A Grand Entrance

I had a few things in mind I wanted to shoot in town on my way to work this morning, and I got those shots but just as I was putting my camera away I was walking by the town hall and thought to myself "hmmm a shot emphasizing that great staircase would be nice". This is the result and it won out over my planned shots this morning.
It really is something isnt it? Blimey! Do you know how old it is? Nice B&W, looks good with the contrast.
posted February 16th, 2011  
@blightygal Actually the foundations are from Charlemagne's original palace from the 700's, it was renovated in the Gothic style in the 1400's.
posted February 16th, 2011  
@harvey Blimey! Thats getting on a bit, lol. I so wish buildings had more style these days, the old buildings are wonderful if a little imposing! Cheers for the info :-)
posted February 16th, 2011  
Wow--all the B&W shades in this are kind of stunning, actually! This is really a beautiful photo
posted February 16th, 2011  
Wow! This is definitely a great shot! Looks amazing in black and white! That building looks so nice! I love the style! Definitely a Fav!
posted February 16th, 2011  
I had the same idea... only by night. I could not take a sharp one... now you are first ;-)
posted February 16th, 2011  
Oh, I can see why it won out. Great lines and such strength to this shot. Beautiful.
posted February 17th, 2011  
This is grand and imposing - gorgeous!
posted February 17th, 2011  
this is amazing! great shot!
posted February 17th, 2011  
great b&w
posted February 17th, 2011  
beautiful
posted February 17th, 2011  
So lovely!! This reminds me of something I've seen in Dresden, actually... Nice work.
posted February 17th, 2011  
Wonderful! Love the contrast
posted February 17th, 2011  
This is quite an entrance. Nothing like it here in the states. Just grand and nice capture.
posted February 17th, 2011  
Magnificent. Fantastic picture.
posted February 17th, 2011  
Beautiful. Love all the lines in this shot.
posted February 17th, 2011  
This is beautiful
posted February 17th, 2011  
Spectacular shot!!
posted February 17th, 2011  
I'm so jealous! I love old buildings rich in history. The patina of the stones draw me in...beckoning.. whispering. Incredible.
posted February 17th, 2011  
this is incredibly dramatic. love the b+w! saw you on the poppage!
posted February 18th, 2011  
beautiful shot!
posted February 18th, 2011  
So dramatic - great find!
posted February 18th, 2011  
Fantastic! I missed this one... glad I found it on the popular page. A fav!
posted February 18th, 2011  
The name suits it well; what a glorious-looking building!
posted February 20th, 2011  
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