Thursday, February 4, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday 45 - Moroccan Pavillion, DF















The interplay of complex, intricate shadows on the day I visited the Moroccan Pavillion (see previous post) in the plaza of Santa Maria La Ribera was really quite beautiful to behold......

















The patterns on the floor of the Pavillion's interior reminded me of the flower carpets I saw on the streets at Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala, but I also liked the bolder, and more dramatic shadow statements thrown by the arches of the building....




















Which set do you prefer??? For more fun with shadows check out Shadow Shot Sunday by clicking here. In the meantime here is a reminder of the beautiful building responsible for generating this week's shadows.....


31 comments:

lbiscaia said...

Where is it? By the way...great photos!!

Ralph said...

The wrought iron railings leave an almost floral arrangement of shadows. The arches add another dimension to the tile pattern on the floor. The Spanish style of the building is so old world, a classy and timeless architecture!

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shots as always Catherine! I always love the wrought iron photos, they're always so many varied patterns in those in Mexico. Gorgeous building! Hope your weekend is going well!

Sylvia

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

So crispy and the patterns of the wrought iron is adorable.

Happy SS...

Join the fun at my place.

xoxo

Serendipity said...

Those are fabulous shadows!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Wow! How beautiful! The iron railing is just the best...really - wow, how I would love to have that around the property - the craftsmanship is amazing!
Love the pictures from the previous post as well- a great vacation for the eyes & mind today!

Hot Fudge said...

Well, what a fabulous collection of shadows. They are all so beautiful and I would have a hard time picking my favourite.

Sam said...

Beautiful beautiful lacy iron work - I love it!

Stine in Ontario said...

At first view I though I was seeing rugs. Wouldn't these shapes make gorgeous designs on carpets? Wonderfully crisp shadows!

Eden said...

Great shadow shots. Love the wrought iron shadows the best.

Sweet Repose said...

The fence shadows mimic Persian rug designs, simply stunning!

LDH said...

Hello Catherine,

So nice to meet you! Such intricate design on the fencing produces lovely shadows!

Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!

Kindly, ldh

Hey Harriet said...

What a grand looking building! I love both types of shadows but I think I prefer the ones cast from the arches best.

Fly Girl said...

That's a beautiful building. I prefer the second set of iron designs because I like the intricate patterns.

Cassie said...

Gorgeous shadow shots! Just beautiful.

Carolyn Ford said...

Wow! Those shadows almost look like a geometric patterned carpet! What detailed and intricate shadows...fabulous find and captures!

{S.T.U.F.F.} said...

The ornate rail in the first shots are Fan-tabulous!!

This is one great shadow shot!

...all of the shots

jabblog said...

Wonderful shots! The first set really appeals to me though I like the second set too. No people around to spoil your shadows - fantastic!

Sarah said...

I love these crisp geometric shadow patterns. The mosaics work really well. If I had to choose I would choose the first set, but both are good.

ADonald466 said...

I just love all of them!
regards, Anne (frayedattheedge)

Paz said...

Beautiful, intricate shadows.

Paz

wanderlust said...

I think I prefer the set with all that lacy ironwork. Beautiful!

Catherine said...

Thanks so much for stopping by this week with all your appreciative comments...

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautifully patterned shadows...

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful patterns and the shadows are so crisp. Looks like an awesome place to visit!

Janie said...

Beautiful, romantic shadows. I like the wrought iron, but probably the arches are my favorite. Beautiful architecture.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

Great shadows - so ambiguous and how they
reflect the architeture! I am showing a NY water tower for you tomorrow!

Gallery Juana said...

love the patterned shadows.

Catherine said...

Hi Juana, Margaret, Janie, Crafty and Diane - glad you liked the shadows and thanks for stopping by...

Peter said...

Sorry, can't choose!

(Also) mauresque architecture is fabulous!!

Jesus Chairez said...

Great photos of the kiosko morisco in Col. Santa Maria la Ribera. I live across the street from the park where the kiosko is located. Here is a NY Times article of the neighborhood: http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/08/31/travel/31surfacing.html