“Days, without tomorrow…”

A line from my favourite Italian song – “A Casa d’Irene” by Nico Fidenco.

(You can find the lyrics with a translation here )

This was shot around midnight, on one of the side streets of Piazza Navona, in the centre or Rome. The lonely ghostly figure seems to be wandering aimlessly… looking for Irene’s house perhaps?

[Sony a350, Sigma 17-70@70mm; f/10, 2.5sec, ISO 100; LR3]


italy, nico fidenco, rome, street, night, dark, lonely, navona, piazza

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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  • Johanne Brunet
    Johanne Brunetover 3 years ago

    Great tones and leading lines! Love the lonely figure which brings a sense of scale and atmosphere.

  • Thanks Johanne, glad you like it! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • johannes1966
    johannes1966over 3 years ago

    Great low key moody image :)

  • Thank you :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • DavidIori
    DavidIoriover 3 years ago

    Lovely capture

  • Thank you David :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Ratna Chaniago
    Ratna Chaniagoover 3 years ago

    Great Artwork

  • Thanks Ratna :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 3 years ago

    Love all the shadows here ….. love night shots
    PS: glad you made me listen to that song.

  • I like the song, more for what it doesn’t say, the implied story… ;-) Thank you my friend

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Caitlin Dickman
    Caitlin Dickmanover 3 years ago

    Beautiful black and white image!! Fantastic capture! :D

  • Thank you Caitlin, I appreciate it! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Revenant
    Revenantover 3 years ago

    Oh very moody, almost Brassaï, actually. Nice one, George.

  • Thanks Stefan, interesting that you picked Brassaï, I was thinking more of early Brandt. But either is a great compliment :-))

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 3 years ago

    Such grand atmospherics… you obviously made the most of your night-time in Roma. Fine image.

  • Thank you for favouring it! I did indeed try my best. Business trips don’t necessarily lend themselves to photography, but night time is mine! ;-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 3 years ago

    (the image it’s an active link)
    BLACK & WHITE CHALLENGE -January 13th, 2011
    Please participate with this, or a work at your choice. Good Luck

  • Wow! Thank you so much for using my image for the challenge Mary, I appreciate it! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...over 3 years ago


  • Wonderful! Thank you so much Ainsley, for the feature and for the favouring! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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