Galleria Umberto I, Napoli
Galleria Umberto I is a public shopping gallery in Naples, southern Italy. It is located directly across from the San Carlo opera house. It was built between 1887–1891, and was the cornerstone in the decades-long rebuilding of Naples — called the risanamento (lit. "making healthy again") — that lasted until World War I. It was designed by Emanuele Rocco, who employed modern architectural elements reminiscent of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. The Galleria was named for Umberto I, King of Italy at the time of construction. It was meant to combine businesses, shops, cafes and social life — public space — with private space in the apartments on the third floor.
The Galleria is a high and spacious cross-shaped affair surmounted by a glass dome braced by 16 metal ribs. Of the four glass-vaulted wings, one fronts on via Toledo (via Roma), still the main downtown thoroughfare, and another opens onto the San Carlo Theater. It has returned to being an active center of Neapolitan civic life after years of decay.
The Galleria Umberto is the setting for The Gallery (1947) by the American writer John Horne Burns (1916–1953) based on his experiences as an American soldier in Naples shortly after the liberation of the city.
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finlay (1549) 2012-11-22 0:42
Excellent shot taken from a well chosen pov. There is a strong symmetry and a great sense of perspective. The people appear so small, which gives an indication of the size of the Galleria.
Highmountains (2255) 2012-11-22 1:01
Beautiful Composition !! The tall walls have been very well captured and the roof and skylight is simply exquisite !!
The Photograph is sharp and detailed. The subdued light giving the picture a clarity that is appealing to the viewer.
The people on the polished floor gives us an idea of the proportions of the huge building.
Excellent border frame.
Thanks for sharing, Csaba.
bennyfunky (795) 2012-11-22 1:13
Beautiful picture, nice comosition, very symetric and we can how it's galleria is big looking the people walking.
larhrissiHicham (577) 2012-11-22 6:48
Let me start with the composition...simply amazing. The spirit of the place was faithfully preserved.
For the rest, nice balance of tones, framing, POV and sharpness.
The presence of people in the lower part of the pic gives a better idea of the scales.
Thanks for sharing
GREGG (7888) 2012-11-22 8:23
interesting architecture of this gallery
have a nice day,
joso (2417) 2012-11-22 9:14
szeretem ahogy kihasználod a jó objektiv adta lehetőséget, érzékelteted az épület magasságát, kicsin és a kép alján "tartva" az embereket.
a perspektivikus torzítás engem személyesen nem zavar.
porto62 (2313) 2012-11-22 12:31
Hi Czaba,a great shoot you have done,stuning effect with a great POV we really seem to be inside the place, great done.
smash2707 (3320) 2012-11-23 9:11
Great POV. Nice sharpness, good light management. I love the overall composition with all the people walking around to get a better sense of the height. TFS
siudzi (33569) 2012-11-25 3:09
Wow! What a superb classical POV on this incredibly interior. Love it! Perfectly seen and executed pic. TFS.
- Copyright: Csaba Witz (csabagaba) (6554)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-01
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony DSC R1, ZeissVario-SonnarT*14,3-71,5 f/ 2,8-4,8, Soligor Blueline UV 67mm
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Galleria Umberto Naples [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-22 0:26