This is the Ipiranga Palace in São Paulo.
Yesterday, Sept 7th, was Independence Day in Brazil so I thought this was an historically appropriate post.
This palace is today a museum, open to visitors. Its gardens are a very nice park, normally full of people during weekends.
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dbraga56 (726) 2009-09-08 12:26
Ficou muito bom o seu retrato com belo contraste de luz e sombra em preto e branco. A nota é interessante, mas seria bom também em português, já que várias pessoas não dominam o inglês.
Bem vindo ao TE.
celmaleite (4968) 2009-09-08 14:08
Parabéns pela homenagem ao dia da independência. Gosto da imagem em preto e branco. Ótima nitidez. Benvindo ao TE. Abraço
Guto (1738) 2009-09-08 18:01
Hi, Robert, it's a nice BW view of Museu Paulista or Museu do Ipiranga, as it is also known. As a tip, maybe you could add some contrast, it uses to provide good results in BW images.
About your note: this building did not housed Brazilian monarchy. In fact, it was built at the end of XIX century, after the end of monarchy, and it has been a museum since then. Monarchy palaces are found mostly in Rio de Janeiro, that was Brazilian capital at that time.
Here you can read some information about Museu Paulista (portuguese): http://www.mp.usp.br/historia.html
What is special for us in this place - Ipiranga - is that it's the place where our Declaration of Independence was shout by Prince D. Pedro, in 7/9/1822, and he became the first Emperor of Brazil, after independence.
- Copyright: Robert Emunds (Robert-E) (18)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2005-02-20
- Categories: Castles, Architecture, Event
- Camera: Nikon D 70, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-09-08 11:47