieux être utilisé avec un cadrage en perspective latérale des motos et du poste de police
Bonne luminosité ambiante
mkamionka (29155) 2013-12-16 12:58
I am glad you decided to come back to this trip. This reportage is again so interesting for us as you have seen so many places rarely visited by Europeans or at least less popular that other places. Great geometry of the composition here with the repeated element of the arch and the motorbike as well.
Very well seen and captured.
I like it very much,
adramad (34959) 2013-12-17 11:19
Una composicion realmente original, las motos en el primer plano dan nucha fuerza a esta composicion, el edificio dentro de su sencillez de lineas resulta muy elegante y luce muy bien con los colores crema y amarillo.
Buena luminosidad y nitidez, con unos vibrantes colores.
Buen trabajo. Me gusta
Que tengas un buen dia.
EstudioChispa (1874) 2013-12-18 6:52
Hola Doña Maria!
Disculpame mi falta las semanas pasadas, por favor. Estabamos en Mexico! Pero regresamos a Austin y tengo muchos fotos para revistar, procesar, y postar.
Me gusta mucho este foto! Es un gran estudio de profundidad, con las motocicletas cercanos muy claro y también el edificio en la distancia tan claro! Buen trabajo, amiga!
ChrisJ (94510) 2013-12-19 10:26
Nice repetition of both the Spanish styled arches and the tilted fg motorbikes parked in the street. Good sharpness and color saturation. I like the receding perspective from left to right. National Police HQ in English if I am not mistaken? And they do a good job too. Tfs!
eldancer1 (24783) 2013-12-20 7:51
Beautiful architecture and it doesn't look like a fort for a police building. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
adores (33954) 2013-12-22 12:40
I guess most part of the people don't take photos of police stations. Here, the building is very interesting and the mororcycles make a great foreground. A well thought composition!
Waylim (24960) 2013-12-22 17:25
From the small thumb image, I thought those red lights were roses :) I feel more secure traveling in some countries, knowing there are police station near by. I like the inclusion of the motor bike it adds depth to you image and those beautiful roses :)
Have a good weekend, and if we don't connect between now and then, I wish you a very Merry Christmas.
Miguel82 (19457) 2013-12-26 20:41
National police Hq, good view including the motorbikes in the fg, they occupy a new building in the capital Asuncion, excellent colors and clear shot, have a nice day
danos (82715) 2013-12-27 5:04
nice the view of this section of the Police building with the parked motorbikes to are 'faced' to it.I like the excellent light and colour management as the clarity of the scene.
Have a good and healthy New Year,Danos
jmdias (52025) 2014-02-03 23:47
me gusta mucho el estilo de arquitectura del edificio, una lástima los (air conditioning)y los letreros. muy buena la composicion con buen uso de los elementos como las motocicletas.