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Palacio de Viana
04-MAR-2018

Palacio de Viana

Patio de Recepción.
The Reception Courtyard was designed to create the main entrance to the palace. Being visible from the square onto which it opens, and along with the façade, was to impress and to demonstrate that the palace was home to the nobility. The harmony between architecture and gardening of this courtyard have turned it into one of the most popular images of Viana.The courtyard is surrounded by a portico of 16 Tuscan columns and a two-storey building with its window frames painted the classic “Viana blue”. Curiously, when the courtyard was built, two of its porticoes were just architectural screens to hide parts of the house cut off from the palace or that they did not own.The Reception Courtyard therefore does what it was originally designed to do, creating an exquisite antechamber for the rest of the palace. It is a sober area in which particular care has been taken to impress without going over the top, seeking to find a balance between the renaissance architecture of the structure and the flowers used to add colour.

Canon EOS 70D
1/80s f/9.0 at 17.0mm iso200 full exif

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Ehud Dekel01-Jun-2018 03:05
This palm fits as part of the architecture. V! Ehud
William Barletta31-Mar-2018 15:07
Excellent composition ~V~
Julie Oldfield22-Mar-2018 03:10
Excellent composition! V
Dennis Hoyne19-Mar-2018 02:32
This is such a lovely courtyard, and so beautifully photographed. V
Brian with an Eye19-Mar-2018 01:50
A beautiful courtyard setting.
Gill Kopy19-Mar-2018 01:12
Fabulous shot Jose - love how the palm embraces the courtyard V
Helen Betts19-Mar-2018 00:09
Great capture of this beautiful courtyard. V.
Tom Munson18-Mar-2018 23:10
Beautiful capture, Jose.
Kim18-Mar-2018 22:53
What a nice place and great composition! V
Chris Morton18-Mar-2018 22:14
a fine courtyard
Carter Creek18-Mar-2018 22:01
What a beautiful courtyard well done.v
Anna & Christian RECK18-Mar-2018 21:46
Beautiful point of view on this great and majestic palm! BV. Anna
Neil Marcus18-Mar-2018 21:28
A well composed image of this lovely courtyard. "V"
Jim Coffman18-Mar-2018 21:20
WOW!! BEAUTIFUL!!
victorswan18-Mar-2018 21:15
Just super so a nice place exudes so much calm and beautifully visualized great work Jose BV
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