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I am quite sure that some will enjoy this shot and some will hate it. It is not a ‘realistic’ rendition of the scene but more of an impression. My aim here was to capitalize on the wonderful way the lighting lit up the vaulting in the passage way. It reminded me a little of some of the buildings in Paul Cezanne’s pre-cubist landscape paintings. Flat and blocky areas of colour but here retaining the feel of depth and perspective through the passage. I make no apologies for the colours, I like them and to my eye they work well.

This shot was taken through one of the passageways that lead into the Piazza del Anfiteatro one of the most interesting sights in Lucca. Standing in the middle you can clearly see the oval shape of a former Roman Amphitheatre. The place used to be a public venue used for events such as gladiator combats and chariot races. Hundreds of years ago the amphitheatre in Lucca was terribly neglected as it was situated in one of the worst areas in town. Poor people started to brick and close the arcaded façades to turn them into (very small) houses. That was the beginning of the metamorphosis of this old amphitheatre into how it looks today. A delightful place to relax, have a meal and people watch.

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  • Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2659 W: 72 N: 6451] (29302)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-05-07
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/6.3, 1/30 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-06-13 2:53
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