ABOUT THE TITLE
Why a country located in the western hemisphere, República Oriental del Uruguay, calls itself an oriental republic? Well, literally, the name may be translated as the republic east of the Uruguay River. The word orient derives from Latin oriens, meaning east.
East/west concept seems so simple yet so much depends on the point of view. My home country, Poland, is quite often referred to as an Eastern European country. Yet if you look at its geographic location you may notice that it is located just in the very center of Europe. The reason for this confusion is purely political. It comes from the past when Europe was divided by the Berlin Wall into two political worlds.
ABOUT THE CITY
Montevideo is the largest city, the capital, and the chief port of Uruguay. The settlement was established in 1726 by Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst a Spanish-Portuguese dispute over the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, and as a counter to the Portuguese colony at Colonia del Sacramento.
Montevideo has a population of 1,325,968 (about half of Uruguay's population).
ABOUT THE BUILDING
Palacio Salvo is a building located at the intersection of 18 de Julio Avenue and Plaza Independencia. It was designed by the architect Mario Palanti, an Italian immigrant living in Buenos Aires, who used a similar design for his Palacio Barolo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Finished in 1925, Palacio Salvo stands 100 metres high with the antenna included. It was built on the site where the Confiteria La Giralda was once located, a place renowned for being where Gerardo Matos Rodríguez wrote his tango La Cumparsita, in 1917. The building was originally intended to function as a hotel, possibly mixed with some private residential units. This did not work out, and it never functioned as a hotel. There is now a mixture of offices and private residences in the building.
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fds (9459) 2010-12-31 0:18
very beautiful cityscape with great colors
thanck very much for your document from Montevideo
npecanhuk (75592) 2010-12-31 4:29
Uruguay and Montevideo are not well known or visited not even by brazilians or argentines! It was a very good surprise for me when I was there back in 2002, during a visit and a tour from Campinas to Buenos Aires, by car, with my mother! I love that building, the PALACIO SALVO! Your picture shows that place in a excellent and beautiful way!
TFS - congrats,
macjake (69815) 2010-12-31 7:05
these are my favorite, i was waiting for you to upload a postcard!
brilliantly warm lighting, with a speckle of clouds in the background.
can you imagine having a private residence in there?
very sharp, well composed, warm with a positive atmosphere.
happy new year!
Sonata11 (33969) 2010-12-31 9:00
kolejne przepiekne zdjecie ktore nam pokazujesz.Piekna architektura tego miejsca.Swietne swiatlo, kolory,dobra perspektywa, pov, ostrosc,doskonala jakosc technicana. Ciekawy kadr i bardzo interesujace miejsce.Fantastyczna praca.
Wszystkiego najlepsze i Szczesliwego Nowego Roku 2011,
ciakgiak (30431) 2010-12-31 11:35
complimenti per questa favolosa cartolina da Montevideo, la grande qualitŕ alla quale ci hai abituati ci fa godere in pieno la bellezza e lo sfarzo di questa piazza.
Approfitto per augurarti uno splendido 2011!
Un caro saluto
dta (79525) 2010-12-31 11:45
Hello Mariusz ,
Oh ! I love palm trees , and I enjoy to see them everywhere . They provide a splendid foreground to the white buildongs of the city . Very well composed in this square format .
emka (100907) 2011-01-01 0:07
Fantastuczna pocztówka, kompozycja, ostrośc, kolory, idealne. Bardzo ciekawy budynek, urocze palemki. Ładniejsze niz nasza w wqarszawie.
w końcu Nowy Rok dotarł i do Kalifornii. To moja pierwsza krytyka w Nowym Roku.
kordinator (20919) 2011-01-01 4:32
Amazing atchitecture you captured with this amazing palm trees under amazing sky.
Perfect light,superb natural colors.
Nice choice of square fotmat to the image.
Happy New Years 2011.
raszid62 (18515) 2011-01-01 13:30
Wspaniały ten modernistyczny pałac - wieżowiec z zadziwiajacą wieżą, pasuje bardzo do otaczajacych go budynków. Jedynie ta wieża telefoni komórkowej psuje obraz, ale cóż taka jest cena postępu. Wspaniała kompozycja i jakość.
mesutilgim (95834) 2011-01-01 23:57
Nice capture from Montevideo, enriched with good and usefull notes.
Perfect pov and perfect light.
TFS and have a happy & prosperous new year !
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2011-01-02 0:29
great how you managed the light, fine p.o.v. and very nice building.
happy new year.
yeln (11516) 2011-01-02 1:06
najprej lepa hvala za nasvet (nd filter). mnogo stvari se bom moral e naučiti in preizkusiti, da se bodo moje fotografije lahko pribliale tvojim.
vse kar pogledam, je narejeno zelo profesionalno z dobrimi barvami in lepo ostrino. tudi v hdr obdelavi bo potrebno e veliko dela pri meni.
lepo delo in lep POV!!
vse najbolje v tem novem letu, tebi in familiji elim, vojko
ManuMay (36273) 2011-01-02 2:42
Happy new year!!
