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Don't Fade Away by Eric Strijbos

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The Corridoio Vasariano, built to let the Medici grand-dukes move from one palace to another without being exposed to sun, rain and assasinations.

Taken from Vasari’s loggia of the Uffizi, Florence, through a green-tinted window and processed to look like an 18th century <i>veduta</i> – an Italian city view painting.
The theme of beauty fading away is close to my heart, but many people like this one.


italy, time, age, florence, italia, uffizi, arno ponte vecchio, corridoio vasariano

I’m a travel writer and photographer from the Netherlands, having published more than a dozen of Dutch-language books about a range of European destinations, and a selfpublished photobook about Tuscany ( ). I use RedBubble to sell square travel photos and calendars.
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  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesover 4 years ago

    Excellently composed and I love your post work.. the fade really creates the perfect atmosphere :) well done Eric

  • Thank you again, Angela! I’m glad you like it so much!

    – Eric Strijbos

  • damien-c
    damien-cover 4 years ago

    I’ll have to go there soon! Wonderful, wonderful work, Eric!

  • I went there without much expectations, just hoping to do some Street, but I think it went as far as changing my photography – and you know I’ve been at some inspiring places. :) I’d really like to see what happens when it’s exposed to your imagination.

    – Eric Strijbos

  • Eric Scott Birdwhistell
    Eric Scott Bir...over 4 years ago

    Makes me feel like I’m in the old world! Specifically, like I’m dropped right into Assassin’s Creed II! Very cool!

  • Thanks! That must be quite an impression! :D

    – Eric Strijbos

  • Elana Bailey
    Elana Baileyover 4 years ago

    Well I love it. An instant favourite. Well done indeed and welcome to red bubble.

  • Thanks Elana!

    – Eric Strijbos

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 4 years ago

    Wow!! I love your composition here!!!

  • Thank you, Laurie, and also for the favourites! :)

    – Eric Strijbos

  • Leanna Lomanski
    Leanna Lomanskiover 4 years ago

    I think you’ve definitely captured the look you were going for……….timeless beauty! Welcome to RB!

  • Thank you, Leanna, I’m glad to hear that. I feel very welcome on RB! _

    – Eric Strijbos

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 4 years ago

    A beautiful image!

  • Thank you, Barbara! :)

    – Eric Strijbos

  • Manfred Belau
    Manfred Belauover 4 years ago

    Cool shot Eric, it brings back memories! Visited Italy in 1976 that was the year I started my photography with the first SLR I ever bought: Canon Ftb. Life was simple then: You sent away the slide film and get back the trannies ready to view!

  • I’m taking film pictures again now, but I’d miss the fun of Photoshop and instant feedback!

    – Eric Strijbos

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinover 4 years ago

    Excellent work!

  • Thank you Dennis!

    – Eric Strijbos

  • biddumy
    biddumyabout 4 years ago
    This is a beautiful image and perspective of Florentine architecture and the tints are so enhancing!!!
  • The window through which I took it had green-tinted glass, it must be very old. It set me on this track. :) Thank you!

    – Eric Strijbos

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