This was my favorite building in Madrid. Not so popular as Metropolis but very beautiful. As I stayed in the hostel near the centre, I went there again and again.
I looked in Google for information, but I found only this: Banesto (officially Banco Español de Crédito, S.A., "Spanish credit bank", BMAD: BTO) is a Spanish bank, 88.4% owned by Banco Santander. Currently Banesto is the fifth-largest banking group in Spain, operating around 1,770 branches.
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daddo (26334) 2012-05-20 3:26
Zdravo Malgo. Your POV gives me the impression that its some elaborat6e Titanic heading straight at me.Imposing building, great details helped of course by masterly exposure. Pozdrawiam. Klaudio.
dta (72937) 2012-05-20 3:43
Hello Malgorzata ,
Not the best moment to take your money there ;) . Nevetheless , a fine smetrical view of this iconic building of Madrid . May be you should have cropped a little on the left , to get the "perfect" symetry .
DINOZOR (16396) 2012-05-20 3:56
Bravo pour cette superbe image à la fois simple et forte mais très réussie.Belle symétrie.
Belle et bonne lumière pour une bonne netteté.
Et puis les banques espagnoles sont dans l'actualité.
Sergiom (70492) 2012-05-20 4:18
Une image parfaitement construite. Elle est d'un grand esthétisme et aussi très symétrique. Les détails architecturaux sont très nets.
JanH (864) 2012-05-20 4:29
Very nice capture of this building and well presented.
I like the POV and the symmetry. Great light and beautiful dark saturated colours.
josepmarin (58085) 2012-05-20 4:34
I also love this building, as well as the Metrópolis.
You have chosen a closed framing in a good low-angle shot, for to catch the details of this elegant architecture, with the nice perspective created by both fronts.
Good light and beautiful colors to emphasize this architectural beauty of the Banesto Building.
tedesse (25133) 2012-05-20 4:50
Interesujaca narozna budowla.
Doskonaly POV uwypuklajacy ciekawe detale architektoniczne tej znakomitej budowli.
Piekna kolorystyka i dobra ostrosc.
mirosu (15794) 2012-05-20 4:55
Malgorzata this is a very famous building in Madrid and you have captured it excellently. I like the almost perfect symmetry and the excellent light. Perfect POV. Well done.
sabermonajati (10841) 2012-05-20 5:00
very splendid view you captured with pleasant colors.
SWEETFREEDOM (24100) 2012-05-20 5:26
excellent p.o.v. and details. good light and colors. too
serp2000 (42480) 2012-05-20 5:36
You have got very good taste ))) My compliments, Malgo! Excellent mathematic sharpness, an interesting and informative note. Good business idea to make postcards for Madrid!
Times gonna fly... I hope to see you very soon.
francio64 (39784) 2012-05-20 5:48
buon taglio su questa splendida architettura presentata con un'ottima simmetria.
Bello il cielo di sfondo.
adramad (41959) 2012-05-20 8:54
Esplendido este formato cuadrado y fantastico el POV con la esquina de este precioso edificio, lo has captado con una luz fantastica y con una magnifica nitidez, que nos permite recrearnos en los hermosos detalles del edificio.
Un gran trabajo amiga mia, me gusta mucho.
Pasa una buena tarde de domingo.
JFS (32459) 2012-05-20 12:05
Great composition and wonderful old building. I like your POV very much. A good work Malgorzata!
have a good week!
npecanhuk (71976) 2012-05-20 17:46
Wonderful architectural details!
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, vertical format and symmetrical composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Sonata11 (33717) 2012-05-20 19:40
wspaniale wybralas ten piekny fragment tego naroznego budynku, pokazujac te wspaniala architekture oraz jej detale. Sliczne kolory, ostrosc, podoba mi sier te punkt widzenia. Wspaniala praca. Gratulacje.
edge (6767) 2012-05-20 20:02
Hello Malgo, I just saw a travelogue on TV of Madrid and the surrounding area. I am sure this was one of the buildings shown. Lovely architecture and the facades are so elegant. I can imagine the maintenance on these buildings must be very costly. However, most of these places need to attract tourist as much of the manufacturing has left the country and of course that has produced some horrendous financial problems. I would love to visit Madrid and also San Sebastian. Maybe some day. Kindest Regards, Have a good week. Roger
jjcordier (79289) 2012-05-20 23:40
cet immeuble de Madrid est effectivement très connu des membres de TE mais tu en as réalisé une excellente et originale photo avec un cadrage parfait. La lumière est idéale et dore très joliment l'immeuble.
delpeoples (56002) 2012-05-21 0:57
Cara Signora Itchy Feet
A beautifully composed photo with the diagonal lines running from the corners and guiding the eye to focus on the centre and those amazing architectural details. Wonderful colours and contrast and you did really well with the sky.
Thanks for sharing, un abbraccio
Budapestman (82620) 2012-05-21 1:07
a beautiful photo of this elegant building, the symmetrical composition is very attractive, superb lights and colours, great details, Fs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
sacimar (26205) 2012-05-21 5:29
good image of this building of Madrid, I like the perspective you chose, the visual effect is really nice, well done,
Fis2 (92085) 2012-05-21 6:25
Super perspektywa i ciekawy budynek.
ikeharel (65121) 2012-05-21 8:26
Troubled spanish banks yet to own this marvelous architecture's treasure, Malgo.
The known and fabulous corner of Gran-Via and Calle-de-Alcala, well taken while looking upwards.
It has a most magnificent light at night - but also daylight view is quite attractive.
dkmurphys (54417) 2012-05-22 0:56
Simple and attractive capture. A symbol of the city in an attractive postcard.
Well taken, enjoy the day.
ChrisJ (107053) 2012-05-22 11:45
A good angled pov on this Spanish clocktower. There is a building in Melbourne, Australia that looks similar to this. Melbourne is Australia's most European capital, with Sydney being more American in look & feel. Good shadow detail at right & wonderful sharpness & colour saturation. Tfs!
macjake (63128) 2012-05-22 14:52
looking at your gallery in the small thumbnails, this one surely jumped out at me.
very attractive lighting to, striking the left side and front.
love the tiny clock, guess you took this around 1015 am :)
beautiful flat iron architecture.
see you around!
jaywalker (16101) 2012-05-26 12:23
Hi Malgorzata, This is a really nice crop with very good symmetry, the architecture is just to my taste, you have managed excellent light & the sky finishes the photo perfectly, kind regards Wilson.
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (89253)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G9
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-20 3:19