Thursday, 12 February 2009

Sunset Over "Casón del Buen Retiro"


When coming up from the Prado Museum main building to the Retiro park you'll find the "Casón del Buen Retiro". Pavilion building, designed by Alonso Carbonell in 1637, originally it was the Buen Retiro Palace dance room, now it's part of Prado Museum complex. The Neo-classic apearence arrived in the XIX century after the destruction of the Buen Retiro Palace and the ampliation of the original building.

33 comments:

Marie-Noyale said...

Was there a traffic jam in your back!!! waiting for you to take the picture...

Jacob said...

Ah, you did it again...color and light! Extraordinary!

Olivier said...

la lumière sur l'immeuble est superbe. bel angle pour la photo.
the light on the building is superb. nice angle for the photograph.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Great. I guess I will be seeing this in the beginning of May. I am looking forward :-)
Have a wonderful weekend.

Lily Hydrangea said...

the sun hitting the peaks of the middle building is delightful.

GMG said...

Hi Tr3nta! Great shot! Also loved the Park!!

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Ann said...

Am really enjoying seeing Madrid through your lens. I want to go back.

the donG said...

wow! wow! and another wow!

Martin in Bulgaria said...

I love it, descisions descisions, which way to go?

chrome3d said...

That is truly one of a kind- street. I take the right side lane just in case.

Babzy said...

what a beautiful light , mind the cars when you are in the middle of the street ;)

Megha said...

Beautifully taken fotograph!!

Bedse Caves said...

Just the thumbnail of any photograph taken by you is more than enough to know that it's taken by you :)

Perfect shot!

Mariposa said...

the sun brings out the golden light that makes this photo look precious. =)

Mei Teng said...

Nicely done!

Babooshka said...

That is truly gorgeous with the golden light.

Virginia said...

Perfect! That slice of golden afternoon light is the icing on the cake. Now get outta that street!
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humanobserver said...

A flawless image :)

Dusty Lens said...

Lovely scene with bright glorious colors. I would enjoy to view more of this Pavilion building.

Marc said...

Looks like you chose a very quiet moment to stand in the middle of the street to take this one. Nice light falling onto that beautiful building.

magicpolaroid said...

i like th light into the building look like golden!!

Blognote said...

Simmetria perfetta!

Cergie said...

This is strange : the picture at first glance seems perfectly symmetric and in fact it is not ; the buildings at one side or at the other one of the street are different.
The sky is so light and blue and the sun light so yellow and almost thick !
A quite special mood for this picture...

get zapped said...

Nice light capture. Very interesting piece.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is just a gorgeous photo and just the right light shining onto the building and trees.

max said...

it's time to chose a direction but where to go???

Ken Mac said...

so symmetrical reminds me of Stanley Kubrick

marie6 said...

were you really in the middle of the street??? Great shot!

Jazzy said...

you're brave brave man! clean lines, great balance and beautiful view, well done t3nta!
one cannot ask for more =)

Kitty said...

oh, I love it!!

PJ said...

Is this your fork in the road? I love it, everything is so grand looking.

Kcalpesh said...

This photo definitely represents some sort of a symmetry with the divider line in the middle... :-)

Jenifer said...

Looks like there's not that much water flowing through it even this time of year. Nice bird in the sky.

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