Paris (France). During a meeting today, I took the opportunity of the coffee break to capture this image of Paris (La Defense and Nanterre) in a cloudy and rainy day from the 39th floor of the EDF building.
Florence (Italy). The past weekend I spent some time in Florence, the city where I was born
many some years ago and where I love to return. As I already wrote several times in the past, it’s interesting when I approach a city that I’m supposed to know very well, with the curiosity of a “first time”. It’s a sort of “exploring the known”, but it’s in any case something of very interesting and stimulating for my “2 + 1” eyes (I included my lens of course).
This time, I decided to dedicate some hours to the “Museum of the Opera del Duomo”, which has been recently renovated. I was extremely wishful to visit this place, and the main reason was – beyond the enthusiastic comments I got from other visitors – a book that I have recently read and that describes the history of the legendary Brunelleschi’s Dome. I will write a specific post on the Museum (with some photos taken directly from the inside); but since the ticket for the museum includes also the access to the top of the dome, I wanted to climb it.
The weather was not nice: it rained all the day and the sky was grey and cloudy. And despite the fact I have been on the top of the dome many times in my life, I was excited as if it were the first time… For this reason I titled this post “Rain Cannot Stop My Desire to Photograph Florence”: and this here is the result of a challenging – but still nice – landscape shooting from the top of the largest masonry cupola on earth.
Istanbul (Turkey). Istanbul at a glance… A woman is watching the skyline of Sultanahmet from the boat crossing the Bosphorus between Besiktas and Uskudar in a rainy day…
Paris (France). Rain in Paris is not necessarily an bad event. I like photographing the city’s landscape with raindrops running down the window’s glass. Here, I was at the 38th floor of a building (the EDF Tower at La Defense), definitely a privileged position for such landscapes.
Parigi. Parigi con la pioggia può non essere così male. Mi piace fotografare il panorama urbano con le gocce d’acqua che scendono giù lungo il vetro della finestra. Qui ero al 38esimo piano di un palazzo (la Torre EDF a La Defense), decisamente una posizione privilegiata per questo tipo di panorami.
Istanbul (Turkey). A photographer cannot be stopped by the rain, especially when it offers nice opportunities for shootings images with their reflection. Here I was in Ortakoy, one of my favorite spots, and this is the staircase at the mosque’s entrance, with people attending the last pray of the day.
Milan (Italy). A rainy Saturday can’t stop my desire of “photographing around Milan”.
Istanbul (Turkey). The city today was foggy and rainy… and I thought there was nothing of special to capture. Since I arrived at the kiz kulesi (the Maiden Tower) and I saw this unusual landscape. The rest is just a click!