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Bar and lounge, Ducal Palace, Lerma
19.5.12 Chris Spracklen

Bar and lounge, Ducal Palace, Lerma

Lerma, Spain view map

We stayed here, (in one of the tower bedrooms), on our first night in Spain!

"The Lerma Ducal Palace is the palace of the dukes of Lerma, in Spain, occupying the
whole of one side of the city's Plaza. Originally it had immmense gardens below it,
on the banks of the river, with fountains, stately homes and seven chapels, of which
one (Cristo) remains. All documents relating to its construction have been conserved.
A 17th century work, building started in 1601 under commission from Francisco Gómez
de Sandoval y Rojas, Duke of Lerma. Its architect was Francisco de Mora and is it is
considered de Mora's masterwork and one of the finest buildings of that era. During
the Spanish Civil War the building was used as a prison. It is currently used as a parador.

The interior of the patio round arches on each side. The columns are made of single
pieces of granite (the quarries were owned by the duke). On the upper level the
columns do not support arches, but rather a running frieze with iron balconies between
them, and windows which were originally made from walnut wood.

The palace has four towers at the corners, whose spires were also recovered after the
restoration works. No palace could have more than two towers except those belonging
to kings, but the Duke of Lerma was given this privilege due to his great powers in Court."

P.S. This image has been precisely geotagged for your further enjoyment.

Nikon D7000 ,Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX
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Date/Time19-May-2012 22:07:10
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Exposure Time1/15 sec
ISO Equivalent800
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Sam Rua22-Mar-2013 02:36
Fantastic perspective and vibrant color, Chris. Well done. V.
Martin Wenzel05-Feb-2013 00:19
Great shot!
Dan Greenberg04-Feb-2013 00:36
A colorful, attractive capture of this expansive view. Nicely done, Chris. ~V~
Ali Majdfar02-Feb-2013 03:41
Outstanding capture! ~V
Barry Moore31-Jan-2013 10:05
Awesome, an impressive interior shot. ~V~
Bryan Murahashi23-Jan-2013 05:06
Beautiful perspective and interior. V
Jim & Josefina16-Jan-2013 04:38
What a GRAND place!... Josefina
godro08-Jan-2013 19:14
Nice image bravo!!!
Anitta Vuorisola08-Jan-2013 18:19
Isn't that a gorgeous capture! Wow! Hope all is well with you and your family!! V
Mildred Alpern08-Jan-2013 15:59
Yes, Moorish splendor for the rich and famous. Well lit and appointed. Elegant image.
Karin Doeling08-Jan-2013 14:52
Great treatment! Looks like 3D.
godro30-Sep-2012 13:16
Nice work!!!
J S Quesada07-Sep-2012 23:47
Excellent shot of the patio of this impressive building. The whole old town of Lerma is a delightful place, hope you had a great time there. V
Gilles Navet06-Sep-2012 21:54
Formidable distortion de l'espace, l'équilibre de l'image en est renforcé
V Gilles
olivier bruning02-Sep-2012 11:01
Karen Stuebing28-Aug-2012 21:48
Great wide angle shot that shows the splendor of this lavish lobby. Great color and light. It must have been a nice place to stay. V.
Chris Gibbins22-Aug-2012 08:52
Impressive shot.
Marcia Colelli19-Aug-2012 00:47
Wonderful perspective of this beautiful interior V
goelsamuel16-Aug-2012 19:17
WOW! Very impressive composition! V!
William Vogt29-Jul-2012 12:40
Super shot Chris!!
Regards, Bill
Yiannis Pavlis19-Jul-2012 02:42
Fantastic perspective and colour.Beautiful capture.V
Carl H. Johnson16-Jul-2012 22:52
Nice interior work!!!~V~
Martin Wenzel12-Jul-2012 00:42
Great shot!
Nestor09-Jul-2012 21:45
Amazing interior shot of this Palace in wonderful
Your lodging was one to be remembered .
Love the exposure , composition, and the resolution that gives the viewer and eye popping scene to enjoy.
Vote 10+
Lieve Snellings08-Jul-2012 15:36
what a great view Chris ! V
Bill Klein05-Jul-2012 14:55
Outstanding shot, Chris! BV!
shatterbug05-Jul-2012 06:37
Beautiful interior shot...the repeating shapes and patterns are wonderful!
Karen Stuebing29-Jun-2012 21:45
Nice accommodations. Love the point of view and opulent look. Beautiful colors. V.
Graeme28-Jun-2012 20:41
You have captured this bar and lounge perfectly, Chris. The perspective is superb as well. I love it!!BBV
Sofia Solomennikova28-Jun-2012 15:12
Awesome place full of history! V
Jay Levin28-Jun-2012 02:21
Stunning capture, Chris!
Hank Vander Velde27-Jun-2012 23:57
A beautiful well captured interior image Chris.
Helen Betts27-Jun-2012 22:58
Super POV with great color and light! What delightful place this must have been to stay! V.
bill friedlander27-Jun-2012 21:38
Stunning WA view! I can just imagine a contingent of emirs and sheiks here. V
Mike H.27-Jun-2012 20:47
Beautiful shot, Chris!
patou27-Jun-2012 18:33
Fantastique prise de vue ( v )
SageCreek Images27-Jun-2012 17:38
An impressive room..
nicely done....
Ken Chambers ARPS27-Jun-2012 16:17
Such exquisite luxury, I am sure that you enjoyed every moment of your stay. Chris
janescottcumming27-Jun-2012 15:50
Classy is right! Looks like a fantastic place to stay. Wonderful interior shot. V
globalgadabout27-Jun-2012 14:27
that is one classy and stylish bar...grand sweep to this wide view...V
Fong Lam27-Jun-2012 14:25
Beautiful view....outstanding interior shot, Chris! V
Walter O. Koenig27-Jun-2012 14:24
A great view down into this lobby. Wonderful exposure, lighting and details. "V"
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad27-Jun-2012 13:55
An impressive building and very impressive Duke. v
Earl Misanchuk27-Jun-2012 13:36
Another gorgeous photo, Chris. (You don't ever seem to do another kind :-) V
Alain Boussac27-Jun-2012 13:24
Superb precise composition and exposure of the lights, Chris. V.
Stephanie27-Jun-2012 12:57
This is an amazingly beautiful place to stay! Love the photo Chris! V
John Reynolds27-Jun-2012 12:51
A very impressive interior. V.
Vickie BROWN27-Jun-2012 12:49
Wow, spectacular composed! Superbly done, Chris!
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography27-Jun-2012 12:42
Superb capture of this great interior, Vote.
Gary Hebert27-Jun-2012 12:37
gorgeous interior architecture and hdr pp Chris... BV.
Jim Coffman27-Jun-2012 12:37
Wow,so beautiful!! Great image,Chris!
CM Kwan27-Jun-2012 12:22
I believe you had a wonderful trip. This is an excellent picture, Chris! V
Tom LeRoy27-Jun-2012 11:52
Impressive wide angle shot in fantastic colors! What a great view from above!V!
Randy Adams27-Jun-2012 11:46
wow..excellent w/a shot Chris! (thanks for the map!) V
Zoltán Balogh27-Jun-2012 11:30
Wow Chris...this is marvellous! V
Martin Lamoon27-Jun-2012 11:09
A superb photograph Chtis. It looks a wonderful place. V
René Gysi27-Jun-2012 11:06
What a beautiful interior! Fantastic details and colors. Wonderful hdr work, Chris! V
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