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Rome, or anywhere... by George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)


Small (23.2" x 14.5")

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Marriott Rome Park Hotel, Rome

I spent a very frustrating business day-and-a-half in Rome last month. Frustrating because I was only there for one night, I had to stay at this hotel that was closer to the airport than to the town centre, and on top of everything it was raining cats & dogs for the duration. So even though I carried my camera gear with me, there was no opportunity at all to go into Rome and take any pictures. Determined not to go home empty-handed, I took a couple of shots of the hotel lobby and restaurant, while waiting for the shuttle to the airport…

These are handheld. Thank you Minolta for the Anti-Shake system :-)

[Sony a350, Sigma 10-20@12mm, f:4.5, 1/4sec, ISO-200; merged four exposures from a single RAW file, in Photomatix Pro]

Beautiful South, Rotterdam or anywhere


My grandfather was a serious amateur photographer in the ’20s and ’30s, leaving me a legacy of stereoscopic pictures and equipment. The bug passed through the genes to my father and to me. I started taking pictures seriously when I was 11 and I spent most of my teenage years in and out of the darkroom. University, work and kids put photography on pause but my first digital camera in 2006 re-kindled my interest. RB has given me a vehicle for sharing my work and for learning so much.

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  • BCImages
    BCImagesalmost 5 years ago

    wow now this is bloody good

  • Thank you very much Steve! glad you like it :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...almost 5 years ago

    Look better than the hotels I used to stay in when I was with UPS. :-))

  • Thanks Richard, the hotel is not half bad, it’s just too far away from the centre. I’m going back in May for the conference, so hopefully I’ll venture out a bit more.

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Mark Tull
    Mark Tullalmost 5 years ago

    ’There’s no place like Rome’…

  • LOL – thanks Mark

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputalmost 5 years ago

    I’m with Richard on this one… Looks better than the hotel I used to stay in when I was with UPS. :-))

  • LOL – thanks Nathalie :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenalmost 5 years ago

    Great lines and composition.

  • Many thanks Jamie :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

    nice POV, appealing composition…
    now, what is UPS and how do I apply there (I promise not to complain about far hotels and rain) !!! lol
    my best, francis.

  • LOL – thank you very much Francis :-) I don’t know who UPS is, I assume it’s the courier/postal delivery company. And my only complain was not about the hotel but about the fact that I was stuck in it with no opportunity to go to central Rome for pictures… :o}

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 5 years ago

  • Thanks Polly :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Tambala
    Tambalaalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot! Nice hotel too! Hope you get some time (and decent weather) next time!

  • Thanks Tina, I’m going in May so hopefully I can have some time to wander around Rome centre.

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • brendanscully
    brendanscullyalmost 5 years ago

    Cool George……

  • Thank you my friend

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 5 years ago

    What very cute umbrella lamps, most interesting overall shot too

  • Yea, the lamps were cute! Pity about the few that are not on though… :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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