September 2, 2013

Café in Sorrento, Italy

Photograph by Adelina Iliev, Your Shot

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A chapel's mural serves as "a splendid backdrop" for two men chatting at a café in the southern Italian city of Sorrento. "Luckily for me they were just as happy to be in my photo," says National Geographic Your Shot contributor Adelina Iliev, an architect turned photographer. "Architecture is a big theme for me," Iliev says. "It was a quick, intuitive snap."

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46 comments
Wesley Thomas Wong
Wesley Thomas Wong

Pretty nifty shot Adelina, for a moment there I didn't realize it was a mural....lol.....and thanks for sending me your link to your Moment of Glory... ha ha ha.....loved going through your gallery as well....take care, Wesley

Diara Zelaya
Diara Zelaya

this is a real ´"trompe l 'oeil"... Very nice

Manoj Yadav
Manoj Yadav

The mural, I don't know how old it is, but still intact presents a 3D effect. Initially I thought the two men were in the painting itself. Wonderful composition. Thanks for sharing.

Adelina Iliev
Adelina Iliev

Many thanks for all the good words, very happy and honoured to see my photo up here!

Danni Schanmier
Danni Schanmier

Really digging the expressions on the faces of the people sitting..Looks so fun and engaging. Them being in the shot really changes the atmosphere to a more homely tone.

Hristo Nikolov
Hristo Nikolov

Greetings, I am very happy to see this photo in Photo of the day!

Dora Amor
Dora Amor

so that is just a painted background? wow, so amazing!

pawan kumar
pawan kumar

surrounding is so perfect sitting in cafe take you in old time

C. Chang
C. Chang

It's seems like the two people is the part of the background! Amazing!

Nancy Colt
Nancy Colt

love it, what a perfect place to have a cafe!


Judy Gillman
Judy Gillman

Too casual a space - needs to be something more than a cafe!

David Martin
David Martin

The detail in that painting is absolutely fantastic:)

Danilo Ascione
Danilo Ascione

Great shot! Perfect timing and local people mood well represented.

Actually this is not a chapel, this mural is from the Sedile Dominova of Sorrento: "The seat “Sedile Dominova” lies in the old town centre of Sorrento, in the corner that Via San Cesareo forms with Tasso Square and owes its name to the Latin locution “domus nova” (new house). The seat, in fact, was built in the 14th century by a group of nobles and represents the only evidence remaining in the Region Campania of the ancient noble seats, places dedicated to meetings and discussions of nobles, mainly during the Middle Ages." (from here: http://www.bellevue.it/mag/the-sedile-dominova-of-sorrento/)

Chuan Napolitano
Chuan Napolitano

Ah, beat me to it, saw it a few years back... it's on Via Fuoro and can be seen on Google Earth Streetview with links to pictures on it.

Bloub Oo Bloub
Bloub Oo Bloub

Which café was this? I was there a few years ago but I'm not entirely sure it was this one.

david m.
david m.

made you look made you think

Muhammad Raza
Muhammad Raza

My GOD, are the men real? or part of painting?

Justin Sykes
Justin Sykes

Speaks of a deep culture

And a rich life.  Bravo. 

Sandip Dey
Sandip Dey

Transporting us to that world ... colors, textures, people -- all work here !! Brilliant.

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