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Having spent the day exploring the ancient part of Valencia, I deeply regret having found The City of Arts and Sciences just as the coach arrived. So I really must go back.
Built between 1996 and 2005, it's a complete contrast to the old part of Valencia, a unique complex devoted to scientific and cultural dissemination which is made up of five main elements, one of which is L'Umbracle, a long greenhouse containing a spectacular gardened esplanade with plant species indigenous to Valencia.
L'Umbracle sits on top of a giant underground car park and here you see the air vents, disguised as entrance ways into the building, a touch of architectural whimsy, and the vents are decorated with traditional ultramarine Spanish mosaic. To me, they looked like giant urinalsGrin!!!
2 versions, separate images, not a crop.
Here is a picture on the internet of the building, I didn't have time to take one myself.
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:8.5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Daylight
Title:L'Umbracle
Username:pamelajean pamelajean
Uploaded:28 Apr 2013 - 1:20 PM
Tags:Architecture, Detail, Greenhouse, Mosaic, Spain, Valencia, Vents
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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 1:24 PM

Both interesting images.

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CarolG
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28 Apr 2013 - 1:54 PM

Excellent captures, Pamela, love the blue and white contrast. Carol

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
28 Apr 2013 - 1:57 PM

What an amazing building this is !! You MUST definitely go and spy the place out Pamela !!

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43654 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 1:59 PM

They do indeed look like giant urinals, PamelaGrin
Excellent piece of architectural abstract taken, I suspect, from the best pov. Good, tight comp.

Malc

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Rende
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28 Apr 2013 - 2:48 PM

Wonderful combination of art and architecture, and beautifully taken too.
Rende

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom971 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 3:09 PM

Wonderfully weird - and V2 is even weirder.
Moira

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franken
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28 Apr 2013 - 3:29 PM

Both are interesting and excellent Pamela.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 4:11 PM

I bet you could have spent ages here with wonderful photo opportunities which you have shown an example of in these two great images. - gary

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 - 4:28 PM

An amazing looking building and I much prefer your take on the building to the internet image Grin

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tonyng
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28 Apr 2013 - 4:47 PM

Some architecture. Like the receding lines.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 5:00 PM

Wonderful lines, shadows and repeat patterns in these architectural abstracts.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32917 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2013 - 6:31 PM

A stunning example of modern Architecture wonderfully photographed from a great point of view. My thoughts echoed yours perfectly regarding the 'urinal' similarity, however one cannot fail to be amazed at such a magnificent structure.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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taggart
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28 Apr 2013 - 7:33 PM

An amazing building, fantastic image!

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JohnChambersPhotography

Blue and white work really well together both good captures but v1 just takes it for me.

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bricurtis
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28 Apr 2013 - 8:31 PM

What a tidy/clean construction. I prefer V1 - great shapes.
Brian.

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jaktis
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29 Apr 2013 - 5:38 AM

Lovely repetitions

Peter

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crookymonsta e2 Member 6685 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 11:06 AM

Super work. This is somewhere we are thinking of visiting in June - even more so now!
Sandra

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 1:05 PM

A brilliant piece of artistic architecture Smile And two super images captured here, Pamela, with V1 being my fave Wink
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29 Apr 2013 - 2:51 PM

cracking shots

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ChiliMan
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29 Apr 2013 - 4:42 PM

These are beautiful...and they DO look like giant urinals, Pamela...lol GrinGrin

Fascinating place and I really love the depth, detail and colour in both the shots! VERY beautifully taken, these.

Andrew

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evelen
evelen  9 England
29 Apr 2013 - 6:31 PM

wonderful shots .
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1 May 2013 - 4:23 AM

Fascinating place and 2 great images.

Thank you for your interesting comments and info on my Anemone image. So glad to be back on-line at long last this morning!

Ann

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xwang
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1 May 2013 - 2:22 PM

Excellent detail and colour...they might work in B&W s well.

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1 May 2013 - 3:08 PM

They would excellently in b/w, which isn't to say these aren't good. Excellent work and very well observedGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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1 May 2013 - 3:58 PM

What an amazing building, Excellent detail and colour

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1 May 2013 - 6:09 PM

Great Architecture well photographed
Regards Brian

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1 May 2013 - 10:29 PM


Quote: These are beautiful...and they DO look like giant urinals, Pamela...lol GrinGrin

Fascinating place and I really love the depth, detail and colour in both the shots! VERY beautifully taken, these.

Andrew

My thoughts too Pamela ! Blush xxx

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SeveGarcia
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2 May 2013 - 10:43 PM

Excellent,

I'll be there next week so I can't wait to capture some great shots

Andy

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4 May 2013 - 9:47 AM

Amazing architecture.. Well observed vibrant blues Wink

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5 May 2013 - 12:08 AM

Fascinating perspective, really well done!

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thedon1941
11 Jun 2013 - 9:08 PM

Two brilliant shots Pamela. I have seen quite a few stunning photos of Valencia on epz, and it looks like a Photographer's paradise. Your photos certainly do this place justice, although I have to agree with you on the fact that they look like giant urinals. Don

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3 Jul 2013 - 9:26 PM

Glad to give number 70!Smile
Two wonderful shots, Pamela!

Richard

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