Jul 22, 2017

Abstract

"Black and white is abstract; color is not. Looking at a black and white photograph, you are already looking at a strange world" ― Joel Sternfeld

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Jul 21, 2017

Cats know everything

"You know what I should do?" Hoshino asked excited. "Of course," the cat said. "What'd I tell you? Cats know everything. Not like dogs" ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the shore






Jul 20, 2017

Liberty style villas in Rome

Interesting villas and luxurious residences built in Liberty style, between 1890 and 1910, in Rione Sallustiano, XVII rione (district) in the center of Rome


Jul 18, 2017

Christuskirche

The Christuskirche is a Lutheran Evangelical church in Rome. It was built between 1910 and 1922 under direction of architect Franz Heinrich Schwechten, who also responsible for the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche in Berlin.

On 11 December 1983, Pope John Paul II visited the church and participated in an ecumenical service,[1] the first papal visit ever to a Lutheran church. The visit took place 500 years after the birth of Martin Luther, the German Augustinian monk who initiated the Lutheran reformation.

On January 14, 2015, Swedish actress Anita Ekberg's funeral Mass was held at Christuskirche.

(From Wikipedia)


Jul 17, 2017

On Photography

Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world” – Bruno Barbey

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Jul 16, 2017

On Street Photography

 “I only know how to approach a place by walking. For what does a street photographer do but walk and watch and wait and talk, and then watch and wait some more, trying to remain confident that the unexpected, the unknown, or the secret heat of the known awaits just around the corner” – Alex Webb

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Jul 15, 2017

On Photography

Photography for me is not looking, it’s feeling. If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures” – Don McCullin


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Jul 14, 2017

Love Rome

"Anywhere I go, there is always an incredible crowd that follows me. In Rome, as I land at the airport, even the men kiss me. I love Rome" - Muhammad Ali


Jul 13, 2017

Rome, city of visible history

"Rome - the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere seems moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar" -  George Eliot



Jul 12, 2017

Jul 11, 2017

Leave Rome as Queen

I had come to Rome in chains, but I would leave Rome a queen” ― Stephanie Dray, Lily of the Nile



Jul 10, 2017

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

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Jul 9, 2017

Jul 8, 2017

Colisseum

Rome will exist as long as the Coliseum does; when the Coliseum falls, so will Rome; when Rome falls, so will the world” -Venerable Bede, Saint


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Jul 7, 2017

Rome is Rome

Italy has changed. But Rome is Rome” - Robert De Nero, American actor

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Jul 6, 2017

Finding the Trevi Fountain

"In Rome, I particularly love the history, churches, sculptures and architecture and the fact that you can walk along a tiny cobbled street and turn the corner to find the Trevi Fountain..." - Philip Treacy

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Jul 5, 2017

Rome is only for you

“When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome” - Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish writer

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Jul 4, 2017

Eat, Pray, Love... in Rome

There's a power struggle going on across Europe these days. A few cities are competing against each other to see who shall emerge as the great 21st century European metropolis. Will it be London? Paris? Berlin? Zurich? Maybe Brussels, center of the young union? They all strive to outdo one another culturally, architecturally, politically, fiscally. But Rome, it should be said, has not bothered to join the race for status. Rome doesn't compete. Rome just watches all the fussing and striving, completely unfazed. I am inspired by the regal self-assurance of this city, so grounded and rounded, so amused and monumental, knowing she is held securely in the palm of history. I would like to be like Rome when I am an old lady” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

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Jul 3, 2017

Not free time

Days ago, I opened a personal Facebook page but I realized that I don't have much time to manage other platforms on internet - don't forget, you can find my photographs also on: InstagramFlickrPinterestTumblrGoogle+, YouTube and Facebook - so I've decided to close this personal Facebook page and will continue to use my personal Facebook profile. I believe better to use free time mainly to take pictures

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Jul 2, 2017

Drive

"I am a spiritual person in an eastern religion kind of way. I learned that happiness for all of us is a switch that you flick in your brain. It doesn't have anything to do with getting a new house, a new car, a new girlfriend, or a new pair of shoes. Our culture is very much about that; we are never happy with what we have today" ―  Tom Ford

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Jun 30, 2017

Rome the most beautiful city in the world

In Rome it seems as if there were so many things which are more wanted in the world than pictures” ― George Eliot, Middlemarch

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Jun 29, 2017

Poem for Rome

Rome was a poem pressed into service as a city” - Anotole Broyard, American writer

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Jun 28, 2017

Reading books

A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation... A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold
― Henry Miller, The Books in My Life

Jun 27, 2017

Monochrome Rome

"Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected" - Robert Frank


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Jun 26, 2017

Follow my Facebook Page

Today finally I open my personal official Facebook page, a place to share on social network interesting stuff about photography and, of course, Rome... but, please, do not forget: I'm NOT a professional photographer but just only an amateur with the wish to learn more and to be useful to all the hobbyists like me. Please find, like and follow me also on: Franco Spaccialbelli Photo! Thanks a lot to all my blog followers! Have a nice day and... Stay Tuned!


Oggi, finalmente, inauguro la mia Pagina Facebook personale, un posto dove condividere sul social network interessanti argomenti sulla fotografia e, ovviamente, su Roma... ma ricordate che NON sono un fotografo professionista ma solo un amatore con il desiderio di imparare e crescere sempre di più e poter essere utile per tutti gli hobbisti come me. Trovatemi e seguitemi anche su: Franco Spaccialbelli Photo! Grazie a tutti i lettori di questo blog! Buona giornata e... Stay tuned!

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Jun 25, 2017

Foggy dawn

As on many mornings in Marin, there is this sly strip of fog - water in it's most mystical incarnation - slithering over, around, and through the hills, making everything look ancient and unsolved” ― Jaimal Yogis, Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer's Quest to Find Zen on the Sea

Days ago from Ostia Antica, 25 km from Rome, interesting dawn with mystique morning fog

Jun 24, 2017

The port at night

Nothing more meditative and relaxing than listening to the sound of the sea breeze at the harbor under the summer night sky

Port of Ostia, Rome | June 2017

Jun 23, 2017

Find me on Tumblr

Dear friends, just to inform you can find me also on: Tumblr, a popular social network on  photography. Have a nice day and... Stay tuned!

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Jun 22, 2017

Find me on Flickr

Dear friends, just to inform you can find me also on: Flickr, the greatest photographic platform after Facebook. Have a nice day and... Stay tuned!

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Jun 21, 2017

Find me on Instagram

Dear friends, just to inform you can find me also on: Instagram, the most popular photographic social network after Facebook. Have a nice day and... Stay tuned!

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Jun 20, 2017

The importance of walking

"Walking is one of the most important things in the life. In Japan, the foot is considered to be the Second Heart. To have a strong heart is to have a strong mind, so to walk good also develops the mind. Walking is the basic corporal movement in the Martial arts. In any Martial Art, the crucial factor is the game of legs, to walk with a perfect balance and grace. When the mastery in the skill of walking has been achieved, when you walk as a ninja, a silent, invisible walker, avoiding detection by moving carefully like a tanguero knife-fighter, a lower class samurai, it feels as if you are never touching the floor. In Argentine tango, the body energy-center lies lower than in ballroom tango. A little downwards pressure in the hips, makes the knees bend more and gives a more centered body axes, a sneaking, gliding way of walking. This less royal way of moving is related to knife-fighting, which is a fast, fluid and dangerous affair" -  Walking Seduction


Jun 19, 2017

Walking meditation

"I can only meditate when I am walking.  When I stop, I cease to think; my mind works only with my legs"-   Jean Jacques Rousseau, Confessions