Who was Edouard Sicardi?
On the Net there aren't answers.
That mysterious man probably lived in Menton, where i took that shot and where was dedicated to him that small cover pedestrian lane, long not more than 15 meters in the city centre, close to the Municipal Market.
Sicardi is an Italian surname, very rare in Italy and with 2 different regional origins: one in the Napoli Province (with a small diffusion in some other regions of South) and the other one in the Imperia Province, the one that is on the other side of Menton (with a diffusion in Piedmont and Milan area).
But who was? what he did? why a street with his name? when he lived?
Model: Canon PowerShot S400
Software: Adobe Photoshop 7.0
Exposure Time: 1/125
Focal Length: 237/32 mm
Date Taken: 2005-12-08 13:41
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode
File Size: 200 kb
Critiques | Translate
Bien (4739) 2006-04-12 3:52
Ciao Paolo, Fantastic composition for this view on the old town of Menton. The colours are fabulous here too! Very well seen, brava! Sabine
bantonbuju (51747) 2006-04-12 3:53
ciao paolo, a nice one, i saw so many houses like this but in italy, in verona, in milano, in napoli, everywhre but the ones i saw in small towns in the mountains near val di sole fascinated me most - empty, like abandones, with closed shutters...
nice framing here, paolo, i like this image;
best wishes, jerzy
tjanze (5674) 2006-04-12 3:56
Interesting detail,very colorful.Old street lamp gives a lot of life on photo.
ALIRIZA (16419) 2006-04-12 3:56
Nice shot, wonderful composition. Point of view, depth of field and framing are wonderful . Thanks for sharing. Congratulations...
RGatward (20050) 2006-04-12 3:59
NIcely seen colourful detail. The framing of the illuminated lamp especially well thought out.
pastadog (13068) 2006-04-12 4:09
A great POV, I'd even say spectacular, for this colorful shot; the windows and the lamp are beautiful. And if you hear something about Mr Sicardi please let us know!
Sicardi update - there are many Sicardis in Menton, and also a few in Argentina and Uruguay; there's a Sicardi art gallery in Texas and also a 18th century famous miniaturist. But Edouard is very elusive so far.
cessy (13647) 2006-04-12 4:12
what a wonderful colorful buildings
very nice angle and composition, Paolo
I like it very much
carper (96) 2006-04-12 4:33
Marvelous shot Paolo,
the lines the well taken composition, the fantastic colours, they are all there, very good photo, good job.
lestans (16896) 2006-04-12 4:35
Che bella composizione di colori, Paolo, una gran bella foto, hai messo il lampione (stranamente acceso) nel posto perfetto e studiatissimo.
delkoo (68) 2006-04-12 5:08
j'adore les couleurs de cette photo anisi que le cadrage, la lanterne allumée apporte beaucoup a la composition de la photo.
entrelec (8328) 2006-04-12 5:09
Amazing compo, Paolo, really.
could be an abstract painting, if you don't see it as walls, windows...
ChrisJ (91132) 2006-04-12 5:12
I like the warm colors of yellow & crimson contrating with the cyan colored windows. Good pov, with excellent sharpness. Bellisimo!
MiguelP (14466) 2006-04-12 5:19
Hola Paolo: What a nice angle you show us here! The idea to play the the street light is very interesting. I dont know who Edward Sicardi was, but I hope he was a good man. Take care Paolo.
Svillegas (1169) 2006-04-12 5:22
Nice composition and colour dinamism. Sonia
alekpet (4661) 2006-04-12 5:38
What a wonderful post!
This is something to be treasured, so I'll erase one of my favourites n order to make room for this. Colours are fantastic, note very intriguing and the view reminds me of coastal cities at the Adriatico I love a lot.
faubry (35373) 2006-04-12 5:52
très belle composition avec les couleurs de l'Italie, j'aime bien ici, le plan sur la lanterne!! bien vu
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-04-12 7:29
Very nice perspective and mix of colours, the arch and the sign give a good depth to the photo
gary91 (15345) 2006-04-12 7:55
Very nice shot. I especially like these very light and mild colors giving a relaxing and quiet mood.
Good composition as well.
recepyuksel (17808) 2006-04-12 8:30
great architectute compo., tfs
Gerrit (43763) 2006-04-12 9:01
Hi Paolo, beautiful see-through and marvellous colours.
Thanks and regards, Gerrit
hugolef (4909) 2006-04-12 10:38
a nice color and graphic shot ... i like the "opposition" of the lamppost and the street's name that give a nice diagonal, and the motion from down to the upper side ...
Nice one, you had the good eye
vts_ch (2624) 2006-04-12 10:49
Alors j'ai trouvé la réponse à ta question, au fait, on gagne quoi?
Edouard SICARDI était le président de la S.A.H.M (SOCIETE D’ART ET D’HISTOIRE DU MENTONNAIS) de 1949 à 1953.
Apparemment une association qui promulgue l'histoire de l'ancienne langue de Menton, un peu comme l'occitan, si cher à Massilia sound system....
Comme disait confusius: "lorsque la réponse est donnée, ne reste plus qu'a trouve la question"...
gaby (19819) 2006-04-12 12:16
Paolo bonsoir - je ne suis pas certain mais j'ai vécu quelques temps dans la région et je crois que Edouard SICARDI était le Maire de Menton -
quelle belle photo, tu es vraiment un artiste des couleurs et de la lumière - c'est absolument splendide -
Bravo et bonne après midi
Fis2 (76896) 2006-04-12 12:50
I like the your composition. Good light and frame. Super colours. Well done.
sandrasilva (644) 2006-04-12 13:08
it's a great shot...excelent idea.The colours and sharpness are excellent.Excelent work.
