Posts Tagged 'street'

living statues of padova

Posted by on 30 Nov 2009 | Category: italy, photography

living statue at padova, italy
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door knobs of italy

Posted by on 26 Oct 2009 | Category: italy, photography

One of our favorite themes for photography in Italy are these fabulous door knobs. There are a lot of old buildings in Italy, from the ancient to the medieval. Completely new buildings are lesser than you expect and what they usually do here is to repair and modernize old buildings, especially the interiors, while keeping the aesthetically pleasing “ruined” and “old” exteriors.

Many of the old doors in these buildings are huge, and the door knobs and handles have intricate designs on them.

door knob, bologna, italy
Door Knob, Bologna, Italy
door knob, padova, italy
Door Knob, Padova (Padua), Italy

door knob, venice
Door Knob, Venezia (Venice), Italy

More from the collection are in the gallery >> Door Knobs of Italy <<

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street artists of italy

Posted by on 06 Sep 2009 | Category: italy, photography

We love theme photography, and one of our themes are the street artists of Italy.
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the accordion girl

Posted by and on 10 Jul 2008 | Category: italy, life, photography

Her name is Nicola. She had come from Brindisi with her father, to play on the streets of Lecce. Though tired, she adorned a pretty smile when she posed and played the accordion for me. Piazza Sant’ Oronzo at the far end in the background.

Accordion Girl

 

Wherever you go in Italy, chances are that you will come across a street musician thrumming out for his life. Venturing around, we found music coming out from violins to beer bottles to hammered dulcimers. Italians! They know how to live music. Many a times their music have added color and vigor to our days, and in return me and sarah have been supporting them whenever possible.

This mesmerizing musician was playing Beethoven on the beer bottles. Near Piazza Maggiore, Bologna.

Bottle Music at Bologna

Bottle Music at Bologna

 

Another day, we found this lonely but jovial old man playing his harmonica, with his own mobile speaker system. @ Piazza Nettuno, Bologna.

Harmonica

— More of Italian street musicians who captured our hearts