Noel_Byrne (17203) 2014-04-19 9:04
A beautifully spooky place, even the doors look like coffins. I love these knds of place, so this is right up my street, and a beautiful choice to make this black and white too, so suited to both the place and the rather somber note. Sad to think of so many innocents dying here, and the bomb blast on the wall makes a real connection to today and those events of years ago. This looks like it could be a perfect entrance to a city of the underworld. Very cool, and thanks for the great note to understand it better.
Noel_Byrne (17203) 2014-04-19 9:01
This is some place, imperial design of the best example, and chocolate kudos for such a clear and beautiful night shot. (I can't take these so have all the more appreciation for them) I love the long sweeping viewpoint leading into the scene, and with a lion sitting ther guarding the entrance to the scene perfectly. I like tycoons expression, a lot of times I find these stones lions to be a bit strange looking, like somebody told them a dirty joke in church and they are trying to hold in the laughter. This guy though, he's very serious and looks like he is all about the guarding.
The statue on the roof in front of the dome looks like a pretty creepy character too, like something just rose from the grave is is viewing the city he will roam.
Lovely place, and especially for me as I don't see many shot of the city of naples, so thanks for that.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Easter, filed with family, happiness and of course, chocolate.
Best wishes from the soggy rock, I'm home now from the wonders of franfurt. All those skyscrapers are well worth seeing, but to balance it out I had to go and visit a 5000 year old passage tomb in Co Meath. I'm gonna post an image up later with you in mind, as I know you like a good set of standing stones and these ones are old, like oldly oldlingotn old!
P.s. not one pair of lederhosen did I see, I feel I've been misled by the German tourist board,
snunney (76402) 2014-04-19 8:57
Great night time capture of this fantastic architecture that sweeps its way round the frame. Nicely exposed and with perfect details.
I am off to Milan next weekend for a couple of days to celebrate my 67th! Any suggestions for me?
Noel_Byrne (17203) 2014-04-19 8:51
A beautiful example of this style of building, and one which to me is quite exotic, certainly a far cry from what I see on a day to day basis. Believe it or not, in a high school art project, I built one of these style churches (out of empty cigarette packs) so I think I have always had an appreciate for this style. I I've the low viewpoint very much too, it makes the building seem more imposing and the clouds behind add a nice touch of almost film like drama behind.
Cheers, and happy easter.
Noel_Byrne (17203) 2014-04-19 8:43
I love the sight of lilac, it means the world is returning to life and summer is coming, meaning happi people and smiling faces on the street. Perhaps it's an Irish thing, that after such a long wet miserable winter, we miss the sun so much that when it finally returns, we all go mad and soak it in. But that is why this flower makes me smile, its a sign of things to come. A beautiful example of this flower, with such lovely contrasting colors. I like the birdhouse too, a nice additn to the scene. Although I am a title right now of the presents they are leaving all o my car!
Thanks as always, and a very happy Easter to you and yours.
Noel_Byrne (17203) 2014-04-19 8:38
No photos, what a weird thing to have in an outdoor space. I thought the law said that I'd something is in a public place it's fair game for anybody to photograph, once its not government related. Perhaps.....this is a government run shoe shop and they use the fancy high heels and such to infiltrate the homes of female spies, and have little microphones hidn inside to listen in all of those dinner conversations where conversations and secrets are traded......or maybe it's not, who knows.
I do like the irony of barefoot lady standing here of all places, perhaps she is one of the spies, making a message to those might be tempted.
Okay, I watched True Lies recently, it's had an impact, hahaha.
Anyway, great shot. I'd like to wish you and yours a very happy Easter filled with good times. See you when you're back on TE.