Good composition and very nice view, filled with light and colours, well balanced and very pleasant!!
Superb definition in details!!
Have a very nice 2011...
rodgerg (55767) 2011-01-02 3:25
Excellent cityscape well presneted in a square format well selected. I like the good balalnce in the three ipportant color: the color of the edifice, the blue of the sky and the green on the vegetation. the large Fg give a greta depht. in this Fg, the palmtrees and its shade give graphic and propsect effect.
TopGeo (38216) 2011-01-02 7:57
Amazing atchitecture view
Composition with fountain line of trees.
Perfect light,superb colors frame note.
Nice choice moment and place Perfect image.
Happy New Years 2011.
Fis2 (100734) 2011-01-02 9:30
Moj wzrok kieruje na wieze.
Szkoda tylko, ze tak zepsuta tym masztem.
Jak Ty nie rozpoznajesz "Kozlaka" to cos z Toba nie tak ;)
vasilpro (41619) 2011-01-02 14:38
Wonderful composition, interesting architecture, lovely colors, excellent light management, beautiful atmosphere, very nice POV.
All the best for the New Year, Vasilis.
adramad (46986) 2011-01-02 15:06
A magnified composition of this beautiful square, with a great harmony in their buildings and where beauty and elegance of the palm trees adorn everywhere.
Very good POV with a perfection of vertical lines, a nice bright day, where you have well balanced light, beautiful colors.
I wish you a good first week of the year.
P / D. On to the comments on my photo of Versailles, to move the plane of the statue to the far right, I'll tell you that was the edge of the pond, which already drew a lot of people on the path so I decided to catch it in front of the palace.
AKITA (15125) 2011-01-02 17:56
a beautiful view shot of wonderful buildings and peaceful square,
the design of Palacio Salvo is very unique, it looks both classic and modern, the strange ambience is splendid,
the light and colors are very clear and delightful,
tranquil atmosphere is fine so much,
thank you for your excellent shot,
mauro61 (52857) 2011-01-03 1:01
imponente immagine di questo palazzo che grazie alla tua inquadratura spicca tra i tanti elementi della composizione.
Immagine curata con i giardini in FG ad aprire la scena,
buon proseguimento di anno.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2011-01-03 1:15
Wspaniala budowla, wspanial architektura.
Swietny POV, podoba mi sie kadr, ladne cienie palm na trawniku.
Piekne swiatlo, jasna kolorystyka. Ciekawa notka informacyjna.
Nie kryje, ze podczas ostatnich mistrzostw swiata w pilce noznej kibicxowalem takze Urugwajowi, a Diego Forlana mam za najlepszego gracza tej imprezy.
asajernigan (21427) 2011-01-03 3:22
Nice shot of this fine architecture. The palm trees provide framing for the shot. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness. The nice blue sky provides a great backdrop for the shot.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-01-03 7:01
The picture is incredible sharpness and clarity, good depth too. A photo taken under very favorable. It is also a city where people dance the Argentinian tango. Good work.
Best Wishes, Happy New Year!
andywo (4725) 2011-01-03 10:36
Jak zwykle u Ciebie bardzo dobry kadr z ciekawa architektura. Montevideo musi byc pieknym miastem a do tego maja tam w styczniu lato;-)
danos (99870) 2011-01-04 0:25
nice the view of this part of Montevideo,with the Palacio Salvo to dominates the image.I like the creative perspective from the line of the palm trees, as the brilliant light of the shot.
I wish, you and your family a wonderful, peaceful and prosperous New Year,Danos
Angshu (56760) 2011-01-05 8:07
Very interesting building, quite unique in design, which is topped by a mobile tower as well! Good perspective with palm trees & the shadows. Not an usual picture from you, but technically strong as always!
josepmarin (58359) 2011-01-05 11:14
There are a good graphical combination of the palms and the gardens of this square, with the magnificent architecture of the city, and very specially of the building that is outlined finely in background, and which provides a great beauty to your composition.
It is a successful work, because of the quality of the image and of the colors, and of the good informative note, too.
baddori (20151) 2011-07-13 6:31
Per Craig sei il consigliere fidato e competente ..bravo.
La foto e la nota ...stanno benissimo insieme .
Una piazza ed un palazzo .."imperiale" sfida per bellezza monumenti , ponti e grattacieli ...in un paese con pochi ricchi e molti poveri ....ma č cosě
Bellissima foto, e lezione lessicale sulla parola est.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-11-08 15:26
I have seen this capture on your gallery, someday I must comment, because it deserves it ( argentines and uruguayans don t like each others, now you know)
It seems Montevideo has nice places with interesting buildings, nice to add palm trees as a frame
I have been only at the outskirts, rushing to Punta del Este a seaside resort mainly owned by argentins
Well done, sky in special
gervaso (15217) 2016-08-10 8:06
This is a beautiful overall view of the square, including the palm trees and the statue of José Gervasio, hero of Uruguay! Excellent light and colors! Wonderful composition!
- Copyright: Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) (38393)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-16
- Categories: Daily Life, 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: 2010-12-31 0:12