As soon as you arrive in Taormina, you will feel the magical, mythical atmosphere spread all around which has enchanted visitors from all over the world for years and years. Settled on a hill of the Monte Tauro, Taormina dominates two grand, sweeping bays below and on the southern side, the top of Mount Etna, the European highest active volcano, often capped with snow, offering to the visitors a breathtaking, dramatic and memorable view over almost one hundred miles of Mediterranean sea. Taormina really seems to be born as a tourist resort since past times, when ancient people like the Sicels, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Saracens, Arabs, Normans and Spaniards chose it as their residential site thank to its favourable position, mild climate and magic atmosphere.
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timecapturer (44493) 2014-01-05 9:45
like this, it is a simple image in concept yet full of wonderful features and elements that all seem to come together so beautifully. Rustic and artistically compelling. Superb!
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
PS As for the lifting of UK border controls, it was headline news on New Years day, and to be honest Dan will probably become more topical as the year continues. It is not about you and your fellow countrymen, who have become the "whipping boys" really, as it is more about the way this little island of ours is becoming so overcrowded and the further strain any further immigration will have on its infrastructure and services. I have no issue with people like yourself coming here to work, I would be only too pleased to see you Daniel. BUT it is those who arrive and have absolutely no job prospects, or something to offer in return, that are perceived to be the problem. Not sure how it will pan out - but if there were an IN/OUT referendum here tomorrow - the UK would be out of the EU, I think!
Keep smiling. B.
siudzi (31831) 2014-01-05 12:45
Like the way you cropped this view with many charming details around. They all together created a very beautiful scene and made it really attractive. Well done as always! TFS!
lousat (71461) 2014-01-05 12:54
Hi Daniel,very original and artistic pic from Taormina,need great class to do a pic like this,a brave composition very elegant with the jasmines flowers as a natural tent...very well done,i like it!! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
adramad (34951) 2014-01-05 14:39
Simple but very nice composition with this original diversity of elements, the flowering branch gives a lovely touch to the clothes hanging lie gives a nice touch of color, curious circular window ...
A colorful perfect very natural.
The image is very bright and has a good sharpness.
I wish you a good weekend.
jjcordier (72658) 2014-01-05 23:33
Une composition très réussie dans ce bon cadrage vertical. Tu as exploité au mieux les éléments présents et leur variété de couleurs.
emka (72306) 2014-01-05 23:53
hello daniel, I forgot that you visited Sicily last year. Nice detail of the street in Taormina, this magic city. i like here this unusual round window, pastel colours of the walls and flowers that cannot recognize. Charming shot.
have a nice week
UlfE (14635) 2014-01-06 0:14
Excellent simplistic shot and very well spotted. Very nice colours and very artistic. TFS and have a nice week!
Kamilutka (8085) 2014-01-06 1:15
very pretty and quite unusual composition - I like the combination of the elements. The tiny window focuses the attention, the washing line adds rich colors and the delicate bush not only frames the photo but also provides some delicate detail.
Sharp and with great colors.
snunney (78821) 2014-01-06 2:41
This is a most attractive and cleverly composed image. A number of diverse elements captured in perfect detail and which all come together to form a harmonious whole. Excellent technical presentation.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-06 6:30
A wonderful composition it is. Simple, colorful and very artistic. Super colors with very sharp details.
An attractive presentation.
SnapRJW (28917) 2014-01-06 7:23
Hello Daniel - This is beautiful. I love the way you have composed the shot and balanced the few elements. The soft light is perfect for the subject and colours understated and lovely. Very nice indeed. Warm regards Rosemary
Nicou (115370) 2014-01-06 8:28
quelle vue et iamge sueprbe captage avec la petite rosaces ronde avec le dessin blanc tout fin ce buisson fleurie et le linge de couleur qui pend quelle compo et vue.
Bravo et amitié
cornejo (27481) 2014-01-06 9:09
Hello Daniel, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition in Taormina, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
abmdsudi (38878) 2014-01-06 9:19
This inviting beauty easily influences the eyes effectively, a well spotted charming facade full of subtle detail, and the colour combination is great with just the right amount of contrast between red and yellow anchor as strong focal. I really can't resist its charm and is so photogenic turning this so eye catching. A wonderful depiction of this gorgeous subject, Well done.
Romano46 (16578) 2014-01-06 10:05
è incredibile la tua capacità di isolare dei dettagli per farne delle belle fotografie.
Anche in questa hai fatto centro e ne è nata una bella composizione equilibrata negli elementi e nei colori.
Ciao e buona settimana
Cricri (100395) 2014-01-06 10:22
Quelle jolie composition, poétique, romantique, le format typique de chez toi et de très jolies couleurs contrastantes
COSTANTINO (50739) 2014-01-06 22:51
a lovely shot that brought memories into
my mind from my last visit to Taormina
we feel the magical and a mythical
in this delicate shot there is a
combination of charming details
in a real contrast
holmertz (36453) 2014-01-07 2:44
This is another nice composition of several ingredients with nothing in common, except that you found them in one place. They form a fine collage of different colours and shapes.
Oceania (4488) 2014-01-07 10:48
I've never been Taormina, but I know there is a Roman ruins there in very beautiful setting. This picture is not about ruins, but it's still very nice.
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (45873)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D60
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Sicilia [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-05 9:08