Piazza dell'Anfiteatro in Lucca, was built on the ruins of the old Roman-Anfiteatro
In town. A unique elliptical-shaped piazza, originally built for spectacles and gladiator games, but suffered war and sieges of the medieval period, than the structures was transformed into fortifications.
It was in the 1800s that an architect of Luca, Lorenzo Nottolini, restored the ancient space making the amphitheatre rebuilt into a residential and culture area.
Two WS's : right and left perspective.
Location of the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro:43.8454, 10.506
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danos (103216) 2011-08-08 8:25
nice the Piazza dell' Anfiteatro with the people to enjoy their stroll as the characteristic architectural style of the houses.I like the clarity of the image as the excellent light management.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
snunney (107513) 2011-08-08 8:27
The holiday atmosphere is nicely evoked from this well chosen point of view. I like the way the pastel coloured façades sweep round the frame. The man on the bicycle makes an interesting focal point. Some slight over exposure on the right but nothing major.
lousat (98379) 2011-08-08 8:39
Hi Ike,very brilliant pic,a lot of people and a beautiful point of view to create this surroounding effect made by the homes in a half-circle.Great sharpness and natural colors.Thanks for share,have a nice week,Luciano
clic (18574) 2011-08-08 8:39
Thanks dear Ike.
After reading your note, I understand better the circling shape of buildings agglomeration that create a sense of depth related to the near view of bicycles and to that of tourists at mid-plane.
Many compliments to your quest for historical details that creates interesting short notes below pictures!
jemaflor (103729) 2011-08-08 8:45
Well taken from a good pov, nice place with pleasant colors for thehouses, well with people to give life at the place.
adramad (50026) 2011-08-08 8:45
That most charming place, with its small size is more cozy and intimate as, the variety of beautiful facades, the presence of people makes vivid the image.
Ideal is soft color with a good light.
Have a great evening.
eldancer1 (36343) 2011-08-08 9:00
Very nice candid shot of people going about their daily business. I like your pov and it has a good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Charo (51212) 2011-08-08 10:05
What luck you had with the light, even though the sky was very cloudy, the sun shone on the square.
A very lively, full of tourists when I was there, as it was winter and it was bad day, nobody was there.
Excellent light and colors.
paololg (31448) 2011-08-08 10:10
Ciao dear Ike,
thanks to good photo quality, do not seem to see a photo, but it seems to be really on the square, among the people that animates the scene nicely. Perfect sharpness, from the bicycle wheel to the most distant window. Excellent photographic work, with the two WS that help to give the exact dimension of the square. Bravo!
Ciao, have a nice Tuesday!
raszid62 (18515) 2011-08-08 15:29
Sorry to be so long silent, but I moved and I'm doing at the moment overhaul the apartment.
Wonderful, typical Italian city market, photographed with incredible precision. Beautiful pastel colors.
בוקר טוב. מצטער להיות כל כך שקט ארוך, אבל אני זז אני עושה כרגע שיפוץ בדירה. נהדרת, שוק טיפוסי בעיר האיטלקית, להצטלם עם דיוק מדהים. צבעי פסטל יפה. שלך.
adores (46419) 2011-08-08 15:40
Seems you got a place ful of life:)! I really like the forming like a circle in background.Seems the weather was not that good but you even got some sulight on the facades. Good sharpness also!
pierrefonds (71761) 2011-08-08 16:32
The wideness of the piazza is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the building. the cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-08-08 17:31
I like this semi circle shot with different activities from people which bring life here. Nice looking buildings in the back. I like the colors and the mood.
emka (107889) 2011-08-08 23:20
Italian squares are sometimes not square at all. But it must be so in the place which was an amphitheater before. Pleasant view with no cars. Good depth, full of life view with many people going in different directions.
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-08-08 23:26
Hi Ike, Super photo of this pretty square,great daily life scene, Well done, Cheers Iain.
BluSimo (9392) 2011-08-08 23:52
I always have been astonished by this public square. the way in which an ancient place of combat it has become a place within which the architecture gives us a sense of wrapping and protection. beautiful shot, that emphasizes it very well.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-08-09 5:04
You have photographed cheerful atmosphere of this particular Piazza. Inside of this enclosed space, people are enjoying themselves. you have photographed not only the physical aspect of this piazza but the air of of this space. Very generous FG gives an air that is unique to this open space. The sense of the place is very well captured. TFS Ike
Have a nice week ahead,
Very best wishes,
geoant68 (331) 2011-08-09 9:49
excellent snapshot with the people to fill almost the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro.The clarity and the sharpness of the image are impressive as the light management.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-08-09 10:33
Ola Ike ,
Interessante esta praça redonda , parece bem movimentada de pessoas , gostei dos detalhes das casas , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Silvio1953 (154255) 2011-08-09 11:29
Ciao Ike, great POV on wonderful square, lovely composition full of people, splendid light and colors, I like a lot, ciao Silvio
rodgerg (55767) 2011-08-10 2:03
I visited this superb place! Excellent shot wich give very well the life, the athmospher, the details of this piazza.
delpeoples (59896) 2011-08-10 2:16
I vaguely remember this lovely piazza in Lucca. You've captured a good angle and the contrast is really good. I love the dynamism and sense of movement. This is realy daily life in Italia, I just love it.
Cricri (126824) 2011-08-10 9:37
Belle vue de la place très animés entourer de simple et charmante demeure de couleurs, cette place est pleine de charme
Kielia (24077) 2011-08-12 8:08
your POV on this well known place works excellently. Very good management of the light and many interesting details. The busy tourists are really fascinating. My compliments for this interesting composition!
mauro61 (52887) 2011-08-12 12:49
mi piace l'immagine di questa ampia piazza con tanta gente e la semplice architettura che la racchiude.
Ben dosata la luce,
claudeD (41902) 2011-08-13 8:49
very fine view from Italy showing this interesting piazza.I like the clarity of the picture and the people adding life to your shot.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
baddori (20161) 2011-09-17 5:13
Taglio basso, che mantiene bellezza e forma, ma anche un'immagine vacanziera in un luogo più dello della Toscana .
bayno (18344) 2011-12-17 3:52
Ciao Ike, I do not know this city, a good opportunity to see this beautiful place, wonderful light and a great sharp with beautiful old buildings in the BG, animated scene, very well done, have a great WE, Valter
maria-v1981 (10964) 2012-09-14 5:41
Another beautiful perspective of the beautiful piazza in wonderful architectural details and vivid colors with beautiful contrasts.You create a nice depth picture also an excellent perspective. Composed and captured are very nice for look at.
Have a nice evening,
dkmurphys (65222) 2016-09-14 3:59
Lovely atmosphere in this charming square, a place like no other. Good catch!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (79281)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-04
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-08 8:01