ENGLISH: This is a photo to celebrate the 150th birthday of Raffaele Viviani, playwright, actor and poet. Viviani was born on 10 January 1888 in my Dad's hometown in Castellammare di Stabia, Napoli. He wrote chiefly in the Neapolitan dialect and has been a huge influence on poets, songwriters and playwrights that followed.
The bandstand you see is called the Cassarmonica. It is situated in the villa of Castellammare, right on the sea and in its main piazza.
ITALIANO: Si tratta della Cassarmonica nella villa di Castellammare di Stabia, la patria di mio papá. Volevo ricordare il compleanno 150 del poeta, attore e scrittore Raffaele Viviani. Nato il 10 Gennaio 1888 a Castellammare, Viviani fu un grande poeta nel dialetto napoletane ed un'influenza importante ai scrittori moderni.
GUERRA E PACE (WAR AND PEACE)
'Ntiempo 'e pace 'e marenare:
figlie 'nterra e varche a mmare.
'Ntiepo 'e guerra, juorne amare:
varche 'nterra e figlie a mmare.
Guerra e pace, pace e guerra:
se distrugge e cresce 'a terra.
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sabermonajati (7603) 2013-01-10 5:20
interesting frame with nice sepia color you captured.
Sergiom (39336) 2013-01-10 5:46
I like a lot the vintage look you gave to the picture and also the story around it. This Naples little place is beautifull and full of life.
Have a nice day
bayno (16241) 2013-01-10 5:49
Cara Lisa, fai bene a rispolverare il tuo archivio...vedo che ancora usavi la 30D...ottima la tua dedica a questo scrittore che non conosco, mi piace il trattamento al sepia...sà proprio di antichi sapori...bella bella!!!
un caro abbraccio...
willperrett (2959) 2013-01-10 7:48
I see you've been at the Silver FX again! I've used it too on my last two monochrome postings, but it doesn't seem to have stopped the world! Maybe I need to be more radical with it...
This is a lovely image. I'm trying to "see through" the patina of pseudo-age that Silver FX has produced, and discern a well-composed and framed photograph. The inclusion of the man walking across the frame is a vital element, and the cast-iron bandstand (?) is beautiful. I want to call it Victorian, but the Neapolitans will say "Who is Victoria?" Good work.
carlo62 (12666) 2013-01-10 16:01
travisando un pò le parole di Gino Paoli..."un gusto un po' amaro di cose perdute di cose lasciate lontano"...
L'immagine e la nota mi hanno risvegliato queste parole.
SnapRJW (18792) 2013-01-10 21:57
Hello Lisa - A super vintage feel to this shot which is perfectly fitting for the beautiful filigree bandstand and harks back to a more elegant era. A creative celebration for the anniversary of the birth of the poet. I tried, without success to translate the poem but without a great deal of success. Have a super weekend Rosemary
dkmurphys (36857) 2013-01-10 23:20
You did a great job making this image look antique. Lovely scene, have a fine day.
Silvio1953 (98259) 2013-01-11 0:23
Ciao Lisa, gran bel viraggio in seppia di una deliziosa composizione, fai bene a ricordare un Poeta dialettale poco conosciuto ma molto bravo, vedo che il tuo archivio è sempre ricco di piacevoli foto, brava, un abbraccio Silvio
ifege (9450) 2013-01-11 1:08
Hi Lisa - Happy New Year
A good old looking photo (antique in Silver Efex?). Great atmosphere.
thebest (3370) 2013-01-11 2:55
A really nice sepia image of this highly ornate bandstand - I like the photo very much - so you are part Italian - my favourite country & by far my favourite food.
Love your photo Lisa - Excellent work as always.
macjake (39235) 2013-01-11 5:07
other than a couple of cars to the far left, I don't really see anything that would give it away thats its a year 2009 type of photo. I don't see satelite dishes or people on cell phones...etc...
Its often very funny when you see such places in Ol' time europe, yet the ol' crusted homes all have satelite dishes protruding, and wires dangling :)
I saw alot of that in Tunisia.
anyways...you do very well with these dedications and memory type shots - you probably do more of them than anyone else here.
looks like a cool shot from many years past.
One day I'll get to Naples!
Enjoy the hot sun!
the Australian Open is starting soon in Melbourne, wish I was there
Noel_Byrne (7450) 2013-01-11 11:58
Wonderful choice in sepia for this extravagant structure. At first glance, I tout this was a carousel, but it's a fantastic building. It is very tall and elegant, and seems to carry itself like e crystal palace. Really nicely for.
I hope your cold beers are keeping you safe from the heat, seeing as its Friday, I'm raising a glass too.
All the best
ikeharel (37424) 2013-01-12 1:29
Masterfully taken a picture in B&W and converted it into an old photo from some 100 years ago, Lisa.
Maybe a strong light and overexposure did the right job for you.
Anyhow, resulting in a fine picture about your father's home-town.
ChrisJ (86932) 2013-01-13 20:29
Hoping to pop over to Italy from Turkey next time I get summer vacation in July/August. I landed a job in Turkey starting February. Deceptive mood here with the b&w and warm sepia tint. Looks like it was taken in the 1970's! Good sharpness & tonal range & the man walking past adds scale. Tfs!
mirosu (5533) 2013-01-14 4:30
Great "antique" photo. many thanks for interesing note. Wish you a great week ahead.
kennyblack (4139) 2013-01-15 1:47
Ciao cara Lisa
Il bellissimo leggero seppia ha reso questa foto "d' epoca". Molto bello ed interessante il gazebo centrale col passante che dà vita all' immagine. Bella e ricca di dettagli. Grazie.
Un sincero saluto, abbraccio da Treviso ... Marino & Desy
macondo (17951) 2013-01-15 21:42
A belated Happy New Year to you too!
This one has a nostalgic appeal, and was a good choice for the sepia treatment, given the celebratory occasion and the elegance of the rotunda. Take out the slouching figure with his baseball cap and striped t-shirt, and there'd be no telling this is only a few years old. Interested to see this is the product of Silver FX, which I've recently tried out, but with confusion regarding the huge range of options and pre-sets.
Bluejeans (64239) 2013-01-16 5:44
Ola Lisa ,
Bonita esta tua foto com esta tonalidades sepia deu um ar de antigo , muito bonita esta praça , gostei dos detalhes de arquitetura , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
krzychu30 (8935) 2013-02-06 23:46
I´m glad I´ve discovered this photo.Love it´s vintage look and atmosphere you created thereby.As if we went back in time.Also your processing in Silver FX is flawless and help to make this scene a real pleasure for our eyes.The scene seems to be cut out for sepia toning.
- Copyright: Lisa DP (delpeoples) (45018)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2009-07-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Photos Linked to Poems or Books, Campania Mia II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-10 4:38