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Is it the Bahamas yet????

Is it the Bahamas yet????
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Copyright: Stefania Cotta Done (stecotdon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 665 W: 123 N: 783] (4902)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-15
Categories: Transportation, Architecture
Camera: Canon Ixus 400
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-17 11:59
Viewed: 2611
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi everybody,
This is one of my oldies that I brought here today.

This place is not the Bahamas unfortunatelly
It could be a great idea right now, when even someone like me, that loves winter time, is rather tired of snow, cold wind and white streets....
This is Estacion Ferroviaria de Atocha, one of the main raiway stations in Madrid. It was built in 1889-91, and it was designed by Alberto de Palacio Elissagne, with assistance from Gustave Eiffel. The interior was renovated in 1992 and now the travellers wait for their train service among a water lily pond and may sit on benches flanking a tropical garden, misted at regular intervals. The garden dates to the original station, and was referred to as “the winter garden.”

So, it is indeed a nice way to wait for your journey, if one doesn't mind the warmth and moist ;))

Have a great weekend everybody!!

Take care, Stef :))
work: adjust a bit the colours and the levels, resize and sharpen.
Hope you like it.


Fisher, chrisJ, vsinopoulos, cstathoulis, Dingo, harpya, sephus, perryhooter has marked this note useful
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To Dingo: I was wondering the same!!!stecotdon 1 03-20 08:30
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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 331 N: 902] (5752)
  • [2006-03-17 12:07]

Hi Stef,

Well done on the capture and composition.
I'm ready for summer as well, snow was nice, it's time for warmth.


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-03-17 13:23]

Hi Stef,
Could not agree with you more. Enought of this cold! As a form of raising expectations, I started posting flowers on TL. Just giving people a flavour of things to come.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-03-17 17:56]

Hi Stefania

Well managed interior lighting. It looks like tropical Sumatera, at first glance. Good sharpness & well composed. Tfs!

Very nice shot Stef, interesting POV and great exposure!

Hi Stef,

Lovely shot!!
It's great seeing so much green that reminds you of the Spring and Summer... :))
Great sharpness (despite the low lighting) and POV!
Well done!


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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2006-03-18 17:35]
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I wonder why they didn't renovate Antwerp's Central Station in this fashion, Stef ;o)).
So, thanks for showing us how it should have been done.
Excellent Pov generated a lovely compo.
Wish it was spring already, though we've had some good weather already, the past week.

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2006-03-18 18:10]

Olá Stefania,

Belo visual, estou pasmado com tamanha
beleza deste cenario e ainda mais ser uma Estação de Trem. Grande foto e texto cultural que você nos mostra.
Parabens, adorei a foto, maravilhosa!


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  • sephus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 0 N: 96] (4261)
  • [2006-03-19 11:07]

Nice shot, Stef.
Brings some warmth to my bones after this long still, lasting winter.
Thank you for that.

Hello Stefania!

This is a real cool place to wait for a train. For sure , travellers do not feel too stressed when their train is late.

Reaklly impressive, travellers sitting on the bench are giving a fair idea of the size of the trees.
Well done,

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  • erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
  • [2006-05-27 18:14]

A very interesting place to wait for a train with this tropical jungle atmosphere. I think I had enough of giant trees and plants after the Amazon trip. You did good on the photo considering the weak exterior light coming from the top.



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