The first entity to use the Italian tricolour was the Cispadane Republic in 1797, after Napoleon's victorious army crossed Italy. During this time many small republics of Jacobin inspiration supplanted the ancient absolute states and almost all, with variants of colour, used flags characterised by three bands of equal size, clearly inspired by the French model of 1790. The colours chosen by the Republic were red and white, the colours of the flag of Milan, and green, which was the colour of the uniform of the Milanese civic guard.
Some have attributed particular values to the colours, and a common interpretation is that the green represents the country's plains and the hills; white, the snow-capped Alps; and red, blood spilt in the Wars of Italian Independence. A more religious interpretation is that the green represents hope, the white represents faith, and the red represents charity.
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bema (26425) 2011-11-13 9:41
another one of your very famous street captures.. a real bautiful pictuure, taken with splendid light..
but just a little wish: think your frame in black is good, but i would like to see in a bit smaller version, think that would fit a bit better to the picture!
nevertheless, have a nice evening, see you soon, Bernd
mesutilgim (95510) 2011-11-13 10:05
Very nice capture of his typical İtalian street scene in Rome.
The tricolore puts life in the scenery.
TFS and best regards
lousat (92848) 2011-11-13 11:42
Hi Daniel,the flag isn't the best position but i know very well its colors..ehhee..beautiful and rich composition and great light balance,sharpness and saturation.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.
Schnappilic (9692) 2011-11-13 12:02
Foarte bine ti-a iesit atmosfera tipic italiana. Pe unde o fi acum Berlusconi? :))
O seara buna!
jjcordier (79297) 2011-11-13 21:50
Encore un de tes fameux cadrages où tu arrives à capturer la lumière passant dans ces rues étroites. Belle réalisation une fois de plus.
JFS (32459) 2011-11-13 23:05
Another shot made in Roma 100%, well realized and well presented.
siudzi (34141) 2011-11-14 4:05
A very well seen and taken image of this interesting building's entrance. The light is wonderfully managed. Great work. TFS.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-11-14 4:24
Here too efficience format and good managment of light with "la ben colorata bandiera" which arise very well. An another view which show very well the athmospher of the small street of Roma.
have a nice week,
geoant68 (331) 2011-11-14 12:24
the view of the narrow alley is superb with the flag of Italy to be the eye catcher f the image.The play of the light with the shadows of the image is well presented.
Cricri (120491) 2011-11-14 23:27
Bon cadrage serré de ces ruelles étroites avec une très bonne gestion de la lumière, le drapeau ajoute des touche plus vive aux couleurs des façades, bonne note aussi
polpo56 (15136) 2011-11-14 23:42
a good idea to bring our attention on the italian flag...
a nice picture, where the contrasts between light and shadow are well managed.
Have a great day
Angshu (56758) 2011-11-16 0:15
A good closed framing which provides a good natural frame as well. The light & shadows have been well handled & the Italian tricolour definitely is a strong focal point. I also like the white hanging balcony!
delpeoples (58574) 2011-11-17 19:01
What an interesting note on the Italian tricolour. I have learnt something new and your photo beautifully illustrates your Note, with not just the flag bt some iconic architecture in the background.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely evening
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (59951)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony
- Camera: Nikon D60
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/600 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Caput Mundi [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-13 9:37