Came across this scene wandering the back streets of Bologna. I was struck by the dynamic between the people sat on the bench and the energetic looking statue. I was also amused by the impromptu 'decorations' applied to the statue by someone with a quirky sense of humour and cigarettes to spare or just a drunken student?
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.
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timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-22 2:57
a fascinating tableau this. I love the composition and the expressive human elements here. It is a bizarre looking statue and somewhat out of place, but it does make for a wonderful scene. Original and made me smile.
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
Fis2 (99766) 2013-12-22 2:59
I like this daily life shot.
Good frame and colors.
Very impressive statue!
I do not like smokers :(
Nice aternoon of sunday.
Nicou (144332) 2013-12-22 6:02
quelle iamge et compo sueprbe captage et cette statue sur un pied et tous les personnages sur le banc et ces façades colorées en fond sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (72955) 2013-12-22 6:02
Good evening Stephen,
Spotted well this corner on the streets of Bologna, and you are definitely right about the contrast between people set on the banch and the statue appear tyto draw the attention on photo.,
Fine surrounding to employ all of pic. space, in vivid and interesting details.
Have a nice holiday week ahead,
Sergiom (81847) 2013-12-22 6:25
J'aime beaucoup cette belle scène de la vie quotidienne de Bologne la belle. Je suis autant attiré par les gens sur les bancs que par la statue qui ne sait pas sur quel pied danser avec toutes ces cigarettes.
wolf38 (31296) 2013-12-22 10:08
Hello Stephen. In this photo you can see so many details. On the small square, the people seem to be comfortable. The small sculpture with the cigarette is a nice addition.
emka (100039) 2013-12-22 23:13
Is it a statue or street performer? Now it is difficult to say. With these cigarettes it seemed to me performer but to nude for it. Well observed scene and excellent photo. Haha, and on the right behind the people there is other statue. Good natural photo.
Merry Christmas to you and your family
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-12-22 23:51
wow, it is really interesting... The statue is unique with 3 cigarettes. Excellent light and depth. Nicely spotted and very good catch. Tfs.
saxo042 (37900) 2013-12-23 0:06
A very attractive street scene with plenty of people and many colours and details. I first had the impression that this statue was one of those live street artists in full body paint...
Noel_Byrne (31672) 2013-12-23 1:14
That is cool. Its a brilliant vibrant urban scene, and the touch of humor wit the statue is cool, the cigarette looks surprisingly appropriate to the scene! This has a great composition too, the position you took this from shows the line of the building very nicely leading to the bright colors of the flags!
All the best Stephen, and Merry Christmas
macjake (69195) 2013-12-24 3:41
haha...yes, now that you mention it I can see the Humor in the exact way that you see it.
the cigarettes are a great touch to the scene.
and of course the real life humans want to sit and relax :)
Fun photo, fun post.
Merry Xmas to you oand your family
ChrisJ (115569) 2013-12-24 23:25
I saw a few of these
'living' statues across Italy and France and perhaps Spain and Portugal as well. The apparent disinterest or boredom of the seated crowd is well captured here. Good sharpness, colour and saturation. I don't see any bowl with money so maybe it really IS a statue? Tfs and have a great and safe Christmas / New Year break.
npecanhuk (75592) 2013-12-29 3:58
Lovely scene and picture!
Many details to be seen and enjoyed!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your Sunday,
jhm (154576) 2013-12-30 3:06
Nice daily life picture
In this photo you can see so many details
Lovely composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
tenretin (2587) 2014-01-11 5:13
Bravo for this beautiful picture full of life and color, you seized the decisive moment. The composition is nice and Through the atmosphere too.
ourania (47150) 2014-01-12 4:07
I like this image very much, it is very interesting and has a very agreeable lightness that makes you smile. Your point of view is comprehensive and intriguing, there's so much to see and infer about daily life in this setting. Your framing is well considered and depth and clarity are so delightful and useful for the viewer's association with this scene. The human presence and the placement of the statue are great too. The colours have an agreeable warmth. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Sunday,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (100816)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-22 0:02