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Oscar Niemeyer's Casino Park (at night)

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    Posted: 23 April 2016 at 22:45
The following images depict Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer's Casino and Casino Park Hotel in Funchal/Madeira. The buildings were completed in 1973. I like Niemeyer's architecture - so if I encounter one of his buildings I try to photograph them. Particularly the hotel gave me a lot of trouble because of the trees in front of it - impossible to take a long shot. So I tried to use a UWA, the Samyang F/2.8 14mm. Its heavy distortion was corrected by PTLens. I am curious what you think about this UWA architecture photography.

#1 Daylight overview - from afar (establishing shot)



#2 Casino



#3 Casino seen from the hotel entrance area



#4 Casino Park Hotel - entrance



#5 In front of the hotel entrance



#6 Casino Park Hotel



#7 Casino Park Hotel



#8 Casino


Sony SLT-A99V ##3, 4, 5, 6: Samyang F/2.8 14mm, ##1, 2, 7, 8: Tamron F/3.5-6.3 28-300mm Di PZD

C&C always welcome! Thanks for viewing!

Edit - links repaired!

Edited by waldo_posth - 04 July 2017 at 18:31
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Coast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 April 2016 at 07:51
Love your photos in general Harald (all) they are so creative 💚



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 April 2016 at 09:10
Harald,
Fine photographs of this modernist master's creative and pure formed architecture.
Not a building I'm familiar with and in truth the casino building looks rather garish for a Niemeyer, although the lighting has a lot to do with that. In daylight the elegance of form would be more evident.
Hope to see your photos of Brasilia one day, if ever you get there??
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waldo_posth Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 April 2016 at 23:02
Thank you, Josef, thank you, Joe for the kind comments.

Brazilia "is on my list" - but the list ist already too long!!

All the best!
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