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Old steel door in abandoned stadium | Wall Art

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As the photographer and artist behind this evocative image, I captured a moment that speaks to the rich history of the Plaza de Toros Real de San Carlos in Uruguay. The photo focuses on an old, weathered steel door set within the walls of this once-grand stadium. The door, adorned with peeling paint and rust, bears the marks of countless hands that swung it open to reveal the excitement within. Time has etched its story on the surface, lending the photograph a sense of nostalgia.

The stadium's architecture, a testimony to its storied past, hints at a bygone era of grandeur and spectacle. Textured cement walls frame the door, revealing the persistent passage of time that has left its mark on the structure. The contrast of artificial and natural elements creates a captivating visual narrative, evoking a sense of loss and beauty amid decay.

The Plaza de Toros Real de San Carlos was constructed in the early 20th century and is known for its unique Moorish-style architecture. Once a bustling venue for bullfighting, the stadium fell into disuse and was eventually abandoned. Today, it stands as a testament to the region's rich cultural history, its faded beauty inspiring those who visit to reflect on the passage of time.

In this color photograph, the warm hues of the rust and peeling paint, combined with the cool tones of the weathered bricks, emphasize the passage of time and the layers of history that are etched into the fabric of the stadium.

© Dan Kosmayer, 2011

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Enjoy museum-grade signed prints, free global delivery, and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. Each fine art print showcases my passion for photography and exceptional quality and is hand-signed in pencil on the reverse side, and includes a certificate of authenticity and a lifetime warranty against fading, with the assurance of a full reimbursement within 30 days if needed.

The fine art prints are of the highest museum quality, printed on acid-free 100% cotton paper with a velvety, subtly textured, warm-tone finish. Archival inks ensure photographs with sharp precision, smooth transitions, deep blacks, intricate details, and vibrant hues.

Please note that frames are not included.

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As the creator, I personally print, sign, and package every print at my studio in Haliburton, Ontario. These prints are then shipped worldwide via Canada Post free of charge. Therefore, delivery times can vary based on location, anywhere from a few days to several weeks.

Additionally, when traveling and shooting on location, orders placed during these periods will be dispatched upon my return. This may result in delivery times extending to several weeks. However, rest assured that the wait for these unique pieces is well worth it!

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