Saturday, January 2, 2010

Mirror Images

The “Fortezza Nuova” (New Fortress) and the buildings around “Piazza della Repubblica”.The bend in the “Fosso Reale” before “Piazza della Repubblica”.


43 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Fantastic reflections. They are mirror images. Well done!

Dina said...

"He leadeth me beside the still waters ..." 23rd Psalm

awarewriter said...

Two very powerful images. The reflections have more life and color than the "real" thing. Hmmm

Happy New Year.

White Oleander said...

What a beautiful reflection...perfect capture.

Jacob said...

Delightful VP. Nice to view your beautiful photos once again. I think we're coming to the place where I can start blogging and commenting on a fairly regular basis...

Missed you and my other friends a lot!

Thanks for your kind greetings and Lois Anne and I send our best wishes to you and Trillian for a wonderful new year!

Serendipity said...

Wow, those are perfect reflections! Happy new year :)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

excellent reflection image

brattcat said...

These are smashing!

Julie said...

That bottom image is mind-boggling VP. The possibility for carnage as those boats step on the peddle - or whatever one does with boats!

Wonderful reflections. Both of them.

Leif Hagen said...

Looks like you're enjoying some sunny days! Those reflective photos are terrific!

James said...

These reflections are truly amazing. They are so clear and have a real beauty. Great shots!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The new fortress does not look very new. I wonder for how many years people have been calling it "new."

Gena D said...

Great calirty and colour!! Gena @ thinking aloud Blog ; http://tobethinkingaloud.blogspot.com

Lucy Corrander said...

It's lovely the way reflections allow the lines of a picture to dive off in all directions.

These are very beautiful buildings - quite unlike anything I see in my daily life.

Lucy

tapirgal said...

These really are mirrors. It must have been a very still day. You could almost flip them over.

maiaT said...

These are really amazing reflections,
such clarity in the pictures.
Beautiful compositions too; how lovely the cloud reflection looks in the fist one.

Regina said...

Awesome reflections!!
Happy New Year again.

margaret said...

Terrific reflection... and gorgeous ice-cream colours :)

V Rakesh said...

Interesting!

I wish you a very happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous new year!

Kaori said...

Great photo of the beautiful buildings and their reflections! It must be wonderful being surrounded by all that water :)

Steffe said...

Two great reflection snaps, keep them coming!

susieofarabia said...

Awesome! The water is just like a mirror in both photos. Just gorgeous. You live in a magical place! Happy New Year.

Kate said...

You so skillfully photographed these images in a lovely neighborhood!

mbkatc230 said...

These are gorgeous! The reflections are so perfect. The second shot in particular is stunning. Kathy

Ilse said...

Oh man! This is so beautiful! And this is January weather? I wanna be there with you all Livorno. Once again, it's snowing in Boston!

Stine in Ontario said...

Your reflections are beautiful, VP. The canals are perfect for making double images of your very pretty city.

Gattina said...

The reflections are so perfect that you could turn the picture around and it would look the same, lol !

Saretta said...

Beautiful! That water is really calm! Like your new blog header.

Small City Scenes said...

Supesuper reflections.
You know you could flip then and except for the boats being upside down (and I bet no one would realize) you could fool us all. MB

Lois said...

Mirror is right! Those are fantastic reflections.

amatamari© said...

Are very nice shots: I like very much the colors and the reflection of the second!
Thanks!

VP said...

@ Leif & Ilse - The weather it's not so good now, these pictures were taken last November...

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello VP,
wow what a wonderful reflection, adorable colours in the second shot and the combination with the boats.Beautiful pictures!
****We loved your picture of Tower of Winds! Athens is really an amazing city.What a coincidence my friend, you chose 1995 shot on the last day of the year!Cool!
Hugs
Cezar & Leia

Eleonora said...

Bellissime riflessioni!!
I particularly like the second one.

Buon Anno
Eleonora

Gunn White said...

BRAVO!
Superb shots!

cieldequimper said...

Ah, bellissimo!

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Wonderful reflection photos and the colors are so cheerful. I especially like the boats in the shadow in the "New Fortress" one (and also wonder about that "new" designation!) with the white building above and below.

Three Rivers Daily Photo

JM said...

Perfect! How lovely!

Thérèse said...

Just like a beautiful puzzle!

Wolynski said...

Gorgeous - the reflections too beautiful.

Halcyon said...

You always get the best reflections!

Andreea said...

These look great, the one below especially. Truly mirror images.

Tash said...

These are really lovely. The water is sooooo calm & calming to look at.