Aww this special light of Rome! This photograph reminds me that mood of the Romans you connect with – reserved friendliness..? and a similar doorstep picture of a restaurant owner I took in Rome a couple of years ago http://www.flickr.com/photos/ksushka/2216436805/
Aaaahhh! I'm mad for this shot! The crushed blacks, the texture of the wall, his goofy smile! I swear, I can barely stand to look at it for wanting to crawl into the screen. I must look away, but I can't.
I love the art deco font of the sign above the doorway, so good, looks like the letters were taken from an old hotel or theater, I also like that they are slightly crooked which gives me the impression that they are in fact re-purposed.
I absolutely adore this style of letters. I am currently working on a font based on a similar design, actually. (I have been using it in the header of my blog for nearly a year). Thanks for the pic. The light in Rome in Autumn is always great!
I just love how your photos are the reflection of a time. I like to think that in 30 or 40 years I will tell my kids or grand-child, showing them these pictures, "see, that was the year 2010, back when I was a young lady." Just like my mother did showing me pictures of the 60s and the 70s. You really do take beautiful pictures. Thanks.
I love that you have to guess what time period this is taken from. Everything in the picture points to an older, more moral and friendly time. However, since the picture is obviously taken with a 21st century camera, the viewer has a nice shock- Do people and places like this still exist? Yes, they do!
Wow, there are so many things about this picture that I love… the smile on the man, the bike, the lighting, and the lettering of the name. It instantly takes me back to Italy and gets me rather excited about what's next.
I work in his neighbourhood. We call him “er vecchietto” and he is indeed a good supplyer of paninis. But the funniest part is when you want to buy a bottle of champagne from him : he just goes down in this dusty tiny hidden cellar to find the perfectly fresh bottle. You never know what you are going to pay, or even if he’ll ever come out of the cellar again but you just have to enjoy the wait while you chat with other customers ! That’s the Roman way of life !