Amazing bookstore

JuanoJuano Major grinsBrasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,642Registered Users Major grins
edited March 9, 2019 in Other Cool Shots

They claim it is the most beautiful in the world... It is in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 18,903Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator

    Cool. It looks more like an old library than a bookstore.

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,642Registered Users Major grins

    @Richard said:
    Cool. It looks more like an old library than a bookstore.

    I agree, but it is a bookstore. They have maintained the old theater beautifully.

  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 18,903Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator

    So it was a theater originally?

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,612Registered Users Major grins

    Second one is good but too much on top.

    If mine I would crop it few milli meters on top of the head of that central figure with hand raised......

    Must more balanced and beautiful then......yeah some carvings or drawings up top are sacrificed....but better image overall.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,612Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 10, 2019

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,612Registered Users Major grins

    Maybe not.....maybe take little from top and little from bottom.....

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,523Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 11, 2019

    I'm not sure anout the cropping / non-cropping issue. After being an inveterate bookstore hound for many years....looking for obscure military books and documents....I cay say that I've never seen a bookstore clothed in more opulence than this one.

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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,249Registered Users Major grins

    Love it! What a great use for a former theater. I'm especially fond of the first shot - it was immediately obvious to me that it was a theater, but perhaps I have a bit more exposure to the environment than most. :smiley:

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,642Registered Users Major grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    Maybe not.....maybe take little from top and little from bottom.....

    I like your crop suggestion, thanks.

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,642Registered Users Major grins

    @Richard said:
    So it was a theater originally?

    The theater opened in 1919 under the name Grand Splendid, in 2000 it was converted to a bookstore. Incredible place, you can sit for coffee on stage and admire the building.

  • kurzvorzwoelfkurzvorzwoelf Stuttgart, GermanyPosts: 237Registered Users Major grins

    What an awesome place, Cristobal! I'm sure it provides lots of other perspectives for great shots, but the two you chose are fantastic. I like #1 for its curves and #2 for the impressive view. Sure looks like a must-visit place once in Buenos Aires.

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,479Registered Users Major grins

    Fabulous place. I think the first shot is the better photo--that one makes me feel like I'm there. Fine work.

  • EiaEia Major grins Posts: 3,625Registered Users Major grins

    Awesome way to show a beautiful place. i do like the cropped version as suggested because it gives a 'sweeping' view and would include it with what you have. They all give a different perspective while showing the beauty. This is quite different for sure.

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,642Registered Users Major grins

    @black mamba said:
    I'm not sure anout the cropping / non-cropping issue. After being an inveterate bookstore hound for many years....looking for obscure military books and documents....I cay say that I've never seen a bookstore clothed in more opulence than this one.

    I agree Tom, it is a pleasure to walk into that place.

    @sarasphotos said:
    Love it! What a great use for a former theater. I'm especially fond of the first shot - it was immediately obvious to me that it was a theater, but perhaps I have a bit more exposure to the environment than most. :smiley:

    If you're sitting on the stage you can still see all the controls for the lights.

    @kurzvorzwoelf said:
    What an awesome place, Cristobal! I'm sure it provides lots of other perspectives for great shots, but the two you chose are fantastic. I like #1 for its curves and #2 for the impressive view. Sure looks like a must-visit place once in Buenos Aires.

    It sure does offer a million perspectives, I only had a few minutes there, got what I could. I would like to go back with more time.

    @Cornflake said:
    Fabulous place. I think the first shot is the better photo--that one makes me feel like I'm there. Fine work.

    Thanks, the first shot is a three shot wide-angle pano

    @Eia said:
    Awesome way to show a beautiful place. i do like the cropped version as suggested because it gives a 'sweeping' view and would include it with what you have. They all give a different perspective while showing the beauty. This is quite different for sure.

    I agree the crop is much better even if you sacrifice some of the details.

    Thank you all.

  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Posts: 1,877Registered Users Major grins

    I like no 2 the way it is, Cristóbal.

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