Aug 31, 2013

After rain

Snapshots just after rain in Rome


Aug 30, 2013

Rainstorm

Snapshots during a strong rainstorm in Rome




Aug 24, 2013

Gas Station at night

Days ago I was amazed by this gas station at night along a street of Rome. It seemed like a solitary lighthouse in the dark of night. Before of here, I posted this picture on my Facebook and friends said it reminds a painting of Edward Hopper. By the way Hopper  is one of my most favorite painters and so I think this photo should be dedicated to him. Gas station at night, my personal tribute to Edward Hopper


Aug 17, 2013

Pantheon

This amazing ancient monument was built and rebuilt several times, first by Agrippa who began it in 27 B.C. The presente structure is the result  of an early 2nd century A.D. reconstruction by the Emperor Hadrian. The Pantheon stands on Piazza della rotonda, which is complete with obelisk and baroque  fountain. It is in an astonishing state of preservation, considering nearly two millennia of vandalism




Aug 11, 2013

Trevi Fountain

Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi) is an 18th century extravaganza of baroque stonework ruled over by a large statue of Neptune. Visitors come here at night for 20 minutes or so to toss a coin into the fountain, which is said to ensure that you will some day return to Rome


Aug 8, 2013

Basilica S. Giovanni in Laterano

The St. John's Lateran Archbasilica is Rome's cathedral where the pope comes to celebrate Mass on certain holidays and officiates in his capacity as bishop of Rome. Built in AD 314 by Constantine on land originally owned from the wealthy patrician family of the Laterani, it has suffered the vicissitudes of Rome, forcing it to be rebuilt many times. Only fragmented parts of the original baptistry remain. Vandals, earthquakes and fires damaged the original and successive constructions but, finally, in 1646, Pope Innocent X commissioned Borromini to rebuilt the church, and it's Borromini's rather cool, tense Baroque interior that you see today. The towering facade dates from 1736 and was modeled on that of St. Peter's Basilica. The 15 colossal statues (Christ, John the Baptist, John the Evangelist and the 12 Apostles of the church) look out on the sea of dreary suburbs that have spread from Porta San Giovanni to the lower slopes of the Alban Hills

























Aug 1, 2013

Eugène Atget

Thanks to my friend Dr. Shlomo, one of the greatest photographers I known (sadly I have to inform he passed away last June 2014) I discovered Eugène Atget (1857-1927), a lonely photographer, pioneer of documentary and urban photography and so I read everything about him, on the way to improve my photography. Well, I would to think my style is similar to Atget's works, taking urban snapshots along the streets, but I believe it's not so.
Anyway if you like to read some details about this French Master, here an interesting link: 
www.urban-photography-art.com
And here the blog of my friend, Shlomo (1959-2014), my first source of inspiration on Photography:
http://chromeyellow.blogspot.it/
Thank you, Shlomo, wherever you are. It was an honor to have met you






































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