After looking at hundreds of Alfa Romeo Giulia and Giulietta photos on the internet, I concluded that this must be a Giulietta 3a serie of 1961. It was parked out of the area of the Vintage Vehicles exhibition, in Lakki, my friend told me it wasn't included but I took the picture because I liked it so much.
On the other side of the bay of Lakki, we can see Mt Skoumbarda and at its bottom the naval base which was first constructed during the Italian possession of the Dodecanese and determined the history of the island and its destiny during WWII.
The huge rectangular building was first constructed as barracks, in the 1950's hosted the Royal Technical Schools of Leros and from the 60's to the early 90's was the notorious mental clinic. It looks solid but it's decrepit and impossible to enter.
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seres76 (1078) 2014-08-20 0:51
Blue car front, right next to the red chairs, and behind the sea. All very nice. Tfs...
serp2000 (43108) 2014-08-20 1:30
Excellent view of the old car. Are you hunting for the old Alfa Romeo ? ;) This photo reminds me a page of magazine or travel booklet, for example. Well done.
carlo62 (43557) 2014-08-20 1:30
a parte che essendo del 62 sono coetaneo dell'auto, mi piace la tua foto, i colori in primo piano sono ben distribuiti e molto evidenti, in contrasto netto con lo sfondo e la sua tenue luce.
Anche il lampione contribuisce alla bella riuscita della composizione.
lousat (87134) 2014-08-20 2:59
Ciao Ourania,non potevo non fermarmi di fronte a questo nuovo esempio di storia dell'industria automobilistica italiana,un veru cimelio,molto raro anche dai collezionisti.Cattura perfetta dei dettagli e dei colori,grande esposizione per non perdere i dettagli sia dell'auto che dello scenario soleggiato sullo sfondo.Buona giornata,Luciano
ikeharel (67205) 2014-08-20 3:27
Beautifulk blue old alfa, stand contrast to the bay scenery in fine askewed angle upon.
The mountain ridge on far side, taken in fine clarity, and your written assey about the history of the place, which red in your notes back in time - still interesting to see and know all about.
snunney (94885) 2014-08-20 3:34
A fine capture of this attractive old lady. I like the foreground colour contrasts of blue and red. The earthy tones of the background landscape also play their part as do the two passing ladies of a different vintage.
cagla (4244) 2014-08-20 4:26
Hello Ourania. Very nice view of the background Italian style architecture and the blue beauty in the foreground. I can feel the Aegean warmness of the sun reflecting from the rocks above the mountain.. Tfs.
holmertz (48936) 2014-08-20 4:38
If we would see a car like that in the early 60's we would say "Wow, an Alfa Romeo". They were regarded as among the most sophisticated and beautiful cars and brought a high status to their owners. It's funny to think of that so many years later, seeing this charming but rather ordinary looking small car. Its dark blue colour is its greatest asset, especially as a contrast to the red clothes of the woman, the red chairs and the warm tones of the hillside with a touch of red.
Sergiom (73406) 2014-08-20 6:10
Plaisant d'en voir encore sur les routes. Une voiture classique et élégante comme en exposition sur le bord de la mer, prête à être prise en photo. Le cadrage est excellent.
abmdsudi (50496) 2014-08-20 7:26
An excellent simple street scene, I like the layout between the people and the apparent old vehicle with interesting background. Lighting and bright colours do contribute to vibrancy of picture, Well done, tfs
jhm (148742) 2014-08-20 10:36
These Alfa Romeo was also in Belgium much present during the sixties.
Again a wonderful panorama view about these area, with the old buildings and the mountains.
Nice photograph, colour and sharpness be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice evening,
macjake (64704) 2014-08-20 10:43
another great looking scene with this Alfa Romeo.
it would be sweet to take this car for a beautiful country ride.
