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Old Palace Yard, Palace of Westminster - the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Commonly known as the Houses of Parliament after its tenants, the Palace lies on the Middlesex bank of the River Thames in the City of Westminster, in central London. Its name, which derives from the neighbouring Westminster Abbey, may refer to either of two structures: the Old Palace, a medieval building complex that was destroyed by fire in 1834, and its replacement New Palace that stands today. For ceremonial purposes, the palace retains its original style and status as a royal residence.

The subsequent competition for the reconstruction of the Palace after the fire of 1834 was won by architect Charles Barry and his design for a building in the Perpendicular Gothic style. The remains of the Old Palace (with the exception of the detached Jewel Tower) were incorporated in its much larger replacement, which contains over 1,100 rooms organised symmetrically around two series of courtyards. Part of the New Palace's area of 3.24 hectares (8 acres) was reclaimed from the Thames, which is the setting of its principal façade, the 266-metre (873 ft) river front.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Hope & Glory'.

Best wishes,
Philip

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Sep 2009 - 9:58 AM
Focal Length:12.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 8:25 PM

I like the compo and colours.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 8:32 PM

A soon as I saw the thumbnail I knew this was going to be my kind of photograph.
The colours of the brick work are super and I love the combination of the carved wooden doors, brickwork and Victorian Lamps.
Great write up too - I always learn something new from you Philip.

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 - 8:54 PM

Love the presentation Philip, Glad the door is not in the midle. The lamppost, three and one, perfect.Grate shot.
ElenaSmile

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 9:13 PM

A well thought out composition, Philip, the image has an excelent balance.

Dave

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
31 Jan 2013 - 9:25 PM

An excellent composition
Effrossini

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suemason
suemason e2 Member 8suemason vcard United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 - 9:58 PM

Interesting textures, good composition

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 10:41 PM

'Superb, beautiful, & well composed Image rendering' ~ Peter

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
31 Jan 2013 - 10:54 PM

This is what we are all about at our best, buildings that stand the test of time, past times not present! love it quality shouts at you, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 11:09 PM

You do this type of image with such style and skill. Great composition and details. As always, an interesting intro as well.

Ann

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 1:01 AM

I can see a coach pulling up to drop off some fancy person going to work!
Nice one!

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
1 Feb 2013 - 4:14 AM

A very interesting background given about this stunning photo Philip !! Excellent !Grin

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 6:28 AM

An excellenbt composition, Philip, and what a magnificent door, love the way it is framed between the lamp posts. Carol

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 - 6:16 PM


Quote: You do this type of image with such style and skill. Great composition and details. As always, an interesting intro as well.

Ann

Thank you for your kind comments and your highly valued UA, Ann.

P Grin

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 - 6:18 PM


Quote: An excellenbt composition, Philip, and what a magnificent door, love the way it is framed between the lamp posts. Carol

Thank you too for your kind comments and very much appreciated UA, Carol.

P Grin

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1578 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 9:32 PM

Beautifully composed, Philip, interesting narrative and excellent image.

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 - 9:39 PM

Cracking image and description
Steve

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headskiesfly
3 Feb 2013 - 10:46 AM

Lovely image and composition.
Rick

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