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A Riot of Balconies

Posted by Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 28 September 2009 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Pentax *ist D 1/750 second F/8.0 ISO 800 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

italy | florence | balconies

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Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Drôle de bâtisse avec ses têtes sculptées qui veillent sur la rue et les passants...

28 Sep 2009 8:22am

@Lydie et Roland: Merci beaucoup ! Ce style d'architecture meurt comme nous courons pour moderniser... ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is nice and old and familiar! Love the balconies with varied ironwork and the shutters,too! There is an uncertain unbalance in the architecture, but even that is not disturbing.

28 Sep 2009 9:50am

@Japanalia: Thank you very much Gabriela! ;-)

k@ from Paris, France

Very surprising architecture with this almost tower on top ! Great angle*

28 Sep 2009 11:54am

@k@: Thank you very much Karine! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Nice shot...i see that they are so artistic in the iron works also...balconies like these are somewhat rare in America..but they exist in older parts of big cities where actually italian,s have settled got lovely light in this shot also..

28 Sep 2009 1:07pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thanks very much Marcel! Yes, this is an art that is dying as we race to modernize..... Some call it progress! ;-)

Mary from PA, United States

Love this Eric!!! as commented above...such rare sights in the US. I think our designers are so boring :) Art does not see to be valued in America as in other countries.

28 Sep 2009 1:14pm

@Mary: Thank you Mary! Yes, we lose so much as we race to modernize. Some call it progress; but I beg to differ.... ;-)

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Superb compo, I would have clicked hundreds of time, super!

28 Sep 2009 1:18pm

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine! ;-))

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

where is this ? Still Pisa ? Well seen

28 Sep 2009 2:46pm

@Veronique: Thanks Veroniqe! Actually it is in Florence..... ;-)

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Un vieil immeuble qui a une "âme". Bonne lumière qui le met bien en valeur.

28 Sep 2009 3:19pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Merci beaucoup, Evelyne ! Oui, vous avez raison. Ce vieux bâtiment a l'âme. Quelque chose que manque tristement dans les bâtiments modernes. ;-)

mo.langel from Switzerland

Une splendide façade bien à la lumière du soleil du sud! Superbe cadrage!

28 Sep 2009 4:20pm

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! J'apprécie vos visites et vos commentaires. ;-)

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

VEry beautiful

28 Sep 2009 5:32pm

@Onlymehdi: Thanks Mehdi! ;-)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Gorgeous old buildings !

28 Sep 2009 6:08pm

@Calusarus: Thank you very much! ;-)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Great shot, Eric . Very nice PO V and framing !

28 Sep 2009 7:21pm

@MARIANA: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Great angle and view.

28 Sep 2009 8:16pm

@Graham Russon: Thanks Graham! ;-)

Luis Rodrigues from Lisbon, Portugal

Wonderfull view!!! How i miss florence!

28 Sep 2009 9:28pm

@Luis Rodrigues: Thanks very much Luis! ;-)

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

It is indeed, what a neat place !!


28 Sep 2009 10:48pm

@Roman: Thanks very much Roman! ;-)

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent! Very European! :)

29 Sep 2009 11:05pm

@Magda: Thank you Magda! ;-)

Anouk from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Lovely photo!

4 Oct 2009 12:29pm

@Anouk: Thank you! ;-)