This was taken on the seafront area (La Villa a Mare)of Palermo, Sicily. The area has several interesting pieces of street art. This runs along the side of the road and looks to me like a line of soldiers. I have not been able to find out what they really represent. The weather was not warm (January) and the seafront area seemed rather bleak with almost no people on the waterfront.
Palermo is a wonderful city to visit and has become a major tourist centre as well as being the main industrial and commercial hub of Sicily. It is on the north-west of the island and its position with a natural harbour has given it a long history as a port in the mediterranean. The first settlement was in 734 BC, founded by the Phoenicians. Later it was part of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire. Palermo is the capital of Sicily.
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paromitadey (623) 2011-01-12 2:41
A very interesting photograph. Though simple but the simplicity draws ones eyes. I liked the innovative way you framed your shot to create a pattern of your own with the street art. Inspiring :)
serp2000 (42218) 2011-01-12 3:08
Amsing phot, Ann. I like this diagonal composition, good presentation of artwork. TFS.
Royaldevon (33831) 2011-01-12 4:03
A most striking shot, beautifully composed on the diagonal, with a great sense of perspective.
My warm regards,
jhm (145180) 2011-01-12 4:45
You was in Italy and found this splendid street scene.
Good depth and perfect perspective image.
Very well taken, excellent sharpness and clarity.
Nice and well done, TFS.
Sergiom (68674) 2011-01-12 5:13
Ces petites formes admirablement colorées offrent une très belle ligne de fuite dans l'image. Elles suivent parfaitement les formes peintes sur l'asphalte.
Guenther (10915) 2011-01-12 5:35
this is a great composition! The perspective view, the colourful "soldiers", the graphism, the simmetries, all very appealing... who cares what it represents :)
lilito (3532) 2011-01-12 5:49
Superbe, j'admire la gestion de la PDC que je n'arrive toujours pas à maitriser, bravo!
csabagaba (6630) 2011-01-12 6:52
Cute photo. Neatly lined up in the puppets. The colors are very hit. The diagonal composition and the perspective is well done.
sacimar (26205) 2011-01-12 9:22
interesting art work and picture, I like it, it's original, you chose a good angle for the shot, well done,
pazufferey (4858) 2011-01-12 10:02
Excellent! Bien coloré et surtout bien aligné.
saxo042 (37724) 2011-01-12 12:05
A fine picture, taking well care of the conditions here with this line of coloured items and the street markings. A good crop and a good observation.
diomed (13926) 2011-01-12 15:36
a beautiful diagonal, a fantastic perspective, a very interesting graphic play. Congrats!
Uhu (8543) 2011-01-13 4:07
Well, this is kind of very unusual objects!
Nice street art indeed, very good photo!
Cricri (112071) 2011-01-13 8:17
C'est joli, colorée, un coté artistique avec une perspective excellente, belle réalisation
francio64 (39744) 2011-01-13 13:49
original shot with a beautiful !
Good light management!
Well done and TFS!
PJE (20758) 2011-01-13 22:37
Ann wonderful colors and shapes in perspective here in this photo. I am so tempted to put on a long lens and shoot these right down the middle. Excellent composition results seen here. Thanks for sharing.
Waylim (25432) 2011-01-13 22:50
This is a nice shot, and I like the perspective created by the diagonal lines of the of the art work of what looks like little toy soldiers. Good detail even there is no sunlight which make the colors nice and even without too much contrast. Thanks.
pippotirella (687) 2011-01-16 8:35
originalissima immagine della strada di Palermo (la villa a mare), la profondità di campo e i colori dei birilli !! danno l'impressione di soldati allineati.
Sono d'accordo con Te, Palermo è veramente molto bella.
holmertz (45934) 2011-01-16 12:09
I don't have a lot of time for TE presently, so I miss a lot of fine pictures. Like this one, which is a very elegant composition, not just thanks to the local artists but mainly because of your elegant composition, lining up the "soldiers" (German WWI it seems) on a diagonal from corner to corner.
baclama (18579) 2011-01-16 12:14
une extraordianire diagonale avec une perspective tres reussie!!!
j'ai toujours du mal à choisir la bonne profondeur de champ dans ces cas-là...
baddori (20011) 2011-01-17 13:19
The geometry, color your note is nice .. but disturbing.
The perfect description of Palermo.
But the lack of people .. maybe .. Mondello's seafront residential neighborhood ... maybe.
It remains a mysterious but charming ... great composition
magalik (6103) 2011-01-24 10:35
Very interesting your post and your note for me who intend to go to Sicily next year. I didn't know the existence of this area of street art. Very interesting indeed, a good place for photography.
When seeing your shot and before reading your note, I thought also to a line of soldiers.
Very graphical, I like it.
Your shot gave me the desire to have fun with it and I show you in WS what I got. Only for fun ;)
Have a good week.
dronaus (57) 2011-02-01 2:11
Nicely framed shot with pattern created with the line of soldiers and the white head like painting... with diagonally placed soldiers gave depth too...
macjake (62346) 2011-02-18 10:46
talk about an easy way to produce depth, forms and shapes all in one!
thats exactly what this is!
thanks for this unique look
fotka (3983) 2012-04-17 4:59
Simple but beautiful long, diagonal composition. Very interesting idea for decorating streets. Good colors, light and sharpness.
Have a nice day,