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In Valencia, Spain again, but this time in the historic section.
This Gothic style civil building is known as the Hall of Columns and is in the old Silk Exchange. It was the trading hall or main contract hall, built between 1483-1498 when Valencia’s commercial prosperrity reached its peak and the textile and silk industries were very important.

Built by Pere Comptre, a key figure in the Gothic architecture of the 15th century, whose most important work was the Silk Exchange.

This is written in a blue band that runs along all four walls of the trading hall, proclaiming in golden letters, “I am an illustious house built in fifteen years. Try and see, fellow citizens, how negotiation is such a good thing when there is no lie in the speech, when it swears to the neighbour and does not deceive him, when it does not lend money with an interest charge for its use. The merchant who acts this way will prosper galore and at the end he will enjoy the eternal life.”
4 versions.
Pamela.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX130 IS
Lens:5.0 - 60.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.9 - 335.1 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.4
Aperture:f/3.4
Shutter Speed:1/25sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Valencia Silk Exchange
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:27 Jul 2013 - 4:19 PM
Tags:Architecture, Contract hall, Hall of Columns, Spain, Trading hall, Valencia
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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 4:28 PM

full detail texture captured in the stone work, nice POV.
ant.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 4:31 PM

A wonderful roof and columns: I was amazed at the fore to far detail captured at f/3.4 but then I noticed the ultra wide angle lens, so that must explain it.
Any one this quadruplet could happily sit at V 1 and I have to say I'd have been happy had I taken any one of them.
Ronnie.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32911 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 4:31 PM

Four superb images which take one to a place I have never seen before, that is one of the reasons I enjoy ePz so much.

An informative foreword, very well written and above all interesting.

Thank you

Nathan Grin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
27 Jul 2013 - 4:33 PM

Thanx for sharing this amazing architectural treasure and the words of wisdom with us Pamela !! Really superb images. I like the fuller picture in V4 best Smile It must be an awesome experience to be inside !

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 739 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 4:36 PM

The abstract nature of versions one and two work well for me.

Best Matt

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
27 Jul 2013 - 4:39 PM

Like these Pamela, all super composition with great detail,
Fred.

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franken
franken e2 Member 113055 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 4:45 PM

A wonderful and interesting set Pamela.

Ken

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 4:56 PM

What a gorgeous ceiling - as Ronnie says, any one of this set of four could stand alone. I love these soft colours. Amazing to think this was constructed all that time ago.
Ann

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Diggeo
Diggeo e2 Member 1Diggeo vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 5:04 PM

Amazing photos!

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psu68
psu68  1 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 5:16 PM

Amazing architecture - and as usual, images with great color, tones, texture and composition - always nice to look at.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 5:16 PM

Wonderful architecture, Pamela, four images captured so well. Carol

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2013 - 5:24 PM

Fabulous looking interior, Pamela.

P.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 5:48 PM

Hard cold stone, yet soft and warm. Excellent textures and very well exposed, Pamela.

Dave

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2154 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 8:07 PM

A Great textured images with verry interesting detail Smile
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Michaela_Solway
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27 Jul 2013 - 9:13 PM

Superb set of interesting architecture.. Great detailing & angles..

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 9:22 PM

What a wonderful place with that super ceiling and marvellous columns, so well captured.
So glad to make it 30.
Ju

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thedon1941
27 Jul 2013 - 10:13 PM

A very interesting building beautifully captured Pamela. Great set. Don

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2013 - 10:26 PM

v1 &v4 for me Pamela.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 12:00 AM

What a wonderful set of architectural images Pamela and a fascinating write up to accompany them. I can only echo Nathan's sentiments, you are giving me a virtual guided tour of a place that I am unlikely to visit

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 12:34 AM

Quite a fancy building--- Splendid photography!

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LynneJoyce
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28 Jul 2013 - 7:24 AM

V4 for me, I love the bigger picture.

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jaktis
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28 Jul 2013 - 7:33 AM

Interesting architecture

Peter

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 11:01 AM

Those are words everyone on eBay should live by Grin

Amazing shot of an amazing place, Pamela. I just love that ceiling and those pillars!! So much pride and artistic detail went into architecture in those days.

Andrew

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 11:42 AM

A great set of images of this beautiful architecture, Pamela Smile I think the spiralling design on the columns is quite unusual, never seen any like this before Wink
Trev Smile

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43650 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 2:49 PM

Extraordinary architecture, so well recorded, Pamela.
Those twisted columns remind me of sticks of candy we had as children - I think some were formed like walking sticks?

Malc

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 3:12 PM

So glad you seem to like the place as much as I did. I said, "Wow!" when I walked in.

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 4:05 PM

An interesting and well taken series Pamela.
Looks like things have changed a lot if those words on the blue band are to be believed! Wink
Rende

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28 Jul 2013 - 5:17 PM

This is lovely taken from a great angle. Ann.

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 6:03 PM

Great set of images showing the wonderful spiral columns & beautiful ceiling.
Very good narrative also
Regards Brian

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
28 Jul 2013 - 6:40 PM

Four superb images beautifully captured

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2013 - 10:26 PM

Great detail throughout, I can't pick a fav though! Superb!Grin
Ryan

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 3:26 PM

An impressive looking structure Pamela.
Love the ceiling in V4.
I am glad I do not have to change a light bulb,
or paint the ceiling however !!
Mick.

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 9:18 AM

Nicely recorded set, wonderful colour and clarity, for me, I like V1's composition.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 432 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2013 - 12:45 PM

Beautifully captured - a place to just stand and wonder!

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 8:42 AM

Interesting write up. Love the textures colours and shapes in this set . Paul

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Sep 2013 - 10:29 PM

No,3 is amazing,what an amazing mind to percieve such a piece of art.Wow thanks for sharing this Pamela.

Aidan,,

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