This street has the oldest cobble stones I have ever seen in my life. So much so I had to photograph them. This is Piazza del Colosseo and it is the ‘pedestrians only’ road from which my favourite photograph of Rome’s Colosseum was taken. Although the above low down detail of this road was taken earlier in the week, I actually saw a man attempt to drive his Vespa scooter down this “road” early (before 7am) one morning. The traffic must have been really bad if this was the short cut for his daily commute as some of the gaps in the stones were a few inches wide and about 6 inches deep. He nearly came off his scooter a number of times!
In my photography I often like to have a blue sky in my images. When I was in Burano, Venice it was a particularly grey and overcast day. Whilst on the one hand I am sure this would have been a better photograph if the sun was out, the fact that it was so cloudy really shows off the colours of the brightly painted homes, which is what I went there to capture.
San Giorgio Maggiore is one of the islands of Venice and this is a famous view that can be found just around the corner from St. Mark’s Square from the waters edge. In the foreground are a few tourists in a gondola. It is a shame that the gondolier appears to be on his mobile phone but that couldn’t be helped. The flood defence construction work in the lower left hand corner of the frame also couldn’t be helped.
Taken in the neighbourhood of Rome around the world famous Colosseum, this old Roman building is what many of the buildings around the city look like. I was particularly drawn to the way that the last light of the day was directly on this corner, making the orange colour stand out. This along with the old wooden shutters made it worth capturing in my opinion. It is a shame about the TV aerials, but I wasn’t going to start Photoshopping them out.