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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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 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!

Find and follow my Facebook page: Franco Spaccialbelli Photo

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!

Find and follow me on: Tumblr

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!

                                                  Find and follow me on: Flickr

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!

Find and follow me on Instagram

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


Jun 18, 2017

Jun 17, 2017

Walking at night

"I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does" -  Jorge Luis Borges


Jun 16, 2017

Time runs out

Our life is made up of time. Our days are measured in hours, our pay measured by those hours, our knowledge is measured by years. [...] And yet time eventually runs out and you wonder in your heart of hearts if those seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years and decades were being spent the best way they possibly could” ― Cecelia Ahern


Jun 15, 2017

Palazzo delle Finanze

Around Via Cernaia, close to the Palace of Finance, built between 1872 and 1876, where there is the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the first Italian ministry


Jun 14, 2017

Memories never rub away

No matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away” ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore
 Picture taken by Sony DSC-W170  |  Ostia Lido, (Rome), 2013

Jun 13, 2017

Sony DSC - W170

Sony DSC-W170, my first digital point an shoot. Since 2008 I used it for my first street photographs, still my favorite pocket camera



Jun 12, 2017

Night shots ― May 2017

Best night snapshots around the streets of Rome taken in May 2017

Other new urban snapshots at night coming soon

Jun 11, 2017

Best Stay in Rome

My suggestion for unforgettable Roman Holidays. If you like to visit Rome and stay in a very good hotel with a splendid rooftop terrace take a look at Hotel Montecarlo Roma, the best three-star Roman hotel with services and qualities of a 4 star! Check the official website: www.hotelmontecarlo.it  and follow the Facebook page





Jun 10, 2017

Lord Byron in Rome

When in Rome, if you like the life and the amazing artistic work of Lord George Gordon Byron, don't miss to see the glorious statue dedicated to him in the park of Villa Borghese, in the heart of the Eternal City. Pictures taken a few weeks ago


Jun 9, 2017

Cascia

My suggestion for a very interesting place to visit in the center of Italy. The town of Cascia is situated at 563 meters above sea level near the Corno river. Cascia was founded during Roman times, even if nothing remains which remembers those times, due to devastation by barbaric tribes and the earthquakes which have always disturbed the town and the neighbouring cities.

As with the major part of the Umbria's towns, Cascia experienced its period of major splendour during the Middle Ages. Formerly under the dominion of Foligno, it later passed under the rule of Frederick II of Swabia. Later, the neighbouring cities of Norcia, Leonessa and Spoleto unsuccessfully fought over the town. Finally, only at the beginning of the 16th century, Cascia surrendered to the Papal State under whose rule it remained for less than 30 years.

(From www.bellaumbria.net)

Pictures taken in summer, 2013