May 28, 2011

Capitol Reflection

The grand old Hotel Capitol is located on the main Bucharest avenue Calea Victoriei. I posted an image of the 1901 building in full here.

A walk down this road on a different day offered me a nice street shot for Weekend Reflections, Walk in the Street, and Weekend in Black and White.

Reflected, besides the street traffic, is another historic restaurant, now a 61-room hotel, called Casa Capşa, built in 1852.

Bucharest, 2011

27 comments:

Lesley said...

Another great, dizzying reflection! I would never have imagined this view from the earlier picture.

REJEN said...

Fantatics shot...;-D

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Like stepping back in time.

Lucy

Jacob said...

The b&w and the bikes make it look like the 1920s! Lovely shot!

Andy said...

Francisca, the whole scene in the photo is almost an entire reflective scene. Nice shot!

Esther Joy said...

I love your blogs! Short and sweet with great photography!

cieldequimper said...

Super distortions, I love this especially in black and white!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic! Love the distortions and the B&W is perfect!! Always look forward to you posts -- for whatever meme! Your photos are always superb! Hope you have a great weekend, Francisca!

Sylvia

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Great shots :) LG Tina

H said...

Ooooh! I love the distortions, and the b&w gives the image a lovely feel :)

Kay L. Davies said...

Fantastic photo, Francisca. (I'm into alliteration today.)
Yes, the black and white image is perfect for this shot!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

EG Wow said...

I like those wonky reflections in the windows. The building that houses the hotel has been around for a century and a half? NEAT!

Karen said...

An excellent shot. The reflections make me a bit dizzy!

awarewriter said...

Marvelous street shot. The reflections add richness.

Rinkly Rimes said...

The reflections are made-up of delightful curves.

jeannette said...

Wow, talking about historic!Looks like you're digging deeper into the culture:)

joo said...

Terrific photo Francisca!
Have a nice weekend:)

tapirgal said...

Wonderful reflections! I'm still looking forward to when I think I'll have more time for blogging and reading. I'm enjoying your pix on the occasions I get over here!

Kaori said...

I love the reflections! Great shot in black and white, too :D

Dragonstar said...

Those reflections are excellent. Incredible view.

awarewriter said...

Thanks for your visit and kind words. I took the photos 40 years ago with B&W film. I don't own a digital camera. I have four film SLR bodies and a good collection of lenses. I rarely shoot in color now. 99% of my work is done with B&W film that I develop myself.

Evelyn said...

This is a great photo :) Very interesting.

Walk in New York said...

Superbe b&w, er reflet dans la fenetre

Merci d'avoir participer au challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

anjoe playhouse said...

The b/w is perfect here ;-)

...the ice creams are OK, but not firstclasses. Few years ago "Hjem-Is" was big business, but then all supermarkets began selling ice creams too!

Have a great Sunday!!

JM said...

Distorced 'patchwork' reflections like this are so cool!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Great reflection of with a fantastic scene.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Very interesting going back to see the earlier post and comparing it. Both lovely views and so different. This beautiful one really works perfectly with all those memes.