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Copyright: Ryszard Michalik (rychem) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3350 W: 0 N: 7673] (55973)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-07-18
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Camera: SONY_DSC_HX350
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-08-29 21:14
Viewed: 454
Points: 30
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Building of the Semperoper in Dresden.
The Semperoper is the Saxon State Opera and the concert hall in the Old Town of Dresden. The opera house was originally built by the architect Gottfried Semper in 1841. In 1869 a fire devasted the first building and Gottfried Semper rebuilt the opera house in in 1878. In 1945, during the last months of World War II, the building was largely destroyed and exactly 40 years later, in 1985, it was reconstructed.

In front of the Opera House there is an equestrian statue of the Saxon King Johann.

Most of the buildings in Dresden are built of Elbe sandstone, this beautiful light stone is mined in the Elbe river valley near Dresden, but over time the stone becomes darker and constantly around the buildings are visible scaffoldings for workers who clean walls.

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Bonjour, cher Ryszard,
La place est superbe avec cette sculpture cavalière monumentale et l'Opéra en cours de rénovation présente une beauté architecturale de premier plan.

Hi Ryszard,
well composed and presented, the monument and the statue, good sharpness, interesting architecture, tfs.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9593 W: 157 N: 15499] (124061)
  • [2017-08-30 0:45]

Czesc Ryszard!
Ladne spojrzenie na to miejsce, widze, ze opera jeszcze sie remontuje.
Przyjemna scena z dnia codziennego.
Milego dnia.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11756 W: 126 N: 21145] (108879)
  • [2017-08-30 1:08]

Hi Ryszard,great full view of the opera house of Dresden! I like the diagonal perspective to include the staute on the left,great sense of space and impressive sharpness everywhere. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13813 W: 0 N: 16043] (169294)
  • [2017-08-30 1:26]


Quelle belle place et vue fantastique compo et image avec les personnages la grandeur de la place quelle immense statue noire et son cavalier sur le cheval et quel édifice en fond quelle architecture splendide.
Bravo et amitié

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9143 W: 57 N: 15348] (56876)
  • [2017-08-30 1:53]

Hello Ryszard,
I really like the grand architecture of the large opera building a lot. The statue is very well included to the left of it as well. The flags as well as the people in the square add some appealing, bright colours to the view.

Hello Ryszard,
Another perfect postcard. There is a good balance between the monument and the building and you managed to have the colourful details of people and flags evenly distributed across the view in an amazing way. It is as if you had told all these people exactly where to stand. Perfect light and sharpness too, of course.
Kind regards,

Hello Ryszard,
I like this composition and the juxtaposition between the monumental sculpture and the opera house. The people enliven the scene and offer scale. The whole is well exposed and benefits from very good colours and clarity.

Hi Ryszard
Well caught of the famous statue in stark contrast juxtaposed by the elegant opera house. Really like the sense of grandiose and a feat to the eye with the some bright bold colours, crisp and detailed to your best. Lovely shot, Congrats
Best regards

Bonjour Ryszard,

Il semble y avoir de bien belles choses à voir à Dresde. L'image est bien construite car on passe de la statue au bâtiment derrière avec beaucoup de gens sur la place entre les deux.



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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3978 W: 2 N: 6692] (33192)
  • [2017-08-30 9:47]

Czesc Ryszard
Swietny widok na drezdenska opere. Odbudowanie jej po tylu latach po wojnie bylo nielada wyzwaniem. Dobry kadr z pomnikiem na pierwszym planie, super ostrosc i ladna kolorystyka

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 0 N: 1375] (12685)
  • [2017-08-30 10:28]

ryszard good evening..nice over all composed shot-view,nice and sharp too,superb work! tfs dale

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10131 W: 144 N: 25349] (123439)
  • [2017-08-30 23:29]

cześc Ryszard,

Fajny widok opery w tradycyjnym stylu. sympatycznie wyglądają te kolorowe flagi. Atrakcyjna kompozycja z pomnikiem. Ciekawa prezentacja Drezna. Tez bym się wybrała (a gdzie ja bym się nie wybrała??), bo byłam 40 lat temu i wszystko sie zmieniło ale dojazd z Warszawy jakiś marny.


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15444 W: 159 N: 26993] (141742)
  • [2017-08-31 9:45]

Hi Ryszard
Belle grande place avec imposant monument, l'architecture de l'Opéra est très intéressante, belle présentation
Belle soirée

Ciao Ryszard
bella piazza, con una bella architettura e una splendida statua.
La foto è punteggiata da tanti colori grazie ai vestiti dei passanti e alle bandiere presenti.
Buon we

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