Friday, January 15, 2010

Theme Day: Best of 2009

The band of the Navy playing in the Gazebo, LivornoLast May, during the spectacular closing ceremony of the TAN (Naval Academy Trophy), the band of the Navy was playing in the “Gazebo” a selection of not very martial tunes, while sails of any size and description crowded the waters in front of the “Terrazza Mascagni”.

See also: Ciao! - End of TAN


35 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Love this shot. Sweet in every sense of the word. Very candid and elegant at the same time.

Steffe said...

I can understand why you picked this one. Great to see all the kids sitting there listening to the somewhat older musicians.

brattcat said...

I hear this one singing! Great choice.

Jacob said...

It seems to me I remember a similar shot of this event without the little tykes clamoring about. They look like they are actually listening!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Looks like the kids were really enjoying themselves!!!!! :-D

Jilly said...

So adorable to see the children so entranced with the music and musicians in such a wonderful setting.

cieldequimper said...

Oui, I remember this excellent photo!

Hilda said...

While children of all sizes and descriptions enjoyed the music. A very sweet choice, VP.

Cezar and Léia said...

I remember this fabulous post!
Wonderful indeed!
Léia

Wolynski said...

What a lovely photo! Just beautiful.

tapirgal said...

It's so different from most of your CDP photos (which I adore), but this one is teeming with life, not just art. A nice choice for the year.

Gunn White said...

A great choice, and a superb shot!

amatamari© said...

Non avresti potuto scegliere meglio: bellissimo e suggestivo!

Laurent said...

Good choice for the blog day

Kate said...

It's a terrific photo which shows the contrast between the generations, the playfulness of the children and the serious play of the adults. Love the spots of pink, too.

Saretta said...

Love that perfectly vertical baton!

VP said...

@ tapirgal - My first choice was a lovely tugboat...

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent choice. Look at all the bright colors with the children and the stuffy orchestral colors. Love it!!!!! MB

Leif Hagen said...

I'm glad to see that young kids enjoyed and experienced such a great musical opportunity! Fun foto for theme day!

Halcyon said...

Nice to see kids enjoying the music too! Happy Friday!!

Daily Chicago Photo said...

This is a great choice for your "best of ...". The colors, the composition, the perfect angle of the baton all really give the viewer a close sense of the scene.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Lovely photo this. Full of happiness.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Per Stromsjo said...

And an awesome contrast against yesterday's display of decay. Such is life in a city.

Stine in Ontario said...

I didn't know your blog back in May but I agree that this is a wonderful photo!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I couldn't even begin to pick from your photos!! However, this people picture captures so much emotion and energy. Those children are glued to that music.

Jan
GDP

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

It is a good photo, full of energy. The children in the sun all brightly colored, the musicians in uniform in the shade.
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Tash said...

Best & very memorable! And you had many great photos to chose from - must of been tough to decide.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i love this photo. great choice for theme day

joo said...

I liked this photo and still do - very good choice.

Rob and Mandy said...

Great choice!

Paula said...

Don't you just love photographing children enraptured in something wonderful like music. You take so many special photographs, I imagine it must have been difficult to choose just one.

ellievellie said...

It reminds me of my childhood, because my father used to play trumpet in the city orchestra. My sister and I used to go to see him in the big garden.

Dina said...

Aww, this is wonderful, the atmosphere!

JM said...

This truly is a great capture, VP!

Andreea said...

Love this shot, it feels almost cinematic, it is so lively and full of motion and you feel like you can sense the next frame. Also it seems so full of innocence and feels very fresh. Simply beautiful.