I like the blue colors, the height of the lightpost and the splashes of orange..it all works well together.
cornejo (39351) 2014-08-20 10:59
Hello Ourania, very good picture of this interesting composition with the nice car and a nice background, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, beautiful light, color and quality. Very nice and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
PiotrF (15252) 2014-08-20 11:29
Beautiful blue car, I'm impressed.The picture is perfect, nice mountains in the background.Pleasant scene.Nice shot.
photoray (13725) 2014-08-20 11:39
This scene could easily be one from half a century ago, with the Alfa Romeo Giulia in stock condition, highlighting the Leros waterfront. An attractive Aegean landscape and no crowds.
mesutilgim (92364) 2014-08-20 13:02
Hello dear Ourania,
More than half a century old but still beautiful !
The two ladies at back as well :-)
TFS and best regards
jcpix (13846) 2014-08-20 15:48
A bit of history with a few different facets of this shot, all coming together for a very interesting mix. The cobalt blue color of the car, as you might suspect, was the first thing to catch my attention...I'd be happy to drive around in one just for that reason alone. :) The smaller objects joining your main subject offer a wonderful compliment of color and contrast to adorn the surroundings...a la the red chairs, orange top worn by the lady in passing, and the yellow post with the red cap sitting off to the right. It all flows very smoothly across the frame. And then there are the dull looking, boxed barracks in the distance that help link the two depths of the imagery together. Taken at a nice time of late afternoon light to enhance the vibe and visual, this turned out quite nice! Enjoy the new day. All the best.
aliabazari (16093) 2014-08-20 21:15
Hi Ourania dear
Movement and dynamism in this image is clearly visible. I like the two young women in sports and conversation. This warm and friendly recorded with Nikon case. Exposure and sharpness are excellent. Very well.
Thank you dear friend for criticism, good and lovely.
pajaran (57957) 2014-08-20 22:37
Intereantan tekst o starom automobilu i arhitekturi, lep pogled i trenutak ....
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazan stari automobil i arhitektura u pozadini.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa devojkama.
Vozio sam se u ovom modelu automobila kao mladic.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the old car and architecture, beautiful views and a moment ....
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice old car shown and architecture in the background.
Good work, nice captured moment with the girls.
I rode in this car model as a young man.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
Cricri (115557) 2014-08-21 7:39
Une pièce de collection toujours en servisse sur la route, brillante et bien entretenue, belle prise près de la mer et les montagnes, très jolie présentation
tyro (23590) 2014-08-21 14:30
I'm sure that you're absolutely right with the identification of this fine looking motor car.
And if you had taken this picture back in the 1960s, it would have made a wonderful promotional photograph for an Alfa Romeo advertisement or advertising brochure!
The car is set perfectly in the frame and its deep blue colour and the gloss on its paintwork stand out beautifully against the pale sea, the red mountains in the distance and the red chairs on the left. And the two young ladies passing by (the one on the right looking almost as though she is about to enter the car) add a feeling of youth and freedom, just the features that car makers try to emphasise in their advertisements!
Very well composed, the tall lampost well placed, lovely light and colours and exceptional details and sharpness too.
SWEETFREEDOM (24388) 2014-08-23 10:45
bella macchina d'epoca ben tenuta, mi piace la composizione nel suo complesso con le ragazze che passeggiano, il lampione e le sedie sulla sinistra.
siudzi (34141) 2014-08-24 1:30
What a superb scene you have captured! It looks like a movie scene:)
Perfectly observed and taken with an excellent sense of the moment with these girls passing by. Well done! Really like it!
Have a lovely day!
fabbs99 (17129) 2014-08-26 13:54
This is a classic image of the two ladies standing by the bay with the rocky mountains in the background.I love the color of the car too.Old is always gold.TFS.
adores (43869) 2014-08-26 16:47
This one seems taken a few decades ago! The old car is just great and I like the composition with the lamp, the chairs and the girls passing. A very nice summer shot!
EstudioChispa (2164) 2015-03-10 9:08
You know a car has a great design when it is pretty even in the 4-door version. The Giulietta -- a beautiful machine!
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