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Porto. Paços do Concelho
12-DEC-2016

Porto. Paços do Concelho

Porto’s Town Hall was completed in 1955 with a project that took 35 years and needed two architects to have it finished, Correia da Silva and Carlos Ramos. Ramos is also the architect responsible for the neighbor Palácio dos Correios which is an extension of municipal services. About the City Hall, you can go in and visit the entrance hall and enjoy the romantic style paintings on its roof, highlighting the Lady of Vandoma, patroness of the city. Here too we find the ubiquitous Henrique Moreira, with two sculptures at the sides of the stairway, representing Industry and Art. This same sculptor is responsible for the caryatids on the right side of the building’s façade, the other six were designed by Sousa Caldas which in turn is the author of the Genius of Independence, the winged figure with a broken chain in his right hand and a flag on his shoulder, that stands on top of the aforementioned building of National insurance company

Canon EOS 70D
0.80s f/6.3 at 24.0mm iso200 full exif

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Claude Gagnon12-Jan-2017 19:51
Beautiful night shot Jose! Great work :)) V
Milan Vogrin18-Dec-2016 21:17
Nice compo,V
Julie Oldfield18-Dec-2016 18:28
Really great light. V
victorswan18-Dec-2016 09:06
Very well composed scene, great night colors well seen Jose BV
Dave Petersen Photography16-Dec-2016 19:13
The two distinct layers are very interesting contrasting the old and the new. The colors of the sign really add a nice vibrance in this well shot night capture. V
Bobby M16-Dec-2016 17:29
Eye catching composition.Nice.V
Patricia Kay16-Dec-2016 17:22
Beautiful start for our journey through your lens Jose...BV
Tom Munson16-Dec-2016 17:01
Fantastic light and framing. Jose.
lucanton16-Dec-2016 16:19
magnifique photo de nuit! V
Nick Paoni16-Dec-2016 15:40
This shot would make a nice postcard.
Walter Otto Koenig16-Dec-2016 15:40
Nice night shot. This would be a good advertisement for the city. "V"
Jim Coffman16-Dec-2016 15:13
A very nice scene so well captured!
Neil Marcus16-Dec-2016 14:51
A well positioned and effective image."V"
Helen Betts16-Dec-2016 14:29
Perfectly aligned and composed, with excellent light. V.
Nora van Beek16-Dec-2016 13:40
Excellently composed with the blue lettering and the figure on the right. I wonder what he was doing? V
Juliette16-Dec-2016 13:19
wonderful light and colors; beautiful place V
peterjay4516-Dec-2016 12:20
Very well shot Jose.
Graeme16-Dec-2016 11:47
Very well composed scene, Jose.V
marie-jose wolff16-Dec-2016 11:27
superb night shot so nicely composed, José! V
Jim Yolda16-Dec-2016 10:16
Nicely composed and foto'd - lovely night image!
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal16-Dec-2016 10:05
Excellent shot Jose, looks like a beautiful place. V
Yvonne16-Dec-2016 09:39
Wonderfully composed image Jose! v
Colin Dixon CPAGB16-Dec-2016 06:41
Love to visit there again V
Raymond Ma16-Dec-2016 05:33
Now I know where I am :0) Must be so popular with tourists this spot. V
John16-Dec-2016 05:25
This must be made in Porto ;-). Nice shot José. V
Paco López16-Dec-2016 05:18
Parece un anuncio turístico! Muy bonita, V!
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