7.13.2007

Let There Be Tourists

Ready for Business
July 2007

My iTunes: Hands of the Potter by Caedmon's Call

I really like these shots. I took these early in the morning as the cafe was getting ready for the days business in St. Mark's Square, Venice. This is the place to be whether you are gazing at the Basilica di San Marco or feeding a few of the thousands of pigeons. Of course I liked all the chairs lined up all nice and neat. Picture perfect! Don't let this relaxed atmosphere fool you...it comes at a price. If you sit here for a cup of coffee you will also be charged for the music you are hearing if the live music is playing! We opted to sit on the ground and listen for free!

Sorry this is so short...it is 2:30am in London and I need some sleep!

Take a Seat
July 2007

19 comments:

Moi said...

wow!!! it's like a sea of chairs...love al fresco cafes...:)

kenju said...

A friend of mine who went to Venice last year told me about sitting there for a few minutes and having a coke - that cost her E8!!

I would have sat on the plaza too!

Chad Oneil said...

Those chairs are ready for them!

Taylor DiVincenzo said...

I'm so happy about your first shot on here! I love repetition in photographs and those chairs and tables really make it happen! It's an excellent shot! You should be really happy with all the shots you got because it's not everyday you can go to Venice! Great shots!

photowannabe said...

I like the way Moi put it...a sea of chairs. A great description.
Sounds like an expensive way to sit in a special spot.

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

love both but the second one does it for me. there is a contradictory juxtoposition to the repetition that gives this picture life....

John Roberts said...

Both of these look great in B&W. They both have a pre - WWII look to tthem.

Anna said...

Kind of like being charged to sit in the chairs in St. James Place? Here's a comment Anna so I'm no longer a lurker! :-)

talj said...

Love these!! The B&W adds a wonderful atmosphere to the scene. excellent :o)

Christy said...

First, I have those pictures... Piazza San Marco in Venice! (I must be a better photographer than I thought if I have a similar eye to yours!) Second, not only do you have great taste in clothes but music as well = )

Wish we could get to know each other better before you move back to the States = )

Elaine said...

Very nice. I am drawn to the second one.

Mike said...

How do you get these pictures with no one in them? Looks great. The lack of people adds an element of suspense. Just imagine if you could of had one lonely person in the middle of all those. That would have been another story all together.

Great shots!

Awareness said...

interesting.....the first thought I had was about music.....especially when I saw your first shot. for some reason I thought of sitting there listening to a symphony of sound...

I love both pics Anna....again such talent you have

Melody said...

Terrific. What great shots and in black and white too, makes them look really 'arty'.

JoAnn-NL said...

Beautiful, I love it all; Venice, tha photo's itself, the black and white,

We have no SUn here, so send us some more sunpictures?

Have fun

Mark said...

Umm... not open yet? Where are all the people?

Carmi said...

Or let there NOT be tourists. The emptiness of the chairs really makes these shots. So lonely. So evocative of what might be.

Great vision, Anna.

Ted Byrne said...

Stunning how you make glare that makes me squint. It's a sharp touch which makes the moment feel totally black and white. Totally contrasty. And moments like that in real life are those we remember, so different are they from the times when everything jumbles together and we are overwhelmed with nuance.

It's good to get direction. To have the artist stay off of her pussyfeet.

Like that a lot.

Thanks for sharing
Ted
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JAM said...

I love the top shot. That building is tremendous.

I get the feeling that one could walk around Venice, camera around the neck, occasionally pressing a remote shutter release thingy, and one would get fantastic shots. What a photogenic place.

I really like your work with these.