Jul 25, 2013

S. Maria di Regina Pacis

Symbol of Neoclassic architecture to Ostia Lido (sea town far 27 km from Rome), Church Saint Mary of Regina Pacis was inaugurated on 14th December 1926 after seven years of works in a plot of land of the highest dune of the littoral (about 20 meters above sea level) donated to the Augustinian Fathers to have a church to built here. Designed by the architect Giulio Magni, he built the church drawing his inspiration from classic style and combining at the same time, new materials such as reinforced concrete with travertine and brick

Simbolo dell'architettura neoclassica nel territorio di Ostia Lido la chiesa Santa Maria Regina Pacis fu inaugurata il 14 Novembre 1926 dopo sette anni di lavori per la sua edificazione in un terreno situato sulla duna più alta del litorale (circa 20 metri sul livello del mare) donato dal Comune di Roma ai Padri Agostiniani di S. Maria del Popolo. Progettata dall'architetto Giulio Magni la chiesa segue uno stile neoclassico ispirandosi alle linee del passato e utilizzando allo stesso tempo nuovi materiali come il cemento armato insieme ai tradizionali travertino e laterizio











Jul 24, 2013

S. Maria degli Angeli

Church of Saint Mary of the Angels and of the Martyrs is a basilica that occupies what was once the central hall of Diocletian's baths complex. It was originally designed by Michelangelo but only the great vaulted ceiling remains from his plans. The entrance into the basilica was to open in the direction of the present day Piazza dei Cinquecento where the National Roman Museum is presently located, but in the 1700's, Luigi Vanvitelli altered the original project. Behind the neighbouring Piazza dei Cinquecento is the modern facade of the main railway station, Stazione Termini, which was finished in 1950












Jul 19, 2013

Aphorisms

Some aphorisms on photography










"The painter constructs, the photographer discloses"
(Susan Sontag, On Photography)

"You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved"
(Ansel Adams)


"The eye should learn to listen before it looks"
(Robert Frank)

Jul 9, 2013

Wonderful secret

A poem dedicated to photography by the American photographer, Walker Evans



"It's as though
there's a wonderful secret
in a certain place
and I can capture it.
Only I can do it
at this moment
and only me"
 (Walker Evans)

Jul 7, 2013

Jul 3, 2013

Beach, soccer and youth

A little before sunset I was reading on the beach until these boys catched all my attention with their friendly soccer match and so I did some snapshots of them trying to communicate in my photos all the interesting sensation that we can feel here of salt, sand, sea, soccer and youth