I wish you BEST.Sandra
marieaude (1196) 2006-04-12 13:14
Hello Paolo, I enjoy the colors of your photo. Your composition is really nice. Good shot and thanks for the note. Sorry that you don't found Mr. Sicardi.....
fabio_ts (13694) 2006-04-12 13:38
Perfetta l'inquadrature e stupendo il taglio, oltre ovviamente ai colori, gran bella foto Paolo, complimenti!!
xavshot (69835) 2006-04-12 13:49
magnifique ce POV qui nous donne un beau tableau coloré. J'aime bien ce lampadaire qui équilibre la compo. Bien vu
AmiBe (6042) 2006-04-12 16:53
great shot, very colorful.
Very well composed, the lamppost is well framed.
Good to include the name of the street.
cjmm (4479) 2006-04-12 18:14
Beautiful colors and very good POV. The composition with that combination of colors and the light on the foreground is very well balanced.
Best regards, saludos,
eco (112) 2006-04-13 5:37
I like this very nice composition,
good coloring and light too
very intresting place,
good work, best regards, rafal
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2006-04-13 6:37
amazing point of view, I especially like the sign with the name of the street there...I love old stony streets like this, well done!
jinju (14265) 2006-04-13 6:46
A mystery today Poalo? I dont know who he was. We can imagine he must have been rich or accomplished. People dont get plaques for nothing. You told me you are the son of concrete and asphalt..and today you prove it with this very urban photo that still carries your signature use of strong, warm hues. Must be an Italian thing.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-04-13 7:08
Hi Paolo - lovely pastels, and excellent perspective with the arch on top, very strong mediterranean charm.
Luan (12971) 2006-04-13 10:08
je croyais que c'etait a Nice ;o) ce sont vraiment de belles couleurs et j'aime bien cet encadrement qui donne une ouverture sur cet alignement de fenetre.
john_c (24662) 2006-04-13 10:25
A superb shot of this great old town. The lamp and windows are outstanding, and the hues and tones overwhelm the senses. Your framing and POV could not be better. This is like an art postcard. Very fine work that is most alluring.
smash2707 (3280) 2006-04-13 11:39
Great composition and nice framing. The colors are stunning. Regards, Yvonne
keribar (43841) 2006-04-13 13:55
Simply " Bellissima " I love it : I enjoy the pastel tones, and the atmosphere in this one. Goes to my favorites too.
Stepan (27210) 2006-04-13 14:38
Excellent pov and good colors compo. Almost unreal because of the colors. Well seen and realized.
sufi (9588) 2006-04-13 21:06
Wonderful composition, very colorful and cute photograph... Of course, great shot... And interesting note...
PS: Thank you very much for your comment on Van Gogh
peck (2779) 2006-04-14 5:17
Very nice perspective and light here. I like composition too :))
thanks and regards,
alvaraalto (5473) 2006-04-14 11:08
This scene is of an amazing beauty. This places be caused by accident. Nobody can design it, but many architects or painters wished they had.
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-04-14 12:26
Wow, thes colours are so beautiful. Great capture, Paolo. And you took it in December. Nothing reminds to wintertime seeing these wonderful tones. Beautiful capture. Nino
riclopes (35567) 2006-04-16 15:16
I just love this architecture composition, with a beautiful combination of colours and an excellent POV from below. That lamp is a very nice addiction. Excellent work and thanks a lot for sharing!
starbug (6924) 2006-04-18 7:42
hi Paolo,that's quite a composition, such elements and with this point of view are not easy to be put together, and i think you managed it perfectly, great colours too that create a kind of mosaic.
tinamunk3 (6402) 2006-04-19 13:44
What a well composed shot. Nice lines and nice colours.
You have a sharp eye for nice details :O)
axiotea (21647) 2006-04-20 8:22
Ciao Paolo, I like the colors of that building..the lantern is also giving a warmth to the photo...TFS..All the best..Marilyn
elmec (12210) 2006-04-23 13:39
Very good photo!
I like the perspective you use!
And the colours and light is very good!
Ber (8231) 2006-05-13 17:49
Very nice perspective and colours here. Excellent composition. Complimenti
petrec (410) 2006-07-24 14:51
Ciao Paolo, very nice colours and compositon :-) Thanks. Claudia
vinicio (23415) 2006-09-08 9:39
Immagine piena di colori e piacevole atmosfera, bella la composizione che con l'arco e il lampione rompe la geometria della facciata in secondo piano, ottima, complimenti.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
martusia (512) 2006-09-11 12:27
What a fantastic shot! I love it!
MIG13 (0) 2006-09-22 15:24
Hi, Paolo! Perspective, composition and colours make this pic a very nice one! Congratulations! Greetings from Rio! Miguel.
a_i_ren (1315) 2006-09-27 9:37
Uncommon interpretation! Great POV, composition and colors! Love it.
sowhat (1004) 2007-03-17 17:07
The pov and the perspective chosen give a good photo, the colors and the street lamp make a great one.
I like it very much,
nisko (2642) 2007-07-17 8:36
Je voudrais seeing France :)) I started to learn French but I dont think I can learn well .. Français n'est pas facille! :D Mais France est belle :)) I will see one day.. I like french houses .. streets.. There is a french street recently constucted in Istanbul.. I like that place.. I will photo it for u one day :) Salut!
lcarolan (948) 2007-12-25 17:29
Very nice composition and colors. I think it is very akin to an oil painting. I am not sure it is important who the street was named after, but your selection of the POV was superb!
- Copyright: Paolo Motta (Paolo) (41218)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-08
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S410
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Your favorites, Devimeuxbe's favorites on TE ( I ), Sne's favorites (Mediterranean) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-12 3:50
- Favorites: 5 [view]