Great contrasts. I like the details of all the cables and the lines in this photo. Nice one.
I was thinking of south-east of France. But then I saw the brickwalls,and cables, and knew it was Italy. Great mood here, a lot of nostalgy..
After an Italian meal in that Ristorante, it's good to walk to home, mainly if you enjoyed Italian wine too! :)Hugs and a nice weekend,Léia
Beautiful shot James. Especially the glittering of the wet street with the little bend. Love it.
Very charming. The font for the restaurant is oh so retro.
Using the sign to show where the photo was taken was a great idea!And you know how I like your rainy shots. :)Have a good weekend James!
So simple! So lovely,Some time back I saw one such picture shot near the Montmarte (Paris). Wondering of you could share the details of the shot taken.
A very sweet picture which brings a lot of sweet thoughts.An older street with a lot of past, older days and at the same time a feeling of safety with tall walls, the umbrella and the cane.
Toujours autant de poésie dans tes photos...
Beautiful photo with a lot of depth in many levels. The the depth of the narrow alley, the black and white, the old structure with wires and cables...one with an umbrella and one without! Very sweet story too.
Your photo could be a still from a Fredrico Fallini film shot in the 1950s. Stunning and timeless.
P.S. To answer your question: it is a urinal... it is written on it in French... I was just trying to joke ans use the Magritte saying on one of his paintins "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" depicting a pipe... :-)
@ R. S. Kumar. I took the shot in Dec. of 2011 in Siena, Italy on a rainy day. I was walking and I saw these two people in front and I snapped a picture. :-) Then I converted it to black and white and cropped it.
Such a chrming photo.Best whises.Mormorhttp://www.starbear.no/mormor/2013/02/01/the-weekend-in-black-and-white-9/
Image and the title go hand in hand.The picture is amazing, the atmosphere is transferred directly to my heart.
What a fine photo! So much atmosphere.
beautiful and romantic image James!
What a beautiful shot! Very charming, very interesting details and wonderful atmosphere!:)
A picture of the old city. So full of humanity. So much to study. The longer I look at it, the more I see. Wonderful photography. genie
Excellent composition, angles, shadows ~ Wow! Carol of: A Creative Harbor ^_^
Great shot, beautiful tells a briefly story :)
A very beautiful shot in B&W!http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2013/01/from-here-to-eternity.html
A very beautiful photo. I love it.
Makes me wonder about them...where they have been, what is their story, who they love...I was wondering if maybe you would link this post into my new meme The Human Condition. I think it would fit perfectly with the themeMollyxxx
Wow, in a way, this looks like a man-made canyon, and the glittering street, the river running thru it! The lighting is fantastic and the detail is amazing considering such high contrasts. Awesome shot.
Oh even though I can't see their faces, I feel like I know what the couple would be like -- there's a whole story in this B&W picture and I love it!!!
J'aime ces photos qui racontent une histoire!!!
Nice!!! Perfect in B&W...
Captures the moment James. I can't picture this photo in color because you've done so well with B&W.
Let me add my ditto to the others who comment. The curved narrow passage leads the to the mystery that waits just out of sight. I really like this.
This is perfection. Absolutely gorgeous.
Oh James, I love love this photo. Just perfect. BTW, I forgot to join the WR gang and I had a good one yesterday. Maybe I'll put it in next weekend if that's ok.V
This image really fits to the title and has a story to tell!Great capture and composition, as always!!!Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.
J'aime ces ruelles... elles me font un peu penser à celles de vieux Toulouse...Biseeeeeeeeeeees de Christineeeee
I always wonder how people drive on those narrow streets...now I really wonder! Very nice shot.
Thanks for sharing the details