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The Library
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10639 W: 146 N: 26815] (128551)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-03
Categories: Architecture
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-07-06 0:48
Viewed: 2612
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
yesterday you saw three of the Parliament buildings
in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand, here the fourth one.

Completed in 1899, the New Zealand Parliamentary Library is the oldest of the buildings in the Parliament complex. It stands to the north of Parliament House (to its right, looking from the front).

The library was designed in Gothic revival style and was fire resistant, being constructed of masonry. The third story of the design was not built to save money. It had an iron fire-door separating the library from the main entrance section. This saved the library from the fire of 1907 which destroyed the rest of the (wooden) parliament buildings. (Coincidentally, exactly the same thing happened in Ottawa, Canada, in 1916—with fire doors saving the Library when the Centre Block of the Canadian Parliament burned.)

There are fern trees near the building. Cyathea dealbata, also known as the silver tree-fern is a species of medium-sized tree fern, endemic to New Zealand. It is a symbol commonly associated with the country both overseas and by New Zealanders themselves. the fern has become one of the most widely recognized symbols of New Zealand, next to the Kiwi, though it is not an official symbol.

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Ciao cara Malgo, great POV on fantastic building, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Bonjour, chère Malgo,
Apprendre en voyageant à travers vos albums, c'est bien agréable.
L'édifice présenté ne manque pas d'élégance et de joliesse.
Quant à ces fougères géantes, elles sont superbes.

Hello Malgo,
More evidence of New Zealand's colonial past. Excellent capture of this elegant library building. I like the angle of view and the presence of the lady on the steps. Nicely exposed with good colours and sharpness.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10229 W: 161 N: 16944] (129807)
  • [2018-07-06 4:20]

Czesc Malgosiu!
Piekny budynek biblioteki.
Ladny kadr i perspektywa.
Super kolorki.
Podoba sie.
Milego popoludnia.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14398 W: 0 N: 16334] (174999)
  • [2018-07-06 5:42]


quel cadrage avec en premier plan cette végétation quelle fougère sueprbe et cette librairie elle est immense sueprbe architecture et mise en valeur fantastique vue.
Bravo et amitié

Ciao Malgo,

L'endroit est très joli pour y installer une bibliothèque. La végétation est luxuriante en Nouvelle Zélande en plus d'être très variée. Le bâtiment lui est superbe.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3604 W: 0 N: 8429] (59545)
  • [2018-07-06 7:11]

Bardzo dekoracyjny budynek, troche eklektyczny, ale ciekawy, ladne ujecie, niewiele zdjec widzialem na TE z Wellington, i w ogole z Nowej Zelandii
pozdrawiam Ryszard

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12204 W: 126 N: 22030] (112389)
  • [2018-07-06 8:01]

Ciao Malgo,a very professional report about the Library of parliament with 2 excellent pics from different points of view,the main is a lovely full view very well done and showing in the best way its architechtural style,i like a lot the details of entrance in the WS too,well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14787 W: 1055 N: 30283] (142025)
  • [2018-07-06 8:46]

Hello Malgo

The tree ferns add a tropical and exotic touch. Good sharpness and I like the symmetry of the twin buildings. The woman descending the stairs animates the scene. Tfs!

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
  • [2018-07-06 9:07]

Czesc Malgo
Ciekawy opis tej biblioteki. W ladnym gotyckim stylu budynek swietnie pokazany na Twojej fotografii. Dobry kadr i jakosc. Na tym zdjęciu z warsztatu dopiero widac ze te budynki faktycznie sa w jednym miejscu.

Hi Malgo,

The tree and the vegetation are framing well the building. The point of view is showing the details of the Library. There is a good contrast between the colours of the picture. Have a nice day.


Hello Malgo,
You show the building from a good side angle, where we see the staircase on a diagonal and indeed with a lady in red coming down the steps. The trees to the right and a bit of the next building to the left frame the view nicely.
Kind regards,

Hola Malgo, buena foto de este interesante edificio, muy bien compuesta y captada en esta buena y bonita fotografia. Una interesante imagen, con buena nitidez, luz, color y calidad. Estupendo y bonito trabajo perfectamente realizado, mis felicitaciones amiga mia. Gracias por compartir este interesante trabajo.

Buena noche y feliz fin de semana.
Todo lo mejor desde el sur de España.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-07-06 22:10]

Witaj MAlgo,
nice the view as the presentation of the library's building,in this beautiful area of Wellington.The woman on the stairs adds scale in the scene with the excellent light management to enhance even more the beauty and the details of it.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24959 W: 520 N: 42089] (180392)
  • [2018-07-07 1:03]

Hello Malgo,

Lovely architectural picture, with nice green in foreground.
Also the stairway with the Lady is a nice addition.
With depth and perspective
Sharpness and clarity are fantastic
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Hello Malgo,
What a very remarkable architecture of this huge Parliamentary Library.
It's a very beautiful building, presented from a good angle.
Again, I'm struck by the tropical plants on the foreground.
Best regards, Paul

Good morning Malgo and thanks for your supporting latest critique.
Wish our local libraries would look as this building, like a palace and elegant with style.
One remark though, I'd tend to crop a large bit of the asphalt part in the foreground - otherwise a well taken photo.
Have a nice sunday,

Ciao Malgo
per me, che sono nato e cresciuto in mezzo a rovine molto antiche, sentire che il più antico palazzo di Wellington è del 1899, è incredibile.
Ma, ovviamente, ci sono dei buoni motivi per questo.

PS no, non sono stato a Ravello, purtroppo, ma non avevo molto tempo a disposizione, anche queste altre visite, sono state impreviste, ma piacevoli.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10405 W: 174 N: 18589] (82773)
  • [2018-07-09 16:24]


it looks similar some british buildings I saw in bombay, but here they aren't so huge and imposing, despite they are beautiful. nice angle including the giant ferns.

take care


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