Wednesday, 28 January 2009

National Library Entrance



When entering the National Library some statues bring back to your memory some of the precursors of Spanish culture, this is from Saint Isidoro. In an almost perfect day near to a building like this, and a beautiful winter light, you can't help feeling small... but happy!!!.... :-)

23 comments:

Blognote said...

The perfect angle for an impressive building and an impressive Isodoro!! A beautiful photo.

tr3nta said...

Answering yesterdays question:
I normally shot with a Nikon D300, my new lenses are the Sigma 10-20...
Also spectacular for interiors...I'm loving them!!! :-)

Hilda said...

That is the most magnificent, elaborate, awesome library I have ever seen. Wow. Fantastic photo too and I love your perspective here.

hpy said...

Nothing to do with the Isidro family nowadays in the Spanish paper business?

I like the blue of the sky, and wish I had it here too.

Olivier said...

très belle perspective, cela donne de la puissance à la sculpture

beautiful perspective, this gives the power to sculpture

Tracie said...

love it!

thanks for sharing what lenses you're using! :D

blessings,
Tracie

Marc said...

It's quite different from the library below. Nice that you posted them within a couple of days. Both have their own specific qualities. I think the appreciation for this one will be more lasting and it was probably built to last longer too.

JM said...

I really like this perspective and framing too. Well done, Tr3nta!

Babzy said...

yes ,very good angle as everybody says ,impressive !

Mediterranean kiwi said...

ha ha, at first i thought i was in ancient greece, but now i know this is spain!

Pia K said...

Although I do find most every lifesized or larger sculpture and statue very eerie (though fascinating), the photo is pretty and inside there's knowledge and wordy wisdom, that's comforting!

White Oleander said...

Beautiful!

Viajante said...

Olá companheiro!

Belíssima imagem da fachada da BNE (onde já passei dias fabulosos) e de um dos expoentes máximos da cultura ibérica: Santo Isidoro de Sevilha.

Saludos!

My Bug Life said...

Nice perspective...and I like the way the shadow's formed on the statuted and the building from the sunlight.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like how your up through the statue with the building in the background. Very nice!

nobu said...

This is a very powerful shot.

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humanobserver said...

What a fantastic view...amazing details...

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

I am truly amazed by the beautiful structure, and the presentation by you. Perfect perspective to look at the library.

the donG said...

this is one beautiful structure. the library is already beautiful but how you frame your shots makes it even better.

Kitty said...

love it!
it looks sunny and okay over in Madrid.

A coworker friend is from there and describes it as such a wonderful, cosmopolitan and beautiful city. I don't understand why she's in NYC!

Marie-Noyale said...

Envious of the Blue sky!!!

Dusty Lens said...

Beautiful blue sky compliments this scene. I enjoy this angle from your viewpoint. Wide angle?