Locals in Bologna crowd into a café to take a coffee on the way to work.
Bologna is the largest city and capital of Emilia-Romagna Region in Northern Italy. It is the seventh most populous city in Italy, located in the heart of a metropolitan area officially recognized by the Italian government as a città metropolitana of about one million.
The city, the first settlements of which date back to at least 1000 BC, has always been an important urban centre, first under the Etruscans (Velzna/Felsina) and the Celts (Bona), then under the Romans (Bononia), then again in the Middle Ages, as a free municipality. For one century it was the fifth largest European city based on population.
Home to the oldest university in the world, University of Bologna, founded in 1088, Bologna hosts thousands of students who enrich the social and cultural life of the city. Famous for its towers and lengthy arcades, Bologna has a large well-preserved historical centre thanks to a careful restoration and conservation policy which began at the end of the 1970s on the heels of serious damage done by the urban demolition at the end of the 19th century as well as that caused by war.
An important cultural and artistic centre, its importance in terms of landmarks can be attributed to its homogeneous mixture of monuments, buildings and architectural styles as well as works of art which are the result of a first class architectural and artistic history.
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subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-12-17 1:35
In India (except southern parts) it is said that, ''everytime is tea time", your composition reminds me that. A nice composition with fine mood. Colours and depth and good. A nice one indeed. Tfs.
Royaldevon (42501) 2013-12-17 2:45
The lighting was difficult for you, especially with so much movement, you couldn't do a slow shutter speed. However, the mood is perfectly captured: busy, relaxed, with an ambient light. The focal lady, searching in her bag, creates an immediate scenario, which draws us in.
Have a lovely day,
Sergiom (87135) 2013-12-17 5:04
Rien de meilleur que le café en Italie. Un moment important dans la journée que l'on tente de répéter le plus souvent possible. On sent la chaleur du lieu .
williewhistler (16412) 2013-12-17 5:54
the hustle and bustle of the cafe is very evident with the lady searching her handbag setting the scene very nicely.
It`s not always easy to get this type of shot without someone taking umbrage,so well done for getting such a balanced composition.
Nicou (149738) 2013-12-17 6:06
sueprbe vue de cet intérieur de café, mervielleux quelle compo et iamge quel captage avec l'animation ce tons splendide scène.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (105102) 2013-12-17 6:45
I like this daily life shot.
Good reportage photo.
Nicely warm colors.
Have a nice afternoon
emka (105488) 2013-12-17 7:35
When you are tired with sightseeing, it is a good idea to go to cafe to take coffee or - for me-tea. But italy is not a tea country :). Nice scene, well rendered mood.
lousat (96700) 2013-12-17 14:23
Salut Steph,un tres joli cadeau pour un barman italien comme moi..ehehe..une capture dans un cafe' de Bologne qui travaille beaucoup comme je peu voir,le moment du cafe' est heuresement encore un "must" chez nous,une belle idee' pour nous montrer un tipique moment italien.Mes compliments et belle journee',Luciano
mirosu (16273) 2013-12-18 1:47
An excellent interior snapshot. The light is very good and the arrangement with the crowded coffee shop is superb. I like the background with the bottles, typical Italian coffee shop, not only coffee & tea but also stronger drinks available. Well done.
Noel_Byrne (33422) 2013-12-18 2:21
I probably show my age when I say I remember a day in Ireland when coffee was not all that popular, and coffee shops were almost non existent. Tea ruled with an iron fist, but how that has changed in recent years. Now there is a starbucks on every corner in Dublin, and somehow every one is always busy! They dont have the ambiance of this place that you captured here though, this looks like some real thought has gone into making it comfortable and it comes across nicely in the shot. Busy, but bustling pleasantly and with a nice golden light.
Cheers as always
ikeharel (77197) 2013-12-20 7:25
Good evening Stephen,
A nicely conveyed the Cafe' atmosphere, vibrant by people indoor's, each is "busy" doing something different, and can imagine the tumult inside.
Most catching the view is the guy sit in the middle and gazed over a point not shown in the picture, daydreaming maybe...
Fine light managed, good clarity and view of the many bottles collected on the shelves.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (105495)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-16 23:53