Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Chueca



































If you leave mainstreets of Chueca neighbourhood you can find some extraordinary facades, sometimes like in this foto with a little garden in front of it. Chueca, the centrical little square and the underground-station, whose name is dedicated to the composer Federico Chueca, is the most gayfriendly neighbourhood in Madrid. Once a high-criminated zone, it developed in the late nineties to an vanguardian and modern neighbourhood. But: there are lots of senior citizen who always had been lived there. It is the tolerant way of living I like, this contrast to see a couple of two men and an aged woman buying bread in the same shop.

26 comments:

Olivier said...

belle gestion de la lumiére et des ombres sur cette photo.
nice management of light and shades on this photograph.

hpy said...

People should be more tolerant in many ways.

Mediterranean kiwi said...

we should all be tolerant - and i am glad to hear about crime free neighbourhoods
we have lots of mansions- style houses like this one, but unfortunately, they are not well-kept, often in disrepair, and there is little money invested in them. instead of being the jewels of our town, they are eyesores instead

Megha Chhatbar said...

Nicely taken shot!! This photo was taken in night or daytime?

Viajante said...

Foto urbano-nostálgica, linda, em suma :-)

Abraço!

(hache) said...

I took it at 10 pm, one tuesday night. The light you see on the facade is of a latern (here in Spain is many light all the night).

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

excellent capture. such detail and I love the backlighting. very interesting!

Hilda said...

Sounds like a wonderful neighborhood.

Is that door made of steel or aluminum? Or is that just because of the lighting? It's fascinating. And I love the iron grill over the door!

Pia K said...

Sounds like an interesting, sweet and friendly neighbourhood! What a pretty little facade and semi-secret garden.

Ash said...

Thats one friendly neighbourhood. Tolerance is a virtue :-)

Virginia said...

Beautiful shot. I too like the light and the color is interesting. Natural or did you desaturate it some? I like the tones of gray a whole lot!
V

Dusty Lens said...

the tone is superb, happy that tolerance is happening more often these days.

humanobserver said...

Loved the light :)

Dsole said...

Cool shot!!
Chueca is great! but now to expensive to live in...

Anonymous said...

molto bella....

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

The tone and lighting are crisp. Great monocrome. Even the garbage can matches the facade!

Mariposa said...

it's beautiful. thanks for the background story =)

Kelly said...

This is beautiful! Love the suble shading!

Petrea said...

Lovely shot. And it sounds like a great neighborhood.

Tash said...

Oops, time to block those anonymouses...
Just wanted to say that the lighting is incredible on this photo. It just pulls one into the picture. Superb.

SP said...

Great photos!

pando said...

Beautiful play of light and shadow!

Di Mackey said...

Magical light. Your photography is delicious.

marie said...

this is a nice photo! love the lighting.

Leif Hagen said...

Hola! Interesting picture with mysterious light under the door. You have beautiful photos - fun to look through your blog. I'm new to CDP; I started EAGAN daily photo. Greetings from Minnesota, USA Muchos gracias - Adios

Unknown said...

This is sooo cool!